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Andrew Richard Chisholm

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Seattle, WA

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About Andrew

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Andrew's practice emphasizes general business litigation. His legal experience and academic background provide him with the skills to handle a wide range of business matters. Clients benefit from his energetic, innovative and effective approach in representing their interests.


Andrew has extensive experience representing project owners, contractors, and suppliers regarding enforcement of liens in private construction projects, and handling claims on performance bonds/retainage in public jobs. He has successfully litigated hundreds of these lawsuits on behalf of his clients.


A growing area of Andrew's practice is insurance coverage. Andrew has experience securing coverage on behalf of his clients when disputes arise with their insurers, having successfully handled coverage disputes in areas such as: construction defects, intellectual property claims, employee dishonesty, work site accidents, and other business related issues. He has recovered millions of dollars from insurers who initially denied coverage. Not only is indemnity (coverage for the damage) crucial for the client, but in addition, the insurer's contractual obligation to pay the client's legal fees in defending claims of alleged liabilities is an integral

part of securing coverage.


Andrew also represents business and public housing authorities in landlord-tenant matters. He has litigated contested evictions with consistently favorable results and has developed policy and procedure manuals to assist in effectively resolving disputes for his clients.

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Licensed for 22 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 03/19/2023

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

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Posted by Louis | May 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
President of W.I.S.
I have used Drew for the past 15 years both for my personal and business use. I've been 100% satisfied with him and the results he has produced. I have recommended him to my friends and associates to whom they have all have thanked me and think of Drew and his results the same way I do.
Posted by Paulyne | May 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Drew will make sure you get paid
I work in the Credit Department for a material supplier. I have used Drew Chisholm as our attorney for many, many years. Drew knows the complexities of all the lien laws in private jobs (both commercial and residential), as well as the many hurdles in asserting claims on Federal and State Projects. He knows when and how to assert those rights and gets us paid. He is also very creative and adept at crafting agreements so our customers pay us. Drew is personable, practical and resolves our legal issues.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC
  • 2000 - Present


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1997
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Haider Remodeling
  • Judgment with contractor’s mechanic’s lien was superior to other lienholder
  • Mike McClung
  • Favorable settlement recovering sums owed for work performed
  • Tippmann Design Build
  • Favorable settlement and dismissal of the lawsuit.
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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated General Litigation Attorney
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Sole Presenter
  • Understanding the COVID-19 Consumer Debt Moratorium
  • 2020
  • Sole Presenter
  • Professional Services - Perfecting Liens and Bond Claims in Private and Public (Federal and State) Jobs
  • 2019
  • Sole Presenter
  • Supplier Lien Rights in Real Property
  • 2019
  • Sole Presenter
  • Service of Process Tactics for Elusive Defendants
  • 2018
  • Sole Presenter
  • Default Judgments and Garnishments
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Andrew
Construction and development Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Drew is an efficient, effective litigator who advocates zealously for his clients. I would trust Drew to work with any of my clients and strongly endorse his skills as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Drew is an exceptional attorney dedicated to effectively advocating on behalf of his clients. I highly recommend Drew for any litigation or construction matter."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Drew is a highly skilled litigation attorney who leads with over 20 years worth of experience and professionalism. You will not be disappointed with Drew."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Drew for 15 years, and worked with and against him on commercial litigation cases. He is smart, efficient, ethical, and dedicated. I highly recommend."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Drew for over 20 years. If you are looking for an effective, practical attorney with strong legal acumen, look no further."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Drew is a great lawyer! He cares about his clients, works hard on their cases and gets great results. You will really enjoy working with Drew."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Drew Chisholm is an outstanding attorney with a uniquely broad experience base. I recommend him highly on any litigation matter."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred people to Drew and they were extremely happy and impressed by his experience and the results he obtained for them. He is extremely knowledgeable and works hard for his clients."
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Seattle Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Andrew Richard Chisholm
Andrew Richard Chisholm
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 22 years