BUSINESS BRIEFS: Sequim business partners with art gallery for curated collection; Peninsula lawyers honored

SEQUIM — Estes Builders recently partnered with Blue Whole Gallery to display a curated collection of artwork in the builders’ office at 259003 U.S. Highway 101.

Mary Franchini and Lynne Armstrong from the gallery helped set up the display, which owner Jo Anne Estes says is “a way to introduce our homeowners, who might need or want art … to a local source.”

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Area lawyers awarded at Seattle event

SEATTLE — Attorneys Deborah Nelson and Jeffrey Boyd recently were named Washington 2017 Super Lawyers.

They were chosen by through a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation, according to

Each year, only 5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor, according to a news release.

Nelson was the first lawyer on the North Olympic Peninsula to receive the super lawyer honor and has received the award every year since 2003, according to the release.

She has received a Distinguished Service Award from the Clallam Pro Bono Lawyers, was twice selected as Best Attorney in Clallam County by a Peninsula Daily News readers poll and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Soroptimist International Noon Club.

Nelson received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Boyd is a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice.

He received his undergraduate degree at Kent State University and his law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law.

Boyd moved to Washington in 2009 and has been named a super lawyer every year since 2012.

Both are Seattle-based lawyers who practice law in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

They focus their law practice in the areas of personal injury, insurance coverage, consumer class actions and legal malpractice.

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