Rajeev D. Majumdar
Rajeev D. Majumdar Managing Partner
Proudly serving as President of the Washington State Bar Association, the body that regulates and supports the 41,000+ attorneys eligible to practice law in Washington.
Raised in rural Eastern Idaho, Rajeev (of Irish, Italian and Bengali descent… since we knew you would ask!) completed his undergraduate studies at Albertson College of Idaho in the sciences. He came to Washington in 1999 to do graduate work at the University of Washington, earning Masters in both Public Administration and International Studies. While completing his graduate research, he traveled extensively in Burma and India, worked as a consultant in matters of international security, and was recruited to work for the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington D.C. Working for the Federal Government during the events of 9/11, he had a first-hand view of the Pentagon hours after it was hit, and visited the New York site several weeks later. He worked to establish protocols of cooperation between the United States and several other nations to ensure the containment of WMD technology, which inspired him to go to law school.
Rajeev attended law school at Seattle University, during which time he worked for the prestigious plaintiff’s litigation firm Carney Badley Spellman and served as a prosecutor for the Tulalip Indian Nation, having passed the Tulalip Nation’s bar exam. Hailing from a rural setting, and having tasted the fruits of Seattle and Washington D.C., Rajeev had long set his sights on Whatcom County as the perfect setting for the best of both worlds. After serving as a consultant on a statistical analysis and enforcement project for the State’s Division of Child Support in Seattle, and taking the time to find the perfect fit, he joined the firm as a litigator in 2008.
- Juris Doctorate –cum laude, Seattle University, 2007.
An editor of the Law Review; authored a primer on racially restrictive covenants published in 2007; authored an article on the Native American tribal right to exercise eminent domain published in 2008.
- Master’s Degree in International Studies, University of Washington, 2004.
- Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, University of Washington, 2004.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy, with a minor in Chemistry, Albertson College of Idaho, 1999.
Admitted to the bar in
- Federal Court - Western District of Washington
- Washington State
- Tulalip Indian Nation
- Nooksack Indian Nation
- Lummi Indian Nation
- Swinomish Indian Reservation
While Rajeev has a passion for many areas of law, which what brought him to managing a general practice, he focuses his practice in several areas:
Real Estate Law (Sales, Landlord’s Interests, and Foreclosures)
Business Law (Business Formations, Governance, Contracts, and Transactions)
Criminal Law (Vacating Convictions, and Restoring Firearm Rights)
Consulting (Business Strategy, Leadership, and Diversity & Equity Issues)
Investigations (Human Resource Issues and Reconstructing Corporate History).
Rajeev has the honor of serving as Prosecutor for the City of Blaine, and Special Prosecutor for the City of Bellingham’s Mental Health Diversion Court.
Rajeev also serves as the Conflict Hearing Examiner for Whatcom County, Island County, and the City of Oak Harbor, as well as an Appellate Judge for the Nooksack Tribal Court. He has served as a Pro-Tem judge in many jurisdictions including Whatcom Superior Court, Blaine Municipal Court, Ferndale Municipal Court, and Sumas Municipal Court.
Rajeev has been proud to serve the community in volunteer leadership in the following ways:
- Eagle Scout (1992- present)
- Washington State Bar Association
- Elected President, and served as President-elect (2018- present)
- Elected Governor representing Congressional District 2 on the Board of Governors, (2016- 18)
- Whatcom County Bar Association, Active Member (2008- present)
- Editor of the Whatcom County Bar Journal (2010-present)
- Washington State Municipal Attorneys Association, Active Member (2014- present)
- Washington State Board of Judicial Administration, Ex-Officio Member (2019-present)
- Board Member of LAW Advocates, providing civil legal assistance to the indigent (2012- present)
- Elected Chairman (2015-16)
- Served as Interim Executive Director (2015)
- Pro-bono attorney for individual clients and at LAW Advocates clinics for the indigent in Bellingham, WA (2008- present)
- Board Member for North West Youth Services, providing resources to at-risk youth (2013- 2019)
- Board Member of Sun Community Services, providing transitional housing in Whatcom County (2010-2020)
- Pro-bono research on Federal legislation for the Indian Institute of Estate Planning and Probate (2007-08)
- Pro-bono Expert Witness in custody disputes and family law matters, regarding South Asian culture (2006-10)
- Volunteered at NOLAC and the Pro Bono Project in New Orleans to help Hurricane Katrina victims (2006)
- President of Seattle University School of Law’s South Asian Law Student Association (2006-07)
- Board Member of the UW Jackson School of Intl. Studies Alumni Association (2004-06)