Michele M. Haaseth is the principal of Haaseth Law and has over 15 years of legal experience. Ms. Haaseth has proven to be a zealous advocate for all of her clients both in and out of court. Her legal acumen combined with her passion for protecting her clients’ interests has resulted in her being recognized as a leader and “rising star” in the legal field.
Ms. Haaseth’s extensive legal knowledge, coupled with significant practical experience, allows her to help clients understand their options so they can decide on a course of action.
Ms. Haaseth is an accomplished litigator having successfully litigated hundreds of cases representing clients in a broad array of disputed matters including personal injury/automobile accidents, family law, dependency, debt collection, foreclosure, unlawful detainer (eviction), real estate, insurance defense, and insurance coverage. In addition, she has extensive experience with bankruptcy, bad faith exposure/claims, elder law, estate planning, and probate.
Ms. Haaseth is well versed in multiple areas of dispute resolution including all Washington state courts, United States District Courts, as well as, alternative methods including mediation or arbitration.
Ms. Haaseth's goal is to help her clients' reach their goals.
Hourly ($240-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2002|
|Rising Star||Thomson Reuters||2002|
|Managing Partner||Haaseth Law||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Geico||2008 - 2012|
|Managing Partner||Haaseth Law||2004 - 2008|
|Attorney||Lee, Smart, Cook, Martin & Patterson, PS, Inc.||2001 - 2003|
|Clerk||Spokane County Superior Court||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2015 - Present|
|East King County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2015 - Present|
|Snoqualmie Tribal Court||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington||Attorney Member||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi||Member||1998 - Present|
|RE adv Insurance Co Subro Claim||Successfully reduced liability from 100% to just over 50%.|
|C and F adv H||Defense verdict for client at MAR. Use of accident reconstruction with video and expert analysis to establish my client did not cause subject MVA.|
|M.S. v. G.P||At mediation, utilized insurance company auto repair estimate to successfully argue that impact was more significant than defense had argued resulting in increased offer and settlement.|
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|Prepared for Florida Law Firm entering Bankruptcy market||Florida Bankruptcy 101||2008|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Washington State University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|