Timothy Bradshaw2024-02-07T21:21:15+00:00

Timothy Bradshaw

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Timothy Bradshaw

Admitted in Washington

Tim Bradshaw is a partner at Corr Cronin. Having presided over thousands of cases as a trial court judge, he has deep experience in civil litigation and criminal trials. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, products liability litigation, mass tort litigation. and the Consumer Protection Act (CPA).

Tim was a judge on the King County Superior Court Bench from 2009 to 2019. While on the bench, he served on the Superior Court’s Jury, Security, Courts and Community, and Personnel Committees and was a multi-year volunteer judge to the YMCA Moot Court competition; an invited judge for the University of Washington Law School mock jury trial; faculty member teaching Evidence at the Judicial College; and co-presenter on Hearsay Evidence to King County Superior Court Judges.

Tim is frequently sought out by law firms as a consulting and testifying expert. He was invited to and served on the King County Superior Court COVID Working Group on Jury Trials.

Before his decade on the bench, Tim was a noted trial attorney in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a tenure that included litigating 125 jury trials to verdict. A founding member of the homicide and cold case units, he pioneered multiple forensic efforts that garnered international interest, including the first DNA (both human and animal) case in county history and the first canine DNA case in the nation’s history. Tim prosecuted the murders of musician Mia Zapata, Sheriff’s Deputy Herzog, the Northlake Shipyard murders, and the nation’s most prolific serial arsonist. In recognition of these achievements, Tim was awarded the Norm Maleng Outstanding Trial Advocacy Award.

Tim has spoken at the Civil Court Judicial Forum, Superior Court Boot Camp, Family Law Forum, Trial Strategies From The Experts, and American Board of Trial Advocates annual meeting. With utmost respect for the bench, Tim serves on the King County Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee.

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • King County Bar Association

    Member, KCBA Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee (JCEC)

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

  • Washington Superior Court Judges Association (fmr)

  • American Judges Association (fmr)


  • B.A., University of Puget Sound

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law

Featured Cases: Judicial (Presided Over)

Featured Cases: Criminal Litigaton

Presentations and Publications

  • Consulted for and appeared in the documentary film “The Gits,” 2008

  • Consulted for the published book “Cold Case Homicides,” 2006

  • Mental Defenses: Insanity & Diminished Capacity, King County Prosecuting Attorney, 2005

  • Most Dangerous Offender Project Training, King County Prosecuting Attorney, 2005

  • Seattle Shipyard Murders: From Ploughshare to Sword, Violent Crime Investigators Regional Training Conference, 2004

  • Moderator, “Coping With Mental Defenses—Dr. Dietz,” WA Association Prosecuting Attorneys, 2004

  • Lecturer, University of Washington, Psychology and the Law, 2002

  • Participant, National Conference on Science and the Law, 1999

  • Trial Experiences & Observations, Executive Women International, 1998

  • Participant, “A Decade of PCR”, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, 1997

  • Cross Examination, WA Association Prosecuting Attorneys, 1997

  • Forensic DNA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1995

  • Voir Dire Facilitator, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1995

  • Battered Persons Murder Syndrome, WA Association Prosecuting Attorney, 1994

  • DNA in the Courtroom, Coleman & Swensen, 1994, Consultant

  • DNA in the Courtroom, Seattle Forensic Institute, 1994

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