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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    23 years, 600 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    23 years, 400 cases
  3. Defective Products: 15%
    30 cases

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  • Cheryl J. Farrish

    I have worked with Joanne Werner for the past 11 years in various capacities. She is extremely bright, hardworking and resourceful. Beceause of her medical background, she is exceptionally well-qualified to handle medical malpractice, personal injury, and birth injury cases. She does great work for her clients and I endorse her without hesitation.


    Cheryl Farrish Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Law Office of Joanne R. Werner, Inc., P.S.

Market Place Tower
2025 First Avenue, Suite 830
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers AwardThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Law Review Member, Seattle University School of LawSeattle University School of Law1991
Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honorary AssociationUniversity of Colorado School of Nursing1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Joanne R. Werner, Inc., P.S.2005 - Present
PresenterSeattle University Summer Practice Academy2014 - 2014
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law2000 - 2002
Associate, PartnerKargianis Werner, LLP1999 - 2005
AssociateSwanson Gardner, PLLC1992 - 1998
InstructorUniversity of Washington School of Nursing1972 - 1974
Visiting NurseDenver Visiting Nurse Service1970 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1999 - Present
Sigma Theta Nau National Honor Society of NursingMember1978 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Satterwhite v. Dy; Lacist; Duble, and; U.S.A.Stipulated settlement with USA of $1.4 million
Erickson v. Grant County Public Hospital District No. 1 et al.Plaintiff settlement for $575,000
Marshall v. Thurston and Birthday MidwiferyPlaintiff settlement for $1 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook, First EditionCase Selection Chapter2013
Washington Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook, First EditionStatutes and Regulations Chapter2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Colorado - BoulderNursingMS - Master of Science1972
Duke UniversityNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Health Law Certificate ProgramHealth Law2014
Advanced Trial Advocacy InstituteTrial Practice, Principals and Strategies for Every Phase of Trial2014
Washington State Association for Justice CLEReal World Ethics in the Personal Injury Practice2008
Interpreting Medical Information: Finding Clues for Your CaseCase Reviews and Discussion2008