The City of Bremerton has a contract with the firm of SOUND LAW CENTER to provide hearing examiner services. Their philosophy is to provide an objective review of the facts of an application and then apply the goals and ordinances of the city to make a decision. They encourage all interested persons to present all relevant facts at the hearings through oral or written testimony. They try to create an atmosphere at the hearing that demonstrates courtesy to witnesses and acknowledgement of their opinions. Below is a summary of their credentials and experience.
Andrew joined Sound Law Center after leaving Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals. In his three years at the Court, Andrew served as a judicial clerk on over 100 appellate decisions. Prior to that, he was the 2009-2010 Sol Resnick Water Resources Fellow at the University of Arizona and a 2010-2011 fellow with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He regularly publishes on land use and environmental law topics, most recently contributing a chapter in University of Chicago Press's forthcoming book, "Stitching the West Back Together."