William “Randy” Squires III
For over forty years, Randy Squires has tried lawsuits in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. His experience base is broad: a five-year apprenticeship with a pioneer construction litigation boutique (where, among other things, he built the firm’s construction labor practice); twenty years with Davis Wright Tremaine, a large regional, now national firm, the last ten as chair of the firm’s Litigation Group; and nearly ten years as a founding member and CEO of the innovative Summit Law Group. Randy’s effectiveness has been recognized by his 1998 induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers; his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (including his listing, as an employment lawyer, in that publication’s 1983 edition, its first); and his inclusion in each edition of Chambers’ compilation of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Randy has been selected to the Washington “Super Lawyer” list in each year since Washington Law & Politics began sponsoring its listing in 2000.
Randy’s extensive experience, both as a trial lawyer and with complex business, injury, and scientific issues, enables him to serve as a “learned counselor” and to help clients of the firm develop practical solutions to their legal and organizational problems.
Good v. Fluor Hanford Co., et al. – As counsel for Fluor, negotiated complex settlement of claims by eleven Hanford workers claiming exposure to “toxic soup” in explosion in plutonium processing facility.
National Radio-Astronomy Observatory and Comsat – As counsel to NRAO in three-month arbitration, defeated design/build contractor’s claims for changes and delay that would have doubled project cost.
In re Hanford Downwinder Litigation – Appointed defense liaison counsel in consolidated, 4000-plaintiff toxic exposure case. Co-counsel in two successful bellwether jury trials. Negotiated dismissal of Westinghouse Electric Co.
Radiation Sterilizers, Inc. v. United States, et al. – Obtained dismissal, on summary judgment, of $450 million defective design claim asserted against Battelle related to leaking cesium heat source used in irradiation facility.
In re Washington Public Power Supply System – For some fifteen years, served as counsel to trustees for some $6 billion of “net billed” WPPSS project bonds regarding potential default issues and litigation by holders of defaulted bonds.