Deborah M Nelson

Seattle, Washington
Experience: 24 years
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Practice Areas

  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • WashingtonSince 1993
  • 9th CircuitSince 1995

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law J.D. | Law 1990 - 1993Honors: Dean's List, The Order of Barristers, Moot Court Honor Board
  • University System of Georgia - Armstrong Atlantic State University B.A. | American History 1990Honors: Magna cum laude, first Armstrong graduate to receive "special honors" in Histo

Awards

  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2014
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2013
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2012
  • Notable Alumni Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia 2011
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2011
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2010
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2009
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2008
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2007
  • President Washington State Association for Justice 2006
  • Woman of Distinction Soroptimist International Port Angeles 2006
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2006
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2005
  • Best Lawyer in Clallam County Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll 2005
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2004
  • Best Lawyer in Clallam County Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll 2004
  • Super Lawyer Washington Law & Politics 2003
  • Best Lawyer in Clallam County Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll 2003
  • Alvin Anderson Award Washington State Association for Justice 2001
  • Distinguished Service Award Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers 2001

Professional Association

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) #595764 Faculty Member Current
  • American Association for Justice #595765 Member, Convention Planning Commitee Current
  • American Association for Justice #595766 Member, Exchange Advisory Committee Current
  • American Association for Justice #595767 Member, Membership Task Force Current
  • American Association for Justice #595768 Member, Section Leaders Council Current
  • American Association for Justice #595769 Member, State Affairs Committee Current
  • American Association for Justice #595770 State Delegate Current
  • American Association for Justice #595771 Secretary, Insurance Law Section Current
  • American Association for Justice #595772 Vice Chair, Insurance Law Section Current
  • American Association for Justice #595773 Chair, Insurance Law Section Current
  • Melvin Belli Society #595774 Fellow Current
  • Melvin Belli Society #595775 Board Member Current
  • WSAJ #595776 Vice President, Continuing Legal Education Current
  • WSAJ #595777 2nd Vice President, Continuing Legal Education Current
  • WSAJ #595778 Vice President, Development Current
  • WSAJ #595779 Vice President, Finance Current
  • WSAJ #595780 Vice President, Legislative Steering Current
  • WSAJ #595781 2nd Vice President, Legislative Steering Current
  • WSAJ #595782 Vice President, Publications Current
  • Lawyers Association Trust (LAT) #595783 Board Member Current
  • WSAJ #595784 Eagle Member Current
  • WSAJ #595785 Member, Awards Committee Current
  • WSAJ #595786 Member, Executive Committee Current
  • WSAJ #595787 Member, Nominations Committee Current
  • WSAJ #595788 Member, Strategic Planning Committee Current
  • Washington Trial Attorney’s Political Forum (PAC) #595789 Member Current
  • WSTLA’s Annual Law Day Dinner, Seattle, WA #595790 Co-Chair Current
  • American Association for Justice #595791 Section Leaders Council Current
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association #595792 Member 2013 - Current
  • National Trial Lawyers #595793 Member 2012 - Current
  • Melvin Belli Society #595794 Board Member 2009 - Current
  • Melvin Belli Society #595795 Fellow 2007 - Current
  • Jefferson County Bar Association #595796 Member 2006 - Current
  • Lawyers Association Trust #595797 Board Member 2005 - Current
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association #595798 Board Member 1996 - Current
  • Washington State Association for Justice #595799 Eagle Member 1994 - Current
  • Clallam County Bar Association #595800 Member 1994 - Current
  • Washington State Bar Association #595801 Member 1993 - Current
  • American Association for Justice #595802 Member 1991 - Current
  • American Association for Justice #595803 Executive Committee 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice #595804 President, Council of Presidents 2007 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice #595805 Member, Executive Committee 2007 - 2008
  • Washington State Association for Justice #595806 President 2006 - 2007
  • Washington Association for Justice #595807 President 2006 - 2007
  • WSTLA’s Annual Law Day Dinner, Seattle, WA #595808 Chair 2006 - 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association #595809 President-Elect 2005 - 2006
  • Soroptimist International Port Angeles #595810 Member 1995 - 2006
  • WSTLA’s Annual Convention, Skamania, WA #595811 Co-Chair 2004 - 2004

Articles & Publications

  • Broken Promises, a review of “Delay Deny Defend: Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Claims and What You Can Do About It Trial Magazine, AAJ 2011
  • PIP Litigation – Getting the Bills Paid WSAJ 2010
  • Applying the Consumer Protection Act and Insurance Fair Conduct Act for Full Recovery of Extra Contractual Damages Trial News, WSAJ 2009
  • New Eagles Fly In From Out of State Trial News, WSAJ 2009
  • The Importance of Using Lay Witnesses in Proving the Effect that Traumatic Brain Injuries Have on Your Client’s Life Trial Magazine, AAJ 2008
  • A New Year, A New Name, A New Place Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Help Our Clients Help Others Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Law Day: A Lawyer’s Holiday Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Louis Brandeis, Legal Hero Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Preserving Our System of Justice Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Privileged to Lead Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Proud to be a Trial Lawyer Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • Wow! What a Year Trial News, WSTLA 2007
  • A Season of Thankfulness Trial News, WSTLA 2006
  • Deborah’s Excellent Adventure in Washington, D.C. - Why You Should Join ALTA Trial News, WSTLA 2006
  • Family Law Attorneys are Trial Lawyers Too Trial News, WSTLA 2006
  • Making Insurers Pay for Wrongful Denial of PIP Benefits Trial News, WSTLA 2004
  • New Campaign May Take Tort Reform To Ballot Trial News, WSTLA 2004
  • Pleading and Motion Practice Handbook WSTLA 2003
  • PIP Litigation – Getting the Bills Paid WSTLA 2000
  • State Farm Found in Bad Faith for Cutting of PIP Benefits Trial News, WSTLA 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Discovering and Utilizing Jurors’ Pre-Trial Beliefs AAJ Annual Conv."Knowledge & Networking:A Winning Combination", Los Angeles, CA July 24, 2016 AAJ
  • Using Focus Groups Effectively Jury Bias "A Day at the Races", Nashville, TN June 3, 2016 AAJ
  • Legal Malpractice S. King Co. Roundtable, Renton May 19, 2016 WSAJ
  • Multilayered Approach - applying IFCA to Auto Cases Auto Cases Seminar, Seattle May 4, 2016 WSAJ
  • Case and Client Selection New Lawyers Seminar "How to Survive & Thrive", Seattle March 11, 2016 WSAJ
  • The Power Balance; Taking care of yourself So You Can Take Care of Others WOW Symposium, Seattle June 4, 2015 WSAJ
  • Observations from the Catbird Seat: The 5 Jurors I See in Every Focus Group Multnomah County Bar Assoc., PDX Bar Association May 19, 2015Tips for Keeping the Medical Insurer from Mucking Up Your Liability Case, Ski Seminar, L WTLA

Address

411 University Street
Suite 1200 Seattle
Seattle, WA 98101 USA

Telephone: (206) 971-7601
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