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Donald has successfully represented clients in litigation concerning environmental cleanup cost recovery and insurance coverage, antitrust and competition issues, and in other constitutional and complex litigation. He appears on behalf of clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts.

Don is a certified White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma.

Professional Activities

  • King County Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees, 2017-2019
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Board of Trustees, 2001-2004
      • Chair, 2003-2004
  • King County Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Chair,  2015-2016
    • Member 2008-2017

Community Activities

  • Children's Alliance
    • Board Member, 2002-2012
    • President, 2004-2007



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News & Insights


  • Washington, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley Law, 1991
    • California Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
    • Moot Court Board, Member
  • B.A., University of California Irvine, Political Science (magna cum laude), 1988

Honors & Recognition

  • Washington Super Lawyers list
    • Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009-2020
    • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2015 
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2001-2003 and 2006-2007
  • Seattle Met's “Top Lawyer,” Environmental Law, 2010
  • Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40," 2005
  • Garvey Schubert Barer's “Dallaire Public Service Award,” 2004
  • ACLU of Washington’s “Civil Libertarian Award,” 2006
  • Children's Alliance’s “Champion for Children Award,”2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
    • Commercial Litigation, 2010
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