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  1. Civil Litigation: 60%
  2. Class Action: 15%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Insurance: 10%

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  • Christina T Sherman

    A brilliant, hard working attorney. Any client would be lucky to have Malaika on their litigation team.


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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

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


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Richard E. Guggenheim AwardHeller Ehrman LLP2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHeller Ehrman LLP2003 - 2008
Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleBoard Member; Director2006 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Puget Sound Lawyer chapter)Steering Committee Member (Head)2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Review of LitigationMootness in the Class Action Context: Court-Created Exceptions to the ‘Case or Controversy’ Requirement of Article III2007
Analysis & Perspective Vol. 06, Number 18Litigating in the New Class Action World: An Update on the Evolving Case Law Under the Class Action Fairness Act2005
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law JournalThe Equitable Tolling Doctrine in First Party Insurance Coverage Matters: Analysis, Benefits and an Illustrative Case Study2005
UnknownLimitation of Suit: A Call For Equitable Tolling2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Willamette UniversityPolitics/International StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law & Diversity Program, Fairhaven College, Western Washington UniversityState and Federal Death Penalty Habeas Review2006
Law & Diversity Program, Fairhaven College, Western Washington UniversityState and Federal Death Penalty Habeas Review2004