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About Me

I am an attorney at Stritmatter Kessler Whelan in Seattle, Washington.  I was born and raised in Washington State. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Washington, I attended the Seattle University School of Law evening program.  Please visit for more professional information.  In my free time, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my husband (also an attorney at Stritmatter Kessler Whelan) and our young daughter.  I am also a huge Seattle Mariners and Seahawks fan. 


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    4 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    4 years
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    4 years



Hourly ($180-280/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Douglas John Steding

    I worked with Courtney on a complex toxic tort matter, and can endorse her highly. She's meticulous in her approach to matters, and a great advocate.


    Douglas Steding Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew N. Ackley

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Andrew Ackley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Stritmatter Kessler Whelan

200 Second Avenue W.
Seattle, WA, 98119



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Writing IICALI Excellence for the Future Award2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberAckley Law Group, PLLC2011 - 2015
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law SectionImmediate Past Chair2014 - 2016
Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law SectionChair2013 - 2014
Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law SectionChair Elect2012 - 2013
King County Bar AssociationDiversity Committee Member2012 - 2013
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeDiversity Committee Member2011 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Legal Malpractice$502,255.52 judgment against defendants in favor of my client
Maritime Injury$45,000 settlement
Oraivej v. Court Services Institute et al.$94,210.14 arbitration award (reduced to arbitration limits)
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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)"Washington State Leading the Charge to Make Much-Needed Changes to Protect Human Trafficking Victims"2013
King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin"Clemmons Case Prompts Bail Amendments"2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate2010
University of WashingtonSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005