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I am a Member in the Seattle office. My practice emphasizes complex civil litigation, including product liability, toxic tort, environmental, construction, and general commercial litigation.  I have extensive experience in a wide array of matters including:

Defense of products liability claims, including hydraulic excavators, forklifts, chemical exposures, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles, lawn tractors, tires and rims and various other products, machines and devices.


Intellectual property litigation involving patents, trade secrets, non-competes, copyrights and trademarks.


Commercial litigation including contract disputes, securities fraud, backdated options, UCC claims, antitrust, partnership dissolution, shareholder and LLC disputes, consumer protection and class action claims.


General liability defense on behalf of various self-insured companies.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 30%
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%

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Contact info

Williams Kastner

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


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer for LitigationSeattle Met2010
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1990 - Present
Chief Law Clerk for the Honorable Barbara J. RothsteinUnited States District Court1983 - 1984
AssociateWilliams Kastner1982 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association for Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawJuris DoctorN/A1982
Pacific Lutheran UniversityMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association SeminarWhy Choose Federal Court: Understanding the Local Requirements of the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington1993
Professional Education Systems SeminarDepositions: Strategies, Tactics & Mechanics1993
Professional Education Systems SeminarDiscovery Tactics: Drawing the Line Between Clever and Unfair1991
Professional Education Systems SeminarWashington Product Liability Law: Recognizing and Evaluating, Preparation and Trial1990
Federal Court SeminarPretrial Civil Motions in Federal Court1988
Local Federal Rules SeminarLocal Federal Rules1986
Aetna Casualty & SuretyWashington Products Liability1985
Local Federal PracticeLocal Federal Practice1984