Joseph P. McCarthy, Esq., is a member of Stoel Rives, LLP. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University, cum laude, in 1982 and a J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University in 1985. He was the 2015 Chairman of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association and was the Director of the Section’s Real Property Council from 2011 to 2013. He was the chair of the committee that drafted the Washington Uniform Common Ownership Act from 2009 through 2018 and was involved in drafting or testifying on most legislative amendments to the Washington Condominium Act since 2006. He is a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and member of its Common Interest Ownership Committee. He is misanthropic, humorless, churlish and obdurate but at least his spouse doesn’t seem to mind.