Megan Ellen McCloskey

Megan Ellen McCloskey: Attorney with Rafel Law Group PLLC
  • Of Counsel at Rafel Law Group PLLC (6 Attorneys)
  • 4126 East Madison Street, Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98112
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Biography

Megan is a litigator who represents clients in disputes involving employment matters, business contracts, insurance coverage, director and officer liability, corporate fraud and negligence, and environmental damage claims.

Representative Cases

Kitsap Physicians Services v. Mark Adams: Defended chairman of board of directors against claim for $2.5 million in damages for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and fraud; obtained dismissal on summary judgment

Armada West v. N.A. Properties: Defended real estate investor against multi-million dollar claim for tortious interference; obtained dismissal on summary judgment

Horizon Air Industries v. St. Paul Insurance: Represented airline in suit against two insurers for breach of the duty to defend and indemnify; forced withdrawal of insurers' motions for summary judgment and reached confidential settlement before discovery

Union Station Associates v. Puget Sound Energy: Defended public utility against claims for more than $7 million in damages for environmental contamination allegedly caused by utility's corporate predecessor; obtained dismissal of federal claims on summary judgment and reached confidential settlement on single state claim

Fonseca v. Secor International: Defended environmental consulting firm against sexual harassment, retaliation and negligent supervision claims; obtained dismissal on summary judgment

Vierstra v. Idaho Power Co.: Defended public utility against dairy farmer's claim for $40 million in damages for alleged negligence and fraud relating to stray voltage; second-chaired three-month jury trial in Idaho state court.

Background

Megan previously practiced with a prominent Seattle law firm. Before beginning law practice, she worked for the International Law Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. During law school, she interned with the Rural Development Institute, a Seattle-based organization devoted to land reform in developing countries, and with the National Wildlife Federation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Megan was also a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies. Before law school, Megan spent three years in Nagano, Japan, teaching high school students through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and spent several months as a volunteer with the Sisters of Charity in Guatemala and El Salvador.

Memberships/Activities

Board member and Chair, Global Networking Committee, Center for Women & Democracy

Board member, University of Washington Women's Center, and Member, Human Trafficking Taskforce

Vice-President, Board of Trustees, Dispute Resolution Center of King County

Co-Vice President, Professional Development, Washington Women Lawyers State Board of Trustees

Board member and committee co-chair, King County Bar Foundation

Past Chair, King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (chair 2005-2006, vice-chair 2004-2005, secretary 2003-2004)

Mentor, Future of the Law Institute

Former chair, Riddell Williams' Women Lawyers Group; former chair, Riddell Williams' Summer Associate Program

Former member, Washington State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct Committee

Member, American Bar Association

Member, King County Bar Association

Delta Society certified Pet Partner Team member

Publications/Presentations

Chapter author for the Legal Ethics Deskbook, published by the Washington State Bar Association

Recognitions

Named as a Rising StarĀ® by Washington Law & Politics magazine 2004-2008, and 2010

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Employment Matters
  • Business Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Negligence and Environmental Damage Claims
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206.838.2660  Phone
206.838.2661  Fax
www.rafellawgroup.com
University Attended:
Fairfield University, B.A., cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 2000, Washington; 2008, Oregon
ISLN:
915080685
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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