Brandi B. Balanda

Brandi has wide-ranging experience successfully litigating large, complex cases, from defending a senior executive against the largest trade secret claim asserted in Washington to prosecuting fraud, contract, and fiduciary duty claims related to the financing of major real estate development projects.


Duncan E. Manville

Duncan has broad experience handling complex civil litigation matters. He has achieved outstanding results for his clients through a combination of zealous advocacy and creative problem-solving and counseling. He is well-versed in all phases of litigation, and has argued multiple cases before the Washington State Supreme Court.


Chris Lindemeier

Chris is experienced in a wide array of civil litigation, from intellectual property disputes to real estate actions. He has a passion for advising innovative companies, and for developing an in-depth understanding of his clients’ concerns to provide them the most practical solutions. Chris believes that anticipating an opponent’s next move and adapting litigation strategy ...

Senior Counsel

David Bruce

Dave’s 30 years of litigating in both the public sector and in private practice have allowed him to handle nearly every type of case, and his 20 years of experience in representing public entities have given him a unique ability to defend government entities and managers against all manner of challenges. His record of success ...

Of Counsel

Sarah Gohmann Bigelow

Sarah has developed her commercial litigation experience in a variety of cases in both state and federal court. She has participated in all stages of litigation in disputes arising from business tort, contract, fiduciary duty, class action, and securities claims.

Of Counsel

Michael Chait

Mike has extensive experience in litigating high-conflict disputes and delivering creative legal solutions. Mike’s clients rely on his focus on their specific business needs and goals to navigate all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mike also has a wealth of experience advising businesses on ...


Jacob P. Freeman

Jacob is an experienced and efficient litigator who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex and high-stakes cases in federal and state courts and arbitral proceedings. He is adept at evaluating the uncertainties, costs, and benefits of litigation and frequently resolves disputes without the need for formal proceedings. But when going to court is ...

Of Counsel

Duffy Graham

Duffy guides clients with thoughtfulness and efficiency through complex commercial disputes. He has comprehensive experience in pretrial, trial, and appellate proceedings in federal and state courts as well as in alternative forums. Duffy is a graduate of the Yale Law School and is admitted to practice in California and Washington.

Counsel Emeritus

Ramer B. Holtan

Following his service in the U.S. Army and graduation from law school, Ramer spent 35 years as a trial lawyer with Perkins Coie in Seattle, 29 years as partner.


James P. Savitt

Jim specializes in the trial and creative resolution of substantial disputes for a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 companies and major e-commerce firms. While much of his practice has focused on intellectual property, corporate, and commercial matters, Jim believes that knowing how to win a case–developing and executing a strategy to prevail by motion ...


Michele L. Stephen

Michele has extensive complex commercial litigation experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial clients in state and federal courts in disputes involving intellectual property, commercial and partnership contracts, and other complex matters.


Stephen C. Willey

Steve represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of commercial disputes, including intellectual property matters, business torts, contracts, securities claims, and employment-related issues. He tries cases, handles appeals, engages in ADR, and assists clients with litigation-related counseling.