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Admitted to the following Courts:


  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims




Practice areas


  1. Product Liability: 35%
  2. Aviation: 25%
  3. Commercial: 15%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 15%
  5. Appeals: 10%

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Contact info

1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3099


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Order of the CoifNorthwestern University School of Law1980
Phi Beta KappaNorthwestern University1977
Highest DistinctionNorthwestern University1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorKing County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program1993 - Present
PartnerPerkins Coie1981 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkUnited Sates Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit1980 - 1981
Legal InternWINSTON & STRAWN LLP1979 - 1979
Legal InternWinston & Strawn1978 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Aviation Womens AssociationMember2009 - Present
International Aviation Womens AssociationMember and Vice President, Programs (1991-93)1988 - 2001
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hudson v FAA--U S Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuitwon appeal upholding Boeing 777 type certificate
Primex Aerospace Arbitrationwon arbitration award
Friedman v Mitsubishi---US District Court-NYdefense verdict for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Civil Procedure DeskbookConsulting editor, Book2003
Civil Procedure DeskbookConsulting editor, Book1997
Family Law DeskbookConsulting editor, Book1997
Washington State Bar Association, Complex Property Division CLEProperty Disposition in the Dissolution of Non-Marital Relationships”1993
American Bar Association, Litigation MagazineSummary Jury Trial Strategies1990
Northwestern University Law ReviewLegalized Denturism: Consumer Demand, Public Health and the Legislative Response1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty2001
Federal Bar Association CLEPresenter, Revised Federal local Rules2000
Washington State Bar AssociationPresenter, Community Property: A Problem-Solving Workshop1999
Washington Bar AssociationPresenter, Complex Property Division CLE1993