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Voted a 2012 Washington Super Lawyer, Elizabeth Woody Lindquist has continued her family's legacy by promoting justice in Washington State. Both of her parents were state senators for Snohomish County, and forged their careers on upholding the rights of the state's most vulnerable citizens.


While an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Ms. Lindquist served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the student body, lobbying for student interests in Olympia. After graduation, she worked at Preston, Gates and Ellis assisting the attorneys representing the Pike Place Market against the hostile takeover attempts of the New York Urban Group investors. She was a Merit Scholar at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law when she became involved in the American Bar Association (ABA) and was elected the ABA Law Student Division Governor for the 12th Circuit, which includes the eight northwest law schools.


Upon graduation, Ms. Lindquist had a job waiting for her with the Law Offices of Karen Zimmer, practicing plaintiff's personal injury law. She soon advanced to General Manager of the office. After four years, she was approached by Kirk B. Bernard and joined his firm in 1998. In 2006 she became a partner of Bernard & Lindquist.  In 2010, she opened Lindquist Law, PLLC.


During the course of her practice, she has handled a variety of plaintiff's injury claims, including pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, and injuries involving defective products and unsafe premises. Some of her most rewarding work has been obtaining just compensation for children who have been injured in accidents. She been a trailblazer in locating investments for the children's settlement funds, including structured settlements, special needs trusts, and Guaranteed Education Tuition Plans for pre-paid college education.


In addition, Ms. Lindquist is on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Trial Lawyer's Association), where she also serves as V.P. for Judicial Relations and on the Legislative Steering Committee.  She is often asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. Ms. Lindquist has successfully negotiated settlements totaling over 5 million dollars during the course of her career.



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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Bicycle Accidents: 20%
    20 years
  3. Product Liability: 10%
    20 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    20 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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  • Debra J Toews

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  • Karen Kathryn Koehler

    Elizabeth is a fine attorney. I refer car collision cases to her because I know she will always do a good job for the client.


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Contact info

Lindquist Law, PLLC

1708 Bellevue Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98122-2017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2013 Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
2012 Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Women Attorneys in WashingtonSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Silver KeyAmerican Bar Association, Law Student Division1994
Merit ScholarSeattle University School of Law1994
Board of Governors AwardAmerican Bar Association, Law Student Division1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal/OwnerLindquist Law, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerBernard & Lindquist2006 - 2010
Personal Injury AttorneyBernard Law Group1998 - 2006
Office Manager / Personal Injury LawyerLaw Offices of Karen Zimmer1996 - 1998
Personal Injury LawyerLaw Offices of Karen Zimmer1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeVP of Judicial Relations2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeVice President of Development2009 - 2010
Economic Opportunity InstituteBoard Member2009 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, New Member CommitteeVice President of Membership2008 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeMember of the Board of Governors2007 - Present
Legistlative Steering CommitteeMember1999 - Present
Washington State Trial LawyersMember1996 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. DUI Driver$1,000,000 Settlement
John Doe v. Premises$860,000 Settlement
John Doe v. DOT$5,500,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation DeskbookAccidents Involving Speed2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Looking Down The Road In Your Auto CaseScreening The Client2013
Washington State Association for JusticeHow To Become A Judge2012
Auto Cases: Be PreparedCommencing the Lawsuit: Special Statutes of Limitation and Procedural Traps2011
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationDepositions, Discovery and Trial Practice2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Basics of Representing the Incompetent or Minor Child2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCool Programs You Just Gotta Have2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCaseload Management in the Small Firm1998