Timothy D. Shea



801 Kirkland Avenue
Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033
P (206) 204-6800
F (206) 299-0400

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Tim Shea is a partner in WSHB’s Seattle office, where his practice emphasizes civil defense of professional malpractice, construction defect, product liability, and personal injury/wrongful death claims. He also handles cybersecurity and data privacy matters as a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Team. Tim has successfully defended class action lawsuits and represented clients before the Washington State Court of Appeals. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” lawyer in Washington by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Tim is a graduate of the University of Washington and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Washington in the Western and Eastern Districts.



Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., 2007)

University of Washington (B.A., 2003)

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Practice Areas

  • Has successfully represented clients in appeals to the Washington Court of Appeals.
  • Representation of developers, general contractors and subcontractors in connection with construction defect claims as well as work site injury claims.
  • Represents developer, general contractor and subcontractor clients in contract disputes.
  • Defends employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
Complex Tort and Casualty
  •  Defense of individuals, corporations and property owners against severe personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Product Liability
  • Defense of manufacturers and sellers in connection with claims of poor design, manufacture and/or warning.
  • Representation of medical device manufacturers, restaurants (food born illness claims), and a variety of other manufacturers and sellers.
Professional Liability
  • Representation of lawyers, accountants, CPAs, and health care providers in civil litigation as well as before licensing and regulatory agencies.
  • Worked with CPA and accounting professional clients in defense of Department of Revenue assessments and advises professional clients concerning the terms of engagement letters and identifying risk vis-à-vis particular engagements.


  • Successor Liability in Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales and UCC Foreclosures (Co-Author), ABA Section of Business Law, Spring Meeting, April 10-12, 2008.

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Trial & Appellate Results

Dewar v. Traner Smith & Co., 185 Wn. App. 544 (2015)

Cox v. Oasis Physical Therapy, 153 Wn. App. 176 (2009)

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Events, Seminars & Presentations

  • 2019 CLM Cyber Management and Professional Liability Conference, Boston, MA – Professional Liability: The New Frontier for Accountant Liability in the Age of Cyber Crimes

  • August 2015 presentation for The National Society of Accountants re: CPA/Accountant liability arising from the Affordable Care Act, Form 3115 and state and federal subpoena response

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Awards & Accomplishments

Named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics magazine, 2010, 2017 - 2021

Completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2017

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