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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

  • Member, American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility Section, 2012-present
  • Legal Voice (formerly Northwest Women's Law Center): Member, Legal Committee, 1989-1993; Chair, 1991-1992; Member, Board of Directors, 1991-1995; Vice President for Programs, 1992-1993; President, 1993-1994; Vice President for Administration, 1994-1995; Diversity Committee, 1996-1998; Personnel Committee, 1999-2003 and 2011-present
  • Board Member, Northwest Women's Law Foundation, 1996-2006
  • Member, King County Bar Association, 1983-present; Volunteer Legal Services Committee, 1989-1990
  • Vice President/CLE Program and Board Member, Seattle-King County Chapter, Washington Women Lawyers, 1988

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


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


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1983

  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

Dartmouth College, B.A., Mathematics and Social Sciences, magna cum laude, 1979

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Honors | Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" for General Practice in Seattle Met magazine, 2010


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