Brendan Hanrahan

Associate, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6407
Fax: 206.386.5130

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Gonzaga University, School of Law - J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Gonzaga University - B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2007

Practice Experience

Brendan Hanrahan is a civil litigator in the Seattle Office.  His diverse practice includes handling coverage, environmental, toxic tort, catastrophic injury, and construction matters.  Brendan has experience in bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and appeals, including serving as first-chair in over a dozen trials. 

Brendan is a problem solver at heart.  He understands the risks imposed by litigation.  He is trusted by his clients to strategically position their case for a favorable resolution.  He takes great pride in understanding cases from his clients' perspective, including their definition of success.

Prior to Bullivant, Brendan served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the King County Prosecutor's Office trying misdemeanor and felony cases.  While in law school, Brendan created and implemented a culturally focused program to help tribal leaders design laws and policies to lead to sustainable economic success as the lead researcher for the Gonzaga Institute for Development of Economic Policy for Indigenous People.

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Depositions," The Defense Research Institute's Trial Compendium (2017).
  • Presenter, "One for One Plus Three: Claim Investigation and Evaluation," Puget Sound Adjusters' Association Claims College Spring Symposium (2017).
  • Co-Author, "Marijuana Loss: The Insurance Policy May Cover It, but Will 'Public Policy' Ruin the High?" Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Insurance Law Update (2016)

Outside the Firm

Outside of the office, Brendan enjoys skiing, golfing, cheering on the Seattle Sounders FC, volunteering, and exploring Italian and Irish culture.