Paul Dayton



P (206) 515-2227


Paul is an experienced legal strategist, who understands his client’s issues, and actively pursues their interests on matters ranging from civil disputes to ‘bet the company’ litigation.

Paul brings a problem solving approach to complex civil cases. The subjects vary, including antitrust, consumer and employment class actions, environmental enforcement, unfair competition, and substantial contract disputes. In all cases, Paul brings judgment and analysis with complete focus on advancing the client’s interests. Sometimes this has involved lengthy trials or accelerated motions for injunctive relief. But in most cases, matters are resolved by identifying the key legal issues and obtaining the client’s goal through pretrial motions or settlement. While Paul is relentlessly interested in the legal issues, he is just as focused on counseling clients in a coordinated effort to resolve the problem presented.

Paul has litigated cases in state and federal court in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Arizona, and has represented clients in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce, Judicial Dispute Resolutions, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, and American Arbitration Association. He has argued cases in the Washington Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit.

When he’s not working, Paul enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors and all things adventurous. He enjoys skiing and hikes and climbs in the North Cascades.

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