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Robert H. Alsdorf

Robert H. Alsdorf

also known as Bob Alsdorf

Practice areas:

Governmental Relations, Litigation, Appeals

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Governmental Relations: 34%
  2. Appeals: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

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Contact Info

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101




Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerN/A2006
Outstanding JudgeN/A2002
Judge of the YearN/A2001
Judge of the YearWashington Chapter2000
Vanguard AwardN/A2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/AN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of CourtPresident2003 - 2004
Seattle ChapterFounding Member2002 - Present
Seattle ChapterMaster2002 - Present
Washington ChapterMember2001 - Present
King County Bar FoundationMember of the Board2001 - 2004
Washington State Courts Historical SocietyMember of the Board2001 - Present
American Law InstituteMember1999 - Present
Superior Court Judges' AssociationMember1990 - 2005
Ninth Circuit Historical SocietyMember1987 - Present
United States Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember1986 - Present
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownCourting Trouble2003
Hastings Constitutional Law QuarterlyThe Sound of Silence: Thoughts of a Sitting Judge on the Problem of Free Speech and the Judiciary in a Democracy2003
Judges and Judicial AccountabilityJudicial Independence and Judicial Accountability: An Elected Judge's Perspective2003
UnknownPlease Make Me Shut Up2002
Commonweatlh Lawyers AssociationJudicial Independence and Judicial Accountability: An Elected Judge's Perspective2002
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualGuide to the King County Superior Court2001
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualGuide to the King County Superior Court2000
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualKing County Superior Court1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Yale UniversityAmerican HistoryMA - Masters1973
Carleton CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1967

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law Seminars InternationalInnovative Strategies for Litigating Class Action Suits2005
National Judicial CollegeFirst Amendment and Media Issues for Judges2005
Judicial College for new Judges in Washington StateJudicial Decision Making and Fact Finding2005
UnknownImpeach Justice Douglas: Handling Controversies Ethically and with Professionalism2004
Annual Ethics WorkoutCourtside View of RPC Pitfalls and Pratfalls2004
National Conference of Metropolitan CourtsCourts and the Media2004
Labor Law SectionJudicial Impartiality2004
The Early Years of Litigation PracticeHow (Not) to Talk to a Judge2004
Superior Court Judges Association Spring Judicial ConferenceGag Orders, Restraints and RPC 3.62004
Superior Court Judges Association Spring Judicial ConferenceManaging the Trial Efficiently: Bench Trial Considerations2004
Conference on Transparency in the Judicial SystemMaking Public Statements Within the Parameters of Judicial Canons2003
Bench-Bar ConferenceControl of the Courtroom2003
Fall Judicial Conference, Washington State Superior Court Judges AssociationEthics and Judicial Free Speech2003
National Conference of Public Information Officers, Annual MeetingMaking Your Case in the Court of Public Opinion2003
Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law ConferenceThey’re Never Gone, But Can You Get Them? Electronic Documents in the Discovery Process2003
Law School for LegislatorsThe Structure of the State Judicial System and the Nature of Common Law2003
Annual Conference of the Judicial Conduct Commission of the State of WashingtonProblems Arising From New Standards Applied to Judicial Free Speech2002
State-Federal Judicial Council and Bench-Bar-Press CommitteeProblems Overlooked in and Created by Republican Party of Minnesota v. White2002
Bench-Bar ConferenceEthics and Discovery for the Trial Lawyer2002
National Judicial CollegeJudges, the Media, and Ethics2002
Superior Court Judges Association Spring ConferenceHigh Profile Cases and the Media2002
Commonwealth Lawyers AssociationJudicial Independence and Judicial Accountability: An Elected Judge’s Perspective2002
Conference on Jury Reform entitled Una Valoracion Critica Desde La Perspectiva Del Derecho ComparadoThe Right to a Jury Trial in the North American System of Justice2002
Annual Tort Law UpdateHow to Persuade a Judge to Rule in Your Favor2002
Advanced Topics and Issues in Minor SettlementsThe Importance of Being Earnest: The Significant Role of the Settlement Guardian ad Litem2001
Evans School, University of WashingtonThe Peace Corps Experience and the New World (Dis)Order2001
Annual Meeting, Washington ChapterJudicial Independence and the Events of September 112001
National ConventionJudges in the Media Crucible2001
2001 Bench-Bar ConferenceOrder in the Court2001
Judicial PanelistDeposition Practice: Uses, Abuses and What You Can Do About Them2000
Arbitration TrainingJudicial Decision-Making2000