About Us – Professional Details

Meaghan
Driscoll

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Meaghan Driscoll’s practice focuses on a broad range of civil litigation; including cases involving complex personal injuries, civil rights, police misconduct, sex abuse, government liability, and employment discrimination. 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, complex personal injuries, civil rights, police misconduct, sex abuse and employment discrimination.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ): 2018 New Lawyer Award "Ready to Soar"
  • Washington Rising Star, 2020, recognized as a top new attorney in Washington as published in the Seattle Met
  • Community Service Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2017
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)
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee, Board Member (2020)
  • New Member Committee, Board Member (2016-2019)

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)

  • Active Member (2015 – Present)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Board of Trustees (2016 - 2019)
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Section (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.

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.

Estate of Jessica Ortega v. Pierce County, 2018 – Represented estate of woman shot and killed by ex boyfriend after seeking police protection from domestic violence in a police negligence case, obtained $7.8 million settlement.

DeMoor et al v. Northwest Pole Structures et al, 2019 WL 7944391 (Wash.Super.), represented deceased young mother and her surviving child in case arising from catastrophic motor vehicle collision where a piece of heavy machinery was negligently loaded onto a trailer, causing it to fall directly into oncoming traffic and creating an unpreventable lethal collision; obtained $3.85 million global settlement.

C.W. v. State of Washington, 20 Id.Verd.Stlmnt.Rpts. 11, 2019 WL 7900564 (Wash.Super.) - represented woman in case arising from Washington State Department of Health and Social Service's failures to protect her from horrific sex abuse from age three through sixteen, including sex trafficking in apple orchards; obtained $3.5 million settlement.

Estate of Regina Annas et al v. Pierce County, 2017 - represented deceased domestic violence victim and others in case arising from law enforcement arming a domestic violence abuser while serving a domestic violence protection order, leading to the abuser returning hours later to murder his victim and seriously injure victim's friend; obtained $3 million settlement.

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.

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.

S.I.T., S.G.T., et al v. State of Washington, 19 N.W.P.I.Lit.Rpts. 17, 2018 WL 7284093 (Wash.Super.), represented two young boys in case arising from State of Washington's failures to protect them from ongoing sex abuse after receiving numerous direct reports the boys were being sexually molested; obtained $2 million settlement.

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.

Meaghan in the News

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Family of unarmed black man killed at his Fife home by SWAT sniper settles for $13 million.

Pierce county pays $7.8 million to kids of woman killed by ex-boyfriend.

Family of mother killed in domestic violence shooting sues Pierce Co. Sheriff department.

Nurse gunned down by ex had repeatedly asked Sheriff's department for help, suit says.

Former student files lawsuit against WSU alleging inaction on warnings prior to rape