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As general counsel to the firm, Cinda Fernald's responsibilities include development and implementation of risk management policies and programs, oversight of acceptance of new clients and new matters, management of professional liability and insurance issues, and advice and education to attorneys and staff on ethics and best practices.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility Section, 2012-2019
  • King County Bar Association, 1983-present
    • Volunteer Legal Services Committee, 1989-1990
  • Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center), Member
    • Board of Directors, 1991-1995
    • Chair, 1991-1992
    • Diversity Committee, 1996-1998
    • Legal Committee, 1989-1993
    • Personnel Committee, 1999-2003 and 2011-2012
    • President, 1993-1994
    • Vice President for Administration, 1994-1995
    • Vice President for Programs, 1992-1993
  • Northwest Women's Law Foundation, Board Member, 1996-2006
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1983-present
    • Committee on Professional Responsibility, 2017-present
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Seattle-King County Chapter
    • Board Member
    • Vice President/CLE Program, 1998

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983


  • J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude), 1983
    • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • B.A., Dartmouth College (magna cum laude), Mathematics and Social Sciences,1979
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating


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