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Thomas J. Breen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Seattle, WA

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
401 Union Street, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-536-2379
Fax: 206-682-2305
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed in Washington Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Employment & Labor: Employee
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese
Attorney Profile

Thomas J. Breen is an attorney at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Breen handles a variety of personal injury matters, including those involving mesothelioma, products liability and sexual assault. He serves clients in Seattle and throughout the state of Washington.

Mr. Breen has more than 15 years of litigation experience. Over the course of his legal career, he has successfully settled and litigated numerous cases on behalf of negligence victims.

Before joining Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Mr. Breen served as a prosecutor for King County and practiced at a commercial litigation firm, which allowed him to develop his arbitration and litigation skills. He is also a former teacher at the University of San Francisco and La Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Outside of his practice, Mr. Breen stays active in his legal community by speaking for groups including the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Washington State Bar Association. He is a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington School of Law. He is a contributing author to the Washington Product Liability Deskbook and a member of the William L. Dwyer American Inn of Court.

Mr. Breen earned a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree from Middlebury College. He received his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Washington state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Sexual Harassment


9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

Articles about Thomas J. Breen appearing in Super Lawyers

About Thomas J. Breen

First Admitted: 2003, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Literacy Academy Director for Latin American immigrant students, Redwood City, 1996 - 1997
  • Washington Product Liability Deskbook, Contributing Author
  • Faculty member, La Universidad Europea de Madrid, 1996 - 1997
  • Faculty member, University of San Francisco, 1997 - 1998
  • Faculty member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Adjunct faculty, University of Washington School of Law, Trial Advocacy
  • Speaker, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: “Effective Cross Examination”, 2011
  • Speaker, WSBA, Jury Selection and Other Jury Skills CLE:  “How to Avoid Having 12 Angry Jurors: The Fundamentals for Excelling In Front of a Jury”, 2010
  • Speaker, WSBA, Evidence and Objection Skills Boot Training CLE:  “How to Prepare for the Unexpected at Trial”, 2011
  • Washington Product Liability blog, Publisher

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mock trial coach, University of Washington, American Association for Justice competition


  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics, 2014 - 2016
  • Cain fellowship, The University of Texas School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • William L. Dwyer American Inn of Courts, Member
  • University of Washington School of Law, Trial Advocacy, Adjunct faculty.
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty member.
  • University of San Francisco, Faculty member., 1997
  • La Universidad Europea de Madrid, Faculty member., 1996

Educational Background

  • University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
  • Middlebury College, M.A., 1994
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003
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Office Location for Thomas J. Breen

401 Union Street
Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-536-2379

Fax: 206-682-2305

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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