Brian Ladenburg is a Partner Attorney with Bergman Draper Ladenburg Hart. He joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2006. Brian practices in the areas of toxic torts, with a strong focus on representing cancer victims in litigation and claims arising out of exposure to asbestos. He has significant litigation experience, including trying several cases to verdict as first-chair trial counsel. In addition to asbestos litigation, Brian handles other matters for Bergman Draper Ladenburg Hart clients, including real estate, medical malpractice, and general personal injury litigation.
In 1998-1999, Brian served as an extern and later as interim law clerk to the Honorable Franklin D. Burgess, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Prior to joining Bergman Draper Ladenburg Hart, Brian practiced at other law firms in Seattle and Tacoma for 5 years, with a focus on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases and complex real estate and construction litigation.
Juris Doctorate, University of Washington, School of Law, 1999
Articles Editor, Washington Law Review, 1998-1999
Bachelor of Arts, Gonzaga University, 1995
Majors: Philosophy and History
Minors: English and Political Science Graduate of University Honors Program Student Member, University Board of Regents, 1993-1995
Author, Unilateral Refusals to Deal in Intellectual Property after Image Technical Services, Inc. v. Eastman Kodak Co., 73 Wash L. Rev. 1079 (1998).
Board of Directors WSAJ since 2012
Board of Directors AAJ since February 2014
American Association for Justice
Federal Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
Multnomah Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice
Legislative Steering Committee Member
Washington Rising Stars, Washington Law & Politics, 2004