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Paul E. Fogarty

  • Attorney
Seattle, WA

Paul Fogarty has been a trial lawyer since 1990. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in the state and federal courts of Washington, Oregon and Texas. Mr. Fogarty’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance coverage, employment litigation, professional negligence and substantial personal injury cases, including wrongful death and sexual abuse cases. Mr. Fogarty also assists clients located in Australia, Canada, China, Germany and Singapore who do business in the United States and assists clients located in the United States with their business relationships in Australia, which is where Mr. Fogarty grew up.

Before founding Fogarty Law Group PLLC, Mr. Fogarty’s prior law firm affiliations include practicing in the Seattle offices of Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP (now K&L Gates) and Williams, Kastner & Gibbs LLP and in the Houston office of the international law firm, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Cases

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1990
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Academic Scholarship, 1988 – 1989
  • University of California, San Diego
    • B.A. – 1987
    • Honors: Dean’s List, 1985 – 1986
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Chemistry

Published Works

  • Cross Examination, Washington State Bar Association Litigation News, Winter 2010–2011
  • Effective Cross Examination of Expert and Lay Witnesses, Anatomy of a Trial, Washington State Bar Association, 2010
  • Countdown to Trial, A Crash Course for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, 2009
  • Beware of Attempting to Access Private Social Networking Sites Under the Guise of Zealous Discovery Investigation, 2009, with Diana M. Dearmin
  • Denial of Coverage, Comparative Analysis of Breach of Contract, Wrongful Denial and Bad Faith, Lessons Learned from Key Bad Faith Court Rulings, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Bad Faith Liability When No Coverage Exists, Lessons Learned from Key Bad Faith Court Rulings, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Using Expert Depositions at Trial in Washington, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Why Do Insureds Contact Attorneys, National Claims Managers Meeting for an Insurance Company, 2007
  • The Art of Cross Examination, Direct and Cross Examination for Civil Litigators, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Directors and Officers Insurance in a Post-Enron Environment, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Using Expert Depositions at Trial in Washington, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Now or Later, Environmental Supplement to Washington Journal, July 1998
  • Toxic Tort Law in Texas, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • President’s Award, Houston Bar Association,1994
  • AmJur Awards, Constitutional Law, 1988
  • Ranked as “Superb” on avvo.com
  • Recognized as a “Rising Star,” Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2002
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2006 – 2009
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel,” Super Lawyers Magazine, Corporate Counsel Edition,2009
  • AmJur Awards, Corporations, 1989
  • Super Lawyers 2006-2009; 2015-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • International law firm, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.
  • Seattle offices of Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP and Williams Kastner & Gibbs LLP

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic