has been the Medina City Attorney for over twenty-five years.
As such, he was unwittingly drawn into his first cell tower
disputes. The first case filed under the Telecommunications
Act of 1996 was against the City of Medina, Washington for passing
a moratorium on cell sites within the city. Kirk successfully
defended that action and a subsequent series of actions filed
in Federal Court by Sprint Spectrum alleging that the city was
obligated to allow Sprint to erect a 100 foot monopole tower
with a ring of panel antennas at the top within the midst of
a densely developed neighborhood
For more information on this particular case, see The
As a result of the successful conclusion of the above referenced
matters, Kirk has represented a number of private citizens
and neighborhood groups fighting to protect their property
values by keeping unsightly cell towers out of their neighborhoods.
He has participated as a witness and an attorney before hearing
examiners throughout the Greater Seattle / King County area.
He has spoken at seminars for city officials, city attorneys,
attorneys in general practice and at a convention for one
of the major provider's siting employees. He has represented
neighborhood groups in state courts. He has also testified
and/or lobbied on wireless issues before the King County Council
and the Washington State Legislature.