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Gregory J. Hollon

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Gregory J. Hollon

Greg Hollon is a trial attorney at McNaul Ebel, representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and business disputes, including class action, legal malpractice, insurance, securities, financial services, business, franchise, and real estate matters. Mr. Hollon has represented clients in dozens of jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. He also has represented clients through the appellate process, and has argued numerous cases before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Hollon clerked for the Honorable Wm. Fremming Nielsen, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. In 1997, Mr. Hollon joined McNaul Ebel as an associate, and he became a member in 2004.

Mr. Hollon has served for many years as a member of the Pro Bono Screening Panel for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, and he regularly gives presentations on professional issues, including trial practice.

Representative Cases
  • Recovery of seven-figure arbitration award for breach of earnout provision and award of attorney fees and costs. 
  • Three-week jury trial defending claims by ex-CEO of regional bank for wrongful termination (settled favorably on last day of trial). 
  • Representation of regional bank in purported class action alleging improper overdraft fees and practices.
  • Defense of law firm in malpractice action arising out of allegedly deficient intellectual property advice; defense verdict after jury trial.
  • Representation of law firm in multi-million dollar fee dispute; case settled favorably after prevailing on summary judgment motion granting client seven-figure fee award. 
  • Representation of manufacturer of PEX tubing, widely used in heating and plumbing applications, in purported class action; obtained dismissal of class action allegations.
  • Defended franchisor in suit brought by four franchisees alleging violations of Franchise Investment Protection Act and Consumer Protection Act; defense verdict after three-week jury trial.
  • Representation of members of LLC in intra-LLC dispute; prevailed after five-day arbitration and obtained award of attorneys' fees and costs.
  • Representation of LLC in bench trial of valuation dispute under dissenter's rights provisions of LLC Act.
  • Defense of law firm in case alleging securities-related malpractice, alleged damages in excess of $11 million.
  • Defense of coverage and bad-faith claims against insurance company and prosecution of cross-claims for indemnification against broker.
  • Defense of lawyer in malpractice/breach of fiduciary duty case arising out of securities-related work, alleged damages in excess of $90 million.
  • Defense of law firm in malpractice case arising out of securities-related work, alleged damages in excess of $60 million.
  • Defense of lawyer alleged to have committed litigation malpractice; defense verdict after jury trial.
  • Assisted in representation of Division I college football coach in jury trial of claims for wrongful termination and breach of contract; case settled prior to closing arguments.
  • Representation of minority member of LLC in arbitration of claims for minority shareholder oppression; arbitration award in favor of client.
  • Representation of managing members of LLC in arbitration alleging mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duty, alleged damages of $2 million; arbitration award in favor of respondent clients.
  • Defense of publicly traded company and its officers and directors in jury trial of claims for breach of contract and breach of noncompetition agreement; defense verdict after jury trial.
Awards and Activities
  • Selected to 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 "Top 100" list of Washington "Super Lawyers"
  • Selected by Washington Law & Politics as a “Rising Star” (1999 to 2004) and a “Super Lawyer” (2005, 2010-2015)
  • Identified by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s six “Top Lawyers” in the business litigation field (January 2007)
  • Identified by Seattle Met as a "Top Lawyer" in 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • Identified by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star" (2013, 2014)
  • Rated “AV Preeminent (5.0-5.0)” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Received a 10.0/10 (“Superb”) rating from Avvo.com
  • Elected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. 
In his spare time, Mr. Hollon enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, skiing, fly-fishing, and, more recently, raising two young daughters.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 1996), magna cum laude
  • Stanford University (B.A., 1991), with distinction and honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State, 1996

Court Admissions

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

Super Lawyers Designation