Jane Ryan Koler

Jane Ryan Koler

Gig Harbor Film Festival

About Jane Ryan Koler

For the past 30 years, she has represented businesses and individuals interfacing with the government; she helps businesses and individuals obtain all types of zoning and land use permits, assists individuals facing government compliance and penalty actions and represents individuals with property disputes about easements, boundaries and adverse possession. She also obtains licenses for all types of business enterprises. Ms. Koler frequently challenges arbitrary requirements associated with government compliance and land use permitting. See Guimont v. Clark, 121 Wn.2d 586 (Washington Supreme Court invalidated state law imposing mobile home relocation fee on developer); Berst v. Snohomish County, 114 Wn. App. 245 (Forest Practices Act penalty moritorium invalidated because it violated due process). Ms. Koler is an active member of the Gig Harbor community -- she has served on the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board as well as its Executive Board. She presently is a Board Member of the Gig Harbor Film Festival, as well as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harbor History Museum.


Work experience

Gig Harbor Film Festival
Board Member | 2011 - Present
Gig Harbor Mid-Day Rotary
Member | 2005 - Present
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Past Board Member and Executive Board Member | 2004 - 2009


Whitman College
B.A., English
University of Washington School of Law
M.A., Art History
Seattle University School of Law
J.D., Law
Honors: Cum Laude