Updated: Dec. 21, 2021

Litigation Section

The Litigation Section strives to be the voice of civil litigators practicing in Washington state. The Section is involved in a wide range of activities that interest those who handle civil matters in superior or federal courts. Activities include review and formal input concerning legislation and rule making. The Section publishes a newsletter that keeps its members updated on current developments and events. Join the Section.

The Litigation Section sponsors an annual midyear seminar, skills training, and an annual Executive Committee dinner meeting with the Washington Supreme Court.

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New! Litigation Section Mentorship Program

The WSBA Litigation Section Executive Committee is proud to announce the development of a mentorship program for current Litigation Section members. This new member benefit will help facilitate a connection between emerging and experienced professionals in their civil litigation practice.

Mentor and Mentee applications are accepted throughout the year.

Complete the Mentee Application.

Complete the Mentor Application.

Please mail or email your completed application to the named attorney in the second paragraph of the application.

The Litigation Section Mentorship program will match mentors and mentees together using the criteria indicated in the application forms. Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to use the resources and guides provided by WSBA found here to select the desired structure for the ongoing dialogue between mentor and mentee.

If you have any questions about this, please contact sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

Chair: Susan Nelson  (2021-2022) 

Chair-Elect: David Rose (2021-2022) 

Secretary/Treasurer: vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Michelle Pham (2021-2022) 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Kaleigh Powell (2020-2022)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Jordan Couch (2021-2022) 

Committee Members

Beth Lambert (2019-2022)
David Rose (2019-2022)
Jerimy Kirschner (2019-2022) 
Eric Gilman (2020-2023) 
Sydney Safley (2020-2023) 
Margeaux Serrano (2020-2023)

*Nonvoting member


The Executive Committee of the Litigation Section conducts meetings on the second Thursday of each month, from 1-2 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held by telephone conference. To attend, you may dial 866-577-9294 and enter the participant code: 5016520#.

Please contact committee member for any other details on their upcoming meetings.

Join Our List Serve

For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Section Chair Susan Nelson. To join our list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org.