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.
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.
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.
01 Business and Commercial Litigation
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