Tim Repass is the managing partner of WSHB’s Seattle office and handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters in both Washington and Oregon. He has served as lead trial counsel in multiple complex litigation jury trials, trying high exposure cases to verdict with great success, and practices primarily in the areas of construction, employment, environmental, professional liability, surety, and insurance coverage. He regularly represents builders, developers, and design professionals in litigation and transactional matters. In 2018, he helped promote statutory revisions to the Washington Condominium Act, testifying in front of the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee and drafting revisions that became new law. He has also litigated large-scale environmental contamination cases brought under state and federal law and other environmental exposure and toxic tort cases.

In addition, Tim assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on a range of insurance issues and has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance cases. He also has extensive experience providing clients’ executive teams with strategic business advice on labor and employment issues, counseling employers on matters relating to wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, FMLA leave, employment agreements, employee handbooks and policies, terminations, and many other issues faced by employers.

In 2013, Tim completed 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. He has also served as an arbitrator on multiple matters.




  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Washington (B.A., 1999)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Washington
  • Oregon


Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Honors & Recognitions

  • 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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