Andrew Tingkang is an associate attorney on both Thomas McCurdy’s and Gordon Klug’s teams. His practice focuses on construction defect litigation, fire loss, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, job site injury, and product liability.
Andrew has over five years of experience working in defense litigation, including helping launch a small litigation/business law firm where he worked with two partners as the sole associate.
Andrew graduated with an undergrad degree from the University of Washington with majors in political science and philosophy and a minor in earth and space science. Following this he attended the Seattle University School of Law where he authored These Aren’t the Asteroids You Are Looking For: Classifying Asteroids in Space as Chattels, Not Land, Seattle University Law Review Vol. 35, No. 2 (2012).
Andrew was born and raised in the Puget Sound area. Away from work he can be found cooking, watching TV, trying new restaurants, and traveling with his wife. Andrew is an avid science fiction and fantasy reader, a Sounders season ticket holder, and a general Seattle sports fan. Maybe most notably though, Andrew did some modeling as a 5-year-old for JC Penny and once appeared as a space law expert on Fox News.
Andrew defended a utility contractor in lawsuits arising out of the 2016 Greenwood explosion, including securing CR 12(b)6 dismissal of a lawsuit brought by group of firefighters who alleged they were injured after responding to the initial reports of a gas leak. Andrew successfully argued that the professional rescuer doctrine applied and there should be no new exception for willful, wanton or reckless conduct.
Andrew successfully represented a construction contractor in a worksite injury case with multiple plaintiffs and multi-millions of dollars claimed alongside four other defendants. The client had primary liability and was facing a potentially major excess judgment. Andrew fully worked up the case for an expected month-long trial, including personally taking perpetuation depositions of a spinal surgeon who operated on one plaintiff and a neurosurgeon who treated another. The case reached a seven figure global settlement with the last remaining plaintiff three days before trial and within policy limits.
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2002
University of Washington, B.A., Political Science & Philosophy, minor in Earth and Space Science
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Admitted, U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Washington
Admitted, U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington
Member, Filipino Lawyers of Washington
Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program