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Timothy E. Allen

Fax: (206) 957-7008

Tim is a trial lawyer with extensive courtroom experience in multi-week trials. His practice ranges from the defense of medical malpractice claims to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in insurer bad faith, insurance coverage, employment, product liability, injunctive relief, and equine law cases, among others.

Tim is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon, and represents clients in both state and federal courts. As a plaintiff’s attorney, he has assisted in cases achieving multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including the $15.5 million verdict in Federici v. U-Haul et al., and the $12.95 million bad faith settlement in Howard v. Royal Specialty Underwriting, Inc. As a defense attorney, he has obtained defense verdicts, dismissals, and favorable settlements for clients including health care providers, employers, universities, product manufacturers, and insurance companies.

Tim was named to the Washington Super Lawyers list for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; named to the Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; and received the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Outstanding Litigation Associate Award for 2006. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tim was a professor of political philosophy and argumentation at Western Washington University, as well as the director of the university’s debate program. During law school, Tim served as a Rule 9 Attorney for the Whatcom County Public Defender.


University of Washington School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2004
University of Washington Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
Member, Moot Court Honor Board: First Place and Best Speaker
2002 1L Competition Finalist and Best Speaker
2004 2L/3L Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition
Invited Member, National Order of Barristers
Teaching Fellow, Basic Legal Skills

Boston University, A.B.D., Political Philosophy, 1986
President’s Ph.D. Fellowship, 1984

Western Washington University, M.A. with distinction, Political Science, 1983

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Awards & Recognition

  • Washington Super Lawyers:  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star:  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Outstanding Litigation Associate Award, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2006

Contact Us

Mullin, Allen & Steiner PLLC
101 Yesler Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 957-7007
Fax: (206) 957-7008

We recommend parking in the Butler Garage across the street from our offices.