Joshua B. Selig

Phone: 206.622.2000
Fax: 206.622.2522

Joshua B. Selig

Josh is in his 16th year of practice at Byrnes Keller Cromwell.  Josh has extensive experience representing entities and individuals in a wide range of complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, before judges and juries, appellate courts, and in private arbitrations.  Listed as a Washington Super Lawyer each year since 2021, Josh’s diverse trial experience includes disputes involving professional liability (legal malpractice defense), breach of contract, commercial real estate, and business and shareholder disputes.  Representative engagements include:

  • Estate of Calderwood v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (represented law firm and partner in two-week Zoom jury trial in King County Superior Court in legal malpractice suit filed by the estate of a former client resulting in a complete defense verdict for the clients)
  • Alaska Native Regional Corporation Section 7(i) Litigation (successfully represented Alaska Native Regional Corporation in a two week arbitration relating to ANCSA’s application to revenue generated from the sale of California Air Resource Board carbon offset credits)
  • BioMed Realty, LP v. 700 Dexter LLC (represented purchaser of environmentally contaminated South Lake Union property in one-week bench trial in U.S. District Court resulting in specific performance award in client’s favor requiring the seller to complete the sale and deliver the property to client)
  • Gill v. Hillier, Scheibmeir, Kelly & Satterfield, P.S.  (represented law firm at the Washington Court of Appeals resulting in opinion affirming dismissal of claims against client)
  • Taylor v. Book of Nines LLC, et al. (represented creditor of bankrupt start-up fashion company in seven-day King County Superior Court bench trial resulting in $800k judgment against individual defendant after successfully piercing the corporate veil)
  • Washington Builders LLC v. BMR-Dexter LLC, et al. (represented current owner of South Lake Union property in remedial action cost recovery lawsuit under Model Toxics Control Act resulting in confidential settlement on the eve of trial)
  • Law Firm v. Former Partner (represented AmLaw 100 firm in private arbitration with a former partner regarding breach of contract and wrongful termination claims resulting in complete dismissal of former partner’s claims and successful defense of award in the California Court of Appeal)
  • Procedyne Corp. v. EnerG2, Inc. (King County jury trial resulting in six-figure verdict in favor of client-defendant/counterclaimant on breach of contract claim)
  • Fair v. Powers & Therrien, P.S. (summary judgment dismissal of legal malpractice claim in Chelan County Superior Court; affirmed by Washington Supreme Court)
  • Leibsohn v. Colliers International (represented real estate broker in defending tortious interference claim from competing broker resulting in summary dismissal by King County Superior Court; affirmed by Court of Appeals)
  • Private Arbitration (represented professional limited liability company in private arbitration regarding breach of fiduciary duty claims against departing member-doctors)
  • Alaska Distributors v. Alaskan Brewing (obtained multi-million dollar judgment in dealer termination case in private arbitration; affirmed on appeal through the Washington Supreme Court)

Professional Experience

  • Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP 2008-present
  • Heller Ehrman LLP 2005-2008


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
    • Prince Scholar
    • Lead Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • Brown University, B.A., 1997

Professional Recognition & Publications

  • Washington Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2021-present)
  • “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics (2010-2016)
  • Author of chapter in Washington Practice Manual – Contract Litigation on Determining Causes of Action Exist (LexisNexis/ Matthew Bender) (2014)
  • Co-author of chapter in Washington State Bar Association Trial Desk Book on Use of Depositions in Court Proceedings (2014)

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York, 2005 (inactive)
  • State of Washington, 2007
  • Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2006
  • Federal District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, 2007
  • Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2007

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