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Lish Whitson

Lish Whitson

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Mediation, Health Insurance

About Me

You can read informational testimonials and a more complete biography at www.whitsonlaw.com.


Current and past positions:


American Board of Trial Advocates


    National Board/Co-Chair Constitution and Bylaws Committee; President of the Washington Chapter


American College of Trial Lawyers


    Sandra Day O'Conner Award Committee


Litigation Counsel of America


Western Trial Lawyers Association


    Board member


American Bar Association


    Liaison to the Anti-HumanTrafficking Task Force; Standing Committee on Professional Discipline; past Chair of Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Sevice and PAR Consultant; past Chair of the Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability; past Chair of the Presidential Task Force on Defining the Practice of Law; past member of the House of Delegates


American Bar Foundation


Americn Association for Justice


Washington State Association for Justice


    Eagle Member


Washington State Bar Association


    past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Co-Chair of the Local Rules Task Force; past Hearing Officer; past member of the Board of Governors; past Chair of the Judicial Selection Committee


Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washingon


    Chair of the Court Liaison Committee


University of Washington School of Law


     past President of the Alumni Association; Adjuct Faculty for Trial Advocacy


King County Bar Association


     past Trustee; past chair and present panel member of the Lawyer      Referral Committee


Oregon State Bar Association


     past member of the House of Delegates


Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center


     past President of the Board; member Advisory Committee


Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras


     past Board member and past Marrowstone Music Festival Chair


Downtown Emergency Service Center


     past Chair of the Board

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Personal Injury: 24%
  2. Employment & Labor: 24%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 24%
  4. Mediation: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Kristy Lee Stell

    I highly recommend Lish. I have had the pleasure of working for Lish for over two years. He has always impressed me with his professionalism and attention to detail. Lish is an incredibly competent, clear, and effective attorney who truly cares about his clients.

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    Kristy Stell Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • John J. Tollefsen

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    John Tollefsen Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Lish Whitson, PLLC

2121 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive200207/18/2015
WAActive197307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Service Recognition AwardUniversity of Washington School of Law2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2001
Outstanding Lawyer AwardKing County Bar Association2000
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2000
Pro Bono AwardKing County Bar Association1993
Quiet HeroesKing County Bar AssociationN/A

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationArbitratorN/A
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard MemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board MemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
King County Bar AssociationFellowN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Judicature SocietyPast National Board MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationHouse of DelegatesN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarHouse of DelegatesN/A
Washington State Bar Association,Member, Past Board of GovernorsN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMember, Past Board of TrusteesN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMediatorN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris DoctorN/A