Lynne Wilson

Lynne Wilson

Lynne Wilson Attorney at Law
  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Washington
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Summary

Lynne Wilson is a civil litigator who has practiced in Seattle for over 25 years. She focuses on civil rights, personal injury and appellate law in state and federal courts. She also performs litigation services for solo practitioners and law firms in a wide variety of other practice areas such as family, criminal, real estate, commercial, workers compensation, unlawful detainer, and employment. She graduated cum laude from Seattle University Law School in 1987 after previously working as a journalist for The Seattle Weekly. Since 1994, she has published numerous articles about police accountability and misconduct litigation in the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report, a bi-monthly Thomson Reuters publication. Long involved in community affairs, Ms. Wilson served on the ACLU-WA Legal Committee for ten years and most recently served on the Seattle City Council’s Police Accountability Panel. She serves as appointed counsel in federal prisoner civil rights cases and helps individuals clear criminal convictions to enable them to obtain housing and employment. Since 2004, she has performed as a neutral arbitrator for King County and Snohomish County Superior Courts.

Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review Lead Articles Editor
University of Washington - Seattle
B.A. | Comparative Literature
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Professional Experience
Solo Practice
Lynne Wilson Attorney at Law
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Represent individual clients in personal injury and civil rights cases as well as appeals. Contract work includes employment, real estate, construction defects, workers compensation, family law, criminal, commercial, and insurance defense. Long-term litigation work for Michael B. Tierney & Associates included a successful Ninth Circuit appeal in a First Amendment case.
Litigation Associate
Reaugh, Fischnaller, Oettinger, Merker & Luppert
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Full responsibility for all aspects of plaintiff tort, employment and real estate litigation, including intake, discovery, depositions, motions, arbitrations, settlement and appeals
Solo Practice/Contract Lawyer
Lynne Wilson Legal Services
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Represented individual clients in personal injury, employment and civil rights cases. Long-term contract litigation work included: (1) Sinsheimer & Meltzer: Successfully represented plaintiff in civil rights lawsuit arising out of Wenatchee child sexual abuse prosecutions; and (2) Northcraft & Tierney: Complex civil rights litigation on behalf of individuals, municipalities and school districts.
Litigation Associate
Sinsheimer & Meltzer
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Plaintiffs' litigation with emphasis on police misconduct, personal injury, premises liability, civil rights, employment, product liability and intentional torts. All aspects of litigation including depositions, discovery, motions, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Police Body Camera Policies, Privacy and Community Trust
Thomson Reuters
Speaking Engagements
Human Rights Treaties in Civil Rights Cases, Using International Law in Domestic Practice, Seattle, WA
Washington State Bar Association
Awards
Volunteer of the Month
King County Bar Association
Lawyer of the Year
Mothers for Police Accountability
Professional Associations
World Peace Through Law Section of Washington State Bar Assciation
Secretary-Treasurer
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Federal Bar Association Western Dist. of Washington
Pro Bono Litigation Committee
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National Lawyers Guild - Seattle Chapter
Executive Board
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Mothers for Police Accountability
Executive Board
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Center for Constitutional Rights
Pro Bono "Wall of Lawyers"
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Activities: Cuba Travel Defense
King County Bar Association Solo/Small Practice Section
Member
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American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
Legal Committee Member
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National Police Accountability Project
Advisory Board
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
9th Circuit
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $300 per hour
Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages
  • French: Written
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Contact & Map
505 Broadway E #159
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
Telephone: (206) 328-0224
Cell: (206) 353-0982
Fax: (206) 328-6322