William J. Bender

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  • Of Counsel at Skellenger Bender, P.S. (12 Attorneys)
  • Rainier Tower, 1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3401, Seattle, WA 98101
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Director, Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, 1970-1975. Assistant Federal Public Defender, Western District of Washington, 1975-1979.

William J. Bender is a principal in the firm. He focuses his practice on construction law, environmental law, and the representation of design professionals in contractual issues and disputes. He also represents clients on a wide range of commercial and civil litigation issues.

Bill is a frequent arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and several mass tort panels. He also serves as a private arbitrator and mediator.

Bill is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Washington. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth and D.C. Circuits.

Bill has practiced at Skellenger Bender since 1979. Before joining the practice, Bill served as a Federal Public Defender in Washington for five years and litigated extensively in the federal courts. Prior to moving to Washington, Bill taught Civil Procedure at Rutgers Law School and Constitutional Litigation at the Rutgers Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic. He also served as staff counsel at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City.

Bill is a frequent contributor and presenter on topics of interest to design professionals and a regular participant in professional organizations, including the American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Institute of Architects, and Associated Soil and Foundation Engineers.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-462-4574  Phone
206-447-1973  Fax
University Attended:
Rutgers University, B.A., 1963
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University, J.D., 1968
Year of First Admission:
1968, New Jersey; 1976, Washington
King County, Washington State and Federal Bar Associations.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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