Erik Halverson

Role: Managing Attorney

Admitted: Washington State (Active) and Colorado (Inactive)

Education: Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor; University of Washington, Bachelor in Economics

Practice Areas:
Litigation
Transactional
Cannabis Business Counsel
Small and Mid-size Business Counsel
Bankruptcy
Personal Injury

Erik is a serial entrepreneur. Clients value Erik for his sense of strategy, diplomacy and willingness to jump into the trenches with them to improve their businesses.

He is heavily involved on the front lines of the cannabis industry, having been introduced to the industry during the legalization phase in Colorado and following this up with providing business counsel to the top retailers and producer/processors in Washington State.

Erik has a long track record of pro-bono public legal service, gaining him recognition in both Colorado and Washington states, including the 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the year award for the Colorado legal aid project. Erik has also been a repeat speaker on the cannabis industry, presenting both in 2016 and 2017 for the National Business Institute continued legal education on Marijuana Law.

Successful representation has included the settlement of over a million dollars worth of injury cases through trial work and settlement, and dozens of bench trials.

In the marijuana law practice, Erik has assisted in rehabilitating numerous retail and producer operations, obtaining licenses for clients, and navigating the complex and often frustrating regulations that the industry is tied to. Erik has a particular interest in drafting creative contracts to serve client’s specialized needs.


Chris Larsen

Role: Transaction Attorney

Admitted: Washington

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Practice Areas:
Transactional
Cannabis Business Counsel
Small and Mid-size Business Counsel

Chris’ practice primarily focuses on representing businesses in Washington’s marijuana industry with their transactional, regulatory, and compliance needs.

He has extensive experience negotiating transactions, drafting documents, and communicating the needs of his clients to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board and other administrative agencies. Chris has also worked closely with local county governments and advocated for clients on various land use issues. Along with being a resource for clients, he also educates other professionals on the marijuana industry. Chris was most recently a panelist at the Fisher Phillips 2nd Annual Workplace Law Seminar for Canna-businesses; chairperson and speaker at the 4th Annual Northwest Marijuana Law Conference; and speaker at the 3rd Annual Northwest Marijuana Law Conference.


Brianna Kranz

Role: Attorney at Law

Admitted: Washington
Eastern and Western District of Federal Court

Education: BS Criminal Justice From Montana State University
BS Sociology From Montana State University
JD from William Mitchell College of Law
Masters International Development from University of Bath

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Brianna Kranz graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2012. This was after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree is Sociology and Criminal Justice from Montana State University and her Master’s Degree in International Development from University of Bath.

She has spent her entire professional career advocating for the rights of all people. She worked for three years as a public defender in Northern Minnesota in Koochiching and Itasca counties. Her case load included serious felonies (Homicide, Sexual Offenses, Drug Sale and Possession Offenses) to DUIs and juvenile matters.

She moved to Seattle in 2016. She routinely goes to trial and holds contested evidentiary hearings. She is able to work under pressure and in highly stressful situations. She also was a member of a forensic unit that assisted trial attorneys with forensic evidence. Additionally, she is able to work with a diverse clientele. Her past and present experiences will serve you well in negotiating the complicated criminal justice system.


Christopher Luhrs

Role: Trial Attorney

Admitted: Washington
Eastern and Western District of Federal Court

Education: BS Finance University of Colorado
JD from Gonzaga School of Law
MBA from Gonzaga University

Practice Areas: Litigation
Civil Litigation

Business Counsel including:Cannabis
Real Estate

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, attorney Chris Luhrs is a results-motivated attorney whose primary aim is to achieve the goals of his clients.

“In performing my job, I aim to serve as a vital cog in my clients’ business or objective. I want to be a big part of the reason my clients are able to achieve their goals,” Chris explains. “To do this, it is important that I serve my clients in the most efficient, effective manner possible and I’ve found that my clients appreciate this approach.”

With a background in complex civil litigation, Chris brings to Halverson Law experience in the areas of real estate, creditor’s rights and general business counsel. Whether it is an eviction, mediation, or full-fledged litigation, Chris will help you to effectively navigate whatever the legal challenge you are facing.


Andrew Rief-Munro

Role: Administrative Assistant

Education: BA Degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University
BA Degree in Sociology from Central Washington University

Andrew may be new to the legal field, but he doesn’t lack in life experience. He is an Eagle Scout and a founding father for the Rho-Mu chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Central Washington University. He has worked in many different fields, including the restaurant industry and a government agency. For the past three years he has worked at Puget Sound Regional Services, a 501C3 non-profit supported living agency. He was promoted to management after only a year of working with PSRS. He is a strong addition to the team and believes that we will only succeed as a team. He works closely with the attorneys and helps support the office.

On his off time, Andrew likes to spend time traveling to different countries with his family and has been to Tanzania, Peru, France, the Netherlands, and Russia. Andrew loves sci-fi and adventure movies and he has been an avid video gamer since he was little.


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