I spent my first 20 years growing up in Southeast Asia as the dependent of a U.S. foreign service officer. Shortly after returning to the United States, I attended Vassar College and graduated with a dual degree in English and Music, with a minor in Physics. I worked in New York City for several years, performing research related to the Stock Exchange, for Smith Barney. I was raising my three young brothers at the time, and we eventually moved to Hawaii where I lived for 13 years. There, I attended the William S. Richardson School of Law to obtain my J.D., graduating second in my class. I always had a strong interest in litigation and advocacy, and during law school I participated in moot court competitions around the country. I also participated as an editor on law review. My husband and I left Hawaii in 2002, to settle in the Seattle area. I started at a large Seattle firm, but find I do my best work in a smaller firm environment, where my focus can be on the client and getting results.
My practice is devoted to civil litigation with a focus on Plaintiff's work, including personal injury claims and medical malpractice. However, I have experience handling a wide variety of civil cases, including property damage claims, unlawful detainers and evictions, employment issues, contract disputes, municipal law and land use issues.
I try to be accessible to my clients and personally handle their cases. I am happy to meet with clients after work hours or on weekends to accommodate their work schedules.
I am licensed in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. I also have experience practicing at the appellate level, including before the Washington State Court of Appeals (Divisions I and II) and at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Woman Law Graduate||National Association of Women Lawyers||1998|
|Attorney||Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||N/A|
|Hawaii State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Aloha Chapter, Inns of Court||Member||N/A|
|Ktenas v. Turk||Prevailed at trial and on appeal|
|Gates v. Port of Kalama||Out of court settlement|
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|King County Bar Bulletin||My Adventures in American Civics||2007|
|University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Vassar College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Animal Law Seminar||Animal Trusts in Washington State||2014|
|Gierke Curwen Firm Seminar||Update in Construction Litigation||2009|