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.
- U.S. District Court
- United States Supreme Court
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)