Kristine Grelish

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Grelish Law PLLC
 | 1218 Third Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-257-6555
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kristine Grelish is the owner of Grelish Law PLLC, a Washington state law firm, with office locations in Seattle and Yakima. Ms. Grelish dedicates her practice to personal injury law, representing the injured and their families in cases involving motor vehicle, motorcycle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. She also represents clients in cases involving childhood sexual abuse, defective products, premises liability and wrongful death.

After graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Grelish earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Grelish gained legal experience by serving as a clerk for a Washington State Court of Appeals judge. Today, she is admitted to practice in all Washington courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Committed to education, Ms. Grelish served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law in the fall of 2013, teaching a class on insurance law, and has lectured at numerous seminars and conferences.

Ms. Grelish has traveled to many different regions of the world and participated as an observer for the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary elections. Prior to attending law school, she taught English in Taiwan. More recently, she participated as a faculty volunteer for the nonprofit organization Justice Advocacy Africa, teaching trial skills to African attorneys.

Recognized for her accomplishments within the legal profession, The National Trial Lawyers named Ms. Grelish to its "Top 40 Under 40" list three years in a row. She is an active member of organizations including the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage: Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

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About Kristine Grelish

Admitted: 2005, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.grelishlaw.com/about-kristine-a-grelish/

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyer Association , 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyer Association, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyer Association, 2013
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers , 2011 – 2015
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2010
  • AVVO Rating 10.0
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Academic Scholarship Recipient, 2004 - 2005
  • CALI Award Winner: Administrative law, Family law, Trust & Estates, Remedies
  • Deans List, Seattle University School of Law, 2003 - 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Future of the Law Institute, WSBA Committee, 2011
  • Member, WSAJ DSHS Legislative Steering Sub-Committee, 2011
  • Member, WSAJ Legislative Steering Committee, 2011
  • Member, WSAJ CLE Committee, 2009
  • Member, Trial Lawyers College Ranch Club, 2009
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 2008
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice, 2006
  • Member, Washington State Association for Justice since, 2006
  • Member, King County Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Washington State
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Ranch Club Member, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Faculty Member with the non-profit Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA).Teaching trial advocacy in Africa, with JAA, a non-profit organization founded to promote confidence in and respect for legal institutions in African countries. Attended:Gabarone, Botswana, November 2013
  • Faculty Member with the non-profit Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA).Teaching trial advocacy in Africa, with JAA, a non-profit organization founded to promote confidence in and respect for legal institutions in African countries. Attended:Gabarone, Botswana, November 2012
  • Faculty Member with the non-profit Justice Advocacy Africa (JAA).Teaching trial advocacy in Africa, with JAA, a non-profit organization founded to promote confidence in and respect for legal institutions in African countries. Attended: Machakos, Kenya, May, 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author , Eastern District of Washington breathing life into the third front of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act ("IFCA"): IFCA claims based upon Washington Administrative Code ("WAC") violations, WSAJ, Trial News, 2015
  • Speaker, Jury Instructions: Drafting Within WPI; Drafting Outside the WPI, ; WSAJ Bringing Home the Winning Verdict Seminar, Part 3 of the So You Want to Be a Winning Trial Lawyer!? Series, May 2013, 2013
  • Speaker, Reports from the IFCA Frontline, Washington State Association for Justice Olympia Roundtable, 2013
  • Speaker, IFCA, Washington State Association for Justice, Kitsap Roundtable Luncheon, 2013
  • Author, IFCA: A Flicker of Light in the Federal Courts, WSAJ, Trial News, 2013
  • Speaker, Insurance Basics, Getting Started in the Plaintiffs Practice, WSAJ Brown Bag Series, 2012
  • Speaker, Begin Your Case with the End in Mind, WSAJ, CLE, 2012
  • Author, The Plain Meaning of IFCA: Why is There Even a Debate?, WSAJ, Trial News, 2012
  • Speaker, Insurance Basics, WSAJ New Member Brown Bag series, 2011
  • Co-author, Insurance Fair Conduct Act & Bad Faith, chapter within WSAJ publication, Automobile Litigation Deskbook, 2010
  • My First Products Liability Case, SU School of Law, guest lecturer, Remedies class session, 2009
  • The Art of Direct & Cross Examination NBI CLE (Tacoma & Seattle), 2007
  • Using Direct Examination to Win Your Case, chapter within NBI publication, Direct and Cross-Examination for Civil Litigators, 2007
  • Author, Playground bullies and things they don't teach you in law school, Trial News, October 2009
  • Speaker, IFCA Update: Auto Cases, USAA Claims and more, Washington State Association for Justice Downtown Seattle Roundtable, May 2014
  • Speaker, Our First IFCA Case, 32nd Annual WSAJ Insurance Law Seminar, Spokane & Seattle, January 2010
  • Speaker, Bad Faith, & Insurance Fair Conduct Act Litigation, WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation Seminar, March 2010
  • Speaker, Our State's First IFCA Trial, WSBA Insurance Law Primer: Understanding the Essential Components, December 2010
  • Speaker, The Floor Plan-Finding Insurance Coverage, WSAJ Insurance Basics Seminar, October 2011
  • Speaker, Getting Burned: Examinations Under Oath are more dangerous than you think, Hot Topics in Insurance Law, WSAJ 35th Annual Insurance Law Seminar, Seattle & Spokane, January 2013
  • Speaker, What Are We Fighting Over? Where are the IFCA Debates Now? Damages? Coverage Denials? Delays?,, 36th Annual WSAJ Insurance Law Seminar, Winning Your IFCA Battle, January 2014
  • Speaker, How to Prepare for and Cross any Expert, WSAJ Annual Convention, New Lawyer Seminar, July 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, Remedies, topic: Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA), Seattle University School of Law, 2009, 2011 – 2012, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Products Liability, topic: Working Up Your First Product's Liability Case, Seattle University School of Law, 2007-2009, 2011 –2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Insurance Law: Bad Faith and Fair Conduct, fall 2013
  • Speaker on "Our State's First IFCA Trial" describing her role as co-counsel in obtaining the State's first verdict under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, WSBA Insurance Primer CLE, 2011
  • Insurance Basics, Getting Started in the Plaintiffs Practice, WSAJ brown bag series, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of British Columbia, B.A., Honors: With Honors, 2000
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1218 Third Avenue
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-257-6555

 

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Last Updated: 11/2/2016

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