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  1. Intellectual Property: 20%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Advertising: 20%
  4. Media: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

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  • Mark S Britton

    Bruce is one of the best. Bruce represented Avvo in Browne v. Avvo and has continued to be our primary consultant on 1st Amendment issues. He was recommended to us by one of our advisors, Deborah Rhode. They were law school class mates. From the first time I sat down with Bruce and his partner, Steve Rummage, I was impressed regarding not only their grasp of 1st Amendment publisher cases but also their practical application of the law to our case at hand. In our first meeting, Bruce told me that we would win the case. I was quite surprised to hear him say this (as I always thought this was a litigation no-no), but he was correct. The case was thrown out on our Motion to Dismiss. I was very impressed by Bruce through the entire process - he assembled a greta team and always stayed on top of the issues. He was VERY communicative, and I always felt like I knew were we were in the process and on the issues. On top of that, he was simiply a likable person.


    Mark Britton General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200

Seattle, WA, 98101-3047


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Communications/Media LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/A2007
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Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionChairman1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Browne v. Avvo, Inc.Plaintiffs' lawsuit dismissed on the pleadings.
Paterson v. Little, Brown & Co.Summary judgment granted on July 25, 2007.
Clapp v. Olympic View Publishing Co., LLCMotion to dismiss granted, affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Computer & Internet LawyerThe Rights of Telemarketers, Faxers, and Spammers are Subordinated to the Rights of Consumers2005
Case Western Reserve Law ReviewWhy Formatting, Not Content, is the Key to Identifying Commercial Speech2004
Communications Lawyer (ABA)Is There a Constitutional Right to Bombard the Public with Penis Enlargement Proposals2003
Communications Lawyer (ABA)Representing Media Clients and Their Employees in Newsgathering Cases: Traps for the Unwary2002
Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)Shhh, Don't Tell Anyone I'm a Lotus-Eater! Washington State's Battle over Internet Privacy and the First Amendment2000
Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)The Internet and 21 st Century Newsgathering: Lessons from the Last Millennium2000
Media Law and Defamation Torts Committee News (ABA)No Emus is Good Emus: 'Worrying About Nothing' as Agricultural Disparagement Laws Proliferate1998
ABA First Amendment and Media Litigation NewsletterWill the Cattlemen's Defeat Spell the End of Efforts to Create Other Sacred Cows With State Veggie Libel Laws?1998
ABA Communications LawyerCBS Inc. v. Davis: Oddball Lessons from a Typical Prior Restraint Case1995
ABA Communications LawyerDoes Life Exist on Mars? Litigating Falsity in a Non-'Of and Concerning' World1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cambridge UniversityN/AMA - Masters1978
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Cambridge UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Harvard UniversityN/AA.B.1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practising Law InstituteAdvertising and Commerical Speech, A First Amendment Guide - Second Edition2007