Stephen J. Sirianni
Mr. Sirianni is a commercial litigator with 35 years of experience. His practice emphasizes disputes involving: a) attorneys accused of malpractice or ethical violations; b) title insurance coverage and escrow practices; c) partnership and corporate disputes; d) securities class actions and derivative litigation; and e) contract disputes.
After graduating from Georgetown (1972) and Harvard Law (1976), Mr. Sirianni practiced with Bogle & Gates in Seattle. He formed this law firm in 1981, and has practiced with it ever since. He is a member of the Washington and Oregon Bar Associations, and is admitted in various federal courts.
Mr. Sirianni taught at the law schools of Mercer University, the University of North Carolina and Indiana University. Among the courses he taught were commercial transactions, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor relations, and constitutional law.
Mr. Sirianni has been AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell for twenty-five years. For each of the last fifteen years, he has been named a "Super Lawyer"® by Washington Law and Politics, which has also named him a “Top 100” attorney in Washington. He was named a “Best Lawyer” in America, commercial litigation, for 2013 and 2014.
Mr. Sirianni has spoken at seminars on numerous topics, including legal ethics, legal malpractice, title insurance, escrow claims and discovery-related issues. He authored an article on commercial impracticability that appeared in the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal. He has been selected by parties to serve as arbitrator and mediator.
Mr. Sirianni has represented plaintiffs in numerous cases resulting in awards well in excess of $1 million. He was counsel for plaintiffs in parallel state and federal actions alleging illegal insider trading by officers and directors of a public company. Mr. Sirianni negotiated a settlement of both cases for over $115 million. He has obtained dismissals, usually as a result of a summary judgment motion, as defense counsel in numerous cases.
Steve and his wife Kitty live on Mercer Island, as do their three adult children and two grandchildren.