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Selby Lighthill

Family Attorney at Eastsound, WA

4.7   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 5 years
    California - CA 16 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Selby

Learn Selby’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Selby is committed to a client-based approach in his practice, and is dedicated to ensuring all clients an equal opportunity to access justice and demand fairness.

  2. Landlord or tenant
    I work for tenants facing eviction, forced to live in uninhabitable conditions, facing discrimination and unfair practices in housing.

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    I represent injured people against insurance companies and other powerful interests. Car, bicycle and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, trip & fall, and dangerous condition of public property.

    17 years

  4. Litigation
    If you are individuals or small businesses contemplating legal action, I am on your side. With over a decade experience handling civil actions, from intake through discovery, jury selection, and verdict or settlement, I get the results you need.

    15 years

  5. Mediation
    I provide mediation services for clients who want to resolve their legal problems without the time, expense and conflict of a traditional lawsuit. I have mediated disputed over property boundaries, neighbor vs neighbor, divorce and child custody.

    10 years

Tough cases and just cases.  No matter your legal problem, I will work tirelessly to insure a successful outcome for you.  

My motivation is to put my experience and training to work for my clients. I have over a decade’s experience representing families and individuals against corporations, insurance companies, banks and landlords. The vast majority of lawyers have never tried a case before judge and a jury. I have tried and co-counseled more than a dozen jury trials, resulting in hundreds-of-millions in settlement and verdicts for my clients.  


Lighthill Law
365 North Beach Road
Eastsound, WA, 98245


4.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Empathetic and Helpful
Mr. Selby helped me when i was illegally evicted. He was so helpful and went out of his way for me. He was super empathetic and caring while dealing with a very crazy landlord. Thank you so much for all your work and for helping protect island workers
Posted by Katie | April 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katie K.
My highly contested divorce/ Parenting Plan proceedings started in September 2020. I quickly obtained representation from an attorney in the Everett area. By November I had a bill stating I had used up my retainer and I owed more. I felt extremely financially taken advantage of. He was almost impossible to contact and didn’t seem to care about my situation. Court hearings were looming in the future but I couldn’t keep my current attorney nor did I want to. I represented myself for almost two months while I searched for an attorney to represent me again. I was doubtful that there was such a thing as an honest attorney. But then there was Selby Lighthill. Mr Lighthill began representing me in January of 2021. He was honest from the very beginning. He was able to relate to divorce due to his own personal experience. Though he had practiced Law for many years in California, Family Law was a rather new animal and he was honest about that. Mr. Selby Lighthill is a night and day difference. First, he listens. I felt heard for the first time in months. Secondly, He returns my emails promptly. Thirdly, He truly believes in being honest. He quickly put me at ease and I was able to trust him. Since January Mr. Lighthill has represented me with honesty and integrity. I have felt that he truly wants to know the situation so he can represent me to the best of his ability. He goes above and beyond to fight for his clients. He will not lie and he will not fight dirty. He fights with truth and he believes truth is always best. My court battles continue, and I will keep Mr. Lighthill as my attorney until it is all done. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Selby Lighthill for your Family Law needs.
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Posted by Evan | June 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate consultation
Selby took the time to chat with my about a sticky legal conundrum, even though it was not something he could help me with in an official capacity. I appreciate his time and his kindness and patience. I would be happy to hire him if I have another issue come up.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Selby Lighthill is the best
Selby Lighthill was my guide through a very difficult and painful devorice. He provided clarity when I felt lost. The other attorneys I consulted made me feel insignificant. He always made time to meet around my hectic work schedule. Anyone retaining this man will be fortunate to have him by their side as their advocate. Sincerely AT
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Island lawyer you can count on.
Lighthill Law helped me and my fiance though a tuff winter with a landlord who didn't want to uphold their end of the lease or abide by state law. He helped advise us insuring we were always within the law and help clarify the situation without needing to go to court. He helped tremendously, and didn't go out of his way to nickle and dime or push for a court battle to recoup legal fees. A true island assest. The one time he was running behind he let us know and always seemed to have the best outcome in mind.
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Posted by David | March 21, 2013
Highly intelligent, communicative and helpful
Selby called me to provide consultation to my tenant / landlord situation. He thoroughly answered all my questions, reassured me of my concerns and offered to go the extra mile and speak with the other parties involved. I would happily recommend Selby if you're in need of tenant and landlord help.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • law
  • 2007
  • University of Chicago
  • undergraduate
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hearn, Harris, Wetch Verdict vs. Plant Insulation Company
  • $4,300,000 Plaintiffs Verdict


  • Orcas Island Fire & Rescue
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Juan County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year
  • ALRP
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Selby
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Lighthill is a tenacious litigator with extensive knowledge of the personal injury and landlord tenant litigation fields."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Selby has always been a passionate and powerful advocate for the injured. His tenacity and intelligence are only matched by his integrity and professionalism. I enthusiastically endorse him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Selby is a highly effective advocate for his clients who knows product liability law as well as the relevant medical issues inside and out."
Landlord or tenant
Landlord or tenant
Personal injury