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Susan Machler

Partner | Attorney

Susan Machler has devoted her legal career to personal injury and civil litigation. She has extensive experience advocating for her clients at trial and in arbitrations in motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, products liability, and negligence cases. Ms. Machler has considerable background in appellate cases, having both written briefs and argued cases in court for Osborn Machler and other firms.

When possible, Ms. Machler provides pro bono legal services for persons with disabilities and their families. She works with women and men in child support and custody matters.

Ms. Machler is frequently asked to write for legal publications and speak at seminars. Most recently, she wrote two chapters for the WSAJ Products Liability Deskbook, published in 2014, and spoke at the kick-off seminar for the deskbook. She spoke at the Luvera Seminar in 2013 at the WSAJ annual convention.

Ms. Machler is admitted to practice in Washington State and federal district courts, as well as Montana state courts. She is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, King County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. She has served on the Boards of Governors for both the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice. She now serves as vice chair for the WSAJ Products Liability Section.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law, where she was on the editorial staff of the law review and a regional competitor in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. Her law review article was published. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho.

Ms. Machler is active in her community, serving Arts Commissioner for the City of Kent. She has given her support to providing food assistance for low income and homeless people in the Federal Way area. Ms. Machler is an award winning artist.


Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 1993 magna cum laude

University of Idaho, B.A. 1980

University of Idaho, Graduate Studies (English)


Washington State Bar Association

State Bar of Montana

U.S. District Courts, Western District of WA

U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of WA

U.S. Courts of Appeals

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury 

Medical Malpractice

Premisses Liability

Wrongful Death

Civil Rights

Products Liability


Awards & Associations

Winning Cases with Respect


American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)


Best Attorneys of America Rue Ratings

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The National Trial Lawyers

National Association of Distinguished Co

National Association of Distinguished Counsel


National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

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Seattle Met

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American Association for Justice

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Top American Lawyers

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