Alisa R. Brodkowitz

Partner

Biography

Alisa specializes in complex personal injury litigation and products liability with a focus on aviation. Her successes, advocating on behalf of victims, are driven by a passion to make flying safer for everyone. She has experience working on experimental aircraft, helicopter, single engine, and commercial and charter airplane crashes.

In addition to representing travelers who have been injured on commercial flights, she also proudly represents pilots and flight attendants injured on airplanes. Alisa’s cases have been profiled by CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Today Show, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, NBC News L.A., and Macleans Magazine.

Alisa is a former Chair of the Aviation Section for the American Association of Justice, Aviation Section of the King County Bar Association, Chair of the Products Liability Section for the Washington State Association for Justice, and former Newsletter Editor for the Aviation Section of the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2006 Alisa served as a founding board member of MAMAS, the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Washington. In 2007 Alisa served as President of King County Washington Women Lawyers. In 2010 Alisa was honored to be selected to speak at the Washington State Bar Association Best of CLE- Encore of Excellence. And in 2014 Alisa acted as Editor in Chief for the Washington State Association of Justice Product Liability Deskbook.

Other attorneys in the community often call on Alisa for her aviation law expertise. She has unique experience in the field of aviation, having studied Air and Space Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Alisa moved to Seattle after attending Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She lives with her husband, Matt Geise and their two daughters in Seattle.

Alisa is licensed to practice in Washington and admitted in the United States District Court Western District of Washington. She has been admitted pro hac vice in Alaska, California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota and Arizona.

Alisa joined Friedman | Rubin as a partner on January 1, 2016. To speak to her call her at (206) 838-7531 or reach her by email at Alisa@FriedmanRubin.com.

Recent Presentations

May 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, McGill Institute for Air and Space Law, International Aviation Law and Insurance Conference, Products Liability, Is There Liability For Contaminated Cabin Air?


October 2016, Aspen, Colorado, Trial Skills from the Women’s Perspective, Niche Marketing.


September 2016, Stevensville, Maryland, Aviation and Insurance Conference (AVICON), The Plaintiffs’ View of Aviation Litigation Trends. 


Honors

Super Lawyer, Law and Politics Magazine, 2016

AV Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell

Editor, Products Liability Desk Book, Published June 2014, Washington State Assoc. for Justice

Chair, Products Liability Section, Washington State Association for Justice, 2011-2014

Selected for the Encore of Excellence, Washington State Bar “Best of CLE” for 2010

Chair, Aviation Section, American Association for Justice, 2009-2010

Court Rules Committee, Washington State Trial Lawyers Assoc., 2008-2009

President, King County Washington Women Lawyers, 2007

Newsletter Editor, Aviation Section, American Association for Justice, 2007

President, King County Bar Association, Aviation Section, 2005

Founding Board Member, Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Seattle, 2007

Seattle University, Access to Justice, Hague Advisory Board Member, 2005

Alumni Ambassador  Seattle University School of Law 2003-2008

Outstanding  Newsletter of the Year Award, Aviation, American Association for Justice 2007

Selected Published Decisions

Greig v. US Airways, 28 F.Supp.3d 973 (Dist. Ct. Arizona 2014)
United States District Court, D. Arizona, June 26, 2014. 
This decision established new law in Arizona, that Montreal Convention claims are properly brought in State Court and are not removable to Federal Court.

Magana v. Hyundai Motor America, 167 Wn.2d 570, 220 P.3d 191 (2009)
Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc. November 25, 2009.
This decision establishes the discovery obligations in Washington State.

Education

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001

Concordia University, B.A., 1998

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