Robert J. Henry
Contract litigation, lease disputes, boundary and title claims, probate and estate litigation
Mr. Henry’s practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation cases, in state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Representative clients include individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.
- Bachelor of Arts (Russian Studies), cum laude, 1970, Yale College
- Juris Doctor, 1975, Duke University
- Member, Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal
- Anchorage Shopping Center v. Carr-Gottstein Foods Co., In Arbitration (2015) - Represented national grocery chain in half-million dollar dispute with landlord regarding CAM charges and capital improvements. Very successful outcome and award of attorney fees.
- Sorrels v. Chui, Pierce County Superior Court (2011), Court of Appeals, Division II (2015) - Defending a property owner against claims of adverse possession and conversion, Bob obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims and an award of attorney fees. He then successfully defended the decision on appeal.
- Siew v. Doces, In Arbitration (2014) - Bob represented a tenant-in-common seeking refund of substantial advances made to the jointly-owned property. He obtained an arbitration award finding liability for the advances, leading to a favorable settlement before the damage phase of the arbitration.
- Anas Property LLC v. City of Kirkland, King County Superior Court (2013) - Bob represented the owners of a shopping center in a suit against a municipality for an improper tax lien against the shopping center for unpaid gambling taxes owed by a tenant. Summary judgment was granted removing the lien from the shopping center, which led to favorable settlement of the slander of title claim.
- Shanafelt v. Beyond Wine & Cheese LLC, King County Superior Court (2012) - Bob defended a small company and its owner against claims for “deferred wages,” exemplary damages and attorney fees, and obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against owner of the company. Following a five-day jury trial in December 2013, the jury found that defendant owed plaintiff no wages.
- Conley Property Resources LLC v. James A Godfrey, et al., King County Superior Court (2011) - Bob defended one 50% owner in dissolution of a business against suit by the other owner and achieved dismissal with prejudice of entire lawsuit for failure to state a claim, leading to successful resolution of dispute through mediation.
- 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
- Residential & Commercial Evictions in Washington, National Business Institute, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
- Real Estate Remedies Workshop, Law Seminars International, 2002, 2003
- Washington Landlord-Tenant Law, Lorman Seminars, 2003, 2004, 2006