Gretchen is a general litigator whose practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in commercial disputes and personal injury matters. She joined PCS in 2015 after working for five years at Lane Powell, where she was a member of the Complex Litigation practice group.
Her extensive legal experience includes trying cases to verdict in jury trials involving claims of medical malpractice and corporate negligence. Gretchen has also represented businesses in complex patent litigation in federal courts in Washington, New Jersey and Texas, and has further experience with transactional intellectual property matters, including drafting license and distribution agreements.
Gretchen graduated magna cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University in 2006 with a degree in Social Work and attended Seattle University School of Law where she received her JD, summa cum laude, in 2010. While attending law school, Gretchen was a Lead Article Editor for the SU Law Review and served as a judicial extern for Judge Leighton of the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma. She is currently an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law.
Gretchen grew up in Oregon, where her father is a high-school football coach. She has often been compared to Hayden Panettiere’s character in the film Remember the Titans. Gretchen is a life-long sports fan, a committed Mariners supporter, and a Seahawks season ticket holder. While at college, she played fast-pitch softball and earned a number of honors including being named an All-American infielder, PLU Woman of the Year in Sports, Academic All-American, and Northwest Conference Player of the Year in her sophomore and junior seasons. She recently took up golf but, so far, her favorite part of the game is where you take up your clubs and toss them into the nearest water hazard. She is going to give it some time. Stay tuned.
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