Erik R. Connell


Erik R. Connell

Contact
Direct: 206-462-6730
Email: erc@pattersonbuchanan.com
Attorney
Admitted to practice in Washington
Practice Area

Mr. Connell’s practice involves a broad range of civil litigation defense work.

Prior to joining Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch, Mr. Connell was a staff attorney for a Fortune 100 company, where he conducted jury trials as lead counsel. He also conducted numerous arbitrations, expert and lay witness deposition, and mediations. He has experience representing corporate clients, insurance companies, labor unions, and individuals.


Education
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2013
  • Business and Marketing Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • Dean’s List 2012-2013
  • CALI Award in Advanced Constitutional Law: Political Process and Political Participation
University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
  • Awarded Best Thesis in Comparative Politics
  • Member of Mortar Board National Senior Honors Society

Admissions
  • Washington State Bar Association

Membership
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Cases
Jury Trials Include:
  • Ames v. Cohen – Plaintiff settled mid-trial for a fraction of the defendant’s offer of judgment after Mr. Connell successfully kept all of the plaintiff’s evidence out.
  • Mezenge v. Montgomery – Jury returned verdict that was lower than the defendant’s last offer to plaintiff.
  • Taylor v. Colyer – Obtained judgment as a matter of law after the plaintiff rested.
Summary Judgement Dismissals:
  • Armstrong v. Bauman – Obtained summary judgment dismissal for owner of dog in dog bite case.


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