Tadeu Velloso

Tadeu joined Phillips Burgess after completing a coveted clerkship with Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven C. Gonzalez where he conducted high-level review, interpretation, and analysis of Washington law.

“Tadeu knocked his very first project at the State Supreme Court out of the park. He was able to determine the petitioner’s complaint, articulate it cleanly, research it thoroughly, and make a concrete recommendation. He sustained that ability for pragmatic, clear analysis throughout his clerkship. Tadeu Velloso is a solid advocate who will do a solid job.”
          — Laura Anglin, Senior Law Clerk, Washington State Supreme Court

Now at Phillips Burgess, Tadeu focuses his practice area on land use, environmental law, real estate, and litigation.

While attending the University of Washington School of Law he was president of the Latinx Law Student Association, a member of the Dean’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and a founding member of the Law Students Working Against Institutionalized Racism. Tadeu was also on the editorial board of the Washington Law & Policy Review.

Tadeu is an Olympia Resident who speaks three languages and is making an impact locally through his professional affiliations and community connections. Phillips Burgess is delighted he has chosen to join the PB legal team.

Admitted to Practice In:

  • Washington State

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Author: Transfer, Transformation, and Translocation in Central America: Possibilities and Pitfalls in the Internationalization of U.S. College Students' Experiences in the Global South, JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT (2014)

  • Author: Brown: America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals (12c), MACMILLAN LEARNING (2017)

  • Author: At Camp Green Lake, I Became A Hero Too. WASHINGTON EDUCATION LAW & POLICY REVIEW (2017)


  • Washington State Supreme Court - Judicial Law Clerk for Justice Steven C. González (2017-2018)

  • Honorable Charles Z. Smith Scholarship Award, University of Washington School of Law (2015)

  • Kate Johnson Memorial Award for Service and Leadership, University of Portland (2014)


  • English

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D. 2017

  • University of Portland, B.S. 2014

Professional Affiliations:

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Thurston County Bar Association

  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington

  • Loren Miller Bar Association

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Community Connections:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington

  • Executive Board Member, Big Impact Group

  • YWCA of Olympia

  • University of Washington Alumni Association

  • University of Portland Alumni Association