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Robert Nylander

Part Time Faculty
Legal Studies

Phone: (206) 592-3902

Office: 29-251

Mailstop: 29-2


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Bob’s law practice emphasized commercial litigation, in such areas as business disputes, real estate, intellectual property and computer law His practice included appellate matters, handling cases on referral from other attorneys. Representative cases have ranged from the determination of ranchers' water rights to the admissibility of DNA evidence in criminal cases to the constitutionality of the state’s prison labor program, as well as numerous non-compete, theft of trade secrets, infringement, computer tort and other business cases.

Bob is admitted in Washington State courts, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association

2012―2016, Staff Attorney, Cutler Nylander & Hayton P.S., Seattle, Washington
1990―2012, Attorney, Principal, Cutler Nylander & Hayton P.S., Seattle, Washington;
1987–1990, Associate Attorney, Karr Tuttle Campbell, Seattle, Washington;
1985–1987, Legal Intern, City of Seattle, Law Department, Seattle, Washington

University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1987;
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Completion of course work for the Ph.D. Degree in Asian Language and Literature (Chinese), 1979;
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A. in Chinese, 1973

Contributor, Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook, WSBA CLE Committee, 2nd ed. (4th ed. 2011); Effective Oral Argument (with Hon. Stephen J. Dwyer and Leonard J. Feldman), 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 347, 2010; numerous talks on ethical topics for the legal professional, NALS of Washington, King County and Pierce County

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; Washington Superlawyer, 2007 – Present; Seattle Met Magazine, 2010 Top Lawyers; NALS Boss of the Year, 2010

Bob regularly participates in mentoring law students and judging law school moot courts