Bruce E. Larson

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Bruce E. Larson

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Bruce E. Larson is a graduate of Princeton University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Chicago (J.D., Beale Prize for Writing and Oral Argument). Mr. Larson focuses his practice on litigation, with particular emphasis on commercial, general tort and other complex matters. He serves as president of the firm and chair of the litigation department.

Mr. Larson represents businesses, organizations and individuals in a wide variety of litigation in both federal and state courts. He is active in the American, Washington State and King County Bar Associations, the Washington Association of Defense Trial Lawyers and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Mr. Larson is a recipient of a Washington Supreme Court Award for Outstanding Service in behalf of the Washington Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and has chaired the Committee’s work groups on Trade Secrets and Commercial Litigation. He has been recognized repeatedly as one of Washington State’s “Super Lawyers,” as a “Top Attorney” in Washington CEO Magazine, as one of Seattle’s “Top 155 Attorneys” in Seattle Magazine and as one of Seattle’s “Top 87 Business Attorneys” by Seattle Business Monthly. He has been a contributor and speaker for numerous continuing professional education seminars including serving for several years as the lecturer and instructor regarding depositions for the nationally recognized Washington State Bar Association Skills Training Seminar. He has also written numerous papers and published articles on a wide array of litigation related subjects including, for instance, “Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution” and “Defense of Class Certification Motions in Monster Litigation.”

  • “Tort and Product Liability Reform: The New Act,” speaker and chapter co-author, Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • “Comparative Fault and Contribution,” Washington State Judicial Conference
  • “Trial Techniques and Presentation: Non-Traditional Considerations,” Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • “Trial Skills Seminar,” co-chair, Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • “Special Problems in Evidence,” Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • “Washington State Bar Association Skills Training Seminar” instructor on depositions, 1987, 1989 and 1991
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” American Bar Association
  • “Taking and Defending Depositions,” Washington State Bar Association
  • “Monster Litigation II: Procedural Considerations,” International Association of Defense Counsel
  • “Ethics in ADR,” 1994 Supplement to ADR Practice Book, Wiley Law Publications
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Seminar. Washington Pattern Jury Instructions, Commercial Litigation
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1975
    • Joseph Henry Beale Prize for writing and oral argument
  • B.A., Princeton, 1972, summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Walter E. Hope Prize
    • Buchanan Prize
  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
    • Construction Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Fidelity and Surety Committee
    • Business Litigation Committee
  • Supreme Court Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Washington Pattern Jury Instruction Committee

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