Craig L. Jones

Practice Emphasis

Business, Banking, Land Use and Real Estate

Professional Experience

Pinnacle Real Estate Law Group, PLLC

Partner, Graham & Dunn (2002-2005)

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Pope Resources (1997-2001)

Private law practice (1985-1997)

Associate, Karr Tuttle Koch Campbell Mawer & Morrow (1983-1985)

Law Clerk, Hon. John F. Kilkenny, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1982-1983)

Admitted to Practice Washington (1982); United States District Courts (1982); United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1982).

Business Practice

As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of a publicly traded real estate development and timber company, Craig was a senior executive with a consistent track record of significant accomplishments and leadership skills, with primary responsibility for corporate legal affairs; strategic planning and business implementation; securities compliance; contracts; complex mergers and acquisitions; cross-border transactions; international consulting arrangements; joint ventures; real estate development and transactions; and corporate governance.

Craig also represents many businesses in transactional and governance work, including strategic alliances, entity formation; asset and business purchase and sale; stock and membership acquisition and divestiture; restructuring and reorganization of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies; and dispute resolution and litigation.

Real Estate Practice

Craig primarily counsels clients in complex real estate and land use matters, including acquisitions and divestitures; residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use development; land use entitlements and permitting; condominiums; homeowners association formation, management and governance; covenants, conditions & restrictions; property disputes; financing; leasing; surface mines; shoreline management, environmental and title insurance matters.

Representative Experience

Craig has served as counsel for development of more than 50 residential subdivisions, commercial and industrial parks, mixed-use developments and resorts, including the Resort at Port Ludlow. Craig served as counsel to Coventry Real Estate Advisors, LLC, New York, and Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, Cleveland, in the redevelopment of the Totem Lake Mall in Kirkland, Washington, involving property acquisition; negotiating, drafting and obtaining zoning changes and entitlements; negotiation and drafting of significant development agreements; interaction with City Staff, presentation and representation before the City Planning Commission, Design Review Board and City Council; interaction with neighborhood groups, public agencies and the general public; negotiation of public/private financing participation; resolution of property issues; and future site development and construction.

Craig has served as counsel in governmental approval of four aggregate and basalt rock surface mines in Kitsap County, Washington, involving expert consultant environmental analysis, an extensive environmental impact statement, community outreach, land use hearings and approvals with significant neighborhood opposition, appeals litigation in the Superior Court and ultimate approval. Craig has also facilitated purchase and sale arrangements for surface mines and represented owners in lease arrangements and dispute resolution involving surface mines.

  Craig also has extensive banking law experience and has represented multiple financial institutions since 1983.  Representation includes complex commercial financial arrangements; mortgage lending; title insurance; litigation; real estate asset strategic planning; property management; workouts; loan modifications; foreclosures; and leasing.


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. (1982)

Law Review, 1979-1982 (Associate Editor)

University of Washington, B.A., cum laude (Economics), 1979

●Phi Beta Kappa

●Omicron Delta Epsilon

Professional and Civic Activities

National Advisory Board Member – Health System Informatics (2014- current)

Washington Building Industry Legal Trust Fund

President and Member of Board of Trustees (1991 – 1998)

Building Industry Association of Washington

Chairman of the Legal Trust Committee (1999)

Member of Legal Trust Committee (2000 – current)

Central Kitsap Chamber of Commerce

President and Member of Board of Directors (1983-1988)


  • The Legal Strategy Behind a Successful Mixed Use Project, American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Spring Convention 2004
  • Planning, Construction and Development of Mixed-Use Resort Developments, American Bar Association, Hospitality Law Conference 2004
  • The Law of Adjoining Property Ownership - Easements, Maintenance Agreements and Homeowners Associations, Washington State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education 2003

Military Service

United States Navy – 1972-1976

Vietnam and Southeast Asia veteran