Joanne R. Werner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Seattle, WA

Law Office of Joanne R. Werner
 | 1001 Fourth Ave., Suite 4050
Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: 206-866-9970
Fax: 206-448-7950
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joanne R. Werner is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Joanne R. Werner in Seattle, Washington. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 27 years of legal experience, Ms. Werner devotes her practice to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and personal injury, and she provides unmatched advocacy and support to individuals and families throughout Seattle and all across the state who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Werner worked as a registered nurse in Colorado, New York and British Columbia, so she has in-depth knowledge of the medical industry and can better address the medical issues involved with her clients' claims. As an attorney, she has gained a reputation for her extensive legal and medical knowledge, as well as her unwavering commitment to help those she serves achieve the justice they deserve for their needless pain and suffering.

    A leader in her field, Ms. Werner has taught nursing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Washington in Seattle, and she has also facilitated classes in pretrial advocacy at Seattle University School of Law. Moreover, she has written extensively and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of topics related to nursing and medical malpractice.

    A 1968 graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Ms. Werner earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Colorado in 1972. After leading a successful nursing career for many years, she decided to enter the legal profession and attended Seattle University School of Law, where she served as a member of the school's Law Review. She obtained her Juris Doctor in 1992, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.

    Committed to both of her professions, Ms. Werner is a member of the National Honor Society of Nursing, as well as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the Brain Injury Association of Washington, among her other professional affiliations.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2020

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    About Joanne Werner

    Admitted: 1993, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://jwernerlaw.com/attorney-profiles/joanne-werner/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Member
    • I was also selected to teach continuing education classes on topics including Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse and Conflict of interest and other ethical issues in representing multiple clients. I also authored a chapter in the Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook published by the Washington State Association of Justice and will be authoring another chapter in the 2019 publication of the Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook. I also continue to maintain active nursing licenses in the states of Washington and California, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Member, National Honor Society of Nursing
    • In 2014, I was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers. The selection process involved nomination and endorsement by attorney peers. I continue to maintain an active nursing license in Washington state.  Throughout my 21 years practicing law, I have devoted my career to representing adults and children injured or killed by the negligence of health care providers, pharmacies, nursing homes, dangerous products and unsafe workplaces.  Prior to attending law school, I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Duke University and was inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. I then obtained a Master of Science Degree and taught graduate and undergraduate nursing at University of Washington School of Nursing. I graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1992.  While in law school, I was selected as a member of Law Review. Following law school, I taught Pre-Trial Advocacy as a member of the Seattle University School of Law Adjunct Faculty.  I am admitted to practice law in Washington State Courts and in the U.S. Federal District Court for Western Washington District.  I am a member of the American Association for Justice, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • I have maintained active nursing licenses in the states of Washington (since 1972-2019) and California (1975-2018), 1972

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Brain Injury Association of Washington, Member
    • American Trial Lawyer’s Association, Member
    • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
    • Co-authored two chapters in Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook Chosen among Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers 2014-2019
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
    • Washington
    • I have taught continuing education classes to trial attorneys and to students at Seattle University on topics including nursing home abuse and neglect and nursing homes as big business. I co-authored a chapter in the most recent edition of the Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook published by the Washington State Association of Justice and have been asked to author a chapter in the updated edition of the Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook scheduled for publication in 2019., 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I have given lectures by invitation to the Washington State Trial Lawyers on topics including ethics in the practice of law and litigation of nursing home cases. I have also been asked to present a lecture at Seattle University School of Law in August, 2014 on the topic of nursing home litigation. I have authored two chapters in the Nursing Home Litigation Deskbook published by the Washington State Association of Justice in 2013., Presented lecture at Seattle University School of Law on nursing home litigation, Lecturer: Presented lecture at Seattle University School of Law for continuing education course regarding nursing home litigation, Continuing Education Course, Practicing Attorneys And Law Students, 2017
    • Pre-Trial Advocacy, Seattle University School of Law
    • Teach Nursing, University of Washington in Seattle

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • I have settled cases totaling multi millions of dollars after successfully investigating and preparing the cases for trial.  These cases have included medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and motor vehicle collision cases, 2013

    Representative Clients:

    • Because of my background as a nurse and former university nursing faculty member, I focus my practice on representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and patients of all ages injured due to the negligence of health care providers, pharmacies, and medical facilities.  I also represent individuals who suffer serious injuries on the job, or due to motor vehicle collisions, or contaminated food or dangerous products. I feel that my experience working in the health care field for 20 years before becoming an attorney gives me a distinct advantage in representing people who have suffered serious injuries, regardless of the setting, 2013

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Included as one of the Top Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, 1968 Master of Science, University of Colorado, 1972

    Industry Groups

    • hospital patients
    • Children
    • Injured adults
    • Nursing home residents
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    Office Location for Joanne R. Werner

    1001 Fourth Ave.
    Suite 4050
    Seattle, WA 98154

    Phone: 206-866-9970

    Fax: 206-448-7950

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