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Malaika Marie Eaton

Malaika Marie Eaton

Practice areas:

Civil Litigation, Appeals, Class Action, Insurance

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

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

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Christina T Sherman

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


    Christina Sherman Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

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




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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