Our Firm

While our firm may be new to you, we are a long-time Seattle law firm originally established in 1956 as a partnership between Lawrence Hennings, William L. Maltman, and John R. Weber as a general practice law firm.

The law firm represented individuals and businesses primarily as a “general civil and trial practice” as it was known then. The firm’s home was in the Northern Life Tower.

In the early 1960s, the firm relocated to the Central Building on 3rd Avenue between Columbia and Marion. In 1977, Fredric D. Reed became a partner and the firm was re-named as Hennings, Maltman, Weber & Reed. In 2001, the firm changed its name to Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC.

In 1980, the firm again relocated to the Norton Building on 2nd Avenue between Marion and Columbia, which remains our present day home.

The next members to join the firm, in order, were Douglass A. North, Douglas W. Ahrens, Michael C. Malnati, Linda Lau, Michael J. Longyear, Christina L. Corwin, Jason W. BurnettShane L. Yelish, Carla Calogero, Anton Cauthorn, Joshua Reinertson, Samuel Meyler and Gregory Porter. Two former members have become judges: Douglass A. North, with King County Superior Court; and Linda Lau, who previously served on the King County Superior Court and is now with the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 1.

Attorneys to join the firm, in order, were  Mary Anne Vance, Kristin Kelly, Gregory Porter, Sophia Woolery, Meng Yu CheOlga Barajas, Maria Gaydos, and Lesley Novotny.

In 2021, the firm adapted its current name of Reed Longyear Malnati Corwin & Burnett, PLLC.

The general emphasis of the firm’s practice has remained unchanged over the past 60 years. We continue to represent individuals, businesses and families in the same spirit of integrity established by our founding members. Favoring proactive planning and sensible, long-term solutions, we hope that we can be of service to you.