May 19, 2014 (Seattle, WA) – The law firm of Williams Kastner is pleased to announce the addition of Todd W. Blischke as a member in its Seattle office. Mr. Blischke will chair the firm’s Construction Litigation and Surety Practices Team. He has experience representing contractors, sureties, real estate developers, public agencies and private owners in all phases of the construction process from contract drafting and review to negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeals. Past matters include an array of construction-related disputes, such as: payment and performance bond claims; changed conditions claims; delay and disruption claims; prompt payment issues; stop notice and mechanics’ lien claims; latent and patent defects in construction and design; and professional liability. Prior to joining Williams Kastner, Mr. Blischke was a partner in the Seattle office of a national law firm recognized as one of the top construction and surety law firms in the United States.
Mr. Blischke holds a J.D. from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from California State University. He is admitted to practice in Washington, California and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Surety Association of Washington, and the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.
According to Mr. Blischke, he was attracted to Williams Kastner by the firm’s “strong ties to the Northwest business community, deep bench of accomplished litigators, broad set of practice areas and nimble management structure focused on efficient, cost-effective, results-based client service.” Mr. Blischke believes the move to Williams Kastner will allow him to “better meet the needs of construction industry clients in the ever challenging post-recession era.”
“Todd is an excellent addition to the firm’s Seattle office, and we are thrilled to have him on board,” said Jessie Harris, Managing Director of Williams Kastner. “His years of experience in construction and surety matters will be an asset to Williams Kastner’s established construction litigation practice.”
About Williams Kastner
Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 1929. With more than 90 attorneys in three offices located throughout Washington and Oregon as well as affiliated offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, the firm offers a full range of legal services to local and international clients.