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About me

I am the mother of three young children. My husband and I have established our home in Bothell, WA. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling, and being outdoors.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  3. Birth Injury: 20%
  4. Insurance: 15%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

The Budlong Law Firm

100 Second Avenue South
Suite 200
Edmonds, WA, 98020-3551


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 Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
WSTLA Ready to Soar New Member of the Year AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association2008
CaliAward for Insurance LawSeattle University School of Law2003
Cali Award for Legal WritingSeattle University School of Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of John Budlong2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyGraham Lundberg & Peschel2003 - 2010
Legal InternGraham Lundberg & Peschel, P.S., Inc.2001 - 2003
Legal InternDann Sheffield & Associates2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeRegular Member2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member, Committee Chair, Board of Governors2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Alpha Chi Omega SoroityMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
WSAJ Automobile Accident Litigation DeskbookChapter 5 - Accident Investigation – Documenting the Facts2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
University of GuadalajaraSpanish LiteratureN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hammer or Be Hammered - Trying UIM and PIP casesWhat the UIM carrier must show the Court to intervene2011
WSAJ's Motor Vehicle Litigation SeminarInvestigating the Crash: Getting all the facts2010
WSTLA CLE on DamagesMaximizing Genearl Damages Through Lay Witnesses2008
Seattle University School of Law Speaker PanelBuilding Client Confidences & Overcoming Bias2008