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Liz McLafferty


Background and Experience

Liz was born and raised in the Seattle area. She earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Western Washington University graduating with honors in 2009. In 2012, Liz graduated with honors from the Seattle University School of Law. She also served as a law clerk extern to the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Since she began her legal career, Liz has focused her work primarily on product liability litigation, wrongful death, serious personal injury, and medical negligence. Liz’s product liability experience ranges from automobile defects to consumer products.

Liz is a current chair of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) New Member Committee, and is on the WSAJ Board of Governors. Liz has written articles and chapters primarily focused on product liability. Her recent work includes chapters in the WSAJ Product Liability Deskbook, and a forthcoming chapter in the WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook. She is listed as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and has a 10 out of 10 rating on


  • Numerous substantial settlements for clients in crashworthiness (auto defect) cases.
  • On appeal sustained order entered by federal district court in a mass action case.
  • Substantial settlement for client in button battery lawsuit.
  • Substantial settlement in nursing home/medical malpractice matter.


  • Western Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 2009
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Association of Justice (Board Member: 2017 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • King County Bar Association
  • Seattle Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Roundtable

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics (2016 - 2022)
  • “Superb” (10 out of 10) by AVVO

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