Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Howard (Terry) Hall

Partner - Seattle / Portland


Bar Admissions: Oregon; Washington; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington; U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Practice Groups: Commercial Litigation, Construction, Employment, Environmental, Toxic Tort / Mass Tort

Education: University of Puget Sound, 1980, JD - cum laude; State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975, M.S., Education; University of Virginia, 1972, B.A., English

Memberships: American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Federal Bar Association; Oregon State Bar Association; Past Trustee, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Bar Association


Howard (Terry) Hall is a partner in the Seattle and Portland offices of Foley & Mansfield. He focuses his practice in toxic tort litigation with an emphasis asbestos defense, and environmental and employment litigation. He has served as regional and local counsel for a variety of companies in asbestos litigation, including manufacturers, contractors and distributors, and has tried numerous cases to verdict in Washington and Oregon.

Terry also has an active commercial practice centered on real estate and general commercial disputes. In addition to representing officers, directors and boards of directors involved in litigation, he provides counsel to organizations in management, governance, employment and litigation matters.

Terry's background includes teaching and coaching secondary school students. He is also the chair of the Board of Directors of Friends of Youth, a non-profit organization that provides programs for at-risk youth in the Seattle area.



  • Terry has represented a large manufacturing concern for 30+ years in Superfund, NRDA, and cost recovery actions, including state remedial actions. 
  • Represented companies in Superfund and state allocation matters.


August 14, 2018
Seattle Jury Rejects $3.6M Claim in Product Liability Trial

Foley & Mansfield defended a cement company against products liability and negligence claims brought by the family of a retired employee of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard diagnosed with mesothelioma.


May 1, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Relocates Portland Office to Historic Pacific Building

Foley & Mansfield has relocated its Portland office to the historic Pacific Building at 520 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 1012, Portland, OR, 97204 to accommodate continued growth.


July 20, 2017
Client Alert: Updates on Personal Jurisdiction Rulings in Washington State

A look at recent Washington State rulings on personal jurisdiction



  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®


  • King County Superior Court Panel of Arbitrators
  • Teaching Certificate, Secondary Education- State of Illinois


  • Former Board chair, First Congregational Church of Bellevue, WA.
  • Member, Finance Committee, First Place School Current chair of Board of Directors, Friends of Youth, a $12 million non-profit agency based in Kirkland, Washington that provides programs for at-risk youth.
  • Peace Corp volunteer; Afghanistan 1973-1975.


  • And the Defense Wins, overview of product liability win featured in DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, June 1, 2016. Read this article.