Overview

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Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP has earned its reputation for skilled advocacy and creative problem-solving. We foster a culture of excellence based on these principles:

Judgment and credibility. A lawyer’s greatest asset is his or her judgment—which is earned by standing in court, presenting evidence, and understanding what is credible and persuasive to judges and juries. GTTC lawyers focus solely on the client’s ultimate objective and avoid the many opportunities to engage in minor but costly battles that do not advance that objective. Our 26-year track record has proven the value of this approach.

Preparation for trial from day one. We prepare every matter, from the beginning, on the assumption it will be tried to verdict. Viewing the case through the lens of trial serves our clients well, whether the case is tried or resolved at the settlement table.

No pyramid, no bait-and-switch. We have consciously avoided the “pyramid” model, with many junior lawyers reporting to a small number of senior partners. Our partners roll up their sleeves, do the work, and know the facts and law, period.

Statewide representation. GTTC maintains offices in Seattle and Spokane. Maintaining a physical presence across the state allows our attorneys to stay up to date about developments on the local court level and also provides convenient meeting locations for our clients on both sides of the Cascades.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion. GTTC works for justice—in the courts, the legal profession, and our firm. This drives:

  • Our pro bono efforts, which include a focus on under-served needs related to the criminal justice system.
  • The GTTC Law School Leg-Up Program, under which the firm awards scholarships for LSAT preparation courses to diverse aspiring law students.
  • Our support of Legal Employers Advancing Diversity in Washington (LEAD-WA). Each year, GTTC hires summer associates via the LEAD-WA program and now has a permanent associate who came to the firm from LEAD-WA. Partner Susannah Carr serves on its Board of Directors.

Rankings

Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 6 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Insurance Law

Metro Rankings

Seattle, WA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Insurance Law

Metro Rankings

Seattle, WA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

Seattle, WA
One Union Square, Suite 2915
600 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
206-467-6477 Call our Seattle, WA location at 206-467-6477 Get Directions Get directions to our Seattle, WA location

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