Lisa Donaldson

About Lisa Donaldson

A graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Lisa has been practicing since 1989. Her passion is working with her clients, protecting their rights, and defending their driving records. She appears daily in both district and municipal courts throughout the greater metro area. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association and is certified as both an arbitrator and mediator. She regularly serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Superior Court cases.

Legal Experience

Attorney– Donaldson & Knigge, LLC  Seattle, WA. 1993 to present.  Small general practice law firm with current emphasis on traffic infraction defense and plaintiff’s personal injury.   Responsibilities include all aspects of operating a small law firm including generating business, initial client interview, case evaluation, case work-up, negotiation and litigation. 

Attorney – Leen & Moore, Seattle, WA. 1989 – 1990, (Law Clerk 1988-1989). General practice firm with emphasis on class action litigation, consumer issues, real estate and personal injury.


Juris Doctorate – University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1989.

Bachelor of Science in Commerce (in) Marketing – Santa Clara University, 1982.

High School – Blanchet High School.  1977.       


Member  -  Washington State Bar Association 1989 - present

King County District Court Pro Tem Judge 2017 -present

Arbitrator - King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel 1994 - present

Settlement Guardian ad Litem and Independent Counsel  2000-present

Committee Member  - WSBA Court Rules Committee 2016-present

Member - Snohomish County Bar Association

Court Appointed Special Advocate Training & Service

Certification in Mediation Skills - Washington Law School Foundation

Certification in Arbitration Skills – Willamette School of Law

Contact Info:

Phone: (206) 915-0137


Courses taught by Lisa Donaldson