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Deborah L. Martin

Deborah Martin joined Luvera Law Firm in 1999, to devote her efforts exclusively to advocating for people with personal injury claims. Her practice focuses on the legal issues associated with the firm’s extensive litigation practice, both at the trial court level and on appeal. Martin co-authored the WSAJ Medical Negligence Deskbook chapters on informed consent and loss of chance.

Beginning her career with the Seattle law firm of Helsell Fetterman LLP, Martin became a partner in 1993. She remained there until 1998 as a member of the firm’s general litigation department, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation and employment matters.

Martin has been an active member of the King County and Washington State Bar Associations, and a longtime Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice.
She was listed among U.S.News’ Best Lawyers in America in 2024. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in 1981. She received her Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Washington School of Law in 1986.

Born in Torrance, Calif., Martin now resides with her husband in Seattle.


  • B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California at Berkeley
  • Juris Doctorate, with honors, University of Washington School of Law

Professional Involvement

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Featured cases

Corporate negligence

Veterans deserve better

The U.S. government and Cerner’s negligence delayed Charlie Bourg’s cancer diagnosis – essentially costing him his life. Now he’s fighting to keep it from happening to other veterans.  U.S. Army...
Charlie Bourg standing in front of the engraved wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

Insurance misconduct

Holding Nationwide accountable for egregious bad faith

In a win for insurance consumers, a Spokane County judge and jury leveled more than $103 million in judgments against Nationwide Insurance, holding the insurance company accountable for egregious misconduct...
Nationwide headquarters: a gray concrete building against blue sky, with the blue N and white bird Nationwide logo.

Construction injuries

Crane collapse: Standing up for safety and accountability

In March 2022, a King County jury returned a $150 million verdict that included two families who lost loved ones in the deadly 2019 crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake...
A large yellow rooftop crane over a city skyline

Railroad injuries

Pursuing justice for victims of the 2017 Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, an Amtrak train plunged off a railroad overpass onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens more. The train was on its first paid passenger run...
An Amtrak train in the station.