Meet Lee Barns, an experienced
litigator with an AV Martindale Hubbell rating. Lee’s practice
includes: defense of medical malpractice actions for all healthcare
providers: physicians, hospitals, clinics, nurses, nursing
assistants and other allied health care professionals. Lee also
successfully handles and litigates employment actions including
claims for discrimination, improper termination and discharge.
||Medical Malpractice Defense;
Employment Law; Litigation, Risk Management.
||1973, Washington and U.S.
District Court, Eastern District of Washington; 1982, U.S.
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1985, U.S. District Court,
Western District of Washington
||University of Washington,
||Gonzaga University, J.D.,
cum laude, 1973.
||Seattle-King County (Member,
Professionalism Committee and Judicial Evaluation
Committee), Washington State (Member, Public Relations
Committee and Editorial Advisory Committee) and American Bar
Associations; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers; Washington
State Society of Healthcare Attorneys.
||Associate Editor, 1971, Case
Note Editor, 1971-1972 and Comment Editor, 1972, Gonzaga Law
Review. Co-author, “Washington’s Underinsured Motorist
Statute: Examining the Procedural Issues,” 17 Gonzaga Law
Review 269, 1982.
Defense of health
care malpractice actions
Defense in licensure, disciplinary
and regulatory actions
- Department of Health
- Department of Health & Social
- Claims of Abuse of Vulnerable
- Licensing Departments
- Waterworks Licensing
Risk Management, Compliance and
Contracts, business agreements and
Product liability, defense
Arbitration and mediation