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About Neal

Neal Black is a 20-year resident of Kirkland and elected member of the Houghton Community Council. Neal is a Pacific Northwest native - born in Alaska and raised in Central Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a law degree from Georgetown University. He and his brother were the first in their family to graduate from a 4-year college. For the past 10 years, Neal has been a partner in his own law firm, Adkins Black LLP. He advises businesses in the software technology sector and represents many of the region’s software technology companies. Neal has also taught at Seattle University and the University of Washington law schools.
Neal is a frequent community volunteer. For 10 years, Neal coached and managed at every level of Kirkland American Little League. He also is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the King County Bar Association, one of the leading organizations in the state working to improve access to justice. For four years, he was the chair of that organization’s Public Policy Committee. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington Ceasefire, at the time the leading non-profit organization in Washington advocating for common-sense laws to reduce gun violence. During college and law school, Neal worked on public policy for the White House Office on Environmental Policy, the California State Assembly Natural Resources Committee, the US Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Division, and the Environmental Defense Fund as a clerk and intern.

Neal currently lives in the Central Houghton Neighborhood of Kirkland with his wife, his two teenage boys, and their 3-year-old Havanese.





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PO Box 822
Kirkland, WA 98083-0822
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