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Todd Russell Sorensen

Todd Russell Sorensen

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation

About Me

Todd Sorensen is a Senior Associate in the Seattle office, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment, insurance and education law.  Mr. Sorensen has experience representing national and international corporations in a wide variety of complex contract, intellectual property, and business tort litigation.  As an employment attorney, he advises and represents cities, schools and private entities on issues ranging from discrimination and retaliation to employee manuals, contracts, and trade secrets litigation.  Mr. Sorensen also represents both insureds and insurers in coverage litigation.   


 


As the Ninth Circuit Chair for the ABA Business Torts Committee, Mr. Sorensen regularly publishes updates on developments in business torts litigation.  In addition, Mr. Sorensen is a regular contributor to the Northwest Education Law Blog and the Northwest Insurance Law Blog


 


In his spare time, Mr. Sorensen volunteers in the community as a King County Bar Association Future of the Law Institute Mentor, meeting with high school students from diverse backgrounds and encouraging them to explore the legal profession.  Mr. Sorensen also acts as a Commissioner on the City of Bellevue Civil Service Commission. 


 


An avid sports fan, Mr. Sorensen serves as a T-Ball coach for the Bellevue East Little League.  He also plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League and serves as the captain for Williams Kastner’s firm softball and flag football teams.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Lisa Christine Williams

    Todd is a dedicated attorney and produces real results for his clients. He has developed an expertise in employment law and is able to tackle the most difficult legal issues.

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    Lisa Williams Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

225 S 6th St Fl 9
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4319

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Outstanding Subcommittee ChairAmerican Bar Association2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWilliams Kastner2004 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Torts CommitteeNinth Circuit Chair/Reporter2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Employment and Labor Relations CommitteeCo-Chair, Website Subcommittee2009 - Present
Education Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Business Torts JournalThe Ebb and Flow of the Economic Loss Rule2008
ABA Tort & Trial Insurance Practice NewsletterTort Damages for Breach of Contract? The Ebb and Flow of the Economic Loss Rule2008
Northwest Insurance Law BlogVariousN/A
Northwest Education Law BlogVariousN/A
ABA Business Torts WebsiteVarious Ninth Circuit UpdatesN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)2004
St. Olaf CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude)2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northwest Career Colleges FederationWhat to Expect When You're Expecting. . . To Hire, Discipline or Terminate2010
OR/WA Medical Group Management Association Annual MeetingHow to Minimize Exposure to Retaliation Claims In the Context of FMLA, Discipline and Termination2009
Northwest Career Colleges Federation Annual MeetingChanges in ADA Compliance for Both Students and Employees2009
Association of Washington Cities SeminarWashington's Public Records Act2009
55th Annual Education Law Association ConferenceTitle IX Liability for Peer-on-Peer Harrassment2009
Education Law Association 54th Annual ConferenceManaging Communications in the Age of E-Discovery2008