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Phone: (206) 957-9669

Email: megan@christielawgroup.com

Education

Seattle University School of Law 

J.D. 2011; Cum Laude

Research and Technical Editor, Seattle University Law Review

Santa Clara University 

B.S. 2008; Magna Cum Laude

Phi Beta Kappa

National Collegiate Scholar

Presidential Scholar

Dean’s Scholar

Dean’s List

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

 

MEGAN M. COLUCCIO

ASSOCIATE


Megan is a battle-tested litigator who focuses her complex litigation practice on civil rights, product, professional, and municipal liability cases. She has extensive experience defending major corporations and local entities against claims involving product liability and catastrophic personal injury. Known for her creative strategic approach and case analysis, Megan has significant experience managing all aspects of the litigation process through trial. Results-oriented, she prides herself on providing solutions and resolutions to clients at all stages of the litigation process, from negotiation, to dispositive dismissals, to trial. Megan is a prolific writer and was selected for and completed Sedgwick LLP’s 2015 Trial Academy in Dallas, Texas and the American Bar Association’s TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, two intensive six-day courses developing trial advocacy skills. She was recently selected as an ABA TIPS Fellow. She is also a proud alum and volunteer coach for Seattle Preparatory School’s Mock Trial Team, the 2014 National Champions.

 

Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

Oregon State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association, Vice-Chair of TIPS Business Litigation Committee; Member of TIPS Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; Ex-Officio Member of TIPS Outreach to Young Lawyers; Member, ABA TIPS Women Trial Lawyers Task Force

King County Bar Association

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Washington Women Lawyers, Board Member, King County Chapter

 

Admitted to Practice

Washington, 2011

Oregon, 2015

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

 

Recognition

ABA TIPS Now! Fellow—Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association, 2017-2018

Outstanding Litigation Associate—Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2016

Wallace Sedgwick Client Service Award—Sedgwick LLP, 2016

CALI Award for Excellence: Legal Writing I, II, and Professional Responsibility—Seattle University School of Law

Year End Achievement Scholarships—Seattle University School of Law

Finalist, Cheney and Metzger Legal Writing Scholarships—Seattle University School of Law

Publications

 California Court of Appeal Weakens the Component Parts Doctrine—ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter, June 2014

 Mississippi High Court Vacates Widow’s $1.1 Million Silica Sand Verdict for Insufficient Evidence—Sedgwick LLP Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Update, June 2014

 Another State-Based Obstacle to Class Actions—Law360, January 2014

 Chapter 33: Interrogatories to Parties—Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook, 2014

 Florida Plaintiff Lacks Standing to Enforce Other State's Consumer Protection

Laws in Polyurethane Foam Insulation Litigation—Sedgwick LLP Toxic Tort and

Environmental Law Update, December 2013

 Fait Accompli?: Where the Supreme Court and Equal Pay Meet a Narrow Legislative Override under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act-- Seattle University Law Review, September 2010

Presentations

 Excluding Plaintiff’s Experts and Managing Defense Experts—Washington Defense

Trial Lawyers, July 2017

 Expert Reports and Scientific Evidence—National Business Institute, March 2014

 Social Media in Litigation—Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, February 2012