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Christopher Michael Reed

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

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also known as Chris Reed

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Broad litigation practice covering disputes related to real property, breach of contract, and trust and estate disputes. Significant experience in landlord-tenant issues, contractual interpretation, and claims for misappropriation by fiduciaries

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Litigation of contractual provisions in employment agreements, including non-competition agreements

  3. Real estate
    Enforcement of restrictive covenants; landlord-tenant disputes, including commercial and residential evictions

  4. Insurance
    Submission of disability insurance claims for professional employees

  5. Business

  6. Debt collection
    Non-judicial foreclosures, garnishments, and liens

My practice focuses on general civil litigation.  I represent commercial landlord's in unlawful detainer hearings (evictions), business owners in contract disputes, and also individuals in trust and estate disputes.  I strive to provide effective and efficient communication with my clients to ensure my clients are involved with every step of the litigation process.  I truly love the law and can honestly say that I enjoy what I do every day.

I am also a Washington native who loves the outdoors and everything our state has to offer.  My hobbies include mountain biking in the I-90 corridor, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, and road biking.  During the weekends of the winter months you can find me at Steven's Pass, and during the weekends of the summer months you can typically find me hiking in the North or Central Cascades.

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Early morning view of the sunrise from the office
Licensed for 7 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 03/18/2023

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

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Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin
701 5th Ave Ste 5500
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Posted by Sam | June 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Lawyer
Chris has effectively handled a variety of business matters for me. Most recently, he successfully negotiated a residential eviction in Seattle. This was by no means a simple matter because of eviction moratorium restrictions, winter eviction restrictions, conflicting laws, and other barriers. The process went much more smoothly than anticipated. Further, his fees are extremely reasonable. He also doesn't hesitate to refer when outside his areas of expertise. He will expend considerable effort to find a quality referral. You will be pleased with his work.
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Posted by Joyce | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Christopher is an outstanding and trusted attorney. His experience, competence and problem-solving shows in stellar results.
Christopher worked with me on a business contract breach where the customer owed my company significant money. Engaging in legal action was daunting as my company is a small boutique size firm, up against a large public company. Litigation costs for them would have been a drop in the bucket, but for my company, it would have been monumental. I brought the case because the contract was clear on the terms and conditions. What gave me confidence and conviction was Christopher Reed's experience and capabilities as an attorney. He is highly recommended for the following reasons: -Out of the gate, professional and interested in my case. -He listened and has the business savvy to connect the dots of the issue quickly. He made sure he communicated the issue back so we were in sync. He let me know what type of data he needed in support of my position, and we tackled more evidence as the issue was pulled into different directions. I felt it was an efficient and organized process—money well spent. -Professional and timely in all of his communications, even to let me know, there's a delay from the opposing counsel. I was never left on hold wondering what the next action item was or who owned it. When they were stonewalling, he showed appropriate assertiveness to get them to want to engage but always unwavering in his ethics. Christopher had my full confidence. -He was strategic with me in discussing the negotiation, and had great execution in presenting our position and arguments to opposing counsel. He answered my questions swiftly and helped me understand their arguments and how we could overcome their position. -Christopher has excellent intuition, interpersonal, legal and negotiating skills. If x language in the agreement didn't work for the opposing side, he had another workaround to achieve our goal in the language. His writing skills are impressive. -I believe his ability to be firm yet fair, and knowledgeable of my contract and the law, was vital in achieving not only their attention and engagement, but a 90% payment on the total due! (Yeah!) He far exceeded my initial expectation which was to be largely ignored by this public company. I fully expected they’d draw it out so I incurred significant legal expenses and gave up. I was going to be content with half of the total amount they owed. I highly recommend Christopher Reed. He’s an excellent attorney. He loves the legal field, problem solving, writing, negotiating and helping me navigate the laws without getting too deep into the weeds. He doesn't waste your time, he presents options and pros/cons. He tells you the honest facts. He’ll fight for you. He guided and taught me so I was understanding both the process, our strategy and application of the law. I have to believe the East Coast big city opposing attorney was (secretly) equally impressed with Christopher. The arguments he presented gave the opposing counsel strong data to take back to his customer that compelled them to settle substantially higher than the puny settlement they originally proposed. I not only highly recommend Christopher but will use him again in the future to create business contracts, and also if a situation/issue arises where I need legal counsel.
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Posted by Madoka | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
A fair settlement with the previous contractor seemed very hard for me as English is my second language. But I was lucky to have support from Christopher. For the whole process, he focused on how I “ Feel” and what I “Expect”. Language didn’t become a barrier because we were sharing the exact same goal. Thanks to Christopher effort, we had a fair deal in such a short term. I highly recommend him!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 345-345 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Attorney General’S Office
  • 2013 - 2013


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Washington State University
  • Philosophy - Pre-Law
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • Northgate Ventures LLC v. Geoffrey H. Garrett PLLC, et al., Court of Appeals, Div. I Case No. 78495-1 (2019)
  • Potato Patch LLC v. Nielsen, Court of Appeals, Division I, 49988-6-II (2018)
  • SILPRO LLC v. Larson, et al., King County Superior Court No. 15-2-24826-0 SEA


  • King County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington International Law Journal
  • Managing Editor
  • 2013 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Semi-Finalist, Moot Court Negotiation Competition
  • University of Washington School of Law - Moot Court
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Christopher
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a dynamic associate who brings great value to Montgomery Purdue; I earnestly endorse him for his skills as litigator, work ethic, and genuine passion for the law."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Christopher Michael Reed
Christopher Michael Reed
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 7 years