Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

Our firm is regularly identified among the finest trial law firms in the region.  Since 1986, we have built our strong reputation with deeds, not words.  Local, regional, national, and international clients have entrusted us with problems ranging from billion-dollar lawsuits to delicate negotiation, and the fabric of our reputation has been woven by our actions in response to those challenges.  We invite you to ask our clients about us.

They will tell you that we work together to bring complex problems into focus, to adopt an effective course of action, to deliver clear and convincing messages to judges and juries, and, where appropriate, to achieve innovative alternative resolutions.

We invite you to ask other lawyers in the community about us.  They will tell you that our work product is outstanding, that our integrity and professionalism are unquestioned, and that we are always prepared to go the distance but equally prepared to find a more efficient or effective path to a positive outcome.

Our firm was formed in 1986 by David Danielson, Arthur Harrigan, and Val Tollefson, senior litigation partners from a large Seattle firm.  We combine the capacity and experience available at the largest firms with the focus and teamwork of a smaller organization.  For thirty years we have proven this over and over by effectively handling some of the most significant litigation in the region and by negotiating complex agreements either incident to, or independent of, litigation.

We invite you to sample the range of cases we have handled by reviewing our lawyers' biographies.  Our cases have included defending clients in complex class actions, intellectual property litigation, major construction cases, securities cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars, real estate matters, contract disputes, bank merger litigation, commercial insurance coverage matters, major league sports litigation involving the Mariners and Seahawks, and two of the largest dissolution cases in the region.  In these cases, we have acted for a range of clients, including governmental entities, leading technology companies, global resource companies, and a wide range of national and regional companies.

Recent News

Apr 26 2017

Seattle Fox News Covers Art Harrigan's Role in Seattle Sports Franchise: The Man "Who Helped Save the Mariners"

Seattle Fox News Covers Art Harrigan's Role in Seattle Sports Franchise: The Man "Who Helped Save the Mariners"... read more

Apr 05 2017

HLFT's Client Prevails Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Employee Handbook Claims

HLFT's Client Prevails Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Employee Handbook Claims... read more

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

Since 1986 our firm has provided trusted counsel to a wide range of businesses, public entities, and individuals.