Kelsey L. Shewbert Litigation Attorney Seattle

Kelsey L. Shewbert

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Kelsey is a partner at Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP’s Seattle office who focuses her practice on complex civil and commercial litigation. Her practice involves handling of a wide range of cases, including catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, product liability, premises liability, medical and professional liability and construction defects.  She is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in Alaska, Idaho and Washington.  As an admittee to several state and federal bars, Kelsey is adept to represent and manage risk for clients who do business across the Pacific Northwest.

Kelsey’s well-versed legal background has provided her with the ability to evaluate key issues and identify strategic opportunities in her cases. This enables her clients to efficiently prepare for trial or pursue favorable early resolution of matters when appropriate.  Kelsey works closely with her clients to exchange ideas and possible solutions and believes that this close collaboration results in successful outcomes for her clients.

Kelsey is actively engaged in Washington’s civil defense legal community through participation in committees and associations.  She is the Associate Editor for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL) Defense News quarterly publication, has authored articles regarding jury trials and changes in Washington law and was recently appointed as a Board of Trustee on the WDTL Board.  Kelsey also manages Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP’s newsletter which advises clients on recent developments in Washington law and the potential implications to their business.  She was also selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2021, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5% of lawyers in Washington State.

Kelsey is a Seattle native and an avid Husky and Seahawks fan. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, visiting Washington wineries, attending comedy shows, concerts and other local live performances.

Representative Work

Publications 

What In-Person Jury Trials Look Like During COVID-19 Pandemic in Washington State

Implications of the Washington Supreme Court’s Ruling in Gerlach v. The Cove Apartments, LLC Regarding the Affirmative Defense Voluntary Intoxication

Kelsey L. Shewbert

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