Rob J. Crichton


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, Washington 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384

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Rob chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation department. He has extensive experience in a broad range of complex commercial matters, including banking litigation and business tort actions involving unfair competition and misappropriation of intellectual property and other trade secrets. His practice also focuses on real estate litigation, including issues of nondisclosure and misrepresentation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, and boundary disputes. In addition, he represents securities firms and their investors in securities disputes. Mr. Crichton has successfully conducted trials in a variety of federal and state courts. Before joining Keller Rohrback in 1991, he practiced law in New York City.

Professional and Civic Involvement

Port Madison Water Company, President, Board of Trustees

King County Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney

King County Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Member

American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Member

Honors & Awards

AV®, Peer Review Top-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles & Presentations

Rob Crichton with Sidney H. Stein, “Contribution and Indemnification,” Federal Civil Practice (1988).

Rob Crichton, “Errant Stockbrokers Under Siege,” Puget Sound Business Journal(November 18, 1991).


Brown University
A.B., magna cum laude, 1977

New York University School of Law
J.D., 1982, William Miller Memorial Award Recipient

Bar/Court Admissions

1983, New York

1986, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

1986, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

1988, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

1991, Washington

1991, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

1992, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

1998, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington