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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    25 years, 400 cases
  2. Insurance: 20%
    25 years, 50 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years, 250 cases
  4. Antitrust: 10%
    25 years, 25 cases
  5. Class Action: 10%
    25 years, 15 cases

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Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP

1001 Fourth Avenue Suite 4000

Seattle, WA, 98154-1007


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP1996 - Present
AssociatePerkins Coie LLP1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Defense Research InstituteN/A1998 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kelley and Hansen v. Microsoft CorporationN/A
Move, Inc. et. al., v. Zillow, Inc., et. al.$130 million settlement
FutureSelect v. Ernst & Young$15.9 million judgment on jury verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law ReviewWillful Copyright Infringement: In Search of a Standard1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Fundamentals for Personal Injury PracticeSelected Key Insurance Policy Issues for Personal Injury Practitioners2012
Insurance Fundamentals for Personal Injury PracticeDiscovery in an Insurance Coverage Case2012
Advanced Personal Injury: Mastering Your PracticePresenting Damages and Expert Evidence at Trial2012
2011 Claims Committee MeetingWinning an EMF Case2011
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best PracticesAttacking Opposing Expert Testimony2009
Top 6 Trial Skills You Need To KnowDifficult Witness Examintaion and Audio-Visual Media2008
Insurance Subrogation FundamentalsInsurance Subrogation2008
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your CaseAttacking Opposing Expert Testimony2007