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Troy Hatfield

Attorney

Troy’s practice is focused on construction law and complex commercial litigation. Troy assists clients of all sizes in all phases of case development. Inquisitive and diligent by nature, Troy takes the time to ask the right questions to truly get to know his clients and their goals. Troy completed his J.D. and M.B.A. simultaneously, giving him a unique perspective on the challenges facing businesses and the corporate legal landscape. He leverages this insight to give his clients sound legal advice that mitigates risk and is informed by business realities.

Troy often draws on his previous experience, having externed for Judge Robert J. Bryan in the U.S. District Court and worked in regulatory compliance, public records law, employment, and complex commercial litigation. He has also done research and contract review for a Seattle-based global asset manager.

Introduction

Troy’s practice is focused on construction law and complex commercial litigation. Troy assists clients of all sizes in all phases of case development. Inquisitive and diligent by nature, Troy takes the time to ask the right questions to truly get to know his clients and their goals. Troy completed his J.D. and M.B.A. simultaneously, giving him a unique perspective on the challenges facing businesses and the corporate legal landscape. He leverages this insight to give his clients sound legal advice that mitigates risk and is informed by business realities.

Troy often draws on his previous experience, having externed for Judge Robert J. Bryan in the U.S. District Court and worked in regulatory compliance, public records law, employment, and complex commercial litigation. He has also done research and contract review for a Seattle-based global asset manager.

Education

  • Boise State University (B.A., English, 2012)
  • Seattle University (M.B.A., 2017)
  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
    • Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Editorial Board
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Member
    • International Law Society, Treasurer
    • James E. Bond ABA Appellate Competition, Competitor
    • International and Comparative Business Law Program at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany

Admissions

  • Washington
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® on the Ones to Watch List in Commercial Litigation since 2022
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® on the Ones to Watch List in Litigation – Construction since 2023
  • Named on the Washington Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • King County Bar Association
  • Promise of Justice Initiative, Pro Bono Attorney

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, “The Design Professional and Tort Liability,” ABA “Design Professional’s Guide to Construction Law” (March 16, 2021)
  • Author, The Great Divide: Recent Trends Could Help Bridge the US/EU Data Privacy Gap, 14 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 269 (2015)