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Al Donohue's current practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance extra-contractual claims, and product liability. He has successfully represented clients in complex product liability and medical device litigation; multi-million dollar construction defect claims; employment matters involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, and retaliation claims; and appellate matters concerning personal injury, asbestos, and construction defects.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Insurance: 33%



Hourly ($225-275/hour)

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  • Leslie Jean Olson

    Before Al Donahue began his practice, he was a favored clerk of William Baker, judge at Division One of the Court of Appeals. That is a high honor among the judiciary. It means that his intelligence and legal acumen are exceptional. What's more, that intellect is combined with an incredibly affable personality. One can't help but like Al.


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Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson

1215 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA, 98161-1087


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Kiwanian of the YearN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law Clerk to Honorable William W. BakerWashington State Court of Appeals2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Kiwanis Club of SeattlePast President1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Riggs v. Thurston et al.Summary Judgment Dismissing all Claims.
Shirey v. Port of Seattle et al.Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal
Hansen v. Residential Development, Ltd.Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law ReviewUnopened Public Street Easements in Washington2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonHistory/EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Insurance Law UpdateResponding to Discover2013
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in WashingtonAnnual Legislative and Case law Update—2012
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in WashingtonAnnual Legislative and Case law Update2011
The Mechanics of Washington Civil ProcedureThe Purpose, Procedure, and Strategy for Discovery2009
The Mechanics of Washington Civil ProcedureMotions Notices and Hearings2009
Real Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith ClaimsPreventing and Responding to Bad Faith Claims2009
Obtaining the Best Settlement for Personal Injury ClientsEffective Settlement Drafting2008
Evidence: Strategies for finding, preserving, and using evidenceUsing Evidence to Build Your Case2008
Evidence: Strategies for Finding, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your CaseUsing Evidence to Build Your Case2008
Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense PracticeEthical Considerations for Defense Counsel2008
Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense PracticeEthical Considerations for Insurance Defense Counsel2008
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in WashigntonThe New Insurance Fair Conduct Act2008
Automobile Cases from Start to FinishWhat to do in the first 90 days2008
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best PracticesEthics, Evidence and Experts2007
Current Issues Impacting Insurance DefenseBad Faith Practice2007
Drafting Strategies for Pleadings and MotionsRules of Drafting Pleadings and Motions2006
Depositions A-ZEthical Considerations When Conducting Depositions2006
Depositions A-ZConducting Expert and Lay Depositons2006