Stokes Lawrence was founded in 1981 as Monroe & Perry, a business law firm. In 1985, one of our founders, Wayne Perry, left to become president of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. Our long relationship with McCaw, its successors, and other telecommunications and media clients resulted in a depth of knowledge and experience in technology, telecommunications and wireless.
Today, our focus continues to be representing business clients and the individuals and families who run those companies. Over the years, we have added additional areas of expertise to better serve our clients.
Expansion to Eastern Washington. In 2007, George Velikanje, Morrie Shore, John Moore and Brendan Monahan joined our firm, opening a new office in Yakima called Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore. They added a combined 150 years of experience advising Eastern Washington’s commercial and agri-businesses and the individuals and families who run those companies.