Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Washington State Bar - "A Good Faith Attack on Land Thieves"

Wow... this is a must read, straight from the Washington State Bar: "A Good Faith Attack on Land Thieves" (

Here, Washington attorney, Robert W. Zierman makes an excellent argument in changing Washington's adverse possession law. In particular, Zierman argues in favor of bringing back a "good faith" requirement.
... the complete elimination of good faith may have also been a step too far.

This is critical, as having a "good faith" requirement would help deter greedy land grabbers, like Peter Dodsondance, from knowingly stealing others' property.

Kudos to attorny Robert W. Zierman in making a moral stand for what is right. It's not often that land attorneys support changing adverse possession laws, and it's great to see this appear in the Washington State Bar. Hopefully, more attorneys, legislators and people will see that adverse possession laws need to be changed!