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Ruby Aliment


Ruby Aliment joined Bergman Draper Oslund Udo in 2017. She has since represented clients with asbestos-related diseases and their families in state and federal court actions in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. In these cases, Ruby has helped secure recovery for her clients through judgments and settlements in excess of $35 million dollars. Ruby has second-chaired four trials and taken three cases to verdict, including the first plaintiffs’ verdict in a premises liability case for asbestos exposure in Washington State.

Before joining the firm, Ruby represented injured people in insurance coverage disputes. She graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University Law School where she managed the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, worked for the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, and served as the Janet D. Steiger Fellow at the Washington State Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Divisions.

Ruby lives in West Seattle with her very mini-miniature pinscher, Pip.

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
  • Managing Editor, Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • Faculty-Selected Teaching Assistant for Professor Catherine O’Neill
  • University of Puget Sound, Sociology, B.A., 2012, Dean’s List
  • Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • No Pets Allowed: Discrimination, Homelessness, and Pet Ownership, HOMELESS RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROJECT (2015) presented at Seattle University School of Law (Nov. 24, 2015); the Poverty Law Conference (Feb. 20, 2016); and the Seattle Art Institute’s Spring Lecture Series (May 18, 2016).
  • Saying ‘Yes’: How California’s Affirmative Consent Policy Can Transform Rape Culture, 14 SEATTLE JOURNAL FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE 187 (2015).
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • CALI Awards for Highest Grades in the Homeless Rights Advocacy Practicum; Legal Writing II; and Lawyering for a Just and Humane World.
  • The Mark Reutlinger Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing.