Paul E. Fogarty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Fogarty Law Group PLLC
 | 1001 4th Ave, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: 206-441-0172
Fax: 206-826-9405
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Fogarty Law Group PLLC with an Avvo “Superb” rating, Paul E. Fogarty represents the people of Washington in cases of products liability, personal injury cases, insurance coverage, employment litigation, wrongful death, sexual abuse and commercial litigation. With almost 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Fogarty has represented clients throughout the world, in Germany, China, Canada, Australia and Singapore, and has tried nonjury and jury cases in federal and state courts in Texas, Oregon and Washington.

A member of the King County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Washington State Bar Association, Mr. Fogarty volunteers with the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics program. In 1987, he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in chemistry and majors in economics and political science from the University of California, San Diego. He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he studied on an academic scholarship and graduated cum laude in 1990 with a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Fogarty is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington, and in all Washington state courts. The Houston Bar Association awarded him the President’s Award in 1994, and he was given an Am. Jur award in Constitutional Law in 1988.

A talented writer, Mr. Fogarty has published many written works for organizations such as the National Business Institute, the National Claims Managers Meeting for an Insurance Company and the Washington State Bar Association. He writes on topics of coverage denial, breach of contract, bad faith, expert depositions and cross examination.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (20%)

Media and Advertising (20%): Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law

Personal Injury - General (20%): Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%)

Insurance Coverage (10%)

General Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2015 - 2019

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About Paul Fogarty

Admitted: 1997, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.fogartylawgroup.com/Paul-E-Fogarty-Profile.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer," Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2006 - 2009
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer," Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2015 - 2016
  • Ranked as "Superb" on avvo.com
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel," Super Lawyers Magazine, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star," Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2002
  • President's Award, Houston Bar Association, 1994
  • AmJur, Corporations, 1989
  • Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1985
  • Academic Scholarship, University of San Diego School of Law, 1988
  • AmJur, Constitutional Law, 1988
  • Ist XV, Rugby, Waverley College, Australia, 1980
  • See avvo.com, http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98101-wa-paul-fogarty-26089.html, 2010
  • Academic Scholarship, University of San Diego School of Law, 1989
  • Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1986

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • King County Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • Washington

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • King County Legal Clinic; serves low income people who need legal help

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Cross Examination, Washington State Bar Association Litigation News, Winter 2010–2011
  • Beware of Attempting to Access Private Social Networking Sites Under the Guise of Zealous Discovery Investigation, with Diana M. Dearmin, 2009
  • Effective Cross Examination of Expert and Lay Witnesses, Anatomy of a Trial, Washington State Bar Association, 2010
  • Author and Speaker, Ethical Pitfalls of Discovery into Social Online Networking, Washington State Bar Association Office Of Disciplinary Counsel, 2010
  • Author and Speaker, Insurance Coverage by Estoppel and Besel Settlements, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Bad Faith Liability When No Coverage Exists, Lessons Learned from Key Bad Faith Court Rulings, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Denial of Coverage, Comparative Analysis of Breach of Contract, Wrongful Denial and Bad Faith, Lessons Learned from Key Bad Faith Court Rulings, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Countdown to Trial, A Crash Course for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2009
  • Using Expert Depositions at Trial in Washington, National Business Institute, 2008
  • The Art of Cross Examination, Direct and Cross Examination for Civil Litigators, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Why Do Insureds Contact Attorneys, National Claims Managers Meeting for an Insurance Company, 2007
  • Directors and Officers Insurance in a Post-Enron Environment, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Using Expert Depositions at Trial in Washington, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Author and Speaker, Washington Insurance Law, Presentation To Claims Attorneys, 2004
  • Now or Later, Environmental Supplement to Washington Journal, July 1998
  • Author and Speaker, Toxic Tort Law in Texas, 1996

Educational Background:

  • University of California, B.A., Major: Political Science, Economics, Minor: Chemistry, Honors: Dean's List, 1985 - 1986, 1987
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Office Location for Paul E. Fogarty

1001 4th Ave
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154

Phone: 206-441-0172

Fax: 206-826-9405

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Last Updated: 2/4/2019

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