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Douglas C. McDermott is a founding partner of McDermott Newman, PLLC, where he represents plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, and consumer fraud litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Mr. McDermott is recognized as one of Washington's top litigators for his work on complex wrongful death and traumatic injury cases, as well as high profile class action lawsuits against such local companies as Expedia, Inc., Washington Mutual, Inc., and, Inc.  He has also represented consumers in nationwide class action litigation against major pharmaceutical manufacturers, including Pfizer, Inc., Bayer Corp., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.  In the last several years alone, Mr. McDermott has recovered more than $32 million on behalf of his clients.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    15 years
  2. Class Action: 35%
    14 years, 20 cases



Contingent (33-50%)

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  • Aaron V Rocke

    I have worked with Doug as co-counsel on several matters. He has a brilliant legal mind. He selects only a few cases, so he can devote his energy and intensity to achieve superior results for his clients.


    Aaron Rocke Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1003


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcDermott Newman, PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateHagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP2005 - 2007
AssociateMilberg Weiss2004 - 2005
AssociateBetts Patterson Mines2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morales v. Heritage GroveJury awarded $381,437.20.
Hiraga v. HassengerJury awarded $47,000.
Schneider v. Wilcox Farms, Inc.Class action settlement.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997