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I am a Member in the Seattle office and the Chair of the firm's Health Care and Appellate Practice Groups. My practice emphasizes health care law, state and federal appeals, as well as medical malpractice and product liability defense litigation. I have substantial experience advising health care clients on risk management, credentialing, quality assurance, fraud and abuse, self-referral, antitrust, and health care reform issues.

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  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Appeals: 25%
  4. Health Care: 25%

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Williams Kastner

Two Union Square
601 Union St Ste 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer-Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Best Laywers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1989 - Present
AssociateWilliams Kastner1981 - 1988
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersTrustee1995 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersWashington Pattern Jury Instructions Committee1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Health Care Risk Management SocietyMemberN/A
Washington State Society of Healthcare AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Settlement NowBoard of AdvisorsN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Academy of Appellate LawyersFellowN/A
Foundation for the Washington State CourtsPresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Health Law SectionMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Washington Defense Trial LawyersPresident1994 - 1995
Washington Defense Trial LawyersVice President1993 - 1994
Washington Defense Trial LawyersSecretary1992 - 1993
Washington Defense Trial LawyersTreasurer1991 - 1992
Washington Defense Trial LawyersTrustee1990 - 1991
Washington Defense Trial LawyersEditor, The Defense Press1988 - 1992
King County Bar Association, Medical Legal CommitteeMember1988 - 1990
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Medical AssociationAuthor and Compiler, Washington Physicians Guide to Health Law,” Published by Washington State Medical Association2007
Washington State Medical AssociationAuthor and Compiler, Washington Physicians Guide to Health Law,” Published by Washington State Medical Association2001
Washington State Medical AssociationAuthor and Compiler, Washington Physicians Guide to Law and Medicine1996
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, summa cum laude1981
University of FloridaPhysical TherapyOther - Bachelors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tort Law Update Seminar, Sponsored by Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationLecturer, Mary Carter and Loan Receipt Settlement Agreements in Washington State1994
Tort Law Update Seminar, Sponsored by Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationLecturer, Mary Carter and Loan Receipt Settlement Agreements in Washington State1994
Spring Judicial ConferenceLecturer, Tort Reform1994
Science in the Courtroom SeminarPaper, The Debate over Junk Science - Is There Such a Thing and How Do You Tell?1994
Mediation Training Seminar sponsored by Settlement NowLecturer, How to Prepare and Present a Defense Case. What Can a Mediator Do to Help a Defendant's Case?1994
Law & Medicine SymposiumLecturer, What's Happening with Malpractice Reform1994
Advanced Discovery Seminar for the Washington State Attorney General's OfficeLecturer, Responding to Discovery - Truth or Consequences1994
Confidentiality of Medical Records SeminarLecturer, AIDS and STDs1993
Confidentiality of Medical Records SeminarLecturer, Specific Statutes and Regulations Governing Confidentiality and Reporting1991
WDTLLecturer, Case Law and Evidence Rules1990
Western Region American Healthcare Radiology AdministratorsLecturer, Legal Issues Involved in the Use of Ionic and Non-Ionic Contrast Agents1988
Risk Management SeminarPanel Presentation, AIDS Update1988
Oregon Trial Practice After Tort Reform,Lecturer, Status of Tort Reform and Constitutional Challenges to Tort Reform: The National Scope1988
Mental Health Law SeminarLecturer, Malpractice Standards for Psychiatrists and Other Mental Health Professionals - The Defendant's View1988
Grays Harbor Community CollegeLecturer, AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues1988
WSTLA State Appellate Practice SeminarMock Oral Argument, Physician-Patient Privilege and Ex Parte Contact with the Plaintiff's Treating Physicians1987
Pacific Northwest Trauma SymposiumMock Trial Presentation, The Victim in Court - PTSD: Legal Fiction vs. Clinical Reality1987
National Abortion Federation, Risk Management SeminarPanel Member, Complications and Their Management - Beyond Sixteen Weeks: Practical Considerations for Quality Care,1987
Sponsored by the Washington State Medical Association and Washington State Medical Group ManagementLecturer, Physicians, Interpretation and the Americans with Disabilities ActN/A