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, appellate, and insurance coverage. Tim regularly represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Washington and Oregon.

Tim has substantial experience in construction law, representing builders, developers, and design professionals in a wide range of matters, including defect claims, job site injury, schedule impact, delay, liens, and transactional issues. He has testified on behalf of builder clients in front of the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee related to the Washington Condominium Act, and drafted statutory 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. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of first-party and third-party insurance matters and has extensive experience providing strategic business advice on labor and employment issues. Clients have come to rely on Tim for his practical and efficient approach to resolving high exposure matters.


  • Kay v. King Cty. Solid Waste Div., 9 Wn. App. 2d 1012 (2019) (Unreported)
  • Lutaaya v. Suhrco Residential Properties, 3 Wn. App. 2d 1028 (2018) (Unreported)
  • Mattingly v. Palmer Ridge Homes, LLC, 157 Wn. App. 376, 238 P.3d 505 (2010)



  • 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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