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David Christopher Spellman

David Christopher Spellman

Practice areas:

Commercial, Intellectual Property

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About Me

David is an advocate in trials, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, hearings and public meetings.  He serves as an advisor to clients negotiating transactions and has been selected by parties as an arbitrator to decide disputes.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Commercial: 60%
  2. Intellectual Property: 40%

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Contact Info

Lane Powell

1420 Fifth Ave
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-2375



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer, Intellectual PropertySeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
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AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
EditorAmerican Criminal Law Review1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLane Powell PC1985 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMemberN/A
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of WashingtonMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
U.S. Federal CourtMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Humphrey Indus., Ltd. v. Clay Str. Assocs., LLC., 242 P.3d 846 (Wn. 2010)Prevailed on appeal of an award of fees
Richards v. Brown, 157 Wn. App. 803, 239 P.3d 602 (2010)Affirmed on appeal.
Geo Exchange Sys., LLC v. Total Energy Concepts, Inc., 115 Wn. App. 625, 65 P.3d 11 (2003)Prevailed on appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Law Developments (Third), WSBA2007 Supplement to Restraint of Trade2007
2 Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook (Second) at 52-1 (WSBA)Co-author, Supplement to "Rule 52: Decisions, Findings and Conclusions”2006
Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices No. 21Premature Post-mortem for the Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Washington Contract Law (co-author)2002
Washington Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Law Developments (Third) (WSBA)“Restraints of Trade”2001
Washington Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Law DevelopmentsAntitrust and Unfair Competition Issues Involving Intellectual Property2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AN/A1985
Seattle UniversityPhilosophyN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLECorporate Trade Secret Protection in Washington (co-author and speaker)2004
Fifth Annual Intellectual Property Institute at 2-1Competing for Talent and Protecting Business Value: Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secret Law in Washington,”2000