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About Us

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers are a diverse lot of civil defense attorneys with practices in Washington State.  We are litigation attorneys, corporate attorneys, insurance defense attorneys, government attorneys, in-house counsel.   We are associates, shareholders, general counsel.  We are commanders of courtrooms, teachers of CLEs, counselors of clients.  We are marathoners, mountain climbers, parents of children and pets, spouses and partners.  And we share common professional objectives. 

At WDTL, we actively work to improve the practices and community of our members. 

Education: We provide enough free CLEs annually to fulfill WSBA licensure requirements as well as law updates, and seminars.

Collaboration: We offer brief banks, expert and deposition exchanges, sounding boards, and mentorship. 

Advocacy: We vigorously advocate for defense interests through lobbying, PACs, testifying before the legislature, and persuasive amicus briefing. 

Leadership:  We provide opportunities to teach, write, speak, chair committees, and serve on the WDTL board. 

Community: We host networking events, judicial receptions, award ceremonies, and conventions.  We are like-minded professionals and very often friends.  We believe in the ethical, zealous practice of law and pursuit of professional and personal development.  

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