Professional Biography

Thomas (Tom) L. Boeder Of Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8416

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Tom Boeder has extensive experience as a commercial litigator. His practice has included 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. Movie industry antitrust litigation has been one area of focus where Tom has represented independent theater operators in litigation against the three, dominant theater circuits in the United States - AMC, Regal and Cinemark. His movie industry antitrust work has involved counseling, litigation in state and federal courts and a successful jury trial.

Professional Recognition

  • Named by Benchmark Litigation: Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a “Litigation Star” for Washington, 2018
  • Named Best Lawyers' Seattle, "Litigation - Antitrust Lawyer of the Year," 2013, 2017, 2019
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, in "America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2010 - 2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2003 - 2022: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - 2019
  • 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

Community Involvement

  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Washington Advisory Board, Member, 2015 - present 

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





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • 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


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