Timothy J. Parker
Timothy J. Parker, a principal, served for many years as president of Carney Badley Spellman and as head of the Litigation Section.

He currently practices full time in the areas of civil litigation and insurance regulation. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has defended class actions and tried numerous jury cases in state and federal courts involving employment discrimination, defamation, wrongful death, personal injury and subrogation. He has handled a variety of administrative cases before state agencies, including Form A hearings, rate and form filings and enforcement actions initiated by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Department of Financial Institutions.

Mr. Parker has served as a Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Hearing Officer 2005 - present.

Mr. Parker serves as a mediator and arbitrator. He has been an invited speaker at numerous Continuing Legal Education and insurance industry seminars on the topics of discovery rules, legislative developments, and class action defense.

Honors and Recognitions

Mr. Parker has been named by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in the state since 2003 and he is listed in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013-2015. He was recognized by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as one of King County's "Top Lawyers" in 2010 and 2015-2016. Mr. Parker has been awarded an "AV" Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability. In addition, AVVO has given Mr. Parker a rating of 10 out of 10.


  • JD, cum laude, Willamette University College of Law, 1978
  • BA, Economics, University of Washington, 1975

Bar and Court Admissions

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

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association

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