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Current and past positions:

American Board of Trial Advocates

    National Board/Co-Chair Constitution and Bylaws Committee; President of the Washington Chapter

American College of Trial Lawyers

    Sandra Day O'Conner Award Committee

Litigation Counsel of America

Western Trial Lawyers Association

    Board member

American Bar Association

    Liaison to the Anti-HumanTrafficking Task Force; Standing Committee on Professional Discipline; past Chair of Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Sevice and PAR Consultant; past Chair of the Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability; past Chair of the Presidential Task Force on Defining the Practice of Law; past member of the House of Delegates

American Bar Foundation

Americn Association for Justice

Washington State Association for Justice

    Eagle Member

Washington State Bar Association

    past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Co-Chair of the Local Rules Task Force; past Hearing Officer; past member of the Board of Governors; past Chair of the Judicial Selection Committee

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washingon

    Chair of the Court Liaison Committee

University of Washington School of Law

     past President of the Alumni Association; Adjuct Faculty for Trial Advocacy

King County Bar Association

     past Trustee; past chair and present panel member of the Lawyer      Referral Committee

Oregon State Bar Association

     past member of the House of Delegates

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

     past President of the Board; member Advisory Committee

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras

     past Board member and past Marrowstone Music Festival Chair

Downtown Emergency Service Center

     past Chair of the Board


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
  2. Employment: 24%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 24%
  4. Mediation: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%



Hourly ($400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kristy Stell

    I highly recommend Lish. I have had the pleasure of working for Lish for over two years. He has always impressed me with his professionalism and attention to detail. Lish is an incredibly competent, clear, and effective attorney who truly cares about his clients.


    Kristy Stell Personal injury Attorney
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  • John J. Tollefsen

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    John Tollefsen Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
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Contact info

Lish Whitson, PLLC

2121 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Service Recognition AwardUniversity of Washington School of Law2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2001
Outstanding Lawyer AwardKing County Bar Association2000
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2000
Pro Bono AwardKing County Bar Association1993
Quiet HeroesKing County Bar AssociationN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationArbitratorN/A
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard MemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board MemberN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
King County Bar AssociationFellowN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Judicature SocietyPast National Board MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationHouse of DelegatesN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarHouse of DelegatesN/A
Washington State Bar Association,Member, Past Board of GovernorsN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMember, Past Board of TrusteesN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMediatorN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A