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Tony Scisciani is a Partner at Scheer, Holt, Woods & Scisciani LLP. Tony is a full-service civil attorney who focuses on the resolution of complex, civil matters throughout both Washington and Oregon. Tony takes a hands-on, creative and appropriately aggressive approach to achieving his clients’ goals. Tony regularly helps clients with a variety of issues arising out of the ownership, development and/or sale of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. For over 15 years, Tony has been successfully litigating, arbitrating, mediating and trying disputes involving:
Liens, nonpayment and delay
Environmental liability under the Model Toxics Cleanup Act (MTCA)
Truck, automobile, motorcycle and bicycle accidents
Tony is the Firm’s Hiring Partner and leads the Firm’s talent acquisition efforts. Prior to joining Scheer, Holt, Woods & Scisciani LLP, Tony assisted with the prosecution of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges as a Deputy Prosecutor in King County, Washington. As a civil attorney, Tony has been recognized five times as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine. He served as the 2009-2010 Chairperson of the WDTL Construction Section. Tony often is invited to speak at national and regional seminars on a variety of topics including construction law, legislative updates, trial strategy, dispute resolution, litigation, risk allocation and civil procedure.
Tony received his B.A. from the University of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia) and his J.D. (with Honors) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, Ohio).
Obtained verdict as lead counsel for client general contractor – for full recovery of over $4.0 million (plus attorneys’ fees, costs and interest) for construction services rendered during Phase I of a well-publicized West Seattle project. Assisted the client during construction, including recording the lien that served to preserve client’s claim. Trial involved issues of breach of contract and lien foreclosure. Through post-trial motions related to the Consumer Protection Act and the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act, obtained ruling allowing for piercing of two (2) levels of corporate veils to allow for collection of judgment from defendants in their personal capacity.
Extensive litigation to leverage successful settlement of claim construction of a large, multi-use project in Seattle. Claim involved non-payment of international general contractor client, as well as counter-claims by developer/owner for delay and construction defect. Total amount in controversy was over $6.0M.
Obtained jury verdict in precise amount of last pre-trial settlement offer, in defense of severe construction injury case against general contractor client.
Assisted regional builder/developer with improvement of contracts used with subcontractors and material suppliers, as well as enhancement of operations practices to avoid liens, litigation and other issues that could delay eventual property sales.
Obtained jury verdict in an amount that was less than 15% of plaintiffs’ claim for damages in “wrongful foreclosure” and trespass case.
Obtained summary judgment dismissal of client in construction defect case based on statute of limitations for claims against dissolved limited liability companies. Dismissal affirmed on appeal.
Obtained summary judgment dismissal of client (and all remaining claims against all other defendants) in construction defect case based on lack of evidence to support breach of contract claims.
Obtained favorable settlements for client on two (2) Seattle-area, public infrastructure improvement projects (viaduct widening and sewer tunnel). In each instance, the client sought payment of retention and other amounts due under its contract after completion of its work. Such a settlement required reconciliation of counter-claims for delay and breach of contract.
Washington State Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
American Bar Association
King County Bar Association.
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Tony is an original Seattle Sounders FC season ticket holder and Washington wine enthusiast.