Michelle A. Menely, Of Counsel
  • A valued member of our defense litigation practice group, Michelle Menely joined GTH in 1998 after graduating magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law. Although she was born in Germany, her family returned to the U.S. when she was two. Since then she has moved back and forth every decade or so between California and the Northwest, where she now seems to have settled for good.

    Michelle and her husband live with two large and exuberant but loveable German Wirehair Pointer dogs. Whenever she manages to get away from work—which is not as often as she’d like—she enjoys golf, lawn bowling, sailing, skiing, and traveling anywhere that offers a warm climate, plenty of beachfront, and just a slight edge of danger and intrigue to keep her from falling asleep in the hot sun.

  • Education

    • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 1998
    • magna cum laude
    • B.A., Social Ecology (Criminology, Law & Society), University of California, Irvine, 1995

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Washington State Courts
    • California State Courts
    • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • Washington State Bar Association

    • California State Bar Association

    • King County Bar Association

    • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

    • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

      • Editor "Defense News," 2001 – 2004
      • Member, Board of Trustees, 2003 – 2007
      • Officer, Board of Trustees, 2004-2007

    Professional History

    • Joined Firm in 1998

    Honors & Awards

    • Washington's Duty to Defend (Co-Author /Co-Presenter)
    • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Insurance Law Seminar

    Articles & Presentations

    • Validity of Stipulated Judgments/Covenants Not to Execute (Co-Author), FDCC
    • Co-author and co-presenter, "The Carbon Footprint of E-Discovery," Summer 2010 American Educational Institute, Inc., Claims Law Update, Nov. 2010 SCLA Conference
  • Pioneer Square
  • Reflection pond by the Tacoma Glass Museum
  • Fireboats on the Seattle Waterfront
  • Tacoma Arches at the History Museum
  • Duwamish Waterway and brown field cleanup
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1201 Pacific Ave, #2100, Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: 253.620.6500  Fax: 253.620.6565


One Union Square, 600 University St, #2100, Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: 206.676.7500  Fax: 206.676.7575