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I am a Freelance Attorney and work exclusively for other attorneys and legal organizations on a project basis and do not directly take on cases or represent individual clients.
I began practicing law in 2001 have a broad range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. My practice specialized in personal injury defense, product liability, including pharmaceutical, medical device, toxic tort, mass tort and multi-district litigation, complex litigation management, employment, health care and medical negligence. I am admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a Freelance Attorney, I serve attorneys, law firms and legal organizations looking to outsource legal work on a project basis, either short-term or long-term. The breadth of my experience makes me an excellent candidate for small or large projects, including legal research, legal memoranda and brief writing, pre-trial preparation, editing, document review, court appearances, taking or defending depositions, preparing witnesses for deposition or trial, internal investigations, employee, witness and client interviews, complex litigation and mass tort litigation management and assistance at trial.
I have significant experience in document review and e-discovery projects. Whether you have a small or large-scale document review project, I can handle the project management aspects of the review, including assisting you with outsourcing to experienced e-discovery vendors, or handling smaller-scale document review projects solo or with a small team.
Whether your project is “traditional” litigation work or something else, feel free to contact me to discuss how I can provide high-quality, cost-effective and flexible solutions. My hourly or project rate depends upon the assignment and length of project. Please contact me for more details.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2010|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2008|
|Freelance Attorney||Law Office of Arissa M. Peterson||2014 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC||2006 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC||2001 - 2006|
|Summer Associate||Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mother Attorneys Mentoring Associations (MAMAS)||Member||2007 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member, Drug & Medical Device Subcommittee Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington Defense Trial Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|LeadingAge Washington||Associate Business Member||2008 - 2014|
|SFIA - Sports & Fitness Industry Association||Legal Task Force Member||2008 - 2014|
|Washington Health Care Association||Associate Business Member||2006 - 2014|
|Dress for Success Seattle||Community Advisory Board Member||2004 - 2010|
|Health Care Liability Defense||Defense verdict|
|In re Phenylproponalomine Litigation (MDL No. 1407)||Multiple cases dismissed|
|Toxic Tort Product Liability||Successful resolution or dismissals ongoing|
|See all legal cases|
|DRI Daubert Online||Ninth Circuit Report: Largest Asbestos Verdict in Washington State is Vacated and Remanded for New Trial for Failure to Have a Daubert Hearing||2013|
|DRI Daubert Online||Ninth Circuit Report: Rulings in Patent Cases Restate Fundamental Principle—District Judge is ‘Gatekeeper’ Not Fact-Finder||2012|
|Sports & Fitness Industry Association (formerly SGMA)||Social Media – Balancing Employer and Employee Rights in the Digital Age||2012|
|DRI Daubert Online||Ninth Circuit Overturns Gender Discrimination Class Action Against Costco; Remands for Reconsideration and Directs District Court to Review Prior Daubert Analysis On Reliability of Expert Opinions||2012|
|Sports & Fitness Industry Association (formerly SGMA)||Crisis Management - Best Practices in the Digital Age||2011|
|The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - Northeast Edition||Hertz Corp. v. Friend - U.S. Supreme Court Adopts 'Nerve Center' Test for Determining a Corporation's 'Principal Place of Business||2010|
|DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar||Hertz Corp. v. Friend – U.S. Supreme Court Adopts 'Nerve Center' Test for Determining a Corporation’s 'Principal Place of Business||2010|
|Litigation News (WSBA)||Strategies for Release of an At-Fault or Potentially At-Fault Party, Including the Effect on Joint and Several Liability and Dealing With An Empty Chair at Trial||2009|
|Washington HealthCare News||Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Coming Soon to Washington: Are you Ready to Handle Medical Record Request Audits?||2009|
|Defense Research Institute (DRI)||DRI Daubert On-Line Ninth Circuit Summary (issued quarterly)||2009|
|Seattle Journal for Social Justice||Post-Caremark Implications for Health Care Organization Boards of Directors||2004|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Washington||Anthropology and Danish||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|University of Copenhangen, Denmark||Prehistoric Archaeology, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Viking Age||Credits toward B.A.||1995|
|Continuing Education Seminar||Medical Records Law in Washington||2012|
|LeadingAge Washington Annual Conference||Crisis Management||2010|
|Continuing Education Seminar||Medical Records Law in Washington||2010|
|Washington Health Care Association Fall Meeting||Medicare Recovery and Recoupement/Medicare Secondary Payer Act||2009|
|Rules of Evidence in Washington||Hearsay||2009|
|Client Education Seminar||Patient Termination: Why, When and How to End the Patient-Physician Relationship||2009|
|Internet Researching for Paralegals||Moderator, Panel Speaker||2008|
|Medical Records Law||Responding to Subpoenas||2006|