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.
Section Executive Committee Elections
Voting has closed.
Results will be posted once the Executive Committee has had an opportunity to contact the candidates.
Candidate Information, Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please read the Section's bylaws. Candidates listed in alphabetical order by position.
Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021
Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021
At-Large Member (three positions open): three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Chair: Greg Hesler
Chair-Elect: Vinnie Nappo
Secretary/Treasurer: Michael Pfau
Immediate Past Chair: Phil Havers
Young Lawyer Liaison: Sydney Safley* (2018-2020)
Board of Governors Liaison: Athan Papailiou*
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 Greg Hesler. To join our list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to firstname.lastname@example.org.