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Thomas (Tom) L. Boeder



Tom Boeder has more than 25 years' experience as a commercial litigator. His practice includes cases involving antitrust, antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, class actions, consumer product liability and consumer protection litigation, and intellectual property litigation. A former deputy attorney general and chief of Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Criminal Law Enforcement in the Washington State Attorney General's Office, Tom has worked on a number of significant cases over the years, including the merger of The Boeing Company and McDonnell Douglas Corporation and the Louisiana-Pacific OSB Siding Litigation. His representative clients include The Boeing Company, Outerwall Inc., Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Systems, Starbucks Corporation and Weyerhaeuser Company.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, in "America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2010 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2003 - Present: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Complex Litigation, Consumer, Contract Disputes, False Advertising, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2001 - 2014
  • 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, Antitrust and Litigation Sections
  • Washington State Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Former Chair
  • Washington State Bar Association, Task Force on Public Enforcement of Washington Antitrust Laws
  • University of Washington, Executive MBA Program, Lecturer on antitrust, consumer protection and trade regulation, 1996

Related Employment

  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle, WA, Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Criminal Law Enforcement Division, Deputy Attorney General and Chief, 1977 - 1981
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle, WA, Assistant Attorney General in Charge of Antitrust Litigation, 1973 - 1977
  • Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle, WA, Consumer Protection Litigation Attorney, 1970 - 1973


  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1968
  • Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

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


Chambers Ranked