Keith Liguori

Keith M. Liguori

Shareholder | Seattle

Licensed in Washington & Illinois

Articulate client’s needs in language of the law

Keith was born and raised in New York, making his way cross country, by way of Boston College and then graduating from Northwestern University School of Law, with honors. Before joining Davis Rothwell, Keith clerked for United States District Court Judge Sue E. Myerscough in Springfield, Illinois. Now settled in Seattle, Keith has made a reputation at Davis Rothwell ardently defending clients, whether in motion practice, negotiations, at trial, or in the courts of appeal. He represents individuals and corporations in a variety of matters, including premises and products liability, auto and other injury, and professional liability, as well as advising and defending insurers on coverage issues.

Keith believes that a lawyer’s primary job is to listen and understand the needs of the client. Then, like translating a foreign language, a lawyer ensures that the client’s needs are aptly expressed in the language of the law and that the client fully comprehends the law’s response to those needs.

Keith relishes the opportunity to come to work with an extremely talented group of lawyers and staff, who put clients, and each other, first, and to solve a new factual or legal puzzle every day.

In his free time you can find Keith cooking, playing guitar, or doing anything and everything sports.

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Obtained nominal settlement in defense of landlord against $100,000+ claim of damages by former tenants alleging mold issues.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of disciplinary grievances filed against attorney by opposing parties to prior litigation and settlement.
  • Successfully argued before Division I COA and successfully opposed Petition to Supreme Court, resulting in affirmation of summary judgment dismissal and fees and sanction award in defamation claim filed against attorney.
  • Obtained 12(c) dismissal on the pleadings in W.D. Wash. of litigation filed against attorney by opposing party in prior litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment and fee award in King County of claim by former tenants against apartment complex owner related to fire.
  • Secured settlement without any contribution from insurance agent client accused of negligence by former insured in the face of pending summary judgment motion.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal and fee award, and affirmation from Division I COA, on behalf of HOA sued by homeowner disputing common property allocations.
  • Secured settlement during jury deliberation for 50% of pre-trial demand in admitted liability auto accident jury trial case.
  • Obtained $200,000 settlement for dram shop client facing $2,000,000 demand from party injured by minimally-insured drunk driver.
  • Successfully immunized numerous clients from liability, including landlords, contractors, and retail stores, via successful defense and indemnity tenders.
  • Obtained dismissal of CPA and FDCPA claims upon motion for reconsideration of summary judgment for attorney serving as trustee in property default
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal in King County for manufacturer client under borrowed servant doctrine related to worksite injury later settled for well over $1,000,000.

“My responsibility as an attorney is to wholly articulate my client's needs in the language of the law.”Keith M. Liguori


200 SW Market Street, Suite 1800
Portland, Oregon 97201-5745

(503) 222-4422


701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5500
Seattle, Washington 98104-7096

(206) 622-2295