William J. "Bill" Leedom

William J. "Bill" Leedom


Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.

Recognized since 2003

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Bill is a distinguished trial lawyer. He has tried over 85 jury trials in state and federal courts. Bill focuses on complex litigation involving health care institutions and providers, scientific research centers, and product manufacturers, including pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Bill has represented hundreds of physicians, hospitals, and clinics in medical negligence cases; represented the insured and insurance companies, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in bad faith, breach of contract, and Consumer Protection Act cases; and served as regional and local counsel in mass tort cases.

He was a member of the team that represented the State of Washington in the successful litigation against the tobacco industry. Bill has also represented plaintiffs in a number of major cases, including a young woman in a products liability case that led to a verdict in excess of $15 million for his client. In 2021, Bill was named for the twentieth consecutive year to Best Lawyers in America. He has consistently been listed to the Washington Super Lawyers list from 1999 to 2020 and frequently is named to the Top 100 Lawyers’ list.

Bill is a member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and has previously served as its president. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the American Bar Association, and lectures on Medical Malpractice Law at the University of Washington, School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Civil Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Insurance & Bad Faith
  • Products Liability

Location

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

Education

  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Washington , Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, State Bar Associaton
  • Oregon, State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Member
  • King County Bar Association - Member
  • University of Washington School of Law - Lecturer, 2015 - 2019
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

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

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Insurance

Awards:

  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2012 - present
  • Selected to the Washington Super Lawyers list, 1998 - 2019
  • Selected to the Top 100 Attorneys in Washington list, 2013 - 2016
  • Selected to America’s Top 100 Attorneys—Lifetime Achievement Membership list
  • Selected to the Best Lawyers in America list, 2001-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

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