Terrence A. Leahy
Terry is ideally suited by training, experience and disposition to guide community associations through challenging times with advice which blends common sense and innovation to create effective, enduring solutions. A Puget Sound native, he graduated from Seattle Prep, Washington State University, the University of Arizona College of Law and the University of Washington Mediation Program.
An interest in wise governance and the rights of property owners led Terry to study politics in college, to work a stint in Congress, to mentor with a celebrated professor of land use law, to counsel Oregon corporations, and to successfully advocate for local property owners and cities before trial and appellate courts. In the early nineties he litigated a series of covenant enforcement cases and became fascinated by the interplay of law, politics and human emotions involved in such cases, a fascination that has gradually translated into a law practice focused almost exclusively on representing community associations.
Once a partner in a large Bellevue firm, Terry founded Leahy, PS, now Leahy Fjelstad Peryea, in 1998 to meet a growing need for innovative legal guidance in resolving divisive community association issues. The Firm’s mission has since evolved to include designing and implementing systems to strengthen relationships between association leaders and those whom they serve, so strife is less likely to arise.
Current Employment Position: President
Areas of Practice: Real Estate Law
University of Arizona College of Law
University of Washington School of Law – Mediation Program
Washington State University