Mike Daudt | Member
- Business Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Insurance Litigation
- Real Property
- Water Law
- 206.816.6603 (Main)
- 206.816.6606 (Direct) Email
USDC for the East. Dist. of WA
- USDC for the West. Dist. of WA
- USDC for the East. Dist. of CA
- USDC for the North. Dist. of CA
- USDC for the South. Dist. of CA
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Michael D. Daudt handles litigation covering most real estate, construction, business, partnerships, insurance, and homeowner association issues. He has been involved in numerous construction defect claims involving single-family homes, condominiums and commercial buildings. He has also litigated a variety of homeowner association disputes, LLC, corporation and partnership disputes, alcoholic beverage distribution and regulation, insurance coverage, condemnation, land use, environmental, easements and other access issues, landlord-tenant disputes, and other real property matters. He also handles many transactions including business mergers and formation, leases, easements, real estate sales, and other real estate transactions. Mr. Daudt is a member of the bar in Washington and California. He was named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine from 2003 through 2005 and is rated “AV” in Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Daudt is also a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars in several areas including easements, construction defects, insurance and homeowner associations.
- Abilene Christian University - summa cum laude - B.A.
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - J.D.
- Associate Editor, California Law Review
- Iddings v. Griffith - successfully appealed building permit issued for controversial water-front development project.
- WSDOT v. Hett - negotiated settlement for homeowners more than double the amount originally offered by WSDOT for impacts from SR 520 project.
- Smith v. Norcon Construction - recovered over $1.5 million in arbitration award involving profit distribution dispute between co-developers of large Belltown condominium project, including a six-figure attorney’s fees award as the prevailing party
- Heritage Ridge v. Professional Home Builders - obtained an arbitration award totaling nearly $2 million in favor of apartment building owner against siding contractor, including over $400,000 awarded in attorney’s fees and costs as the prevailing party.
- Cole v. Wells Fargo Bank - negotiated multi-million dollar settlement for nation-wide class of Wells Fargo Customers who were improperly charged bank fees.
- Deer Brush LLC v. Kimball - won on behalf of developer at trial and on appeal in LUPA claim challenging developer’s access rights to proposed subdivision.
- Mt. Hood Beverage Co. v. Constellation Brands - 149 Wn.2d 98 (2003) - successfully defended major wine importers against suit by local distributors for termination of distributorships by persuading the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional the state statute governing wine distribution.
- Washington State Convention & Trade Center v. Diamond Parking, Inc. - appointed as special attorney general for the State of Washington to sue Diamond Parking over restrictive covenants at the state convention center in Seattle, and obtained a final judgment terminating Diamond Parking's right to operate parking facilities.
- City of Tukwila v. Cullen - represented commercial property owners in eminent domain lawsuit. Obtained judgment of more than 30% over the highest pretrial settlement offer from the City, plus an award of attorney's fees.
- Stoner Electric v. NEPCO - successfully represented mechanic's lien holder seeking over $1 million against power plant developer in Goldendale, WA.
- Chase Manhattan Bank v. Levian International - successfully asserted Chase Manhattan's priority security interest against U.S. Bank's competing security interest in inventory of borrower.
- Easter v. American West Financial - 381 F.3d 948 (9th Cir. 2004).
- Mt. Hood Beverage Co. v. Constellation Brands, Inc. - 149 Wn.2d 98, 63 P.3d 919 (2003).
- Memorial Hospitals Assn. v. Randol - 38 Cal.App.4th, 45 Cal.Rptr.2d 547 (1995)