About R. Corbin Houchins

R. Corbin Houchins is a nationally known beverage lawyer who has worked with clients and other counsel in the beverage industry since 1971. Before developing his private practice, Corbin held the position of corporate counsel for E & J Gallo Winery and for Olympia Brewing Company, with responsibility for trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret protection programs, for antitrust counseling, and for legal compliance in packaging, advertising trade practices and distributor relations. For further detail, see Curriculum Vitae.

Corbin's practice focuses on the interests of producers, brand owners, innovative retailers and other suppliers of wine, beer and spirits in market entry, distribution, regulatory compliance and other areas in which licensed beverage issues arise. He also lectures at continuing legal education seminars and Seattle University Law School on beverage law and has authored numerous articles and practice aids in the field.


Corbin is a member of the bars of California and Washington and, pursuant to applicable bar rules for multijurisdictional representation, represents clients before administrative agencies in numerous states.

For further detail regarding provision of legal services, see Terms of Representation (PDF will appear in new window).