Phone: 360-816-2520 (WA) |  503-283-3393 (OR)
Fax: 360-816-2521
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Phillip (Phil) Haberthur is a trial attorney focusing on the representation of clients in a broad range of areas, such as commercial/business, contract, real estate disputes, estate/probate, land use, creditor’s rights, and insolvency and restructuring matters.

Phil has appeared and represented clients before Washington and Oregon state courts and Washington federal courts. In addition to trial work, Phil also maintains a busy appellate practice. He has appeared numerous times before Washington appellate courts, including the Washington Supreme Court.

Awards & Recognition:

  • Selected to Washington Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers®, 2013–2017

  • George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award, The Historic Trust, 2009

  • Accomplished & Under 40, Vancouver Business Journal, 2008

Community activities:

  • City of Vancouver Aviation Advisory Committee, Member, 2017–Present

  • Washington State University Vancouver, Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program, Advisory Board, Member, 2013–2018

  • Leadership Clark County

    • Board of Directors, 2011–2017

    • Class of 2008

  • Battle Ground City Council, Member, 2008–2011

  • City of Battle Ground Planning Commission, Member, 2006–2008

Admitted to practice:

  • Oregon State Courts

  • Washington State Courts

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington


  • IADC Trial Academy, Stanford University, 2012

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 2006 

  • B.S., Washington State University, 2000

Professional Memberships & affiliations:

  • Clark County Bar Association

  • Washington State Bar Association

    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section

Notable cases:

  • Visser v. Craig, 139 Wash. App. 152, 159 P.3d 453, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 05, 2007 (NO. 34610-9-II)

    Easement Dispute—Published Opinion.

  • Geonerco, Inc. v. Grand Ridge Properties IV LLC, 191 P.3d 76 (Wash. Ct. App. 2008)

    Court of Appeals’ published decision on statute of frauds.

  • Proctor v. Huntington, 146 Wash. App. 836, 192 P.3d 958, Wash. App. Div. 2, September 23, 2008 (NO. 36087-0-II)

    House built on adjoining property case argued before Washington Supreme Court on trial judge's equitable powers--published opinion.

  • Vancouver Radiologists, P.C. v. Vancouver Clinic, Inc., P.S., No. 37577-0-II, 2009 Wash. App. LEXIS 909 (Ct. App. Apr. 21, 2009)

    Trial court dismissal of CPA and unjust enrichment claims affirmed.

  • Bacus v. Andersen, 2009 WL 1864000, Wash. App. Div. 2, June 30, 2009 (NO. 37772-1-II)

    Short-plat case involving the finality of land-use decisions.

  • Littlefair v. Schulze, 169 Wn. App. 659, 665, 278 P.3d 218 (2012)

    Published opinion on rights of easement holders.

  • CKH Family Ltd. P’Ship v. Holt Homes, Inc., 306 F. Supp. 3d 1282 (D. Or. 2018)

    Obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims asserted against developer/investment manager.

  • Iron Gate Partners 5, LLC, v. Tapio Construction, 47749-1 (Wash. Ct. App. 2017)

    Obtained reversal of award of attorney’s fees to opposing party.