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Practice areas

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    33 years, 900 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    32 years, 100 cases
  3. Appeals: 15%
    34 years, 70 cases
  4. Insurance: 15%
    32 years, 125 cases
  5. Employment: 10%
    29 years, 35 cases

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1325 4th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98101-2573


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Seattle SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Seattle SuperlawyerSeattle Law & Politics Magazine2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Seattle SuperlawyerN/A2007
Seattle's Best Lawyers: legal malpracticeN/A2007
A-V RatingN/A2006
Best Lawyer in America 2006N/A2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2005
Best Lawyer in America 2004N/A2004
Best Lawyer in AmericaN/A2003
Best Lawyer in America N/A2002
Best Lawyer in AmericaN/A2001
Seattle Superlawyer 2000 to presentN/A2000
Who's Who in American LawN/A2000
Best Lawyer in AmericaN/A2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A1999
Best Lawyer in America N/A1998
Order of the CoifN/A1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSoha & Lang2005 - Present
Of CounselMerrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey2001 - 2005
ShareholderMerrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey1991 - 2001
AssociateMerrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey1985 - 2001
Law ClerkCourt of Appeals1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar FoundationPresident's Circle Member1998 - Present
King County Superior CourtMember: Mandatory arbitration panel1997 - Present
King County Bar Association Pro Bono PanelVolunteer1986 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
University of Washington Law SchoolMentor, first year students2006 - 2007
Seattle King County Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee2001 - 2004
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2000 - 2006
Defense Research InstituteRegional Newsletter editor1999 - 2003
King County Bar AssociationGender Bias Committee1997 - 1999
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - 1999
Seattle King County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - 1996
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1989 - 1995
University of Washington Law SchoolLaw Review1982 - 1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJ.D. with high honors1985
Western Washington UniversityExperimental PsychologyM.S. summa cum laude1979
University of WashingtonPsychologyB.S.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE: Pre-Appeal ConsiderationsPre-Appeal Considerations2009
CLE Direct and Cross ExaminationEthics and Direct and Cross Examination2008
CLEFrye Daubert Challenge to Expert Testimony2003
Regional MeetingEvidence Issues in Medical Malpractice Claims2001
CLEGuide to avoiding legal malpractice1998
CLEUsing Technology at Trial1998
CLELegal Malpractice/Ethics: co chair1997
Client seminarsAvoiding lawsuits through risk management; ethicsN/A
CLEHizey v. Carpenter: Rules of Professional Conduct and Legal Malpractice ClaimsN/A
CLEEthics and Legal MalpracticeN/A
AppealsPreserving Error for AppealN/A