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Deborah M Nelson

Contact: 206.971.7601
Experience:
Law School: University of Cincinnati College of Law - University of Cincinnati
Jurisdictions: Washington
9th Circuit

OVERVIEW

Practice Areas
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
9th Circuit
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law - University of CincinnatiJ.D.Law
Honors: Dean's List, The Order of Barristers, Moot Court Honor Board
University System of Georgia - Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityB.A.American History
Honors: Magna cum laude, first Armstrong graduate to receive "special honors" in History, Dean's List, Phi Alpha Theta (international history honor society), internship with the Georgia Historical Society
Professional Activities
Board Member Washington State Trial Lawyers Association 1996-Current
Member, Convention Planning Commitee American Association for Justice
Member, Exchange Advisory Committee American Association for Justice
Member, Membership Task Force American Association for Justice
Member, Section Leaders Council American Association for Justice
Member, State Affairs Committee American Association for Justice
Member, State Affairs Committee American Association for Justice
State Delegate American Association for Justice
Secretary, Insurance Law Section American Association for Justice
Vice Chair, Insurance Law Section American Association for Justice
Faculty Member National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
Chair, Insurance Law Section American Association for Justice
Fellow Melvin Belli Society
Board Member Melvin Belli Society
Vice President, Continuing Legal Education WSAJ
2nd Vice President, Continuing Legal Education WSAJ
Vice President, Development WSAJ
Vice President, Development WSAJ
Vice President, Finance WSAJ
Vice President, Legislative Steering WSAJ
2nd Vice President, Legislative Steering WSAJ
Vice President, Publications WSAJ
Board Member Lawyers Association Trust (LAT)
Eagle Member WSAJ
Member, Awards Committee WSAJ
Member, Executive Committee WSAJ
Member, Nominations Committee WSAJ
Member, Strategic Planning Committee WSAJ
Member Washington Trial Attorney’s Political Forum (PAC)
Co-Chair WSTLA’s Annual Law Day Dinner, Seattle, WA
Section Leaders Council American Association for Justice
President, Council of Presidents American Association for Justice 2007-2008
Member, Executive Committee American Association for Justice 2007-2008
President Washington Association for Justice 2006-2007
Chair WSTLA’s Annual Law Day Dinner, Seattle, WA 2006-2006
President-Elect Washington State Trial Lawyers Association 2005-2006
Co-Chair WSTLA’s Annual Convention, Skamania, WA 2004-2004
Awards
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Notable Alumni, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
President, Washington State Association for Justice
Woman of Distinction, Soroptimist International Port Angeles
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Best Lawyer in Clallam County, Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Best Lawyer in Clallam County, Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll
Best Lawyer in Clallam County, Peninsula Daily News readers’ poll
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics
Alvin Anderson Award, Washington State Association for Justice
Distinguished Service Award, Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers
Professional Associations
Member, Western Trial Lawyers Association
-Current
Member, National Trial Lawyers
-Current
Board Member, Melvin Belli Society
-Current
Fellow, Melvin Belli Society
-Current
Member, Jefferson County Bar Association
-Current
Board Member, Lawyers Association Trust
-Current
Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice
-Current
Member, Clallam County Bar Association
-Current
Member, Washington State Bar Association
-Current
Member, American Association for Justice
-Current
Executive Committee, American Association for Justice
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President, Washington State Association for Justice
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Member, Soroptimist International Port Angeles
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VIDEOS

Meet Deborah Nelson
Deborah M. Nelson is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced extensively in the federal system and in state trial and appellate courts.

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PUBLICATIONS

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
  • PIP Litigation – Getting the Bills Paid
    WSAJ
  • Applying the Consumer Protection Act and Insurance Fair Conduct Act for Full Recovery of Extra Contractual Damages
    Trial News, WSAJ
  • New Eagles Fly In From Out of State
    Trial News, WSAJ
  • The Importance of Using Lay Witnesses in Proving the Effect that Traumatic Brain Injuries Have on Your Client’s Life
    Trial Magazine, AAJ
  • A New Year, A New Name, A New Place
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Help Our Clients Help Others
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Law Day: A Lawyer’s Holiday
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Louis Brandeis, Legal Hero
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Preserving Our System of Justice
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Privileged to Lead
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Proud to be a Trial Lawyer
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Wow! What a Year
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • A Season of Thankfulness
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Deborah’s Excellent Adventure in Washington, D.C. - Why You Should Join ALTA
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Family Law Attorneys are Trial Lawyers Too
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Making Insurers Pay for Wrongful Denial of PIP Benefits
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • New Campaign May Take Tort Reform To Ballot
    Trial News, WSTLA
  • Pleading and Motion Practice Handbook
    WSTLA
  • PIP Litigation – Getting the Bills Paid
    WSTLA
  • State Farm Found in Bad Faith for Cutting of PIP Benefits
    Trial News, WSTLA

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
USA
Telephone: 206.971.7601