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William Thomas Willard

William Thomas Willard

also known as Bill Willard

Practice areas:

Litigation, Contracts & Agreements, Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Construction & Development

About Me

I received my law degree from Indiana University School of Law, in Bloomington, Indiana in 1990.  I graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in English.   I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association and admitted to practice in the state of Washington, the United Federal Courts for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
  4. Construction & Development: 10%
  5. Real Estate: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    Bill is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and is committed to serving his clients. I respect him and his skill as an attorney, and know that he always works to achieve the best possible resolution for his clients.


    Tamara Davidov
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Saphronia R Young

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill Willard is an experienced and professional litigator of the highest caliber. I deeply respect his ethical approach to problem solving. He is a tough fighter for his clients, but will also promptly advise a client if he thinks they have more deficits than positives to their case. I have opposed Bill, have co-counseled with Bill, and have traded thorny problems over phone calls. His care and concern for his clients is matched only by his legal knowledge in his practice areas.


    Saphronia Young Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of William Willard

3417 Evanston Avenue North
Suite 529
Seattle, WA, 98103




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean’s HonorsIndiana University School of Law1989
American Jurisprudence Prize Award Property IIIndiana University School of Law1988
Dean’s HonorsIndiana University School of Law1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ArbitratorKing County Superoir Court2010 - 2013
Owner / ManagerLaw Office of William Willard, PLLC2004 - Present
Manager-Owner / AttorneyCoe Law Group, PLLC2000 - 2004
OwnerThe Law Office of William T. Willard1998 - 2000
AttorneyMikkelborg Broz Wells & Fryer, PLLC1998 - 2000
AttorneyGaitan, Lenker, Davis and Myers1996 - 1998
AttorneyTewell and Findlay1994 - 1996
AttorneyMcGee, Reno and Whitehead1991 - 1993
Law ClerkIndiana Department of Environmental Management1990 - 1990
Law ClerkEnvironmental Protection Agency: Region 51989 - 1989
Law ClerkMcCrea & McCrea1988 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar Association section on Real PropertyMember2000 - Present
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington 1990Admitted to Practice1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Village Gate v. Northward et. al.Recovery for homeowners in excess of $3 million.
Transpacific Corporation v. AIG Insurance, Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, et. al.Recovered substantial amount from insurance compan
Campbell, et al v. Glover Homes et al.Sucessful settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States, Third EditionCumulative Supplement2010
Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States, Third EditionSupplement for Washington2007
Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States, Third EditionCumulative Supplement2006
SeattleTimesHome Forum, Better Have Deep Pockets2005
Aspen PublishersHandling Construction Defect Claims: Western States, Third Edition (Supplement)2005
Seattle TimesHome Forum2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Washington State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Washington State UniversityEnvironmental SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Breaking EvenWage Claims2009