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Douglas C McDermott

Douglas C McDermott

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Class Action

About Me

Douglas C. McDermott is a founding partner of McDermott Newman, PLLC, where he represents plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, and consumer fraud litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Mr. McDermott is recognized as one of Washington's top litigators for his work on complex wrongful death and traumatic injury cases, as well as high profile class action lawsuits against such local companies as Expedia, Inc., Washington Mutual, Inc., and, Inc.  He has also represented consumers in nationwide class action litigation against major pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Pfizer, Inc., Bayer Corp., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.  In the last several years alone, Mr. McDermott has recovered more than $32 million on behalf of his clients.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    14 years
  2. Class Action: 35%
    13 years, 20 cases



Contingent (33-50%)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Aaron V Rocke

    I have worked with Doug as co-counsel on several matters. He has a brilliant legal mind. He selects only a few cases, so he can devote his energy and intensity to achieve superior results for his clients.


    Aaron Rocke Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1003




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcDermott Newman, PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateHagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP2005 - 2007
AssociateMilberg Weiss2004 - 2005
AssociateBetts Patterson Mines2001 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Morales v. Heritage GroveJury awarded $381,437.20.
Prescott v. LeClechFavorable settlement for $135,000.
Aust v. Northwest Natural Products, Inc.Class action settlement.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Washington -SeattleEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997