Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A commercial litigation boutique that maintains a flexible and versatile practice covering a wide spectrum of litigation matters. Its team of seasoned trial lawyers regularly handles employment, real estate, fraud and intellectual property litigation. Especially renowned for its adept representation of municipalities. Offers additional strength in class actions and in-depth knowledge of the technology, software, education and financial services sectors.

Strengths A client notes: "I find them to be very effective in achieving their goals."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel for the Seattle Mariners baseball team and the PFD, a municipal corporation that owns TMobile Park, the stadium where the Mariners play, in a lawsuit asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Notable practitioners

David Bruce fields considerable experience representing his clients at trial and in appellate proceedings. He is regularly called upon to defend management clients and government entities in a variety of disputes. Interviewees describe him as "a fantastic attorney" and note that he is "a pleasure to work with."

James Savitt is a skilled commercial litigator noted for his considerable expertise in trade secrets disputes. "He is an excellent lawyer who is bright, collaborative and always prepared," says one impressed interviewee. His enviable client list includes several major e-commerce companies.

Stephen Willey handles intellectual property, contracts and securities disputes, and has experience representing both plaintiff and defendant clients. One interviewee describes him as "super responsive and knowledgeable," while another reports that he is "good in court and has strong judgment."