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Elizabeth LePley

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Premise Liability
  • Third Party Claims
  • Disability Claims (Long Term and Short Term Disability)

Biography

Elizabeth has an extensive law background with expertise in numerous areas including worker’s compensation, personal injury, and ERISA, plus additional experience from the corporate world. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Elizabeth worked for nearly a decade at the nation’s largest home improvement retailer, rising from entry level to management positions at a divisional corporate office of the company.

Elizabeth has successfully handled hundreds of cases, working closely with her clients to adjust the balance of power in the legal system - becoming a strong ally of injured workers - and making sure their voices are heard. She is the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee and works with the Department of Labor and Industries. During legislative sessions she can be found in Olympia lobbying for injured workers and those injured as a result of the negligence of third parties.

Elizabeth is actively involved with the Washington State Association of Justice. She has sat on the Legislative Steering Committee since 2008. She has also served on the Board of Governors and was Co-Chair the Women of WSAJ section, also known as WOW.

Elizabeth has also been named a SuperLawyer Rising Star for 2014-2018, and SuperLawyer 2020-2023.

Education

  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Western Washington University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • PI Basics and More, Just the Basics: Weeding Through Insurance Coverage, February 25, 2009
  • Devils in the Details: Winning in Superior Court, May 30, 2014, 2013

Representative Cases

  • Terrie L. Williams vs. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 2014 WL 1775969, May 5, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Association of Justice, Board of Governors, 2009 to 2012
  • Washington Association for Justice, Eagle Member
  • Washington Association for Justice, Legislative Steering Committee, Member, 2008 to Present
  • Woman of WSAJ Section, Member and Co-Chair
  • East King County, Co-Chair, Present
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • Washington Association for Justice, Workers’ Compensation Committee, Chair
  • Washington Association for Justice, Department of Labor and Industries

Honors

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014 - 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2020 - 2023
  • Rated a 10.0 on Avvo

Classes & Seminars

  • Workers' Compensation: Navigating a New Era, Up to Date Strategies for Claimants at the Department, Board and in Superior Court, Chairperson, May 30, 2014
  • Out of the Box Workers' Comp, Chairperson, June 11, 2015

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney