Hozaifa Cassubhai - Attorney

Hozaifa partners with his clients to tackle their toughest challenges. He has advocated for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and arbitration forums in a wide range of complex civil litigation. Representative subject matters include: corporate governance, fiduciary duties, contracts, business torts, trade secrets, securities, real property, shareholder / partnership disputes, indemnification claims, defamation and invasion of privacy actions, and employment-related disputes (particularly wage and commission withholding cases). He appears in matters on both coasts, in particular the tri-State and the Pacific Northwest (Seattle).
 
While recognizing that a lawsuit is at times necessary and unavoidable, Hozaifa strives, wherever feasible, to protect his clients from the disruptive and costly impact that litigation can have on personal lives and business operations and to employ creative and interpersonal touches to resolve the most challenging conflicts. He advises a number of entrepreneurs / start-ups and small to middle-market companies on day-to-day risk management issues as well as long-term preventative strategies, including on commercial contract and employment agreements. Having served as an in-house general counsel, he understands first-hand counsel's role in helping clients meet their objectives in a timely, resourceful, and decisive manner.
 
Before joining Bailey Duquette, Hozaifa practiced at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, served as a law clerk for a federal district court judge (W.D. Wash.), and was associated with litigation boutiques on both coasts. Hozaifa’s background also includes working as a writer/associate producer for Courtroom Television (Court TV).
 
Hozaifa has been named a “Super Lawyer” (2019) and "Rising Star" (2014-2018) in Washington State by Thomson Reuters. He was also selected as a 2013 Fellow of the WSBA’s Washington Leadership Institute, which recognizes and trains the next generation of civic and bar leaders.

Education 

Seattle University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, National Order of the Barristers, Faculty Scholar, Graduation Student Speaker)
 
Boston College, (B.A., History)

Bar Admissions 

Washington
New Jersey

Clerkship 

The Hon. Benjamin H. Settle, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (Tacoma)

Other Languages 

Urdu
Gujrati
Arabic (reading/writing proficiency)