Judy Runstad is of counsel (former co-managing partner) with Foster Garvey, and has practiced in the areas of real estate development and land use and environmental law for 39 years. She has substantial experience representing clients in the areas of growth management, zoning, shoreline management, and regulatory matters. She co-chaired both Governor Locke’s Washington Competitiveness Council and Governor Gregoire’s Global Competitiveness Council. She most recently served on Governor Gregoire’s Higher Education Task Force. Judy previously served on the Governor’s High Speed Ground Transportation Commission and the Governor’s Washington State Growth Strategies Commission, and has served on six gubernatorial commissions. Judy was recently singled out by the highly-regarded Chambers USA® legal directory, which annually interviews firm clients. In addition to a top-ranking of Foster Garvey’s Land Use practice, Chambers noted Judy’s strong reputation and notable involvement in the industry.
The Runstad Department of Real Estate is named in honor of Judy and her husband, Jon, a respected real estate developer. In 2001, A cornerstone gift from the Runstads created the Department, providing a permanent focus to the intellectual and research interests in real estate at the University of Washington, something both Jon and Judy feel strongly about in this area. Both Judy and Jon Runstad are graduates of the University of Washington and have a firm investment in, and great hope for, the future leaders graduating from the Runstad Department.