Ryan Walters is an attorney specializing in legal writing and municipal, land use, and real property law.

For almost nine years, Ryan served as deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County, providing legal advice to the county planning department and Board of County Commissioners, resolving the County's last remaining cases before the Growth Management Hearings Board, representing local hospitals in civil commitment hearings, and prosecuting a variety of misdemeanors.

As the attorney for the Skagit County Farmland Legacy Program, Ryan advised the program through difficult negotiations with federal agency funding partners and wrote a new plain-language easement template easily understandable and usable by both landowners and program administrators.

Code Writing

An experienced and careful legal writer, Ryan has drafted development regulations and other municipal codes including:

City of Anacortes

  • Civil Enforcement Code Title (AMC Title 20)
  • Unified Development Code Outline (AMC Title 19)
  • Permit Procedures Chapter (AMC Chapter 19.20)

Skagit County

  • Development Code Enforcement Chapter (SCC 14.44)
  • Shoreline Master Plan Update (proposed)
  • Transfer of Development Rights Code Chapter (proposed)
  • Marijuana Code (SCC 14.16.855)


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