Sidney S. Royer

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Seattle, WA

Leemon + Royer, PLLC
 | 403 Columbia St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-269-1100
Fax: 206-269-7424
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Sidney S. Royer is a shareholder at the law firm of Leemon + Royer, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, where she works with cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. She has a particular interest in malpractice involving mental health care. Representing clients in the Seattle area, she works with cases involving nursing home negligence, inadequate premises security, failure to supervise, sexual misconduct and other issues.

    Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Royer worked for several years as a psychiatric social worker in Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained a master's degree in social work from the same institution. She later earned her law degree from the Seattle University School of Law, graduating in 1983.

    Today, Ms. Royer is admitted to practice in all Washington state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. In her more than 30 years of practice, she has secured numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for her clients.

    Along with her law practice, Ms. Royer serves as a hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board and also on the Kings County Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. She is also a co-chair on the board of governors for the Washington State Association for Justice.

    Ms. Royer also belongs to the National Crime Victim Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, where she is a member of the organization's birth trauma, inadequate security litigation and nursing home litigation groups. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs, including "60 Minutes."

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

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2020

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    About Sidney Royer

    Admitted: 1984, Washington

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1985
    • American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member
    • National Crime Victims Bar Association, Member
    • Washington, 1984
    • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, Co-Chair
    • American Association for Justice, Inadequate Security Litigation Group, Member
    • King County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, Member
    • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, Member
    • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Member
    • Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board, Hearing Officer


    • Several settlements for failure to diagnose breast cancer in the low to high six figures
    • Six figure settlements against nursing homes for inadequate care and negligent care, including burns received in a group home, and bedsores in a nursing home
    • $5.25 million in a birth injury case that was settled before trial
    • Many six-figure settlements for malpractice by mental health care providers, including suicide after inappropriate treatment, misdiagnoses of multiple personality disorder and dissociative personality disorder, and abusive "re-parenting" therapy
    • $2.8 million settlement after jury selection against the State of Washington Department of Corrections on behalf of the estate of a woman who was kidnapped and murdered by a negligently supervised parolee
    • $600,000 settlement for failure to diagnose cauda equine syndrome (CES)
    • Mid six-figure settlements in cases of inadequate security by premises owners, including the rape of a nurse in a hospital parking lot, a shooting death in a motel parking lot, and the shooting death of a parking lot attendant

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois M.S.W., Master of Social Work, 1975
    • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Honors: With High Honors and Distinction in Psychology, 1973

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • National Crime Victims Bar Association
    • Washington State Association For Justice
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    Office Location for Sidney S. Royer

    403 Columbia St
    Suite 500
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Phone: 206-269-1100

    Fax: 206-269-7424

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    Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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