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Catherine Fleming

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Fleming Law
936 N. 34th St, Suite 300A
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-453-2558
Fax: 206-453-6322
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed in Washington Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Fleming is a leading consumer protection litigator with a rare blend of experience with data privacy, consumer protection, and personal injury/wrongful death. She takes pride in fighting for consumers who have had their privacy breached because of the negligence and wrongdoing of businesses of all sizes. Her most 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 young man who was run over by a city bus because of a negligently designed roadway, (4) a class action against Certainteed for defective roof shingles/deceptive business practices. 

About Catherine Fleming

First Admitted: 2008, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-fleming-3274841/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "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. 

Honors/Awards

  • 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

Educational Background

  • Seattle University School of Law, JD
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BA program for Economics
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. University Honors Scholar, Summa Cum Laude

Representative Clients

  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $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

Industry Groups

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection
  • Nursing Home/Elder Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Roadway Design Cases
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Office Location for Catherine Fleming

936 N. 34th St
Suite 300A
Seattle, WA 98103

Last Updated: 10/12/2021

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