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James P. Savitt

James P. Savitt

also known as Jim Savitt

Practice areas:

Litigation, Internet, Securities & Investment Fraud

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About Me

Jim specializes in the trial and creative resolution of substantial disputes for a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 companies and major e-commerce firms.  While much of his practice has focused on intellectual property, corporate, and commercial matters, Jim believes that knowing how to win a case – developing and executing a strategy to position a case for a win by motion if possible and by trial if not – is the most important skill of a lawyer handling complex litigation. 


 


Jim teamed with David Bruce to establish Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP in 1999, after a nine-year tenure as a partner at Perkins Coie.  Jim began his career with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City before finding his way to the Great Northwest.  He is a graduate, magna cum laude, of the Georgetown University Law Center.


 


Outside of the office, Jim recently completed service as the Chairperson of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (which owns and operates Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market) and is a past President of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington.   

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Litigation: 80%
    31 years, 300 cases
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 10%
    27 years, 30 cases
  3. Internet: 10%
    17 years, 30 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Shelly Crocker

    Jim and I have worked on several matters over the years. No one works harder for their clients than Jim. He is extrememly smart and creative, and I highly recommend him.

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    Shelly Crocker Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark S Britton

    If you want one of the best litigators in town, hire Jim Savitt. Jim has helped me out on many issues (including a large piece of litigation), and I am always amazed at his excellent grasp of the law and his creativity in avoiding solving conflict.

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    Mark Britton General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

Joshua Green Building
1425 Fourth Avenue Suite 800
Seattle, WA, 98101-2272

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyersWashington Super Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Chambers USAKey Individual2014
Super LawyersWashington Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Key IndividualChambers USA2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2013
A/V RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyersWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2010
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2008
Top 100 Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2007
Top 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2007
League of Justice -- Washington's Most Amazing AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2006
Top 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2004
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2003
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2002
Washington Rising StarN/A2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSavitt Bruce & Willey LLP1999 - Present
PartnerPerkins Coie LLP1991 - 1999
AssociatePerkins Coie LLP1987 - 1990
AssociatePaul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison1983 - 1986

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonPresident2010 - 2011
Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonVice President2009 - 2010
Pike Place Market & Preservation AuthorityChairperson2009 - 2013
Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonSecretary2007 - 2009
Pike Place Market Preservation & Redevelopment AuthorityCouncilmember2006 - Present
Delta Society Inc.Board of Directors2001 - 2006
Tribes Project, Inc.President1999 - 2001
Tribes ProjectBoard of Directors1998 - 2001
King County Bar AssociationJudiciary & Courts Committee1998 - 2000
Washington Biotechnology FoundationBoard of Directors1997 - 2005
Leadership TomorrowN/A1996 - 1997
Perkins CoieChairperson, Associate Training and CLE Committee1992 - 1996
Delta Society, Inc.Treasurer1992 - 1996
Delta Society, Inc.Board of Directors1991 - 1997
City of BellevueVision 2005 Task Force1991 - 1991
Forum EastsideCharter Member1989 - 1994

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
West Group publicationContributing author1999

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJ.D., magna cum laude1983
Cornell UniversityN/AB.A.1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual CLE of Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonFederal Litigation Practice2006
Annual CLE of Federal Bar Association of Western District of WashingtonFederal Litigation Practice2005