Bob Farrell


Malone Law Group

Bob recently joined the Malone Law Group after nearly a decade with the City of Seattle where he managed a variety of real estate transactions. More recently, in addition to his work at the City of Seattle, Bob was an attorney on a multi-disciplinary team tasked with analyzing affordability provisions within agricultural conservation easements. The client was a Washington state conservation agency.

Bob has practiced law both as a solo practitioner and as an associate within a law firm. As a solo practitioner, he represented a leading Washington land trust in its acquisition of interests in agricultural land.  His practice also included the representation of personal representatives in a series of probates. He began his legal career as an associate with a Seattle-based boutique law firm with a national real estate practice. There he was involved in a variety of complex real estate transactions where the principal client was a large pension fund.

Bob is also a certified public accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seattle University (summa cum laude) as well as a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School where he studied as a Kennedy Fellow. Bob earned his law degree at the University of Washington, where he authored a comment that was eventually published in the Seattle University Law Review (see volume 23, issue 3 (2000), Limited Practice Officers and Admission to Practice Rule 12:  Taking or Not?). Away from work, Bob enjoys fine woodworking, painting and bicycling. He is past president of the board of trustees of PCC Natural Markets. He is the proud father of 16-year-old Zoë Lillian Farrell, a junior at Seattle’s Holy Names Academy. He is married to his college classmate, Carla Panattoni.