Anthony joined Keating & Lyden, LLC in February 2022 as a partner and the Director of the firm’s litigation practice. Specifically, Anthony focuses on all aspects of civil litigation notably with respect to real estate matters, corporate, LLC and partnership disputes, contract disputes, and counseling related to pre-litigation risks and liabilities. Anthony’s particular experience includes defense and prosecution of matters involving residential and commercial real estate, mortgage lender and servicer issues, construction defects, and business, LLC, and corporate litigation. He has handled a wide array of disputes through pre-litigation processes, significant pretrial motion practice (various discovery matters and dispositive motions), arbitration, trial, and through appeal. Anthony is licensed to practice law in Washington and California and is pending admission in Colorado.
Anthony Soldato recalls the earliest memories of his pursuit of a legal career forming during his childhood in Darien, IL. His father, who acted both as an in-house attorney and long-time mayor of their suburban city, always provided insight on the legal system, democratic process, and politics. After graduating from Santa Clara University Law School in 2008, Anthony took a different path to civil litigation practice through work with the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, San Francisco Board of Supervisor campaigns, and later as a contract city attorney for the City of Morgan Hill.
Eventually, Anthony joined the real estate litigation firm of Zacks & Freedman (fka Zacks & Utrecht) in San Francisco. As a real estate litigator, Anthony handled various cases: landlord-tenant issues; residential and commercial lease disputes; land use issues; and administrative claims involving residential real estate before the City and County of San Francisco Board of Appeals and Rent Control Board.
Since moving to Seattle in 2013, Anthony branched out in new practice areas while maintaining his practice throughout Washington and California. He has represented attorneys, real estate professionals, mortgage servicers and lenders, public entities, and both small and large corporations. He has handled all phases of litigation practice in real estate disputes, tort cases (general and professional liability), construction defects, construction contract disputes, proposed mass-plaintiff and class actions matters, and business/employment and contract disputes. Anthony counsels clients through any realm of civil litigation, arbitration, or pre-litigation disputes while providing unique expertise to the firm’s corporate and transactional clients through his years of litigation practice.
When Anthony is not practicing law (and takes his ice skates off), he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a high school counselor, and his two boys. They enjoy beach time on Camano Island or any good adventure or sport in the Puget Sound region. Anthony also recently returned to the ice via the Kraken Adult Hockey League and has become (and remains) a proud Seattle Kraken fan. When he is not chasing a puck or his boys, he will occasionally wander a local public golf course in hopes of scoring below 90; or read an epic novel (see recent favorites: Station Eleven, Greenwood,or The Overstory).
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2008
B.S., Santa Clara University, 2005
State Bar of California
Washington State Bar Association
Colorado State Bar (**Pending Admission by Motion**)
U.S. District Court, Western Division of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern Division of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
Merceri v. Bank of New York Mellon, 434 P. 3d 84, 1st Div. 2018
King County Bar Association
North Central Baseball, Coach
Woodland Soccer Club (Seattle), Coach
Representative Matters Handled
· Residential real property disputes including purchase and sale, leasing, eviction, and related issues
· Commercial real property disputes including purchase and sale leasing, eviction, and legal issues
· Business, LLC, corporate and partnership disputes
· Commercial litigation
· Professional and general liability defense related to professional services
· Mortgage lender and servicer defense