Since joining Harris Moure in 2010, Hilary has earned a reputation as a fearless advocate for local businesses. Hilary’s clients—start-ups, entrepreneurs, and companies in all stages of development—value her bold approach to business strategy.
Hilary’s clientele reflects the diversity and ingenuity of the Northwest’s business climate. She takes pride in her strong client relationships, which allow her to hone in on each company’s unique needs and goals. Nothing brings Hilary greater satisfaction than helping a young business thrive in a cutting-edge industry.
The Puget Sound Business Journal recently named Hilary as one of seven deal makeers of the year for 2013. She was by far the youngest and the only private practice attorney to garner this honor.
From Al Jazeera America to CNN, Fox News, and The Seattle Times, major media outlets have turned to Hilary for her on-the-ground perspective on emerging business law. Hilary is also an aggressive litigator, having argued and won contentious cases in Superior and District court. She regularly appears before City Councils and community forums, where she advocates tirelessly for the local businesses she represents.
A Florida native, Hilary continues to explore the sights and sounds of Seattle through long-distance running, often with Georgia, her Cane Corso mastiff, in tow.
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“Washington Senate Bill 5887: A Blending or a Battlefield?,” Culture Magazine, May 2, 2013.
“WAmsterdam: Cannabis Tourism in Washington,” Culture Magazine, April 3, 2013.
“The Legal Relationship between Cannabis and Driving,” Culture Magazine, March 6, 2013.
“Federal-State Conflicts on Cannabis,” Washington Wire, January 10, 2013.
“Federal vs. State Update on I-502 and Washington State,” Washington Educational Series Event, October 1, 2013.
“I-502 Rules on Sun Grown Cannabis,” Sun Grown Symposium, July 17, 2013.
“I-502 Licensing,” Second Annual Pot Talk: “How to Obtain an I-502 License,” October 3, 2013.
“Cannabis in Washington State,” Seattle University Street Law Class, December 11, 2013.
“Government Relations and Cannabis: The Effects of the Most Recent Cole Memo,” National Cannabis Industry Association, August 29,2013.
“Congressional briefing: Update on I-502 in Washington state,” National Cannabis Industry Association, August 22, 2013.
“The top 10 hottest issues in the I-502 draft rules,” MJ Freeway Educational Series, May 26, 2013.
“HB 1 and government relations,” Midwest CannaBusiness Conference, August 24, 2013.
“I-502 and city of Seattle Cannabis zoning,” Seattle Channel, May 3, 2013.
“Alleged pot dealer to kids avoids charges by loophole in law,” KIRO News 7, May 7, 2013.
“Cashing in on pot tourism,” BC CTV, June 12, 2013.
“Confusion still crowds legal pot in Washington,” BC CTV, June 12, 2013.
“Joint venture: With 1-502 now in effect, Seattle has become ground zero for the state’s recreational pot market,” Seattle Magazine, September 2013.
“A legal high: Practicing marijuana business law, Puget Sound Business Journal, August 22, 2013.
“Where do we go from here?: Q & A with Cannabis attorney Hilary Bricken on the DEA letters, zoning for Cannabis access points and what Tacoma’s new ordinance could mean,” Northwest Leaf, October 4, 2012.
Attorney, Harris Moure (2010-Present)
Intern, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps in Grafenwhoer, Germany (2009)
Certified Legal Intern, Legal Services of Greater Miami Housing Clinic (2009)
Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington
National Cannabis Industry Association
California State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
United States Federal Court for the Central District of California