Professional Experience

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.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Former President, 1987)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • President, National Charity League, Inc., Evergreen Chapter, 2009 – 2012
  • President, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Northwest, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, JDRF Northwest, 2000-2007
  • Member, National Charity League, 2007-present
  • Board of Advisors, Gonzaga University Law School, 1997-2003
  • Board Member, Providence Hospice of Seattle, 1991-1998
  • Lakeridge Elementary Site Council,2002-2004

Presentations and Awards

Guest lecturer: Washington State University, Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Community College

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Bar, 1984
  • Idaho State Bar, 1985
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court of Idaho


Interests and hobbies: traveling, skiing, and cooking

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