I am a Member in the Seattle office. My practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, environmental, construction, and general commercial litigation. I have extensive experience in a wide array of matters including:
Defense of products liability claims, including hydraulic excavators, forklifts, chemical exposures, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, lawn tractors, tires and rims and various other products, machines and devices.
Intellectual property litigation involving patents, trade secrets, non-competes, copyrights and trademarks.
Commercial litigation including contract disputes, securities fraud, backdated options, UCC claims, antitrust, partnership dissolution, shareholder and LLC disputes, consumer protection and class action claims.
General liability defense on behalf of various self-insured companies.
Licensed since 1982
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Lawyer for Litigation||Seattle Met||2010|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2001|
|AV Peer-Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Member||Williams Kastner||1990 - Present|
|Chief Law Clerk for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein||United States District Court||1983 - 1984|
|Associate||Williams Kastner||1982 - 1989|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association for Western District of Washington||Member||N/A|
|Washington Defense Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|University of Washington School of Law||Juris Doctor||N/A||1982|
|Pacific Lutheran University||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Washington State Bar Association Seminar||Why Choose Federal Court: Understanding the Local Requirements of the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington||1993|
|Professional Education Systems Seminar||Depositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics||1993|
|Professional Education Systems Seminar||Discovery Tactics: Drawing the Line Between Clever and Unfair||1991|
|Professional Education Systems Seminar||Washington Product Liability Law: Recognizing and Evaluating, Preparation and Trial||1990|
|Federal Court Seminar||Pretrial Civil Motions in Federal Court||1988|
|Local Federal Rules Seminar||Local Federal Rules||1986|
|Aetna Casualty & Surety||Washington Products Liability||1985|
|Local Federal Practice||Local Federal Practice||1984|