Robert Zeinemann has focused his legal practice on land use, environmental, and municipal issues. He represents cities, counties, special purpose districts, public and private schools, nonprofits, individuals, and businesses. He has thirteen years of litigation experience. Robert has also published several articles in law journals, and was an editor of Volume Six of the Washington Real Property Deskbook Series (4th ed.).
Robert has worked on matters involving takings and inverse condemnation, development regulations, street access, easements, nuisance claims, eminent domain, property title disputes, real estate transactions, property damages, personal injuries, contract disputes, sewer blockage, public records, open public meetings, water rights, municipal annexations, municipal incorporations, stormwater, employment, Land Use Petition Act, Clean Water Act, sewer service plan amendments, interlocal agreements, right-of-way permits, right-of-way vacations, wetlands, excise taxes, impact fees, public construction bid disputes, administrative law matters, and many state and federal constitutional claims, such as procedural and substantive due process, free speech, and equal protection.
Robert holds a B.S. in economics, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; an M.P.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School. Before entering law school in 2003, Robert worked over six years as a land-use planner for the State of Wisconsin, where he served in several roles advising both local and state officials on urban growth issues.
Robert is admitted to practice law in Washington, Wisconsin, the U.S. District Courts of Eastern and Western Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Robert lives in Bellevue with his wife, Rachael Wyman, a cardiologist, and their son. His recent volunteer work includes serving four years (2015-19) on the board of trustees of The Little School, an independent pre-K through elementary school in Bellevue, and several years organizing and coaching youth basketball and ultimate frisbee teams. He enjoys playing the trombone in a community band, watching the sports teams of his alma maters, traveling, skiing, and spending time with his family.