Michael Moore

1015 Second Avenue, Floor 10
Seattle, WA 98104-1001
Telephone: (206) 625-8600
Direct Line: (206) 621-1502
Facsimile: (206) 625-0900
Email: mmoore@corrcronin.com

(206) 621-1502

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 high-stakes commercial disputes, the defense of class actions, and 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 clients include T-Mobile, Weyerhaeuser, USAA, Zulily, AT&T, and REI, as well as the bands Nirvana and Soundgarden.

Mr. Moore has won every case that he has taken to trial or arbitration and has recovered almost a billion dollars in insurance proceeds for his policyholder clients, including $150,000,000 in the past year alone. He has won every appellate case in which he has served as lead counsel, including recent cases before the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit.  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” virtually every year since 2008, including the past three years.

Featured Cases

Featured Cases

Weyerhaeuser v. XL – Successfully litigated multi-million dollar claim against XL in an international arbitration.

Vicky Cornell v. Soundgarden – Currently defending Soundgarden against claims brought by Vicky Cornell regarding the value of her late husband Chris Cornell’s interest in the band.

Media Coverage of Soundgarden Litigation

T-Mobile v. Selective – Prosecuted successful appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court that resulted in a groundbreaking decision with regard to the enforceability of coverage-related representations made by insurance brokers.

Case Reported:  T-Mobile USA Inc. v. Selective Ins. Co. of Am., 908 F.3d 581 (9th Cir.), certified question answered, 194 Wash. 2d 413, 450 P.3d 150 (2019).

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 gain control over the Nirvana music catalog.

Media Coverage of the Nirvana Litigation

Cedar Grove v. Marysville – Prosecuted Public Records Act claims against municipality that uncovered city’s attempt to wage a covert media campaign against local composter through third parties, establishing new Washington law extending the reach of the PRA to documents held by third parties acting in concert with governmental entities and imposing in excess of $140,000 in penalties and costs on the city.

Case Reported:  Cedar Grove Composting, Inc. v. City of Marysville, 188 Wash. App. 695, 707, 354 P.3d 249, 253 (2015).

AT&T Mobility, Inc. v. Lloyds – Successfully litigated claims in excess of $50 million against Lloyd’s of London.

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 – Successfully 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.

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.

Media Coverage of EGT Litigation

Media Coverage of EGT Litigation

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

1015 Second Avenue, Floor 10
Seattle, WA 98104-1001

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