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Katharine Brindley has had a growing trial practice for the past 28 years, defending health care clients in medical malpractice matters and those facing disciplinary issues with state licensing authorities. For example, Kathy successfully defended a local hospital in a four-week trial by a claimant with bilateral leg amputations. The jury was unanimous in its verdict that there was no negligence by any health care professional.

Katharine has developed a statewide reputation for her defense of health care professionals facing disciplinary and licensing disputes with the state of Washington. Most notably, she successfully defended a popular physician accused of smothering an infant. After months of investigation and a four-day hearing involving complicated issues of what constitutes life and death, the physician’s license was restored.

With a background in registered nursing, Katharine is prepared to handle a wide variety of medical issues and regularly works with specialists in all areas of medicine and surgery. She also serves as a frequent guest speaker at nursing schools in the Puget Sound area and regularly works with local hospitals on issues of risk management and health care business transactions.


  • 601 Union Street, Suite 1500
    Seattle, WA 98101-1363


  • English


  • Gonzaga University , JD, graduated 1984
  • Washington State University, BSN, graduated 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 1985
  • Washington, 1984


  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society - Member
  • Washington Society of Health Care Attorneys - Member
  • Washington Women Lawyers - Member

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court of Idaho

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Health Care

Special Focus

  • Medical Malpractice

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