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Drew F. Duggan

Associate
Seattle
206.777.7414
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When clients need litigation counsel, they are often facing a difficult challenge personally or in their business, and commonly it’s both. I believe that it’s an attorney’s responsibility to help ease those concerns, to understand what the client’s ultimate goals are, and to find the most efficient and practical way to achieve those goals. During difficult times good counsel matters most. Quotation mark
Drew F. Duggan
Drew F. Duggan
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About Drew

Drew Duggan is a litigator with the Miller Nash construction and real estate teams. Drew helps corporate and individual clients in commercial and residential real estate disputes, commercial leasing matters, and construction disputes of all sizes. He knows that when problems arise with a project or a property, clients most often want the fastest solution to get their business back on track. In addition to his real estate and construction practice, Drew also litigates a variety of maritime and admiralty claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried multiple civil and criminal, jury and bench trials.

Drew's previous experience includes positions as a legal honors clerk for the general counsel for the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, as a legal clerk at the King County Prosecutor's Office, and as a trial fellow at the King County Prosecutor's Office.

Before attending the University of Washington, Drew served in the United States Army as an Army Ranger, a non-commissioned officer in the Infantry, and conducted combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Representative Experience

  • Real Estate Plus
    • Ongoing representation of several national property management companies in their local commercial leasing and landlord-tenant disputes, having secured dozens of superior court judgments in favor of property owners.

    • Represented national restaurant chain in dispute with property owner and prevented an unlawful detainer judgment against the restaurant chain.

    • Represented land owners in suit against adjoining development over easement rights and obtained full summary judgment in favor of landowners.

    • Represented residential property owner against neighbors in adverse possession action with favorable mediated settlement.

    • Represented property co-owner in quiet title and protective order actions with favorable mediated settlement.

    • Represented general contractor in action against grocery store chain for breach of contract and failure to pay with favorable mediated settlement.

    • Represented residential home owner in action against general contractor for breach of contract and construction defect with favorable mediated settlement.

    • Represented subcontractor in lien foreclosure action with full payment obtained.

    • Represented yacht owner against vessel repair yard in breach of contract and fraud claim and obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of yacht owner.

    • Represented bunker-fuel supply company in arrest of vessel for non-payment.

    • Represented vessel owner against vessel repair yard in breach of contract claim for faulty repair.

Industries Served

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2015
    • Moot Court Honor Board, member
  • B.A., University of Washington, political science

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2016

Military

  • U.S. Army, Army Ranger and Non-Commissioned Officer, 2003-2008

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Washington State Bar Association, member
    • Construction Law Section

Insights from Drew

  • “Resolving Disputes Related to Defects and Failures,” HalfMoon Education, webinar (Mar. 2021)
  • “From Touch-up Paint to New Additions: 2020 Labor Update for the Construction Industry,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Employment Law Seminar (Dec. 2020)
  • “Getting Paid and Protecting Your Company During a Construction Project,” Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Construction Roundtable (Oct. 2018)
Collaborations