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J. David Andrews


Of Counsel

David Andrews, of counsel in the firm's Seattle office, focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation, representing management in both the public and private sectors.  For 35 years he has represented major companies, including Boeing, Puget Sound Energy, United Parcel Service, timber companies and banks, and more than 125  smaller and emerging companies and nonprofits, school districts and numerous other public entities.  He is also a nationally recognized speaker and writer in labor and employment relations, lawyer ethics, law office management, and state and federal civil litigation.

Professional Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Board of Governors and Treasurer, 1975 - 1979
  • American Bar Foundation, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 1975 - 1977; Fellow, 1975 - present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1980 - present
  • American Judicature Society, 1976 - present; Director, 1985 - 1989
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Chairman of the Board, 1979 - 1981; Honorary Trustee, 1987 - present; Seattle Man of the Year, 1974
  • University of Puget Sound, School of Law, Board of Visitors, 1976 - 1994
  • University of Illinois, College of Law, Board of Visitors, 2006 - 2008

Community Involvement

Corporate Boards - Nonprofit

  • American Bar Endowment, Board of Directors, 1981 - 1996; President, 1985 - 1987; Director Emeritus, 1994 - present, (an insurance company insuring over 85,000 lawyers)
  • American Bar Insurance Plans Consultants, Director, 1987 - 2011; President, 2008 - 2011
  • Leukemia Society of America, National Trustee, Executive Committee, 1990- 1997, and former president of the Washington State Chapter
  • Washington Law Fund, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1992 - 2000; President, 1996 (charity to raise funds to provide legal services to the poor)
  • Endowment for Equal Justice, Board Member, 2006 - present
Corporate Boards - Profit
  • American Bar Insurance Plans Consultants, Inc., Board of Directors, Vice President, 1989 - 2011; President, 2011 - 2012 (sale of comprehensive major medical, long term care, Medicare supplement, partners’ universal and variable life and car insurance to American lawyers)
  • Northwest Retail Partners, 2007 - present (Multi-State Commercial Real Estate Company)


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1960
  • University of Illinois, B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1955

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington