Timothy J. Repass


520 Pike Street
Suite 1525
Seattle, WA 98101
P (206) 204-6800
F (206) 299-0400

12755 SW 69th Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97223
P (971) 256-4010
F (971) 275-1928

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Tim is the managing partner of WSHB’s Seattle office. He handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters in both Washington and Oregon, and practices primarily in the areas of construction, employment, environmental, professional liability, and insurance coverage. Tim regularly represents builders and developers in a range of residential and commercial construction matters, as well as design professionals and others in a wide array of professional liability matters. He has litigated large-scale environmental contamination cases brought under state and federal law and other environmental exposure and toxic tort cases. He handles cases in state and federal court in Washington and Oregon, at the trial court and appellate levels. In addition, Tim assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases, including the interpretation of policy provisions and exclusions, quantum disputes, catastrophes, bad faith, and extra-contractual claims.

Tim has served as lead trial counsel in multiple complex litigation jury trials, trying high exposure cases to verdict with great success. Additionally, he has served as an arbitrator on multiple matters. Tim attended the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional. He has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2006)

University of Washington (B.A., 1999)

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Practice Areas

Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Defends and prosecutes litigation on behalf of commercial, corporate, and non-profit clients involving contractual claims, unfair competition claims, and other business disputes.
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial real property purchase and sale agreement, business agreements, and corporate formation agreements for corporations and limited liability companies.
  • Defense of real estate developers, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and material suppliers in multiparty complex construction defect litigation.
  • Representation of associations, developers, and contractors against construction-related claims involving single-family residential to mixed-use high rise buildings.
  • Representation of large home builders in class action litigation.
  • Prosecution and defense of mechanic lien, surety bond, and delay claims.
  • Prosecution and defense of claims for indemnification and breach of contract.
Consumer Finance Litigation
  • Represented clients in litigation matters involving Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • Defended a variety of complex issues involving allegations of unfair and deceptive practices and other aspects of consumer protection laws.
  • Defended claims under state-specific statutes involving a variety of debt collection and consumer credit issues.
  • Defends employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
  • Hazardous Waste / Groundwater Contamination Cases.
  • Leaking underground storage tanks and septic systems.
Complex Tort and Casualty
  • Defense of property owners, developers, and contractors against construction job site accident claims and OSHA and WISHA regulation violations.
Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Defends corporations and other business entities against class action and mass tort claims.
Mold and Water Damage
  • Defense of landlord/tenant claims arising out of claims for water intrusion and mold bodily injuries.
  • Defense of property owners, builders, and developers in all aspects of bodily injury litigation related to mold exposure.
Product Liability
  • Defense of product manufacturers and distributors against claims of personal injuries and property damage due to defects in the manufacture and design of products.
Professional Liability
  • Representation of architects, engineers, real estate brokers and agents, and other licensed professionals against claims based upon improper design and testing, failure to disclose, and other theories.
  • Defended engineering firm against claims of negligent design arising out of design of multistory condominium building where plaintiff alleged that structural drawings failed to conform to applicable building code requirements and for allegedly failing to review as-built conditions for conformance with the structural design.
  • Defended professional land surveyor against claims by adjacent property owners of professional negligence in surveying. Settled for minimal amount after six figure demand.
  • Defense of professional negligence claims raised against property owners and managers in their management of apartment buildings and commercial properties.
  • Defended real estate broker and agent against a claim of professional negligence involving concealment of condition of septic system. Settled for minimal amount after summary judgment motion served on plaintiff.
  • Defended corporate directors and officers against a variety of claims including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and corporate disregard in connection with condominium and other construction projects.
  • Represent design professionals through all phases of construction litigation and counsel, including: claims avoidance, risk management, litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and trial.
Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure
  • Experienced in defending claims for asbestos related personal injury.
  • Defense of property owners, managers, builders and developers in all aspects of bodily injury litigation related to mold exposure.

Trial & Appellate Results

Mattingly v. Palmer Ridge Homes, LLC, 157 Wn. App. 376, 238 P.3d 505 (2010)

Jury Rejects Plaintiffs’ $3.5 Million Demand in Complex Inverse Condemnation Trial

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Events, Seminars & Presentations

2018 CLM Management and Professional Liability Conference, Boston, MA – Ever-Expanding Liability of Construction Design Professionals: A Survey of Design Liability Trends and Practical Effects

MC Consultants, Inc., 2015 PNW Construction Seminar

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Awards & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers Magazine "Washington Rising Star", 2016

Completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2013

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