John W. Hathaway, P.L.L.C.

John W. Hathaway, P.L.L.C.

Highly skilled commercial litigation, commercial real estate & contracts attorney with winning strategies

Firm Overview

At Hathaway, P.L.L.C., we are dedicated to resolving your commercial disputes in federal and state courts involving everything from patent law to real estate disputes. Our firm is committed to providing each client with professional and efficient legal services.

Attorney John Hathaway has 34 years of legal experience and is staunchly committed to winning your cases in the most effective, cost-efficient manner. He uses his skills and experience to provide trusted legal representation to clients inside and outside the courtroom. He aggressively defends each client's rights throughout the entire judicial process.

He established his law offices in 1998 after having practiced for nearly 20 years with the Seattle firm of Edwards, Sieh, Wiggins and Hathaway, where he was responsible for the firm's trial practice and technology law. At Hathaway, P.L.L.C., we continue to concentrate on business, real estate and complex commercial litigation in all courts and to represent clients in software licensing, trade secret, contract and other intellectual property matters.

We can help you with:
-Breach of contract
-Business litigation
-Business mediation
-Business torts
-Complex commercial litigation
-Computer contracts and software licensing
-Employment contracts
-Estate litigation
-Insurance bad faith
-Insurance coverage
-Intellectual property licensing
-Labor and employment law
-Partnership law
-Real estate litigation
-Trade secrets
-Trial practice and civil appeals
-Trusts and estates
-Wrongful termination

Trial experience when it matters:
We do everything necessary to resolve your legal matter without having to take the case to trial, but sometimes the only way to resolve a legal issue is to go to trial. In those circumstances, you can be assured that attorney Hathaway has the experience to handle your case from beginning to end inside the courtroom. The process of litigation can be overwhelming and confusing. We make sure you understand the entire process. We also know that each client has unique problems, and we make sure we look at each case from a fresh perspective.

Attorney John Hathaway's skills, creativity and professional resources help him defend your rights until your matter is completely resolved.
Main Office
Main Office
4600 Columbia Center
701 Fifth Ave
Seattle  WA  98104
Phone
  • 206-624-7100
Fax
  • 206-624-9292
Websites
Business
Highly skilled commercial litigation attorney
Attorney John Hathaway has 34 years of legal experience and is staunchly committed to winning your cases in the most effective, cost-efficient manner. He uses his skills and experience to provide trusted legal representation to clients inside and outside the courtroom. He aggressively defends each client's rights throughout the entire judicial process.

He established his law practice in 1998 after having practiced for nearly 20 years with the Seattle firm of Edwards, Sieh, Wiggins and Hathaway, where he was responsible for the firm's trial practice and technology law.

At Hathaway, P.L.L.C., we continue to concentrate on business

We can help you with:
-Breach of contract
-Business litigation
-Business mediation
-Business torts
-Complex commercial litigation
-Computer contracts and software licensing
-Employment contracts
-Estate litigation
-Insurance bad faith
-Insurance coverage
-Intellectual property licensing
-Labor and employment law
-Partnership law
-Real estate litigation
-Trade secrets
-Trial practice and civil appeals
-Trusts and estates
-Wrongful termination

John W. Hathaway

Member

He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Trial practice and civil appeals
-Complex commercial litigation
-Business torts
-Business mediation
-Business litigation
-Partnership law
-Insurance bad faith
-Insurance coverage
-Real estate litigation
-Breach of contract
-Computer contracts and software licensing
-Intellectual property licensing
-Trade secrets
-Labor and employment law
-Wrongful termination
-Employment contracts
-Trusts and estates
-Estate litigation.

Admitted
Washington, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1981
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1982

Education
University of Maryland, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Universite d'Aix Marseille and University of Washington, B.A., 1974

Languages
French

Military
Staff Sgt., U.S. Army, 1967-1969

Associations & memberships
King County, Washington State and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2001-2004; Court Rules Committee, 2002)

Representative cases
Mutual of Enumclaw v. Grimstad-Hardy, 71 Wn. App. 226, 857 P.2d 1064 (1993)
Edmonds v. Scott Real Estate, 87 Wn. App. 834, 942 P.2d 1072 (1997)

Author
Discovery Rule and Statute of Limitations, WSTLA, 1991
Objective Proof of Physical Disability, WSTLA, 1989
Dealing with Documents in Deposition, WSTLA, 2001
Parole Evidence Rule-How Much Context Remains 12 Years after Berg? WSTLA, 2002
Determining Admissibility of Documents and Mechanics of Getting Them Admitted, WSTLA, 2002
Expanded Application of State Securities Act, WSTLA, 1988

Biographical details
Order of the Coif
Instructor, Trial Procedure, Bar Review Associates, 1985-1994
Lecturer, Computer Law, National Business Institute, June 1990
Co-Chair/Instructor, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial Skills Practicum, 2002
Education
  • University of Maryland
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1978
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