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Class Action Defense

Davis Wright Tremaine has the preeminent class action defense practice in the Pacific Northwest. Our lawyers have successfully defended scores of class actions for major companies in almost every industry.

Our lawyers strive for early success in high-stakes class action litigation. In the overwhelming majority of class actions we’ve handled, we have obtained pre-certification dismissals, negotiated individual settlements or voluntary dismissals, defeated class certification motions, or obtained orders striking class allegations, often before the client has had to incur significant discovery costs. In others, we have obtained summary judgment on a class-wide basis or won at trial on the merits. And, when circumstances have warranted it, we have crafted favorable settlements.

Our class action lawyers represent clients on a wide variety of legal issues, including consumer protection and product liability claims. We have litigated cases under state consumer protection statutes, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and securities laws, to name a few. As a result of our breadth of experience, we make early strategic calls that allow the client to map out a reliable and predictable litigation plan (subject, of course, to the usual vagaries of litigation).

We litigate cases with a high degree of professionalism and a minimum of unnecessary friction. As a result, we believe we have an unsurpassed reputation for integrity and reliability before state and local judges in the Pacific Northwest—as well as among other counsel and our clients.