Thomas F. Ahearne - Foster Pepper PLLC
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Thomas F. Ahearne

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Tom Ahearne has over 30 years of litigation experience.  His practice focuses on two distinct areas: (1) representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, and (2) representing litigants in suits based on constitutional law, statutory rights, and election disputes.

Insurance Coverage:  Tom has been successfully representing insureds and claimants in a wide array of state and federal court coverage litigation since the 1980s.  He’s a frequent speaker on insurance coverage at trade association and legal industry seminars.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court 
  • United States Supreme Court
University of Notre Dame BA 1981University of Chicago J.D. 1984
King County Bar AssociationWashington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

Case History

McCleary v. State — (King County Superior Court & Washington Supreme Court) (action to enforce State Constitution's public education clause)
Washington State Democratic Party v. Washington State Grange — (representing defendant Grange in successfully obtaining dismissal of “as applied” challenges to constitutionality of the Grange’s Top-Two Primary Initiative)
Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance v. City of Bainbridge Island — (Kitsap County Superior Court & Washington Court of Appeals) (defending validity of municipal bonds)

Office Location

1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101-3292
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Seattle Metro Area
Thomas F. Ahearne has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Insurance Law