Charles C. Huber

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7265 |

Areas of Practice

Charles Huber is an active litigator whose practice involves complex commercial litigation. His practice includes the defense of corporate clients in the areas of commercial and real estate transactions; insurance coverage and bad faith; and major personal injury matters. He represents petroleum industry clients against environmental and toxic tort claims. Charles regularly defends class actions, including employment and insurance related matters. He has a wide range of trial experience that includes class action, intellectual property, insurance and significant tort matters.

Admitted To Practice

  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Puget Sound (J.D., cum laude,1989; B.A., 1986)
    • Multiple AmJur Award Winner
    • Recipient Of Year End Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Chair, Complex Litigation I Practice Group
  • Franchising
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team
  • Products Liability and Mass Torts Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Representative Cases

  • Alicia Nunnery as Personal Representative of the Estate of Clem Nunnery v. Evergreen Kitsap, LLC and Extendicare Homes Inc d/b/a Aldercrest Health & Rehabilitation, Snohomish County Cause No. 10-2-06625-8.  (Allegations of neglect and wrongful death allegedly due to an infected bed sore and failure to properly monitor; Four-week jury trial; Defense verdict)
  • Mark J. Nielsen as Personal Representative of the Estate of Clayton D. Nielsen v. Northwest Care West Seattle Inc, d/b/a Park West Care Center, King County Cause No. 09-2-08201-4 (Jury trial in King County Superior Court)
  • Estate of Floyd Daniel v. Seattle Care Center (Contractual arbitration involving fractured hip; Defense verdict)
  • Larry Olson as guardian ad litem for Lorraine Olson v. Alterra Healthcare Corporation d/b/a Brookdale Senior Living, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington No. C08-5506 FDB. (Arbitration arising out of allegations of resident on resident sexual abuse; Defense verdict)
  • Steele vs. Extendicare, 607 F.Supp.2d 1226 (W.D. WA 2009) (Order dismissing class action claims under the Washington Consumer Protection Act in the context of long term care)
  • Bernstein vs. Extendicare, 607 F.Supp.2d 1027) (D. Minn 2009) (Order dismissing class action claims under Minnesota consumer protection act claims)
  • Successfully defended West Coast Life Insurance against securities fraud class action obtaining summary judgment
  • Obtained defense verdict for multiple oil distributors defendants following trial against 18,000 member class alleging claims arising out of allegedly defective fuel oil
  • Defended Lincoln National/Swiss Re in $400,000,000 trial involving reinsurance and allegations of bad faith and breach of contract
  • In Kottler v. State, 136 Wn.2d 437, 963 P.2d 834 (1998) successfully obtained and upheld summary judgment against claimants in bus rollover accident
  • Other reported cases include: Sollitt Corp. v. Chapman Plumbing, 67 Wn.App. 468, 836 P.2d 851 (1992); and Cunningham v. State, 61 Wn.App. 562, 811 P.2d 225 (1991)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Emerging Trends in Health Care Quality: Legal and Financial Implications,” American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care and the Law Program (February 17, 2010)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Lane Powell Long Term Care and Seniors Housing Industry Team
  • Past Board Member, Child Care Resources
  • Past Chair, Our Lady of the Lake School Commission
  • Knights of Columbus

Charles C. Huber

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7265 |