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About me

I represent clients in a wide range of real estate, general business, and fiduciary litigation. My litigation practice emphasizes a realistic initial assessment of the client's legal position and options, together with realistic attempts to settle. If intensive efforts to negotiate and settle disputes (thus minimizing legal costs) fail, I aggressively pursue all available cost-effective litigation strategies to achieve the best possible result for the client.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    39 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Insurance: 40%
    29 years, 600 cases
  3. Health Care: 20%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph A Hamell

    Scott is great with really complicated insurance coverage issues. His depth of knowledge combined with experience make him a fantastic advocate in a coverage dispute.


    Joseph Hamell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brent William Beecher

    I just finished up a case against Scott. He is an able attorney who expertly represented his client, but did so with impeccable professionalism. His approach to the case facilitated an efficient result for his client that may not have been possible had he adopted a professionally hostile approach - the kind that needlessly drives up attorney fees without moving the ball forward for the client. I hold him in high esteem, and while I enjoyed him as an adversary, hope that his future litigation is against parties other than my clients.


    Brent Beecher Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

701 5th Ave Ste 5500
Seattle, WA, 98104-7096


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington Super LawyerN/A2007
Washington Super LawyerN/A2006
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Seattle's Top LawyersSeattle Magazine2004
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Seattle's Top LawyersSeattle Magazine2002
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
One of the top 100 Outstanding Lawyers in Washington StateOutstanding Lawyers of AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberMontgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC1979 - Present
AssociateKing, Davidson & Czeisler1976 - 1979
Deputy ProsecutorKing County Prosecutor1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration PanelArbitrator1991 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarPreventing Lawsuits--A Litigator's ViewN/A
Continuing Legal Education SeminarInsurance Coverage and Contract InterpretationN/A