Elizabeth McAmis, attorney

Elizabeth McAmis


Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Pomona College (B.A., cum laude)

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Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Elizabeth has extensive experience successfully advising and defending health care providers in Washington in both state and federal court. Elizabeth represents hospitals, medical facilities and individual providers. Her practice includes medical negligence defense, behavioral health care, medical disciplinary actions, and premises liability litigation. Elizabeth also advises clients on a variety of legal issues including HIPAA, guardianships, behavioral health, and complex discharge planning. Elizabeth has a demonstrated history of evaluating and litigating medical and behavioral health cases and issues to meet the client’s needs.

Professional Activities

  • Admitted to Bar Washington State
  • Admitted to Federal District Court of Washington (Eastern and Western Districts)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL)
  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS)


  • The End of Psychiatric Boarding in Washington: Now What?The Washington Psychologist 2014;
  • Multiple presentations to clients and their employees on electronic medical records, navigating a medical malpractice case, risk management issues in health care, and premises liability in the health care setting

Community Service

  • JDRF volunteer and past member of the South Sound JDRF board

“Representing health care providers is incredibly rewarding and always challenging.  I have the opportunity to serve organizations that are critical to the health of our communities, and individual health care providers who are intelligent, caring, and dedicated to their patients. For providers focused on patient care, the litigation and disciplinary processes are stressful and take them out of their element. Including our clients as an integral part of the defense team throughout litigation, is critical not only for a strong defense of their care, but also to improving their effectiveness as witnesses by increasing their confidence and comfort level with litigation.”