Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

Litigation Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Extensive experience in civil litigation, handling antitrust, employment, environmental, intellectual property and real estate litigation, in addition to governance matters and shareholder disputes. Has noted skills in maritime and aviation litigation, representing clients in cargo and property damage, personal injury and insurance coverage disputes. Also recognized for its work with Native American tribes.

Strengths"The team work very well and pay attention to detail," says a source, adding that "they get it right the first time."

A client says: "The team is very focused and quick to assess the pertinent legal issues and the ambiguity of arguments and facts which may be misconstrued."

Another client notes that it is "a high-quality, high-caliber legal team which delivers results," adding that the attorneys are "ethical, professional and honest, and they put the interests of their client first."

Work highlights Represented a Seattle technology startup and venture capital firm in a complex breach of contract claim against one of the largest telecommunications carriers in the world. The case arose from the carrier's breach of a master services agreement to develop a wireless backhaul network on the East Coast.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Harrigan has a wealth of experience litigating complex commercial disputes. He is noted for his expert representation of his clients at trial and in appellate proceedings. Interviewees describe him as "a very strong trial attorney" and appreciate his "high-level strategic view of how the litigation is going to work out."

Kristin Ballinger handles a wide range of commercial disputes, and has significant trial and appellate capabilities. Her clients describe her as "extremely diligent, a careful listener and a skilled communicator."

"High-quality litigator" Timothy Leyh is regularly called upon to represent corporate clients and municipalities in a wide range of disputes. Clients characterize him as "an excellent strategist when it comes to both trial preparation and the trial itself."

Tyler Farmer is praised by one client as a "skilled and thoughtful strategist and negotiator," while another reports that he "offers sound and practical advice." He has significant experience representing his clients in trials and is a popular choice for bet-the-company litigation.