About Us – Professional Details

Meaghan
Driscoll

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Bio

Meaghan Driscoll’s practice focuses on a broad range of civil litigation, including cases involving employment discrimination, civil rights, and complex personal injuries. Meaghan holds her B.A. from Seattle University, and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Meaghan served as a judicial extern to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst and Chief Judge Rosanna M. Peterson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and a civil rights and personal injury attorney in Spokane. As a law student, Meaghan received the prominent Thomas More Scholarship for her commitment to public interest law. She also served as the Vesting Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and competed as a national finalist in National Moot Court, an appellate advocacy competition. Prior to law school, Meaghan served for two years as an AmeriCorps and Jesuit Volunteer with a civil legal aid organization and as a social worker for homeless women and children.

Practice Areas

Employment discrimination, government liability, police excessive force, wrongful death

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Awards & Recognition
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ): 2018 New Lawyer Award "Ready to Soar"
  • Washington Rising Star, 2018, recognized as a top new attorney in Washington as published in the Seattle Met
Education

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, May 2015
Law Clerk Extern to Hon. Rosanna M. Peterson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2015
Law Clerk Extern to Justice Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court, 2014
Seattle University, B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, cum laude, June 2010

Licensure & Admissions

Washington State Courts, WSBA No. 49863 (2015)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2015)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2015)

Memberships & Activities

Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)

  • EAGLE Member (2015 – Present)
  • New Member Committee, Board Member (2016-Present)

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)

  • Active Member (2015 – Present)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Board of Trustees (2016 – Present)
  • President, Young Lawyers Section (Commencing in 2018)

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation

  • Board of Directors (2015 – Present)
Publications

Driscoll, M. & Roberts, N., Successfully Including Ancient Acts in a Hostile Work Environment Claim, Trial News (May 2016)
Driscoll, M. & Roberts, N., Trial Strategy: Making Physical Evidence the Best Witness in Your Case, Trial News (July 2017) 

Reported Cases

Thomas et al. v. Zaro et al (W.D. Wash) – represented Estate of African American man shot and killed by law enforcement, obtained $15.135 million total jury verdict as second trial chair.

Foster v. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, 2017 WL 2600580 (Wash.Super.) –  represented widow and family of 48-year-old man killed in motorcycle collision with fire truck, obtained as second chair $9.5 million jury verdict.

Statler v. Spokane County, 2015 WL 9907276  (E.D. Wash.) – represented three men who served 4 ½ years in jail for crimes of which they were wrongfully convicted and actually innocent, obtained $2.225 million settlement as second chair on case.

Maldonado v. State, Dep’t of Corrections, 2016 WL 1551022 (Wash.Super.) - represented DOC officer who brought racial discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge claims; obtained $650,000 settlement as second chair.

M.E. & J.E. v. State, DSHS, 2017 WL 1900358 (Wash.Super.) - represented girls who were molested by mother’s boyfriend after DSHS failed to properly investigate prior referrals; obtained $2.65 million settlement as second chair.