ABOUT Timothy D. Shea

Tim Shea is a partner in WSHB’s Seattle office, where his practice emphasizes civil defense of professional malpractice, construction defect, product liability, and personal injury/wrongful death claims. He also handles cybersecurity and data privacy matters as a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Team. Tim has successfully defended class action lawsuits and represented clients before the Washington State Court of Appeals. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” lawyer in Washington by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Tim is a graduate of the University of Washington and Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Washington in the Western and Eastern Districts.

Awards & Accomplishments

Named a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics magazine, 2010, 2017 - 2020

Completed the CLM Litigation Management Institute and earned the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2017

Events, Seminars & Presentations

•2019 CLM Cyber Management and Professional Liability Conference, Boston, MA - Professional Liability: The New Frontier for Accountant Liability in the Age of Cyber Crimes

•August 2015 presentation for The National Society of Accountants re: CPA/Accountant liability arising from the Affordable Care Act, Form 3115 and state and federal subpoena response

Trial & Appellate Results

Cox v. Oasis Physical Therapy, 153 Wn. App. 176 (2009)

Dewar v. Traner Smith & Co., 185 Wn. App. 544 (2015)


Successor Liability in Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales and UCC Foreclosures (Co-Author), ABA Section of Business Law, Spring Meeting, April 10-12, 2008.

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Areas of LAW

  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Professional Liability

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