Our Attorneys

Thomas William Hayton

Tom litigates and advises on commercial disputes many of which concern construction, real estate development, copyright and trademark acquisition or infringement, and fair-trade practices.


He practices in all Washington State and Federal District Courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   He is a member of the Washington and Washington D.C. Bars.

Employment History

He is a principal with Cutler Nylander & Hayton, P.S and previously was a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson, Ferguson & Burdell.  Before both of those, he was an Assistant Washington State Attorney General.


Graduate: LL.M. (government contracts) with highest honors, George Washington University; J.D. Willamette University (law journal editor).

Undergraduate:  BA (English and Political Science) University of Washington.

Phil Cutler

For over 40 years, Phil Cutler has litigated and tried commercial and business cases in state and federal courts. For the last 30 years, as an adjunct to that practice he has mediated and arbitrated such cases privately and through the American Arbitration Association. His mediation and arbitration skills have earned him the respect of his peers and he has been recognized as a SuperLawyer® since 1999. He is now Of Counsel to the firm and limits his work to serving as mediator and arbitrator through Philip E. Cutler PLLC/CutlerADR.


Practice Areas

01 Business and Commercial Litigation

02 Appeals

03 Government and Regulatory Law

04 Construction Defects

05 Special Master/Discovery Master (Class Actions)

06 Mediation, and Arbitration

07 Business Advice and Counsel

08 Intellectual Property

09 Homeowners Associations

10 Real Estate Development & Boundary Disputes


Cutler, Nylander and Hayton, P.S.


1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
Seattle, WA 98101


Philip E. Cutler
206-503-2868 (office direct)
206-390-9215 (cell)

Thomas W. Hayton
206-204-8226 (office)
206-251-5065 (cell)
206-464-1496 (fax)

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