Tom Tanaka

Senior Port Counsel, Port of Seattle
Tom Tanaka

About

Tom Tanaka is senior port counsel at the Port of Seattle. His experience covers a wide range of subject areas, including transportation, the environment, real estate, aquatic lands and government affairs. He has served as the chair for legal committees with the Washington Public Ports Association and the Northwest Marine Terminal Association and as cochair for the Law Review Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities. Tanaka also serves on the Bellevue Transportation Commission, on the board of directors for the nonprofit Hopelink and with the Western Washington Harvard Schools Committee. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and was one of the early recipients of a concurrent master’s degree from the Jackson School and JD from the UW School of Law.