Robert G. Nylander

Robert Nylander

Bob’s practice emphasizes commercial litigation, in such areas as business disputes, real estate, intellectual property and computer law His practice includes appellate matters, handling cases on referral from other attorneys.

His cases have ranged from the determination of water rights to the admissibility of DNA evidence to the constitutionality of the state’s prison labor program, as well as numerous non-compete, theft of trade secrets, infringement, computer tort and other business cases.


Bob is admitted in Washington State courts, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


1990—Present, Attorney, Principal, Cutler Nylander & Hayton P.S., Seattle, Washington; 1987–1990, Associate Attorney, Karr Tuttle Campbell, Seattle, Washington; 1985–1987, Legal Intern, City of Seattle, Law Department, Seattle, Washington


University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1987; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Completion of course work for the Ph.D. Degree in Asian Language and Literature (Chinese), 1979; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A. in Chinese, 1973


Washington Appellate Practice Deskbook, WSBA CLE Committee, 2nd ed. (4th ed. 2011); Effective Oral Argument (with Hon. Stephen J. Dwyer and Leonard J. Feldman), Seattle University Law Review, 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 347, 2010


Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; Superlawyer, 2007 – Present; Seattle Met Magazine, 2010 Top Lawyers; NALS Boss of the Year, 2010


Bob regularly participates in mentoring law students, in judging moot courts, and in pro bono legal activities, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pro bono panel

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