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Overview

As general counsel to the firm, Lucinda 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, advice and education to attorneys and staff on ethics and best practices and service as ombudsperson.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility Section, 2012-present
  • 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-present
    • 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 Women Lawyers, Seattle-King County Chapter
    • Board Member
    • Vice President/CLE Program, 1998

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

Admissions

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

Education

  • 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

  • Seattle Met magazine, "Top Lawyer" for General Practice, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating

 

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