Robert J. Henry  Principal

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Practice Emphasis

Bob Henry’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation cases in state and federal courts. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants, including individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Bob specializes in commercial and real estate litigation, including, lease disputes, boundary disputes, title claims, employment, and consumer protection and fraud cases.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Russian Studies), cum laude, 1970, Yale College
  • Juris Doctor, 1975, Duke University 
  • Member, Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal 

Representative Cases

  • Bank of America v. Vista Vue Partnership, Benton County Superior Court
    Bob represented the trust department of a major bank and obtained two summary judgments and a full award of attorney fees, totaling more than $750,000.
  • Miller v. Moe, et al., Federal Court, Western District of Washington
    In a multi-million dollar malpractice claim, Bob defended a marine surveyor and obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all claims for his client. 
  • Safeway, Inc. v. Milliken South Slope, In Arbitration; King County Superior Court 
    Bob represented a major grocery chain in the successful arbitration and collection of an award in excess of $140,000. In a subsequent litigation between the same parties, Bob obtained a summary judgment award in excess of $350,000.
  • Rigby v. Ihry, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
    In a case involving the adverse possession of a large commercially-zoned parcel, Bob represented a bankruptcy trustee in a successful appeal to District Court and a successful trial on remand in Bankruptcy Court.
  • Port of Chehalis v. Puget Sound and Pacific RR, Lewis County Superior Court 
    Bob represented a municipal corporation suing a major railroad corporation for breach of contract.  A successful summary judgment motion as to liability led to a satisfactory settlement through mediation.

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Bar Association 
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association 

Publications

  • The Case of the Golden Apple, Part I, Washington State Bar News
  • The Case of the Golden Apple, Part II, Washington State Bar News
  • Residential & Commercial Evictions in Washington, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, National Business Institute 
  • Real Estate Remedies Workshop, 2002, 2003, Law Seminars International 
  • Washington Landlord-Tenant Law, 2003, 2004, 2006, Lorman Seminars

Professional & Civic

  • Named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine since 2003