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Caryn Jorgensen advises clients in tort and commercial litigation matters. She represents businesses, insurance companies, individuals, and non-profits at trial and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has tried cases to verdict in federal court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties. In addition to her busy litigation practice, Caryn writes and speaks on aviation and product liability topics and participates in numerous professional organizations. Caryn was selected to Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and listed in The 2016 Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 30%
    19 years
  2. Aviation: 30%
    19 years
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
  4. Insurance: 10%
    19 years
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    19 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Raymond Everett Sean Bishop

    Ms. Jorgensen represented an airline in a case brought by my paraplegic client against several multinational airlines, product manufacturers, and a governmental entity. She was pleasant and professional during the discovery process, and was a very effective strategist for her client in federal court. Her representation was vigilant; she even made herself available by cell phone when out of the office. I endorse this attorney.


    Raymond Bishop Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

1000 2nd Ave Fl 30
Seattle, WA, 98104-1094


AKActive Out of State200901/16/2013
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law199604/10/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers In America® for Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America®2016
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2016
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2015
Super Lawyers®Thompson Reuters2014
Super Lawyers®Thomson Reuters2013
Volunteer of the YearHoly Names Academy2007
Assistant Executive Editor, Journal of College & University LawUniversity of Notre Dame School of Law1993
Kilkenny ScholarUniversity of Notre DameN/A
Matson FellowUniversity of Notre DameN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMills Meyers Swartling2003 - Present
AssociateMills Meyers Swartling1997 - 2002
N/AWilliams & Montgomery1996 - 1997
Summer AssociateWilliams & Montgomery1995 - 1995
Summer AssociateMiller Mertens & Spanner1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Aviation Women's AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Holy Names AcademyFinance CommitteeN/A
Seattle Summer Swim League, Wedgewood PoolVolunteer Stroke & Turn JudgeN/A
Our Lady of the Lake Speech ProgramVolunteer CoachN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Northwest Aviation Insurance AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women Lawyers (King County Chapter)Former Board Member & VP of PublicityN/A
King County Washington Women LawyersFormer Board Member and VP of PublicityN/A
KIng County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Holy Names AcademyCapital Campaign Executive CommitteeN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember2014 - 2016
Holy Names AcademyFormer Trustee2004 - 2007
Holy Names AcademyAlumnae Board2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
National AirlineDefense Verdict
Car ManufacturerDefense Verdict
Air CarrierDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Litigation News (WSBA)Refusing to Permit Comparative Fault in an "Enhanced Injury" Case2009
Washington Civil Procedure DeskbookContributing Author2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
College of the Holy CrossN/AB.A. cum laude1993
Holy Names AcademyN/AN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Skills Program2015
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Skills Program2014
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Skills Program2012
KCBA Aviation Section SeminarRecent Ethics Opinions from North and South of the Columbia River2012
WSBA Adoption Essentials CLEWrongful Adoptions and How Not To Have One2010
Anatomy of a Trial CLEChallenges of Direct Examination2010
Product Liability Litigation Handling Automobile Defect CasesAutomobile Defect Litigation2006
Pacific NW Aviation Law and Insurance SeminarAviation Case Law Update2004
WSBA Products Liability Recent DevelopmentsProduct Liability Case Law Update2003
Joint Council on International Children's ServicesAlternative Dispute Resolution in Internaltional Adoption2000