Eric W. Robinson


Eric’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and business organizations in a variety of commercial contexts, including planning, organizing, and financing business entities, handling business and real estate transactions, advising on contract and employment issues, and litigating commercial disputes. He is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon. Eric received his B.A. from the Honors Program at the University of Washington, where he rowed on the varsity crew team, and his J.D. cum laude from Seattle University. He has been named to the list of Washington Rising Stars in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Representative Work

    • Defended national automobile manufacturer against a variety of commercial and consumer based claims.

    • Prosecuted claims for bad faith by insurance companies in denying coverage.

    • Recovered indemnity obligations on behalf of large international air carrier.

    • Defended local business chain against discrimination complaint.

    • Advised and drafted documents for startup businesses entering the consulting, construction, technology, and restaurant industries.

    • Negotiated commercial leases for retail and agricultural tenants.

    • Drafted commercial leases for multi-property landlord.

    • Maintain corporate books for large West Coast based international business.

    • Foreclosure of multi-million dollar commercial real estate for national lender.

    • Defended commercial guarantor when principal debtor defaulted on multi-million dollar loans.

    • Successfully litigated numerous construction defect claims, on behalf of homeowners, general contractors, and subcontractors.

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    • Results in any particular case cannot predict the outcome in any other case.

Professional and Community Activities


  • King County Bar Association
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Washington State Bar Association


  • Rotary Club of Seattle, Member

Publications and Speaking Engagements


  • Contributing Editor and Reviewer, “Washington Civil Discovery,” 2013



  • Presenter, “Issuance and Transfers of Membership Interests,” NBI CLE, 2014

  • Presenter, “Preparing Common Business Contracts,” NBI CLE, 2013

  • “Bad Faith Litigation Nationwide Survey,” NBI CLE, 2008

  • “Emerging Issues in Washington Insurance Coverage,” NBI CLE, 2008

  • “Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA),” NBI CLE, 2008

  • “Discovery in Washington Bad Faith Litigation,” NBI CLE, 2007 and 2008

  • “Bad Faith In Washington,” NBI CLE, 2007 and 2008

  • “The Misrepresentation Defense in Commercial Coverage Litigation,” NBI CLE, 2007

  • “Negotiation Tactics,” Negotiation Workshop, 2007

  • “US-Russian Security Cooperation,” Annual Jackson School Task Force Dinner, 2005



  • Named to Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2018

  • Order of Barristers, 2008