Legal Profession Category Archives
19
Aug

We congratulate four of our partners on their selection to the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, and Stephen Willey have again been recognized for their litigation excellence in Bet-the-Company, Commercial, and Intellectual Property. David Bruce was also recognized for excellence in Municipal Law. James Savitt, in addition to being named to Best Lawyers in multiple practice areas since 2014, was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Seattle for Bet-the-Company Litigation in 2021. The ...

04
Dec

We are pleased to announce Tyler Peterson has joined SBW as Of Counsel. Tyler’s addition both broadens and deepens the firm’s expertise to serve our clients.  Tyler brings to SBW deep expertise in trade secret, trademark, patent, copyright and other intellectual property litigation, along with extensive experience in commercial, malpractice, products liability and consumer protection cases. Before joining SBW, Tyler was partner in the litigation boutique, Peterson Baker P.S., and previously honed his skills at Heller Ehrman and Perkins Coie. He is ...

06
Nov

We are pleased to announce that Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP has again been recognized by U.S News & World Report as a “Best Law Firm” both nationally and regionally in multiple practice areas. The firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice was again ranked as a top firm nationally. And SBW was recognized once again as a “Tier 1” top firm in the Seattle metro area in each of Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Real Estate Litigation. Thank you to our ...

03
Nov

We are pleased to announce that James Herr has joined SBW as an associate. James brings his passion, creativity and significant trial experience to our firm and the representation of our clients.  Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, James handled civil rights litigation and criminal cases at the Mazzone Law firm and the Snohomish County Public Defenders, where he tried more than a dozen jury cases to verdict. James previously interned for the Honorable Robert Cleland of the U.S. District Court for ...

21
Oct

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah Gohmann Bigelow and Brandi B. Balanda to Of Counsel with our firm. Sarah has been providing excellent service to our clients since 2011.  Her practice focuses on business tort, intellectual property, class action, and securities claims across multiple industries. Sarah has successfully represented technology startups and their founders in trade secret and fiduciary duty cases, and has extensive experience in actions involving claims and issues under the ’33 and ’34 federal securities ...

09
Sep

The core mission of Best Lawyers is to highlight top legal talent in America. Lawyers listed to The Best Lawyers in America are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Recognition is based entirely on peer review concerning professional expertise in particular areas, through a confidential evaluation and voting process. We congratulate five of our partners on their selection to the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, Stephen Willey, and Miles Yanick have again been ...

26
May

Court systems across the country are on indefinite hold.  The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has continued all in-person civil and criminal proceedings scheduled to occur before August 3, 2020 pending further order of the Court.[1]  In Washington state courts, all civil and criminal jury trials are suspended until at least July 6, 2020.[2]  The King County Superior Court plans – tentatively – to resume jury trials in sometime in July. Although much ...

05
Feb

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has revised its Local Civil Rules effective January 1, 2020.  The changes to the rules themselves are modest; perhaps more important to the Western District bar are the changes to the District’s Model Agreement Regarding Discovery of Electronically Stored Information and Proposed Order (the “Model Order”).  In many federal cases involving discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”), the Model Order is the starting point for the parties’ negotiation of the ...

20
Aug

Savitt Bruce & Willey would like to congratulate five of our lawyers for their continued recognition as “Best Lawyers” for the 26th edition of Best Lawyers in America.  David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, Stephen Willey, and Miles Yanick have again been recognized for their excellent work in Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate, and Litigation - Trusts and Estates.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer ...

30
Apr

Chambers and Partners USA have issued their 2019 Guide to the Top Lawyers and Law Firms in the USA, and we are pleased to report that Savitt Bruce & Willey again has been highly rated, and that our partners David Bruce, James Savitt and Steve Willey have each been recognized by Chambers as leading practitioners. About SBW, Chambers reports that the firm has “in-depth knowledge of the technology, software, education and financial services sectors”, is “[e]specially renowned for its adept representation ...