Owen R. Mooney

Associate, Seattle Office

Direct Dial: 206.521.6406
Fax: 206.386.5130

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2019
  • Washington, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2014


  • Gonzaga University, School of Law - J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Gonzaga University - B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2007

Practice Experience

Since 2014, Owen Mooney has practiced in the firm's Insurance Law Group. He has represented and advised insurers in matters involving first-party property and third-party liability insurance. And he has defended insurers in lawsuits involving contractual and extra-contractual liability.

In his most recent trial, Owen served as second chair, defending a commercial property insurer against claims for damage caused by long-term water intrusion at a condominium complex. After a three-week trial in federal court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the insurer.

Before joining Bullivant Houser Bailey, Owen clerked for The Honorable Nancy Saitta of the Nevada Supreme Court. In Nevada, his analysis of complex legal issues included civil and criminal procedure, constitutional rights, parentage, premises liability, and class action litigation.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association (Coach, Nevada's Law Day Live, 2013 & 2014)
  • Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Volunteer)

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2012 — Wills and Trusts; Education Law; Indian Law Clinic)

Advisories and Insights

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker & 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, Owen enjoys boxing as a light middleweight. When he has time, he visits family living in Ireland, which is also the location for the reading he most enjoys, Irish literature. News journals and biographies get the rest of his non-legal reading attention.