Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Spokane and Seattle

Experienced Representation

My practice focuses on representing seriously injured bikers and families that have lost a loved one while cycling. I believe in preparing my cases for trial to put my clients in the strongest possible position to obtain the best possible result for their case, whether through settlement or trial.  


EDUCATION  

Seattle University School of Law

 Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004  

  • Law Review, Associate Editor 2002-2004
  • Presidential Law Scholarship, 2001-2004  
  • Competed in client counseling and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competitions with top placings at local and regional competitions 
  • Tried numerous criminal cases on behalf of King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as Rule 9 Legal Intern, 2003-2004  
  • Selected for prestigious externship with US Attorney's Office in Seattle, Washington; appeared as Rule 2 Legal Intern in Federal District Court, 2004
  • Selected to serve as judicial clerk for Honorable Harry J. McCarthy (ret.) in King County Superior Court, 2003

University of Washington 

Bachelor of Science, Forest Resources, 1997  

  • Frank Brockman Memorial Forestry Scholarship
  • Competed with University of Washington NCAA Women's Gymnastics Team, 1993-1995; named Most Outstanding Scholar, 1994  

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of Washington State Bar Association, Admitted 2004
  • Eagle Member of Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), 2007-present

PUBLICATIONS  

  • WSAJ Motor Vehicle Deskbook, Bicycle Law Chapter, 2018
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Insurance Coverage for Bicyclists, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News, December 2017
  • Wheels of Justice: A Boutique Bike Law Practice, WSBA Litigation News,  2013 
  • Riding Along "Uninsured" with IFCA,  King County Bar Bulletin, 2009 
  • Changing Gears: Life in the Bike Lane, King County Bar Bulletin, 2007 

PERSONAL

I am a lifelong Washingtonian, born in Spokane. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my family on bikes, boards and boats. When I'm not working up a sweat, I enjoy listening to podcasts, cooking and traveling.   

Tenacious Advocate

As a bike attorney, my goal is to help riders who are injured by negligent drivers. Although there are a lot of attorneys who represent drivers, that is not what I do. I started representing injured bikers years ago because it was the best way to fuse my passion for riding with my desire to help people. 


In 2008, I had the unfortunate experience to learn first-hand what it feels like to be injured by a negligent driver. One dark evening while bike commuting home from work, I was rear-ended by a driver on a busy arterial. The driver hit me so hard I went over the top of the car, still clipped into my bike pedals. The driver fled the scene, leaving me bleeding on the pavement. My injuries were serious and my recovery was prolonged, but the legal process of resolving my own case was even rougher. After my insurance company initially denied coverage, I pursued litigation in federal court. Through much hard work, I finally received full value for my case. Although the experience was life-changing, I now have the advantage of seeing each case through the lens of a bike lawyer and as the victim of a negligent driver. This makes me understand and appreciate my clients' struggles even more. 

Trusted Counselor

I take great pride in being a trusted counselor. The reason I refer to myself as a counselor is because I recognize that litigation can be scary and stressful. Words like lawsuit, deposition and interrogatory can be intimidating, so my focus is always on explaining the litigation process in simple terms and making sure my clients' questions are answered in full detail. 


As a bicycle accident lawyer, my job is to take care of all of the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on telling your story in a way that is meaningful and adds value to your case. I also firmly believe in treating my clients like people, not like cases. This means being available to answer questions, explain relevant legal principles, provide case updates and ensure that any needs are being attended to. You can expect to have frequent and meaningful contact with me throughout the entire course of representation because I not only care about your case, I care about you as a unique and special person. 

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Seattle Office:  

1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1000

Seattle WA 98101


Spokane Office:

421 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 353

Spokane WA 99201

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Phone: (800) 555-4246