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What matters most to me—because it's what our clients most deserve—is open, direct communication that consistently fosters an optimal resolution for each client.

Gabriella Wagner - Director

Gabriella Wagner focuses her practice on construction defect litigation, catastrophic personal injury defense, commercial litigation, defense of owner associations, and chiropractic malpractice claims. With an undergraduate degree in chemistry, Gabriella is able to convey complicated concepts in terms a jury can easily understand, laying the foundation for favorable verdicts.

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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law – J.D., 2010 — Notes and Comments Editor, Seattle University Law Review
  • University of Virginia – B.S. in Chemistry, 2002
  • University of Tasmania – Study Abroad, Spring 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Notable Results

Represented an individual against whom claims for state law conspiracy, federal conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress had been asserted in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. All claims were dismissed on summary judgment.

Obtained summary judgment dismissal—which was upheld by the appellate court—of multiple claims against a livestock feed manufacturer following an outbreak of illness in a customer’s dairy herd. Claims included product liability, consumer protection act violations, and  negligence.

Defended claims of negligence, violation of privacy, outrage, discrimination, harassment, tortious interference with a contractual relationship, and breach of fiduciary duties against a condominium homeowners' association. All claims were dismissed on summary judgment and plaintiffs’ motion for reconsideration was denied.

Obtained defense award, including  all attorney fees, in arbitration of a case arising from the sale of a chiropractic practice. The claims asserted against the client included breach of contract, tortious interference with business expectancy, defamation, and slander.

Defended homeowner’s association board of  directors in claim asserted by homeowner regarding a landscaping decision made by the board. All claims were dismissed on summary judgment and the association was awarded approximately $25,000 in defense fees.

Achieved summary judgment dismissal of a negligence suit against an elevator manufacturer and service provider following an incident in which an individual claimed that he was injured by malfunctioning elevator doors.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, King County CASA Program
  • Board Member and Liaison, Ndabibi Environmental Conservation Center, Naivasha, Kenya

Personal Interests and Activities

Her daughters