Local Counsel with Claire L. Rootjes
Seattle litigator Claire Rootjes tells us what’s good in the neighborhood.
Published in 2016 Washington Super Lawyers magazine
on June 10, 2016
Updated on August 24, 2020
Favorite watering hole – Radiator Whiskey. Just know that going back to the office to “get some more work done” is a pipe dream.
Favorite restaurant – Brave Horse Tavern. Shuffleboard, soft pretzels, and only partially overrun by Amazon employees (OK, mostly overrun).
Weekend getaway – San Juan Islands. I think Seattleites are contractually obligated to involve a ferry in their weekend getaways.
Favorite historical fact about Seattle – Back in the late 1800s, when the tide came in twice a day, the sewers would flow backward and toilets became fountains. True story.
Favorite city event – Fremont Solstice Parade. Where else will you see naked painted bicyclists? Besides Portland.
Favorite historical resident – Bertha Knight Landes, first female mayor of a major U.S. city. We love her so much, we named our giant tunnel-boring machine after her. What woman wouldn’t be flattered.
Favorite breakfast spot – Portage Bay Cafe. Three words: unlimited berry bar.
Best view – Kerry Park. You know that pretty picture of the Seattle skyline? It was taken here.
Favorite park – Green Lake.
Go-to sports venue – Century Link Field (the “Clink”).
Favorite movie theater – Cinerama, a Seattle landmark (with beer!).
Favorite local shop – Costco. Bet you didn’t see that coming!
Favorite coffee shop – One of the three Starbucks in my office building. Or if I’m feeling anti-establishment, I’ll wade through the crowd of bike messengers to Monorail Espresso, next door.
Out-of-town guests are impressed with – The flying fish at Pike Place Market. I don’t know why, either.