Magnolia resident Elizabeth Campbell has lost another attorney in her ongoing legal fight to stop the Fort Lawton Redevelopment Project, claiming members of the Selig family reneged on a pledge of financial support.

Attorney Allen T. Miller submitted a notice of withdrawal as legal counsel to Campbell and her Discovery Park Community Alliance on Dec. 6. This is the third law firm to withdraw from Campbell’s case, which challenges the City of Seattle’s plan to redevelop the decommissioned Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center to include affordable housing to rent and own, plus open space, playfields and an addition to Discovery Park. Miller had been retained after legal firm Dickson Frohlich withdrew as legal counsel in August. Attorney Nathan Arnold represented Campbell and DPCA in an unsuccessful challenge of the city’s final environmental impact statement for the redevelopment project.

Campbell alleges she has been unable to afford to cover attorney’s fees because she had been relying on a promise of financial support from Jordan Selig, who is the youngest daughter of billionaire developer Martin Selig and works with her father on multiple commercial real estate projects.

Martin Selig Real Estate’s general counsel John Greeley sent a letter to Miller on Nov. 26 stating that Campbell was to remove any mention of the Seligs from newsletters and other DPCA literature, and also to stop soliciting funds from them.

Instead, Campbell sent a letter demanding the Seligs pay $29,000 in overdue attorney’s fees and another $14,665 she claims she is owed for the work she has conducted as part of her legal challenge of the Fort Lawton project.

Greeley tells Queen Anne News there is no comment to provide at this time regarding Campbell’s allegations.

Campbell claims in her Dec. 5 demand letter that Jordan Selig sought her out in 2017 as a concerned resident living in one of the historic homes at Officer's Row at Fort Lawton.

The arrangement she requested and I agreed to was that I was to run public and legal interference against the project,” Campbell’s letter states, “the attorney and I would keep Jordan (and later on Martin) apprised of our activities to fight the project, and Jordan (and later on Martin) would provide the funds for sustaining the litigation and opposition work, the latter which included my not inconsiderable litigation support to the attorneys.”

Campbell alleges the delaying of payments started in fall 2018.

She filed her land-use petition on June 28, 2019, after the Seattle City Council approved plans to develop 237 affordable housing units for rent and homeownership; sixty percent of the project would be for green space, playfields and a park addition. Her goal is to get the entire 34-acre site annexed into Discovery Park.

Campbell claims Jordan Selig wanted to remain anonymous in her support of the legal challenge, and the Magnolia resident alleges having contact with the Seligs on multiple occasions, keeping them apprised of the lawsuit as it made its way through the courts. She also claims Martin Selig contributed $5,000 at one point to help with legal costs.

Alleged communication between Campbell and the Seligs stopped in November, according to Campbell, who reportedly spent a lot of time coordinating with Sue McGuire through Martin Selig’s real estate company.

The letter states the $29,014.36 is to be divvied up among three firms: $8,575 to Johnston Jacobowitz & Arnold; $15,069.36 for Dickson Frohlich; and $5,370 for the Law Office of Allen Miller. She is demanding to be paid $14,665 for her services, which she values at $35 an hour.

Campbell is threatening to file a lawsuit if the payments she alleges the Seligs owe her and the three law firms are not received by Dec. 20.

She currently remains without legal representation.