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Patricia E. Anderson

Patricia Anderson joined Luvera Law Firm in 1997.

In February 2020, Patricia and David Beninger obtained a jury verdict in the United States District Court in Tacoma of over $10 million against Amtrak for a passenger injured in the 2017 DuPont derailment, and settled a second case against Amtrak for a significant sum just as trial was to begin. Patricia and David also obtained a $150 million jury verdict that included two families who lost loved ones in the deadly 2019 crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake Union. Throughout the legal process, which concluded with a six-week trial, Patricia and David served as counsel for the family of victim Alan Justad. Of the $150 million, about $52 was awarded to the Justad family. For more case information and media coverage surrounding the verdict, click here.

In 2019, Patricia assisted Sean Driscoll of the Clifford Law Firm (Chicago, IL) with two trials against Amtrak resulting in verdicts of $9 million and $7.75 million. Patricia and David continue to work tirelessly for justice and safety changes on behalf of their Amtrak 501 passenger clients.

In 2018, she and Ed Fisher of Provost Umphrey (Beaumont, TX) partnered to obtain a jury verdict of over $10 million against Genie Industries for injuries caused by a dangerously designed one-person manlift.

In 2017, she and David won the appeal of their jury verdict of $38.25 million jury verdict for a bicyclist hit by a valet driver; and later partnered on two other jury trials and a private arbitration achieving $58 million for clients, including a $40 million settlement for ground victims of the KOMO helicopter crash after five weeks of trial, and an $8 million jury verdict after two weeks of trial for injuries to a man hit in a crosswalk by a negligent driver. Their work also includes a $12 million private arbitration award for the death of a former police chief and injuries to his wife from a car crash; a $10.6 million private arbitration award for a 27-year-old man hit in a crosswalk by a semi-truck; and a $6 million settlement for an electrical brain injury to a worker electrocuted by overhead powerlines on a roadway construction site.

Anderson is regularly recognized by her peers as a Best Lawyer in America, a Washington Super Lawyer, and a Top National Trial Lawyer. She enjoys teaching trial advocacy to lawyers at the Trial Lawyers College and Justice Advocacy Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting confidence in African legal judicial systems. She serves on the Amicus Foundation Board of Washington’s Association for Justice (WSAJ) and her professional memberships include the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association.

She’s a past board member of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, past president and board member of the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance environmental advocacy group, and was a founding member of Amnesty International Group 624.

After graduating magna cum laude from Whitworth College, Anderson obtained her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law with honors in 1987. She is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

She and her husband have deep roots in the Pacific Northwest where they raised their two sons. They enjoy their dogs, hiking, camping, bicycling, kayaking, fishing, and exploring the shores and waters of the Puget Sound.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Whitworth College
  • Juris Doctorate, high honors, Seattle University Law School
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College graduate

Professional Involvement

  • Amnesty International Group 624
  • Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance
  • Washington Association for Justice (WSAJ) Judicial Relations Committee, Awards Committee

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.