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Avi Joshua Lipman

Avi Joshua Lipman

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Avi Lipman

About Me

I am a trial attorney at McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC, where I represent plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance, criminal defense, employment, environmental, and business disputes.  I spent five years as a criminal defense attorney, during which time I tried dozens of cases before juries in Washington, D.C. and Seattle before transitioning to McNaul Ebel’s litigation division.  Since joining the Firm, I have appeared regularly in court as first chair counsel in numerous proceedings, including a month-long jury trial and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

After law school, I taught trial advocacy and practiced in the Criminal Justice Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center, where I also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in trial advocacy.  From 2006 to 2008, I represented clients in King County Superior Court as a trial attorney at The Defender Association. I joined McNaul Ebel as an associate in 2008.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Litigation: 100%
    12 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Aaron S Kiviat

    Avi is a zealous and ethical trial attorney who fights hard for his clients' best interests. He is simply one of the best litigators in Seattle.


    Aaron Kiviat Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daron George Morris

    During the two years I worked with Avi at The Defender Association he demonstrated himself to be a very intelligent and zealous advocate, both for his clients and his co-workers. Avi's dedication was most evident when, on a very serious homicide case, his thorough investigation convinced the prosecuting attorney of his client's likely innocence, resulting in an outright dismissal. Avi's reputation as a highly persuasive and scrupulous attorney is well earned.


    Daron Morris Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

600 University St.
Suite 2700
Seattle, WA, 98101-4151


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
DCInactive 200408/25/2008

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent (5.0-5.0)Martindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberMcNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren, PLLC2014 - Present
AssociateMcNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren P.L.L.C.2008 - 2013
Trial AttorneyThe Defender Association2006 - 2008
Teaching FellowGeorgetown University Law Center2003 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Jewish Family Service (Seattle)Board Member2014 - Present
The Defender Association (King County)Board Member2008 - 2012
Cardozo Society of Washington StateBoard Member2008 - 2010

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Defense of multi-national manufacturer against putative national and regional class actions for alleged product liability.Defeated class case in federal court.
Defense of securities broker against Fortune 1000 former employer.Defeated injunction; highly favorable award.
Defense of Fortune 500 insurance carrier against action to invalidate claims made and reported policies.Prevailed on summary judgment; case dismissed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2005
New York University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor - Cum Laude2003
Oberlin CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Supreme CourtDavis v. Cox2015
Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, Seattle University School of LawVisual Trial and Today's Technology2014
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionA Picture Is Worth a 1000 Words (Multimedia Technology in the Courtroom)2012
University of Washington School of LawTrial Advocacy II2011
University of Washington School of LawTrial Advocacy I2010
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyBuilding Trial Skills: Northwest2010
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyBuilding Trial Skills: Northwest2009