With a Masters in Law from Harvard Law School, and years of experience in appellate and trial courts, Bertha brings serious legal clout to Team Fitzer. Bertha started her legal career as a clerk for two Justices of the Washington State Supreme Court. There she learned the importance of a solid trial court record and developed an understanding of how appellate courts decide your cases. Having tried over 50 civil and criminal jury trials, Bertha is as comfortable before a jury as she is in front of the Washington State Supreme Court.


Harvard Law School (LL.M.); University of Washington School of Law (J.D.), Member and a Managing Editor, Washington Law Review; University of Washington Dual Honors Program (B.A.), Member, Phi Beta Kappa


Washington Supreme Court Jury Instruction Committee (2003 to 2011); Washington State Bar Association: Hearing Officer 2005-2015, Past Chair WSBA Amicus Committee; Emeritus Member, Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court (Past President); Washington Health Care Risk Management (WHCRMS)


Contributing author, Washington Civil Procedure Desk Book (1992; 2002; 2007 and 2013 editions); Section author, Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual Fifth Edition (2004)


Former Director, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Foundation (2004-2013); Tree Designer, MBCH Festival of Trees; (1994-2013)