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About Me

I am the Managing Member in the Tacoma office. I concentrates my practice in civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of clients in personal injury cases. I have represented clients in the trial and appellate courts in the states of Washington and in federal courts in Washington and California. I represent physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. I am also experienced in the areas of wrongful termination and employment discrimination, products liability and general liability claims.



Litigation of medical malpractice cases for hospitals and physicians throughout the state of Washington, including the University of Washington Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Multicare Health System, and Swedish Medical Center.


Litigation of wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims on behalf of employers.


Worked with the Washington State Medical Association and the Tort Reform Coalition (including testimony before the legislature) on tort reform legislation in the state of Washington.


Representing and advising physicians and physician groups with respect to the myriad legal issues that they encounter in the day to day operation of their practices.


Presentations to national, state and local medical associations on a variety of subjects, including avoidance of medical malpractice litigation, tort reform, informed consent and defense of high risk malpractice cases.


Practice Areas


  1. Commercial Litigation: 50%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Health Care: 25%

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Williams Kastner

1301 A Street, Suite 900
Tacoma, WA, 98402-4299



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2004
Super LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Super LawyerN/A2002
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1987 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1981 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer AssociationPast President2001 - 2004
F.C. United Premier Soccer ClubVice-President1999 - 2001
Peninsula Soccer ClubPresident1996 - 1999
Kitsap Health Planning CouncilTreasurer1981 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1981
Washington Legal Assistants AssociationMember, Founding Board of Directors1975 - 1976
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with honors1979
Harvard UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, with honors1973