Christine E. Dinsdale

Christine E. Dinsdale: Attorney with Soha & Lang, P.S.
  • Shareholder at Soha & Lang, P.S. (15 Attorneys)
  • Puget Sound Plaza, 1325 4th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98101-2570
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Practice focused on advising clients and litigating complex tort disputes, product liability actions, commercial disputes and class actions. Since 1983, she has represented numerous manufacturers, retailers and premises owners in defending and resolving claims of exposure to asbestos, benzene and other substances. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, and she defends claims involving a wide variety of industrial equipment such as pumps, valves, boilers, and blowers, along with sealing products, commercial and domestic construction products, and vehicle products. Recent litigation also includes defense of claims involving contaminated food products, trademark violations, farmworker rights and employer obligations under federal law, privacy, and technology issues. She enjoys appellate work, and has represented clients in numerous appeals in state and federal appellate courts.
An honors graduate of the University of Arizona Law School, Chris served as Executive Editor of the Arizona Law Review and was awarded the law school prize for best brief in moot court competition. She is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon, and in numerous federal courts. Author: "Challenges in Y2K Compliance for Banks and Other Regulated Depository Institutions," Chapter in "The Defense Practitioner's Guide to the Year 2000 Problem", Chicago, The Defense Research Institute, Inc. (1998); "Child v. Parent: A New Tort of Wrongful Life?" 24 Ariz. L. Rev. 393 (1982). Co-Author: "The Challenge of Change, The Inertia of Tradition: A View of Opportunities in European Wood Markets," University of Washington Center for International Trade in Forest Products (1993).

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-624-1800  Phone
206-624-3585  Fax
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona, J.D., with distinction, 1982
Year of First admission:
1982, Washington; 2003, Oregon; U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington; U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
King County, Washington State, Oregon and American Bar Associations; Washington Women Lawyers; Defense Research Institute; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association.
Reported Cases:
Zurich Ins. Co. v. Continental Ins. Co., 2000 Wash. App. LEXIS 931 (2000) (unpublished decision); Cert. From U.S. Dist. Court (W.D. Wash) in Kitsap County v. Allstate Ins. Co., 136 Wn.2d 567 (1998); Kitsap County v. Allstate Ins. Co., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21352 (1995); Van Patten v. Jensen, 112 Wn.2d 552 (1989); Sahlie v. Johns-Manville Sales Corp., 99 Wn.2d 550 (1983).

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