Lita Barnett-Luvera founded the Luvera Law Firm with her husband, Paul Luvera, and helped lead it for over 35 years, managing all aspects of the office.
She represented plaintiffs in major injury cases and has been involved in numerous multi-million-dollar trials and settlements in personal injury, product liability, and medical malpractice cases. In addition, she spoke to legal organizations about trials and trial advocacy.
Barnett-Luvera was a member of American Trial Lawyers of America, King County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers, Washington Women Lawyers Association (Skagit and King Counties) and the Gonzaga University Board of Regents. She is a founding principal of Gonzaga’s annual “Luvera Lecture Series,” established in 1990, has been on Gonzaga University’s President’s list since 1986.
Active in various social and charitable organizations, she has served on the Board of Trustees for PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civil, Cultural and Charitable Organizations), which is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Seattle by increasing resources and community support of the arts. She also supports the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Swedish Hospital Summit Club, University of Washington Tyee Club, and University of Washington President’s Club.
Barnett-Luvera received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1972, and earned her law degree from Gonzaga University in 1977.
Lita retired from the practice of law in 2014. She was a calm, tireless, and wise leader and mentor.
She lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, Paul Luvera.