Parker D. Davidson

Associate, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6482
Fax: 206.386.5130
parker.davidson@bullivant.com



Practice Areas

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Education

  • Seattle University, School of Law - J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
  • Central Washington University - B.A., Political Science, 2010

Practice Experience

Parker Davidson brings his experience in civil litigation to Bullivant, where he navigates clients through multi-faceted legal issues obtaining excellent results. Parker takes an active role in litigating cases for his clients, from discovery through arbitration or trial. He distills complex factual and legal issues into straightforward written and oral advocacy allowing courts and juries to readily understand his clients' positions.

Parker has advocated for commercial, municipal, and governmental agency clients in the defense of claims for product liability, commercial and residential construction issues, professional negligence, violations of consumer protection and civil rights laws, and personal & catastrophic injury. From the plaintiff's side, Parker has helped his clients to recover damages stemming from contractual disputes. Parker also advises insurers regarding coverage obligations and has defended insurers in commercial disputes involving claims for equitable contribution and breach of contract.

Prior to joining the Bullivant team, Parker gained valuable experience in his role as in-house counsel for a major insurance company. He represented the company and its insureds through all phases of litigation, including at arbitration and trial.

Parker earned his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude, where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Business & Entrepreneurship Law Association. He received the Academic Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in both Antitrust Law and Business Dispute Resolution.

Representative Matters

Plaintiff v. Industrial Engineering client. Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of Plaintiff's seven-figure product liability claim against his industrial engineering and construction client. Plaintiff appealed and Parker, again successfully, defended his client in front of the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed the U.S. District Court's grant of summary judgment. (2017, 2018)

Plaintiff v. Insured. Co-chaired trial and obtained jury verdict awarding damages of only $5,000 against client in a stipulated liability case involving allegations of traumatic brain injury and a cervical ligament tear. (2016)

Frivolous Lien and Breach of Contract. Successfully represented a national crane company in the defense of a claim for frivolous lien, and obtained a favorable settlement for client's breach of contract claim against a commercial tower development company. (2017)

Surety v. Judgment Debtor. Played significant role in obtaining and issuing writs of garnishment on various brokerage firms successfully freezing the judgment debtor's assets, leading to a multi-million dollar settlement and recovery for the surety. (2018)

Plaintiff v. Insured. Litigated a stipulated liability case through arbitration and limited client's exposure by securing a total arbitration award of less than Plaintiff's medical special damages. (2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Academic Merit Scholar, 2015
  • Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Antitrust Law, 2015)
  • Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Business Dispute Resolution, 2015)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, "Surety Relationships and Payment and Performance Bonds." WSBA Construction Law Desk Book (2018)
  • Chapter Co-Author, "The Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law (Washington Chapter)," Western States Surety Conference (2018)
  • Co-Speaker & Author, "Surety Law Updates – Washington, Alaska, and Montana," Western States Surety Conference (2018)
  • Moderator, "Young Lawyers Program: Practical Tips for Building Your Practice While Preserving Your Reputation," Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Annual Meeting & Convention (2018)
  • Chapter Co-Author (uncredited), "The Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety Law (Washington Chapter)," Western States Surety Conference (2017)

Outside the Firm

When away from the office, Parker enjoys exploring new restaurants around Seattle, golfing, and snowboarding.