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Keith Talbot

Direct: 206.462.6722
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Admitted to practice in Washington

Practice Area

Mr. Talbot’s practice focuses upon complex litigation and general liability defense.

Before joining Patterson Buchanan in 2007, Mr. Talbot worked as a staff attorney in the Office of the Family and Children Ombudsman, a state agency within the Governor’s office charged with monitoring the Washington State Children’s Administration and generating legislative proposals to improve the child welfare system.  Mr. Talbot also served for two years as bailiff/clerk to the Honorable Charles W. Mertel at King County Superior Court supporting the judge in officiating dozens of trials.  As a law clerk for the Honorable William W. Baker at Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals, Mr. Talbot provided legal analysis, recommendations for decisions, and drafted opinions. 


  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2001
    • Public Service Award for Class of 2001
    • Joint degree with a Masters in Public Policy
  • Carleton College, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1988

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Board of Directors