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).
A.B., magna cum laude, 1977
New York University School of Law
J.D., 1982, William Miller Memorial Award Recipient
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, 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