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Timothy J. Parker is a principal and shareholder of Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. and  served for many years as President and Managing Partner  and as Head of the Litigation Section.


He currently practices full time in the areas of civil litigation and insurance regulation. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has defended class actions and tried numerous jury cases in state and federal courts involving employment discrimination, defamation, wrongful death, personal injury and subrogation. He has handled a variety of administrative cases before state agencies, including Form A hearings, rate and form filings and enforcement actions initiated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Department of Financial Institutions.


Mr. Parker has been an invited speaker at numerous Continuing Legal Education and insurance industry seminars on the topics of discovery rules, legislative developments, and class action defense.


Honors and Recognitions


Mr. Parker has been named by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in the state for each of the last ten years, including 2010. He was recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as one of King County's "Top Lawyers 2010." Mr. Parker has been awarded an "AV" Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.



Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

701 5th Ave
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA, 98104-7010


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2011
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Best Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionWashington Law and Politics2010
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionWashington Law and Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2009
Best Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2008
Super LawyerN/A2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2007
Best Recommended Insurance AttorneyA.M. Best Company - Recommended Insurance Attorneys2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCarney Badley Spellman, P.S.1978 - Present
President/Managing PartnerCarney Badley Spellman, P.S.1998 - 2006
Litigation ChairCarney Badley Spellman, P.S.1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federation of Regulatory CounselMember1999 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1999 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersMember1998 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationSpecial Disciplinary Counsel2002 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hoffman v. Regence Blue Shield, 140 Wn.2d 121, 991 P.2d 77 (2000), No. 68060-4N/A
Sheehan v. Timberland Bank, 129 Wn. App. 1027 (2005) (unpublished), No. 32464-4-IIN/A
Washington Health Insurance Pool v. Washington Health Authority, 129 Wn.2d 504, 919 P.2d 62 (1996), No. 63261-8N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC)Are Insurers Safe When The Legislature Is In Session?2011
Washington Health Law Manual, Third EditionChapter 15 Regulation of Health Carriers2006
Insurance Coverage Law in WashingtonThe Insurance Contract1997
Washington Civil DiscoveryMedical Records and the Use of Discovery at Trial1990
Washington Procuring and Preserving EvidencePreserving and Waiving Confidentiality When Working With Experts1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA Construction Law Section's Midyear SeminarPerspective of Property Damage Plaintiffs2009
Annual Tort Law UpdateRecent Cases on Class Actions2007
Insurance Coverage Law CLEInsurance Coverage Law in Washington State1997
Insurance Coverage Law in Washington CLEInsurance Coverage Law in Washington State1994
Continuing Legal Education, Washington Civil DiscoveryWashington Civil Discovery1990
Continuing Legal Education, Procuring and Preserving EvidenceProcuring and Preserving Evidence1988