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Michael Moore

Mr. Moore is a partner in the firm.  Mr. Moore’s practice focuses on policyholder insurance coverage litigation against the world’s largest insurers, defending technology companies in dealer/vendor disputes, the defense of class actions, and intellectual property disputes with an emphasis on entertainment litigation.  Mr. Moore has brought and defended cases in Washington, New York, California, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska, Kentucky, Alabama, Rhode Island, and Iowa, both on the federal and state level.  His current and past clients include Fortune 500 Companies like T-Mobile, Amazon.com, AT&T, USAA, zulily, and REI, as well as the band Nirvana.

Mr. Moore has won every case that he has taken to trial and has recovered almost a quarter of a billion dollars in insurance proceeds for his policyholder clients, including $20,000,000 in the past year alone.  He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent coverage lawyers in the Pacific Northwest and Washington Law and Politics magazine selected Mr. Moore as a Washington “Super Lawyer” every year between 2008 and 2015. 

Featured Cases

AT&T Mobility, Inc. v. Lloyds – Successfully litigated claims in excess of $47 million against Lloyd’s of London.

Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company – Successfully tried claims against Chubb subsidiary to verdict in a multi-week jury trial, securing a jury verdict on all counts, an award in excess of $10 million, and one of the first findings of bad faith against a directors and officers liability insurer.

Courtney Love v. Nirvana, L.L.C., David Grohl, and Krist Novoselic – Successfully defended Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Nirvana L.L.C. against various claims brought by Courtney Love in an attempt to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. and gain control over the Nirvana music catalog.

Daniels / McGinnis v. T-Mobile – Successfully defended T-Mobile against a proposed national class actions alleging inadequate disclosure of roaming fees, securing dismissal of the majority of the claims alleged on summary judgment.

F.C. Bloxom v. Fireman’s Fund – Tried coverage and bad faith claims against Fireman’s Fund to verdict, securing a jury verdict on all counts, and one of the first ever findings of bad faith against an insurer under Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act.

HK Wireless v. T-Mobile – Sucessfully defended T-Mobile against multi-million dollar claim asserted by former dealer, winning the case outright on summary judgment.

JEC v. Queensryche – Successfully defended the members of the band Queensryche from claims alleged by a Japanese concert promoter regarding the cancellation of a proposed tour of Japan by Queensryche after the events of 9/11.

T-Mobile v. Zurich – Sucessfully prosecuted multi-million dollar claim for insurance coverage on behalf T-Mobile.

More Representative Cases

Business Litigation

HK Wireless v. T-Mobile – Sucessfully defended T-Mobile against multi-million dollar claim asserted by former dealer, winning the case outright on summary judgment.

EGT v. the Port of Longview/Longshoremen’s Union – Successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of EGT against the Port of Longview and the Longshoremen’s Union in a case that gained national attention after the Longshoremen reacted to EGT’s lawsuit by staging a series of protests throughout the Northwest. The case was resolved on favorable terms after a series of contempt findings against the Longshoremen.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union locals held in contempt for EGT terminal raid

7 arrested in union dispute at Washington port

Hydropro v. U.S. Filter – Successfully defended multi-million dollar claims brought by the State of Alaska’s North Slope Borough against U.S. Filter.

Class Action/Mass Tort

Daniels / McGinnis v. T-Mobile – Successfully defended T-Mobile against a proposed national class actions alleging inadequate disclosure of roaming fees, securing dismissal of the majority of the claims alleged on summary judgment.

Lorenzana v. 2nd Story Software – Defended Blucora (formerly known as Infospace) subsidiary 2nd Story Software against a proposed national consumer class action, securing outright dismissal of the case after completing initial discovery and filing a motion for summary judgment.

Schwendeman v. USAA Insurance – Successfully defended class action claims relating to the use of non-OEM parts by insurer, defeating class certification and clarifying the standard regarding the admissibility of expert opinions in class actions within Washington.

Insurance Coverage

AT&T Mobility, Inc. v. Lloyds – Successfully litigated claims in excess of $47 million against Lloyd’s of London.

Cingular Wireless Services, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company – Successfully tried claims against Chubb subsidiary to verdict in a multi-week jury trial, securing a jury verdict on all counts, an award in excess of $10 million, and one of the first findings of bad faith against a directors and officers liability insurer.

F.C. Bloxom v. Fireman’s Fund – Tried coverage and bad faith claims against Fireman’s Fund to verdict, securing a jury verdict on all counts, and one of the first ever findings of bad faith against an insurer under Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act.

Amazon.com v. Swiss Re, et al. – Successfully prosecuted multi-million dollar claim for insurance coverage on behalf of Amazon.com against multiple insurers in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Pendleton Woolen Mills v. Employers Ins. of Wausau – Overcame multiple motions for summary judgment brought by defendant insurers to recover several million dollars in environmental cleanup costs for Pendleton.

Todd Shipyards v. IRI – Litigated claims against several insurers for damages incurred by Todd Shipyards as a result of the 2001 Seattle Nisqually earthquake.

Intellectual Property

Courtney Love v. Nirvana, L.L.C., David Grohl, and Krist Novoselic – Successfully defended Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Nirvana L.L.C. against various claims brought by Courtney Love in an attempt to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. and gain control over the Nirvana music catalog.

Media Coverage of the Nirvana Litigation

JEC v. Queensryche – Successfully defended the members of the band Queensryche from claims alleged by a Japanese concert promoter regarding the cancellation of a proposed tour of Japan by Queensryche after the events of 9/11.

T-Mobile v. Zurich – Sucessfully prosecuted multi-million dollar claim for insurance coverage on behalf T-Mobile.

Avocent v. Belkin – Successfully defended Belkin against patent infringement claims relating to KVM switches.

Other

Entertainment

Courtney Love v. Nirvana, L.L.C., David Grohl, and Krist Novoselic – Successfully defended Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Nirvana L.L.C. against various claims brought by Courtney Love in an attempt to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. and gain control over the Nirvana music catalog.

Media Coverage of the Nirvana Litigation

JEC v. Queensryche – Successfully defended the members of the band Queensryche from claims alleged by a Japanese concert promoter regarding the cancellation of a proposed tour of Japan by Queensryche after the events of 9/11.

Education / Background

J.D., Boston University School of Law

B.A., Journalism, Political Science, University of Iowa

Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine

Law Clerk, Washington State Court of Appeals

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association

American Bar Association

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