Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Ms. Fleming is a leading personal injury litigator with record results from matters involving catastrophic bike injuries, pedestrian injuries, auto injuries and nursing home neglect/wrongful death.
She takes pride in fighting for clients who were wronged because of negligence.
Her experience with data privacy was the result only after former clients pleaded with her to take on giants for negligent handling of their sensitive information, leading to major data breaches. A recent success is as the attorney who represented the only Washington State residents in the country's largest data breach litigation, In Re Anthem Data Breach. She also advises other lawyers/law firms regarding the safeguarding of confidential client information. Catherine is also the lead attorney on the only class action in Washington State against Equifax (Pavitt et al v. Equifax) for its breach of 145+ million individuals.
Her practice areas also include wrongful death, medical negligence and nursing home abuse. To provide a glimpse into her diverse caseload, the following is an incomplete snapshot of her practice: Ms. Fleming is lead counsel in representing (1) the estate of a woman who died on the steep driveway of an adult family home, (2) the estate of a man who died because his surgeon chose the wrong procedure, (3) a bike commuter, who was run over by a city bus because of a negligently designed roadway.
About Catherine Fleming
First Admitted: 2008, Washington
Professional Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-fleming-3274841/
- Federal Court, Western District of Washington, Washington State Court
- Northwest Consumer Law Center, Board Member, 2020 - Present
- Washington State Association for Justice, EAGLE member, 2015- Present
- Washington State Association for Justice, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2017-2019
- Public Justice, Communications & Marketing Committee, 2017-2019
- Washington State Association for Justice, CLE Committee, 2017
- International Association for Privacy Professionals, 2017-2020
- "When They Only See A Fraction of Who You Are," Trial News, September 2017 - The Trial News asked me to write a review of Caroline Frederickson's book, Under the Bus. Ms. Frederickson is currently the President of the American Constitution Society and was a labor attorney an aide to Senator Tom Daschle.
- Ms. Fleming has agreed to look at possible pro bono cases involved the intrusion of data privacy. She has taken on at one case on behalf of a client, who found an issue with insecure data on a nonprofit organization's website., Cooperating Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Seattle University School of Law, JD
- Carnegie Mellon University, BA program for Economics
- University of Pittsburgh, B.A. University Honors Scholar, Summa Cum Laude
- Mr. Kaufman was one of two Washington state class representatives in In re Anthem Data Breach. His case was originally against Amerigroup Washington and filed in King County Superior Court, Seattle. However, the case was transferred to the Northern District of California, where Judge Lucy Koh presided and approved the preliminary settlement agreement of $115 million in August 2017.
- Ms. Mertlich was one of two class action clients who represented the class of Washington State residents in In re Anthem Data Breach litigation, resulting in a $115 million settlement. Her participation allowed Washington State residents to have a voice in the country's largest healthcare data breach. She was and continues to experience identity theft arising from her compromised Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Pro bono/Community Service
- Ongoing pro bono service for Electronic Frontier Foundation., 2017
- $115 million settlement in In Re Anthem Data Breach, the country's largest healthcare data breach litigation. Ms. Fleming represented the only named class representatives of the State of Washington , 2017
- Bicycle Accidents
- Class Actions
- Consumer Protection
- Nursing Home/Elder Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Roadway Design Cases
Last Updated: 5/16/2022