Todd Sorensen is a Senior Associate in the Seattle office, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment, insurance and education law. Mr. Sorensen has experience representing national and international corporations in a wide variety of complex contract, intellectual property, and business tort litigation. As an employment attorney, he advises and represents cities, schools and private entities on issues ranging from discrimination and retaliation to employee manuals, contracts, and trade secrets litigation. Mr. Sorensen also represents both insureds and insurers in coverage litigation.
As the Ninth Circuit Chair for the ABA Business Torts Committee, Mr. Sorensen regularly publishes updates on developments in business torts litigation. In addition, Mr. Sorensen is a regular contributor to the Northwest Education Law Blog and the Northwest Insurance Law Blog.
In his spare time, Mr. Sorensen volunteers in the community as a King County Bar Association Future of the Law Institute Mentor, meeting with high school students from diverse backgrounds and encouraging them to explore the legal profession. Mr. Sorensen also acts as a Commissioner on the City of Bellevue Civil Service Commission.
An avid sports fan, Mr. Sorensen serves as a T-Ball coach for the Bellevue East Little League. He also plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League and serves as the captain for Williams Kastner’s firm softball and flag football teams.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2012||01/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Outstanding Subcommittee Chair||American Bar Association||2010|
|Attorney||Williams Kastner||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Business Torts Committee||Ninth Circuit Chair/Reporter||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Employment and Labor Relations Committee||Co-Chair, Website Subcommittee||2009 - Present|
|Education Law Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|ABA Business Torts Journal||The Ebb and Flow of the Economic Loss Rule||2008|
|ABA Tort & Trial Insurance Practice Newsletter||Tort Damages for Breach of Contract? The Ebb and Flow of the Economic Loss Rule||2008|
|Northwest Insurance Law Blog||Various||N/A|
|Northwest Education Law Blog||Various||N/A|
|ABA Business Torts Website||Various Ninth Circuit Updates||N/A|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)||2004|
|St. Olaf College||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude)||2000|
|Northwest Career Colleges Federation||What to Expect When You're Expecting. . . To Hire, Discipline or Terminate||2010|
|OR/WA Medical Group Management Association Annual Meeting||How to Minimize Exposure to Retaliation Claims In the Context of FMLA, Discipline and Termination||2009|
|Northwest Career Colleges Federation Annual Meeting||Changes in ADA Compliance for Both Students and Employees||2009|
|Association of Washington Cities Seminar||Washington's Public Records Act||2009|
|55th Annual Education Law Association Conference||Title IX Liability for Peer-on-Peer Harrassment||2009|
|Education Law Association 54th Annual Conference||Managing Communications in the Age of E-Discovery||2008|