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Hozaifa Y. Cassubhai

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Bailey Duquette P.C.
500 Union Street, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-225-2250
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed in Washington Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Intellectual Property, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Real Estate: Business
Languages Spoken: English, Gujarati, Urdu
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at the Seattle, Washington and Westfield, New Jersey offices of Bailey Duquette P.C., Hozaifa Y. Cassubhai offers a full array of legal services to plaintiffs and defendants in matters related to commercial and business litigation. This includes matters involving contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary duties, corporate governance (shareholder / board member) issues, business divorces and partnership disputes, trade secrets, intellectual property, defamation, securities law, real estate, employment law (employee and employer), and more.

Mr. Cassubhai also serves as of counsel to the Han Santos PLLC law firm, where he is called on as litigation and risk-management counsel for a number of emerging growth companies.  Mr. Cassubhai started his career at a renowned, large law firm and cut his teeth by litigating complex commercial and employment cases.  He also served as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Tacoma, Washington.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts in history from Boston College, Mr. Cassubhai obtained his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Seattle University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review and was named Faculty Scholar and Graduation Student Speaker. He also completed coursework in Arabic from the Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  

Mr. Cassubhai holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section and the South Asian Bar Associations of Washington and New Jersey.

Dedicated to his local community, Mr. Cassubhai provides pro bono services to non-profits and marginalized and underprivileged groups. He currently serves as a board member of the Washington Joint Minority Mentorship Program and has previously served as a board member of the InterIm Community Development Association in Seattle, Washington.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10%Other
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Labor Law, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Malpractice, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Condominiums & Cooperatives

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

About Hozaifa Y. Cassubhai

First Admitted: 2007, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.baileyduquette.com/hozaifa-cassubhai

Honors/Awards

  • , Named a “Super Lawyer” (2019-2022) and "Rising Star" (2014-2018)
  • Special Deputy Prosecutor (King County), N/A, 2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington, Trustee, Trustee, N/A, 2016
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative, N/A, 2015
  • Washington Leadership Institute, Fellow, Washington State Bar Association, 2013
  • Graduation Student Speaker, Seattle University School of Law, 2007
  • Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, Seattle University School of Law, 2007
  • National Order of the Barristers, Seattle University School of Law, 2007
  • Faculty Scholar, Seattle University School of Law, 2007
  • First Place - Fredric Tausend Moot Court Competition , Seattle University School of Law, 2006

Educational Background

  • Boston College, B.A., History

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Joint Minority Mentorship Program - Board Member, 2021
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC-Washington) - CLE Presenter in September 23, 2021, Business Summit - Topic: Risk Allocation Pitfalls in M&A Deals, 2021
  • South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey Member, 2021
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington Member, 2020
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington - Member, 2021
  • Member of WSBA Task Force to Recommend Changes to the Civil Rules, 2017
  • Member of Planning Sub-Committee for 2018 Annual Washington Judicial Conference to be held on September 23-26, 2018 in Yakima, Washington, 2017
  • Washington
  • New Jersey

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Washington Joint Minority Membership Program - Board Member, 2022
  • InterIm CDA, non-profit, Board of Directors, past-President, 2016
  • InterIm CDA, non-profit, Board of Directors, President, 2015
  • InterIm CDA, non-profit, Board of Directors, Vice-President, 2014
  • Seattle University Law Alumni Board, 2014
  • InterIm CDA, non-profit, Board of Directors, Vice-President, 2013
  • Seattle University Law Alumni Board, 2013
  • Seattle University Law Alumni Board, 2012

Comments

  • “Hozi is a very creative problem solver.”
  • “I have known Hozi for years, and he is among the best advocates I have seen. At the same time, he is ethical, thoughtful, and committed to the profession and its institutions.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Hozaifa Y. Cassubhai

500 Union Street
Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-225-2250

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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