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Paul Arley Harrel

Paul Arley Harrel

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Lawsuits & Disputes, Business

Paul Harrel

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About Me

I am a Member in the Seattle office. I chaired the firm’s Litigation Department from 2000 to 2006 and chaired its Business Litigation Practice Group from 2006 to 2008. I served on the firm’s Board of Directors from 1991 – 2003, and chaired the firm's Environmental Practice Group from 1992 – 1996. My practice emphasizes civil disputes, litigation, real estate, and general business. I have handled a large number of commercial, real estate, eminent domain and product liability litigation matters. I was named by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s
Top Business Litigation Lawyers, 2003.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Real Estate: 30%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Eric S Newman

    Mr. Harrel was defense counsel on a wrongful death suit in which I represented the plaintiff. I was impressed by his professionalism and the quality of his work.

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Contact Info

Williams Kastner

601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200305/16/2015
WAActive197305/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer in Commercial LitigationSeattle Met2010
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Seattle's Top Business Litigation LawyersSeattle magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1980 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1973 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Employment and Labor Relations Law CommitteeCo-Chair2009 - Present
American Bar Association Standing Committee on ParalegalsMember2008 - Present
University of Washington School of Law Alumni BoardBoard of Directors2008 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Task Force on the Independence of the JudiciaryMember2007 - 2009
University of Washington School of Law Alumni BoardPresident2006 - 2008
American Bar Association, Products Liability CommitteeCo-chair2004 - 2005
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeCo-chair2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMember2001 - 2002
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Unpublished References CommitteeCo-chair1996 - 1998
Washington State Bar Association, Bench, Bar and Press CommitteeMember1994 - 1995
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionCo-Chair, Council Meeting1993 - 1993
American Bar Association, Appellate Practice CommitteeCo-chair1993 - 1996
American Bar AssociationNinth Circuit Representative to Task Force1991 - 1992
American Bar Association, Products Liability CommitteeCo-chair1990 - 1993
BNABoard of Advisors, Product Safety & Liability Reporter1990 - Present
American Bar Associaton, Products Liability CommitteeN/A1989 - 1990
American Bar Association, Florida Joint Meeting of Prodcuts Liability CommitteeCo-chair1989 - Present
Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)Sustaining Member1989 - Present
King County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeN/A1986 - 1989
American Bar Association, Tort Liability Study CommitteeMember1984 - 1988
American Bar Association, Environmental and Mass Litigation SubcommitteeChairperson1984 - 1989
American Bar Association, Discovery CommitteeMember1984 - 1989
Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember1983 - 1988
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonMember, Mediation Committee1983 - 1989
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Federal Practice Task Force, Division VIIMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Products Liability CommitteeFormer ChairN/A
American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
Oregon Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Emerald City RotaryN/AN/A
American Judicature SocietyMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, Order of the Coif (top 10% of class)1973
Washington State UniversityAgricultural EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science, with distinction1970