Richard J. Birmingham - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Richard J. Birmingham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Rich Birmingham has over 30 years of experience in both employee benefit consulting and ERISA litigation. He is one of the few lawyers in the country who is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" in two employee benefit categories—ERISA law and ERISA litigation. His command of both the substantive and litigation areas of ERISA enable him to give practical proactive advice when consulting with clients and to obtain early dismissal or settlement when litigating ERISA matters. Rich is a frequent speaker at employee benefit seminars and has published numerous articles and client advisories on a wide variety of employee benefit issues.

Rich’s personal interests include adventure travel, photography, and bicycling. In 1991, he completed a 4,000-mile bicycle journey across Siberia, Russia (Bicycling Magazine, June 1997). Rich is married with a daughter.

Washington State UniversityBA Boston University School of LawLL.M Seattle University School of LawJ.D.

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101-3045
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - ERISA of the Seattle Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Richard J. Birmingham has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Richard J. Birmingham has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation - ERISA