In its 2020 guide, Chambers ranked HLFT among the top handful of practices in Washington in the category of Litigation; General Commercial. Four of the firm’s partners – Arthur W. Harrigan, Jr., Timothy Leyh, Kristin Ballinger, and Tyler Farmer – also received individual honors.
Chambers has ranked HLFT among the top Washington litigation firms for well over a decade. This year, Chambers cited the firm’s “extensive experience in civil litigation” and noted clients’ feedback, including that HLFT is a “a high-quality, high-caliber legal team which delivers results” and that HLFT attorneys are “ethical, professional and honest, and they put the interests of their client first.”
Chambers ranked four HLFT trial lawyers among the top litigators in the state, writing:
Arthur Harrigan has a wealth of experience litigating complex commercial disputes. He is noted for his expert representation of his clients at trial and in appellate proceedings. Interviewees describe him as “a very strong trial attorney” and appreciate his “high-level strategic view of how the litigation is going to work out.”
Kristin Ballinger handles a wide range of commercial disputes, and has significant trial and appellate capabilities. Her clients describe her as “extremely diligent, a careful listener and a skilled communicator.”
“High-quality litigator” Timothy Leyh is regularly called upon to represent corporate clients and municipalities in a wide range of disputes. Clients characterize him as “an excellent strategist when it comes to both trial preparation and the trial itself.”
Tyler Farmer is praised by one client as a “skilled and thoughtful strategist and negotiator,” while another reports that he “offers sound and practical advice.” He has significant experience representing his clients in trials and is a popular choice for bet-the-company litigation.
The full Chambers write-up is available here.