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My practice centers on the litigation of complex personal
injury and wrongful death claims. Although I handle a wide variety of
cases, I particularly enjoy representing individuals who have
been harmed by corporate greed or government negligence, including
children and vulnerable adults who have been abused or neglected and
patients who have been the victims of our increasingly profit-driven
health care system.

I hold obtained my B.A. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Washington and my J.D., magna cum laude,
from Seattle University School of Law. I joined Connelly Law Offices as a
Summer Associate in 2006 and continued my work at the firm while completing aw school. Prior to returning to the firm
full-time, I also served as a law clerk extern to the Honorable
Ronald B. Leighton, U.S. District Court for the Western District of
Washington and by designation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit.


When I'm away from work, I enjoy camping, sailing,
wakeboarding, running, playing ping-pong and chess, and spending time
with my family--especially my three-year-old nephew, Miles.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

2301 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA, 98403-3322


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Clinic ServiceTacoma Pierce County Bar Association2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
New Lawyer AwardWashington State Association for Justice2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyConnelly Law Offices, PLLC2008 - Present
Law Clerk ExternU.S. District Court2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)Board of Directors2012 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTrustee2013 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adams v. Sanchez, 2011 WL 1750831 (Wash.Super.)$500,000 Settlement
Binschus et al. v. State of Washington et al., --- Wn. App. ---, 345 P.3d 818 (2015); 2013 WL 4028223 (Wash.Super.)$9,100,000 Settlement
Bloedow v. King County, 2011 WL 3366533 (Wash.Super.)$4,500,000 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSAJ Trial NewsProsecuting Officer-Involved Asphyxia and Cardiac Arrest Cases2015
WSAJ Trial NewsApplying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Arrest Situations – Sheehan v. San Francisco2015
WSAJ Trial NewsAnatomy of a Runaway Plaintiff’s Verdict (Publication Pending July 2015)2015
WSAJ Trial NewsWhen is rape a Title IX Civil Rights Act violation?2014
WSAJ Trial NewsJudicial Profiles: Meet the newest additions to the Pierce County Superior Court bench2014
WSAJ Trial NewsWhat Remains of the Public Duty Doctrine after Washburn v. City of Federal Way2013
WSAJ Trial NewsReflections on Appeal: A look back at 2011’s appellate victories and losses for victims of medical negligence2012
WSAJ Trial NewsThe Ultimate Defendant: Taking on the United States of America under the Federal Tort Claims Act2012
WSAJ Trial NewsIgnorance Isn’t Bliss – A Message to Law Enforcement2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAJ “Police Misconduct” CLEGetting Big Civil Rights Verdicts in Federal Court2015
WSAJ CLEE-Discovery in the Personal Injury Practice (Panel Presentation)2014
TPCBA CLE Seminar & 20th Annual Bar Association ConventionOpening Statements & Voir Dire in a Civil Trial2014
National Business Institute “Affordable Care Act” CLEEthical Considerations for Personal Injury Attorneys2014
National Business Institute Police Liability CLEPolice Liability in Washington: Interplay Between State and Federal Law2014
WSAJ New Member Practice SeriesCommon Malpractice Pitfalls: Auto Accident, Government, Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Cases2013
TPCBA Judicial Skit Night Ethics CLEEmcee2013
TPCBA Annual Year End “Potpourri” CLETrends in Government Liability in Washington2013
WSAJ 34th Annual Insurance Law SeminarInsurance Fair Conduct Act Litigation Techniques: Make Them Pay2012
WSAJ Annual Winter CLE & ConferenceMedical Malpractice Case Law Update2011
TPCBA Tort Law II CLE SeminarDivide and Conquer with Adcox – Maximizing Global Recoveries Against Multiple Defendants2010