Abigail Staggers


Abigail Staggers brings to her practice a diverse litigation background including construction disputes, breach of contract claims, real property disputes, commercial lease disputes, and land use appeals.  Her litigation experience has also provided insights useful for assisting with forward-looking negotiation and preparation of contracts and supporting the day-to-day needs of clients.  Abigail has worked with heavy civil construction companies, general contractors, owners, subcontractors and developers.


Abigail started her career at a law firm focused on construction law, where she and fellow Truss Faber attorney, Kevin Fowler, litigated a successful $21 million claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska, ultimately receiving a $30 million judgment.  Kelly-Ryan, Inc., ASBCA No. 57168 (2017).  Abigail regularly litigated construction disputes on both private and public projects, as well as commercial and real property disputes.

Most recently, Abigail was Of Counsel at a regional law firm, where she assisted clients with a variety of construction, real property and real estate matters, including construction liens, owner-contractor disputes, land use issues, easement and boundary line disputes and issues concerning real estate professionals.

Bar Admissions  
Washington, U.S. District Court
Western District of Washington


SEATTLE, WA | May 2022 – Feb 2024
Of Counsel

  • Advised clients in matters concerning construction, real property and real estate law, including land use, real property disputes, and landlord tenant law.
  • Assisted clients with drafting and reviewing construction contracts.
  • Represented client in trial court to obtain $1 million award for condemned property interest, and successfully defended challenge to award in appellate court.
  • Served as local counsel for regional real estate company, representing company and agents in disputes.
  • Acted as local general counsel to nationwide real estate brokerage firm.

SEATTLE, WA | Nov 2021 – May 2022

  • Represented clients in litigation matters, including real property and real estate disputes, commercial landlord tenant, and general commercial disputes.

TOMLINSON BOMSZTYK RUSS (formerly Barokas Martin & Tomlinson)
SEATTLE, WA | Sept 2011 – Oct 2021

  • Litigated contract disputes, construction disputes, real property/land use disputes, appeals and hearings before state agencies, and commercial landlord tenant disputes.  
  • Represented contractors and subcontractors in all types of construction cases, lien claims, surety bond claims, and breach of contract disputes.
  • Litigated $21 million construction claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska, resulting in $30 million favorable decision for client.
  • Represented client bringing claims for specific enforcement of complex commercial real estate transaction, obtaining favorable settlement and closing of transaction.
  • Defended landlord in breach of lease dispute against $700,000 claim for damages, which ultimately resulted in very favorable settlement for landlord.
  • Reviewed 80+ commercial leases and provided support for lease negotiations.
  • Counseled business clients, including commercial landlords, construction companies, and small businesses, on variety of regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Started as paralegal to Dale R. Martin - drafted pleadings and discovery documents, performed legal research and drafted memos, coordinated and organized discovery productions.  


J.D. | Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA | 2010· Merit Scholarship Recipient

B.A., English – Literature | Bryan College, Dayton, TN | 2004
· Graduated Summa Cum Laude
· Brynhoff Scholarship Recipient - highest award from English Department

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