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Michael Paul Scruggs

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Michael Scruggs has been diligently and successfully representing clients in the Northwest for over two decades. Michael's broad range of experience includes litigation on behalf of companies and individuals in the areas of business, insurance, real estate, contracts, construction, personal injury, shareholder and LLC member disputes, as well as many other areas. In addition to his litigation and trial experience, Mr. Scruggs regularly handles transactional matters such as business purchase and sale agreements, real estate transactions, business entity formations, contracts, leases, etc.

Mr. Scruggs has successfully litigated a wide and diverse range of cases, including a recent shopping mall lease dispute against a major national retail chain, the Pang warehouse fire insurance coverage litigation, a multi-million dollar wrongful death action involving Washington's largest public utility district, the Tent City 4 encampment dispute, and TEDRA matters involving distribution of partnership property. He has represented sellers in the sale of buildings located in the heart of downtown Seattle, assisted developers in purchasing and developing suburban land and represented numerous clients in the purchase and sale of businesses ranging from marine electronics products to veterinary practices. Mr. Scruggs also regularly serves as arbitrator appointed by King County and other Superior Courts throughout the State of Washington.


Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs
66 South Hanford.
Suite. 300
Seattle, WA, 98134

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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
I’ve used Mr. Scruggs services several times over the last few years. He is extremely competent, very knowledgeable and hard-working. He has managed to get a favorable result for me each and every time. I know he has a number of large clients and despite the fact that my cases have been of a smaller to mid-sized nature, he always makes me feel I’m as important to him as his major clients. I would not consider using any other attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2008
Great Lawyer
I was most impressed with how ethical he is. This was an LLC agreement with my siblings and me. Mr. Scruggs was very clear about trying to come up with something that would be best for the group and yet making it clear throughout that he represented me and that my siblings should have the agreement reviewed by their own counsel. He seemed very fair and logical. He is also extremely knowledgeable, competent and efficient. I will go back to him if I have the need. My only criticism is that he is very busy and didn't always return my calls immediately. He always got back to me, but sometimes it wasn't right away.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner / Owmer
  • Scruggs Law Offices
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mosler Schermer Wallstrom Scruggs & Sieler
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Cable, Langenbach, Kinerk & Bauer, LLP
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • 1989 - 1992
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  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Local Mall vs. National Retailer
  • Summary Judgment in Favor of Client Shopping Mall


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • University of Puget Sound Law Review
  • Note and Comment Editor
  • 1988 - 1989
  • University of Puget Sound Law Review
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Professional Responsibility
  • Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company
  • 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Jurisprudence
  • Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company
  • 1988
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence
  • Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company
  • 1987
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Corporations
  • Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing Company
  • 1987
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  • Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual
  • Evidence Section
  • 2008

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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Michael Paul Scruggs
Michael Paul Scruggs
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 34 years
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