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Brendan T. Vandor

Brendan T. VandorMember
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U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Brendan T. Vandor


BRENDAN VANDOR is a Member in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. He serves on the firm’s Business Litigation practice group and Rapid Response Transportation Team and also chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He has courtroom, arbitration and mediation experience in a broad range of matters including transportation, personal injury, commercial litigation, product liability and tribal law, and has represented clients in numerous trials that have gone to verdict. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, golf, playing with his Sheepdog-Poodle puppy, following Seattle sports, and spending time with his wife and young son.


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Committee member, 2016-2018 term
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


  • University of Michigan Law School
    J.D., 2015
  • Johns Hopkins University
    B.A., History and Political Science, with honors, 2010

Presentations & Seminars

  • “This Land Isn’t Your Land: The Ongoing Struggle to Find Safe and Reliable Parking for Truck Drivers and Its Impact on Litigation and the Transportation Industry”: Presentation at 2023 American Trucking Association Litigation Center’s Trucking Legal Forum.
  • “Living Vicariously (But Hopefully Not Negligently): Best Practices for Defending Against Corporate Negligence Claims in Trucking Accident Litigation”: Presentation at 2022 ATA Legal Forum.

Articles & Publications

  • “Moving Toward a Cohesive COVID Court System? An Analysis of Federal Jurisdiction of Personal Injury Claims Arising Out of the Pandemic,” USLAW Magazine, Summer 2023.
  • “Vaccine Voyages: Lessons from the Transportation Industry’s Handling of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout,” USLAW Magazine, Summer 2021.
  • “Oil and State Transportation Laws Don’t Mix: Federal Preemption in the Age of COVID-19,”  Transportation Lawyer, July 2020.
  • “Short-Term Solutions, Long-Term Impacts?  The Fluidity of Federal Hours of Service Regulations in the Time of COVID-19,”  USLAW Magazine, Summer 2020.


Representative Experience

  • Represented electric utility provider in jury trial in superior court involving damages claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Defense verdict.
  • Defended student transportation services company in superior court jury trial involving damages claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Verdict totaled one-third of highest pre-trial settlement offer.
  • Represented trucking company in arbitration involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal injury and property damages claims from multiple plaintiffs. Defense verdict.
  • Represented gas and electric utility provider and obtained voluntary dismissal after filing motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented gas and electric utility provider and obtained summary judgment dismissal of lawsuit.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of multi-million dollar lawsuit involving contract for interests in casino proceeds.
  • Represented student transportation services company and obtained summary judgment dismissal of lawsuit.
  • Defended gas and electric utility provider in lawsuit alleging millions of dollars of damages and negotiated $1 million dollar settlement in which client paid $0.
  • Negotiated over 50 settlements in personal injury, construction litigation and property damage lawsuits.