Michael Brady opens Winthrop law office
By Joyce Campbell
Michael Brady, known in the Methow Valley for his piano artistry, has opened his law office in Winthrop in the Chewuch Professional Building.
His affinity for complex compositions by Russian composers carries over into his law practice. “I like things that are really, really complicated,” said Brady. He likes writing and “articulating in words, clearly, honestly and persuasively.”
Brady grew up in Randle, a logging community south of Mt. Rainier, and graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of The Yale Law Journal. He started his legal career in Seattle before moving to Washington, D.C., where he joined an environmental law firm.
The most exciting day of his career came in 1992, when he learned that the U.S. Supreme Court had agreed to hear an appeal he had filed related to jurisdiction. “The Court accepts fewer than 1 percent of the appeals they are asked to decide,” said Brady.
“The Court’s decision is the most cited case on the meaning of the 11th amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” said Brady. “It was about who decides, and who decides who decides.”
Brady always loved the Cascades and dreamed of a cabin with a piano up in the mountains. In 2000 he purchased a vacation home near Winthrop, and found he had fallen in love with the place and the people and couldn’t bear leaving. In 2004 he moved full time to his dream cabin, complete with a concert grand piano, while continuing a part-time practice specializing in patent infringement cases in Washington, D.C.
“I’m really more of a generalist,” said Brady. He has worked in administrative law, antitrust and appellate work, banking and constitutional law, contracts, corporations, environmental law, finance, intellectual property, land use, litigation, real estate, water law and wills.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Brady at email@example.com or call 996-5002.