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A northwest native, Ann grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington and graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 1997. She spent her final quarter at the UW studying abroad in Siena, Italy, and thereafter traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Ann graduated with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 2002, and began her law career at an insurance defense litigation firm. There her practice was dedicated to insurance defense work in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, and construction accidents. In 2005, she transitioned to plaintiff’s trial work and joined PWRLK. Her current practice continues to focus on litigation and trial work in the areas of personal injury and medical and dental negligence, with some insurance coverage work. Ann is an active member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ); she currently serves on the Board of Governors as VP of CLE and as a member of the Health PACT Disclosure and Resolution Program Work Group. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and has repeatedly been named a “Rising StarÒ” by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Ann lives in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood with her husband, Michael, a patent attorney in Seattle, and their two sons.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    13 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    13 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    13 years

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    Ann is a very talented and special lawyer. She is smart, warm hearted, and dedicated. She fights hard and achieves great results.


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Contact info

Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp

1501 4th Avenue Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising Star®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2004
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - EvidenceN/A2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPeterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp2012 - Present
ShareholderPeterson Young Putra, P.S.2005 - 2011
AttorneyForsberg & Umlauf2002 - 2005
N/AThermoRetec2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeVP2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, CLE CommitteeMember2009 - 2011
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2002 - 2005
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2001 - 2005
Health PACT Disclosure & Resolution Program Work GroupMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersThe long path to obtaining a directed verdict in an oral surgery malpractice case2009
Trial NewsIt's in, it's out, it's in, it's out...evidence of the bad facts in an admitted liability case2008
Trial NewsKing County Superior Court, Honorable Michael J. Trickey Presiding2006
Trial NewsConstruction Site Accident Litigation2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/A2002
Universita Per Stranieri di SienaItalianN/A1997
University of WashingtonN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Reptile SeminarReptile, Chair2012
Annual Insurance UpdateChair2012
Voir Dire EssentialsJury Selection, Chair2010
Personal Injury Boot Camp from the Plaintiff's PerspectiveCommunicating with the Insurance Companies2010
32nd Annual Insurance Law SeminarUIM Jury Trials in the IFCA Age2010
Obtaining Fair SettlementsStrategies for Negotiating with Multiple Defendants2008
Auto CasesHow to Best Present Your Client...From a Former Defense Attorney's Perspective2008
Hot Topics In TortsDueling UIM Policies2006