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Timothy David Blue

Timothy David Blue

Practice areas:

Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor, Real Estate

  • Seattle, WA

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About Me

Tim Blue is a Member and trial lawyer in the Seattle office. In 28 years of law practice, initially in Indiana (1979-1982), and later the State of Washington (1982-present), Tim has successfully represented parties in hundreds of diverse litigation matters in both state and federal court. He has represented individuals and major companies in cases throughout the Pacific Northwest, and has served as National Coordinating Counsel and National Trial Counsel in defending major product liability litigation. He has tried more than 49 cases to juries, judges and arbitrators, including 28 jury trials. He has been recognized by Washington Law & Politics magazine, in its annual surveys of the state's best lawyers, as a Super Lawyer® in its 2001 publication, and in every year since.


 


Several years ago the State of Washington Attorney General’s Office selected Tim to defend the State, and individually named State juvenile workers, against the claims of a former juvenile detainee dating to the mid-1960’s. The plaintiff claimed negligence and violation of § 1983 Constitutional Rights stemming from being permitted to purchase and smoke cigarettes at State juvenile facilities in violation of a Washington statute. Plaintiff claimed damages resulting from lung cancer, brain cancer and multiple hospitalizations and health care following diagnosis in the late 1990’s. The case potentially had implications for other prospective plaintiffs, as well as other prospective defendants, including different types of governmental agencies, school districts, and others. Tim tried the case to a defense jury verdict in May 2002.


 


During his career, Tim has defended hundreds of health care providers (doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, nurses, dentists, others) in malpractice cases, and disciplinary proceedings. He has defended virtually every specialty and type of claim confronted in this area of practice, including major cases involving permanent paralysis, other catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. He has represented most every surgical specialty against claims of surgical complication, and has defended damaged infant obstetrical cases, representing both obstetrical practitioners and hospital labor and delivery nurses. He has defended many cases involving claims of failure to timely diagnose some form of cancer. He has defended claims of negligent addiction to narcotic medication, as well as claims of sexual impropriety or intentional tort. There is almost no type of health care provider or claim that Tim has not defended. He has represented one Nobel prize winner, and many other physicians who are considered at the top of their profession.


 


Tim has also defended dozens of lawyers in professional liability litigation and disciplinary proceedings relating to the handling of family law matters, other litigation matters, failure to perfect security interests, failure to comply with the statute of limitations, various failures in the drafting of contracts and other legal documents. He has represented one former State Bar Association President, and other lawyers highly respected among their peers.


 


He has represented major manufacturers in product liability cases, including defense of orthopedic appliances, contraceptive foam, intrauterine contraceptive devices, oral contraceptives, other prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical/surgical equipment, home appliances, and fire suppression systems. Tim has served clients in these cases throughout the state, the Pacific Northwest and as National Coordinating Counsel. He has also served as National Trial Counsel in defending asbestos cases and other product liability cases.


 


He has defended employers against claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, retaliatory firing, age discrimination, and marital discrimination.


He has represented civil defendants in a variety of other cases involving tort claims (both intentional and unintentional), including cases involving physical and sexual abuse, cases involving negligent or intentional transmission of the HIV virus, as well as claims involving multi-million dollar property damage associated with fire, flooding.


 


Tim has represented parties in real estate disputes and in other commercial litigation. He also has experience resolving insurance and securities disputes through arbitration and mediation.

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Practice Areas

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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Contact Info

Williams Kastner

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

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAInactive198307/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV Peer-Review RatedAV Peer-Review Rated2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV Peer-Review RatedAV Peer-Review Rated2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Peer-Review RatedAV Peer-Review Rated1997
AV Peer-Review RatedAV Peer-Review Rated1996
AV Peer-Review RatedAV Peer-Review Rated1995
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 RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1989 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1982 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersBoard of Trustees1992 - 1995
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMedical Seminar Chairman1989 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationEditorial Advisory Board1986 - 1988
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionProfessional Liability CommitteeN/A
American Bar Association, ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional ResponsibilityN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice SectionProducts Liability CommitteeN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington JournalTen Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice1993

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Understanding, Surviving and Prevailing in the United States, Tokyo, JapanMasters in Trial2010
Understanding, Surviving and Prevailing in the United States, Seoul, South KoreaMasters in Trial2010
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Law of Health Care Malpractice1988