Updated: July 22, 2022

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.

The Section sponsors a mentorship program that matches law students and young attorneys with experienced litigators, an annual midyear trial skills seminar, scholarships, panel discussion, and social events for Washington law students interested in litigation, and an annual dinner meeting between the Supreme Court and the Section Executive Committee. The Section reviews and provides formal input on pending legislation, development of proposed statutory enactments, and court rules to improve and facilitate the administration of justice from the perspective of practicing litigators.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the Litigation Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting! 

For more information about the Section and its executive committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws.

At-Large Member: two-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2022, and ending Sept. 30, 2024.

Lesley O'Neill

  Questions? Contact sections@wsba.org.


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

Meetings

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.


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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.