Updated: May 14, 2018

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. To join the Section, click here.

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

Annual Report
Info Sheet

Litigation Section Executive Committee Elections to begin in May

Voting begins in early May.

Candidate Information, Open Positions & Terms

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws.

Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019.
Candidate 1: Vincent Nappo 

Secretary/ Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019.
Candidate 1: Michael Pfau

At-Large Members (two positions open): two-year terms beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2020.
Candidate 1:  Michelle Pham │ Candidate Statement
Candidate 2: Eric Gilman 


Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

ChairPhil Havers
Chair-ElectGreg Hesler
Secretary/TreasurerVinnie Nappo
Immediate Past ChairStephanie Bloomfield
Young Lawyer LiaisonMichelle Pham* (2016-2018)
BOG LiaisonDan Bridges*

Committee Members

Joel Comfort (2018)
Michael Pfau (2018)
Daniel Berner (2019)
Susan Nelson (2019)

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

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