Susan Machler

Susan Machler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C.
 | 2025 1st Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-441-4110
Fax: 206-441-4220
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2001
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. Machler represents injured people in auto accident, products liability, medical malpractice, and premises liability cases. In 2010, King County paid Osborn Machler a record 10,000,000 for an excessive force case that Ms. Machler worked on. She has significant appellate experience, including Armantrout v. Cascade Orthopaedics, affecting wrongful death claims in Washington. In addition to her other work, Ms. Machler performs pro bono work in the areas of family and administrative law, serves as an MAR arbitrator, and is a settlement guardian at litem in King County. Ms. Machler is governor-elect from the Ninth District for the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors and also served on the Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors for several years. Ms. Machler is a member of the King County Bar Association, the State Bar of Montana, and Montana Trial Lawyers Association. She currently serves as a City of Kent arts commissioner and is an oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey.

    About Susan Machler

    Admitted: 1993, Washington

    Professional Webpage:


    • Osborn Machler was recognized for high professional legal standards and ethics in The 2008 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 92nd Edition., The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2008
    • 2008, 2009, 2010 Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association. Recognition for performing "at least fifty hours of pro bono publico service as described in Washington Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1, and is hereby commended for substantially exceeding the annual aspirational goal established by that rule, and for upholding our professional standards and values for service for the public good.", Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2008
    • Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono legal service in history, honored Susan Machler for her  work providing pro bono services to individuals who sought compensation from the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund., The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, Ninth District., 2010
    • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, 2003-2007

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Recognized by Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., for providing free service to victims seeking compensation from the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker at 2008 WSBA Civil Procedure Seminar., Speaker, 2008
    • Speaker at 2009 WSAJ Tort Trends and Victories 2009 seminar.


    • Harris v. King County -- $10 million verdict for an excessive force case., 2011
    • Armantrout v. Cascade Orthopaedics -- $1.35 million verdict in medical malpractice case., 2006

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Kent Arts Commissioner for the City of Kent., 2007

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University)., 1993
    • Associate Editor of the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) Law Review., 1992
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    Office Location for Susan Machler

    2025 1st Avenue
    Suite 1200
    Seattle, WA 98121

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    Last Updated: 12/23/2019

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