Lish Whitson has been a trial lawyer for over thirty years and has been recognized for his ability as a litigator with his nomination and election to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers and in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has tried more than fifty jury trials and successfully argued many others cases to a judge without a jury. He has also settled hundreds of cases out of court on behalf of his clients , thereby avoiding the uncertainty of a trial. Lish’s practice has emphasized litigation in commercial, medical malpractice, health care, construction, employment, product liability, consumer class action and personal injury law. He has also litigated matters involving intellectual property, administrative, antitrust, criminal, defamation, environmental, insurance and real property law. In 1989, Lish first began helping people who had conflicts with their health care insurers. He was asked to represents a 29-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer whose treating doctors believed her only hope for long-term survival was treatment for which her insurance company refused to pay. Lish has counseled and represented well over 400 people with health care and long term disability concerns since beginning this work. Mr. Whitson and other speakers have trained attorneys from around the nation on how to represents women with breast cancer who are in need of treatment and care. He has also lectured and written extensively on trial practice, evidence, ethics and professionalism. Lish Whitson received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and is a member of the Washington Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, King County Bar Association, and the American Judicature Society.
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