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Katharine Witter Brindley

Health care Attorney at Seattle, WA

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  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 38 years
    Washington - WA 39 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Katharine

Learn Katharine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Health care
    50%

    40 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    50%

    40 years, 500 cases

Katharine Brindley has had a growing trial practice for the past 25 years defending health care clients in medical malpractice matters and those facing disciplinary issues with state licensing authorities. For example, Ms. Brindley successfully defended a local hospital in a four-week jury trial by a claimant with bilateral leg amputations. The jury was unanimous in its verdict that there was no negligence by any health care professional.

 

 Ms. Brindley has also developed a statewide reputation for her defense of health care professionals facing disciplinary and licensing disputes with the state of Washington. Most notably, she successfully defended a popular physician accused of smothering an infant. After months of investigation and a four-day hearing involving complicated issues of what constitutes life and death, the physician's license was restored.

 With a background in registered nursing, Ms. Brindley is prepared to handle a wide variety of medical issues and regularly works with specialists in all areas of medicine and surgery. She also serves as a frequent guest speaker at area nursing schools and regularly works with local hospitals on issues of risk management and health care business transactions.

Location

Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.
601 Union St
Suite 1500
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
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I have had the privilege of working with Ms. Brindley for 12 years in all aspects of healthcare management. Her knowledge of hospital practice combined with legal expertise is unmatched. I would recommend Ms. Brindley without hesitation.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Helsell Fetterman LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reed McClure
  • 1987 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Paine Hamblen
  • 1984 - 1987

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD Cum Laude - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Washington State University
  • BSN Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1979

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • National Charity League
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwest Chapter
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northwest
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Board of Advisors, Gonzaga University
  • Memer
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Providence Hospice of Seattle
  • Board Member
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 1987 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Avvo Top Health Care Lawyer
  • Washington CEO Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2007
  • A-V Rating
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Super lawyer
  • 2005
  • Super lawyer
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2002
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • Masters in Trial
  • Trial Practice
  • 2008
  • Tacoma Community College
  • AIDS Workshop
  • 1989
  • Medical Society
  • AIDS Legislation
  • 1989
  • Neonatal Nursing Conference
  • Medical Legal aspects of Neonatal Nursing
  • 1988
  • Kalispell Regional Hospital
  • Plaintiff vs. Defendant
  • 1988
  • ICNE/WSU
  • Legal Issues for Nurses
  • 1988
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Legal Considerations for Emergency Care Providers
  • 1987
  • AM. Assoc of Critical Care Nurses
  • Critical Care Nursing Liability
  • 1986
  • WSU Alumni Continuing Education
  • Legal Issues in Health Care
  • 1985
  • WSTLA Non-Lawyers
  • Medical malpractice Issues
  • 1985
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Seattle Health care Lawyer Katharine Witter Brindley
Katharine Witter Brindley
Health care Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 39 years