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Jan C. Kirkwood

Jan C. Kirkwood

Practice areas:

Litigation, Health Care, Medical Malpractice, Health Insurance

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About Me

I am a Member in the Seattle office.  My practice consists of litigation involving products liability defense, general negligence, premises liability, commercial litigation and health care regulatory litigation.  I am a member of Williams Kastner’s National Coordinating Counsel team handling toxic tort litigation involving asbestos, beryllium and other hazardous substances.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Health Care: 32%
  2. Litigation: 32%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 31%
  4. Health Insurance: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Heather J Pearce

    I have had the good fortune of working with Jan on a project within the last few years in which she has had both personal and professional interest. At all times I have found her to be very professional and highly respected by peers and acquaintances inside and outside of the law. In the context of this project she went above and beyond the call of duty. She is an eloquent and persuasive speaker.


    Heather Pearce Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Williams Kastner

Two Union Square
601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer in Health CareSeattle Met Magazine2010
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1998 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1984 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Tennis ClubPresident, Board of Trustees2006 - Present
Seattle Tennis ClubBoard of Trustees2003 - Present
Laurelon Terrace Homeowners' AssociationPresident, Board of Directors2001 - 2002
Alpha Chi OmegaNorthwest Corporation Board2001 - Present
Alpha Chi Omega, Rho ChapterAdvisory Board2000 - Present
Seattle Tennis ClubHouse and Grounds Committee2000 - 2003
Laurelon Terrace Homeowners' AssociationBoard of Directors1999 - 2002
YWCATable Captain YWCA Women's Benefit Lnucheon1995 - Present
St. Joseph SchoolPresident's Club1991 - 2000
United States Tennis AssociationMemberN/A
Children's Hospital Medical CenterMIMP Standing Advisory CommitteeN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
King County Mandatory Arbitration PanelMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Device CommitteeMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationMotor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook1998
Washington State Bar Association, Products LiabilityCivil Procedure Deskbook1997
American Bar Association, Products Liability SectionTort Reform and Non-Economic Damage CapsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1980
University of Washington -SeattleHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Impact on Health Care ProvidersWashington’s Registered Domestic Partnership Act: Impact on Health Care Providers2009
Annual HIPAA MeetingHIPAA for Real People2003
Health Care ComplianceWords and Phrases for $202002
Annual HIPAA MeetingHIPAA In a Nutshell2002
Property Manager's Guide to Commercial LawContract FormalitiesN/A