Eric W. Robinson - Shareholder, Seattle

Eric W. Robinson

Shareholder | Seattle

Eric’s practice focuses on the representation of individuals and business organizations in a variety of commercial contexts, including mergers and acquisitions, planning, organizing, and financing business entities, handling business and real estate transactions, and advising on employment issues, particularly with equity components. Eric is sought out for his practical mindset and desire to help his clients achieve their broader business goals.


  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2008)
  • University of Washington, honors program, B.A. (2005)

Recognition & Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021, 2024) - Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers (2013 - 2023)
  • Order of Barristers (2008)

Representative Work

  • Defended national automobile manufacturer against a variety of commercial and consumer based claims.
  • Prosecuted claims for bad faith by insurance companies in denying coverage.
  • Recovered indemnity obligations on behalf of large international air carrier.
  • Defended local business chain against discrimination complaint.
  • Advised and drafted documents for dozens of startup businesses entering a variety of industries.
  • Negotiated and drafted commercial leases for numerous office, industrial, and retail tenants and landlords.
  • Maintained corporate books and housekeeping for all sizes of Northwest businesses.
  • Foreclosed on multi-million dollar commercial real estate for national lender.
  • Defended commercial guarantor when principal debtor defaulted on multi-million dollar loans.

Publications & Presentations

  • Contracts vs. COVID-19: Force Majeure to the Rescue?,” co-author with Serena Sayani, blog post, StokesLaw Briefs (March 2020)
  • “Issuance and Transfers of Membership Interests,” presenter, NBI CLE (2014)
  • “Washington Civil Discovery,” contributing editor and reviewer (2013)
  • “Preparing Common Business Contracts,” presenter, NBI CLE (2013)
  • “Bad Faith Litigation Nationwide Survey,” presenter, NBI CLE (2008)
  • “Emerging Issues in Washington Insurance Coverage,” presenter, NBI CLE (2008)
  • “Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA),” presenter, NBI CLE (2008)
  • “Discovery in Washington Bad Faith Litigation,” presenter, NBI CLE (2007 and 2008)
  • “Bad Faith In Washington,” presenter, NBI CLE (2007 and 2008)
  • “The Misrepresentation Defense in Commercial Coverage Litigation,” presenter, NBI CLE (2007)
  • “Negotiation Tactics,” presenter, Negotiation Workshop (2007)
  • “US-Russian Security Cooperation,” presenter, Annual Jackson School Task Force Dinner (2005)

Professional & Community Activities

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Background & Interests

While attending the University of Washington, Eric rowed on the varsity crew team. He enjoys traveling and any opportunity to be outdoors with his wife, daughter and son.