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Diane J. Kero

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Phone: 206.676.7545
Fax: 206.676.7575

600 University St, #2100
Seattle, Washington 98101

Primary Areas of PracticeProduct Liability Litigation with emphasis on Toxic Chemicals and Substances; Real Estate Transactions; General Business, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1981

Alliance Française, Paris France, 1973

Leningrad State University, U.S.S.R., 1968

B.A., University of Washington, 1968
Dean's List

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Washington State Courts
Oregon State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association
Member, Juvenile Law Section

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Washington Women Lawyers

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

King County Bar Association

Professional History
  • Joined firm in 1988
  • Private Practice, 1981-88
  • Secondary School Teacher, Seattle, 1969-70, 1973-78, White River Junction, Vermont, 1970-72
Representative Cases/Transactions
  • Leader of trial team with national counsel in several asbestos cases in both Washington and Oregon over the past several years, resulting in either defense verdicts or favorable mid-trial settlements in cases filed in Washington, Oregon and Alaska
  • Prevailed in numerous of high-stakes dispositive motions in both Oregon and Washington, resulting in the dismissal of million-dollar-plus liability claims and greatly limiting future liability theories against our clients
Community Activities
  • King County Boys & Girls Clubs
    • Member, Executive Board (1987-2001)
  • Procurement Chair, Bush School Auction, 1993-94
  • Rotary Educational Assistance Program, Advisory Board
  • Goodwill Reunion Arts Festival, Board of Directors, 1988
  • Variety Club Telethon, VIP Panel, 1988 and 1990
Honors, Publications & Presentations
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated