Mr. Cronin is a retired founding partner of the firm. We are proud to call him one of our “emeritus” partners. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named as one of the top business litigators in Seattle in every one of Seattle Magazine’s top lawyer surveys since 2001. He was also selected by his peers in the annual Super Lawyer’s list as one of the top ten Business Litigators in the state in 2013 and 2014. In 2019 he was chosen to the “Super Lawyers” list and voted among the Top 100 lawyers in the state. For 12 years in a row Bill has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America.
Bill’s practice focuses on business litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented law firms, accounting firms, engineering firms, construction contractors, corporate officers and directors, majority and minority stockholders, employees and employers, and Fortune 500 companies such as Exxon Mobil, AT&T Mobility, and Amazon.com in high-stakes litigation.
He is licensed to practice in Washington and California.
VC Sellers v. CH2M Hill – Corr Cronin represented CH2M Hill in a multi-million-dollar dispute arising from the acquisition of VECO International by CH2M Hill. The dispute was settled in 2013 and the settlement terms are confidential.
AT&T v. Federal Insurance – Corr Cronin represented AT&T Mobility in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Federal Insurance Company to recover amounts allegedly due on a directors and officers insurance policy. After a two-week jury trial in Delaware Superior Court, AT&T obtained a verdict for $9.25 million against Federal. Mr. Cronin was lead trial counsel in this matter.
Amazon.com v. Expedia, Inc. – Corr Cronin represented Amazon.com in a lawsuit filed against Expedia, Inc. for breach of contract for recovery of in excess of $12,000,000. Expedia asserted counterclaims. The case was settled shortly before trial and settlement terms are confidential. Mr. Cronin served as lead counsel.
VersusLaw, Inc. v. Stoel Rives, et al. – Mr. Cronin was engaged to represent a law firm and individual attorney defendants against claims of legal malpractice arising from a failed licensing relationship and underlying arbitration proceeding. Corr Cronin obtained a summary judgment for all defendants dismissing the plaintiff’s $12 million claim, but the Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for trial. The matter was subsequently settled and settlement terms are confidential.
State of Alaska v. Exxon Corporation – This was a tax dispute arising from Alaska’s $1.3 billion tax assessment against Exxon. Mr. Cronin was lead counsel for Exxon through six months of trial. During trial, Mr. Cronin directed a team of three law firms and more than ten lawyers and obtained a result that reduced the tax assessment on Exxon by 80% and saved Exxon nearly $1 billion off the assessment sought by the State of Alaska at trial.