Joe Skocilich

About Joe

Joe started his career in the big-firm world of New York where he learned the ropes of corporate finance and securities. After moving back to his native Pacific Northwest, Joe started and managed his own firm with offices in Seattle and New York focusing on the representation of leading-edge technology and design companies. In 2014, Joe joined Focal as a firm that shared his approach to lean and sophisticated representation of business clients.

Joe’s practice focuses on counseling emerging technology companies, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in connection with securities offerings, startup formation, corporate governance, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and the protection of intellectual property. Joe believes in approaching each client’s legal needs with critical thinking in order to help craft the most effective and efficient solutions to help clients stay focused on their growing business.

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Practice Areas

  • Business/Transactional
  • Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property
  • General Outside Counsel


  • Villanova School of Law, J.D. (2006)
  • Florida State University, Philosophy and Political Science (2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington (2010)
  • New York (2007)

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More about Joe


  • Adler Vermillion & Skocilich LLP, Seattle and New York (2011-2014)
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle (2010-2011)
  • White & Case LLP, New York (2006-2009)

Memberships & Associations

  • Public Policy Committee of the King County Bar Association
  • Securities Law Subcommittee of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Board of Directors for Bushwick Northwest, a WA non-profit arts organization.

Joe Skocilich is amazing to work with—attentive, resourceful, knowledgeable and responsive. And he likes our beer, so that’s a bonus.

Steve Luke, Founder
Cloudburst Brewing