Carin A. Marney

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7273 |

Area of Practice

Carin Marney is Co-chair of the Firm’s Senior Living and Long Term Care Client team, where she focuses her practice on representing long term care providers, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living facilities, and other health care providers. Carin routinely advises and represents clients in regulatory matters, such as resolving and avoiding licensing disputes, compliance programs, transfers and discharge, surveys, licensing and certification. She has also defended long term care clients and other health care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest in high profile litigation involving allegations of neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults and wrongful death, and in disciplinary matters brought by the Department of Health. She is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon


  • Gonzaga University School Of Law (J.D., magna cum laude,1995)
    • Dean’s List and National Dean’s List
  • University Of Washington (B.A., cum laude, Business Administration, 1992)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Dean’s List and National Dean’s List
    • Golden Key National Honor Society

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Co-chair, Senior Living and Long Term Care Client Team
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Food, Beverage and Hospitality

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Strickholm v. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society,  U.S. District Court, Idaho, Case No. 4:11 cv-00059-MHW (2013) (Obtained defense verdict on behalf of nursing home in jury trial involving allegations of wrongful death resulting from an infected pressure ulcer)
  • Estate of Margarette E. Eckstein v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc., et al. 2009 WL 1605312 (E.D. Wash.) (Arbitration Agreement enforced in context of claim against nursing facility)
  • Nail v. Consolidated Resources Health Care Fund I 155 Wn. App 227, 229 P.3d 885 (2010) (Obtained order enforcing arbitration in claim against nursing facility)


  • “Department of Justice Launches 10 Regional Elder Justice Task Forces,” Lane Powell Legal Update, Co-author (April 1, 2016)
  • “Not Your Grandmother’s Nursing Home — Boomers and Obamacare Spur a Transformation of the Growing Long-term Care Industry,” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (March 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Preparing for the Staffing Claim,” Long Term Care Power Lawyers (June 23, 2017)
  • “Don’t ‘Watch the Regulatory Detectives’ Conduct Your Own Incident Investigation,” LeadingAge Washington Power of Purpose 66th Annual Conference (June 14, 2017)
  • “The Requirements of Participation — What You Need to Know Now,” 2017 Washington Health Care Association Annual Convention, Co-presenter (May 23, 2017)
  • “Fair Housing Law and Assisted Living Communities — Overview, Key Lessons and Impact on the Discharge Process,” Washington Health Care Association webinar, Co-presenter (April 6, 2017)
  • “Introduction to Long Term Care: The Continuum of Care,” American Health Lawyers Association 2017 Long Term Care and the Law Conference, Co-presenter (February 22, 2017)
  • “Resident Rights,” LeadingAge (September 2016)
  • “Who Decides? Informed Consent, Advance Directives, and Surrogate Decision Making,” Washington Health Care Association Fall Conference (September 2016)
  • “Changes to Requirements of Participation” LTC Legal Risk Forum Conference (August 2016)
  • “Resident Sexuality and Consent in Long Term Care,” Washington Health Care Association’s Annual Convention and Expo (May 17, 2016)
  • “Health Care Arbitration Practice Tips From Three Perspectives: The Arbitrator, In-house Counsel and Outside Defense Counsel,” American Health Lawyers Association webinar, Panelist (November 9, 2015)
  • “Mock Trial Presentation,” Washington Health Care Association Convention (May 2015)
  • “Risk Management in Long Term Care,”Oregon Health Care Association’s Risk Management Conference, Co-presenter (April 29, 2015)
  • “ALF Administrator Training,” American Health Lawyers Association (October 2014)
  • “The Nature of Things: Sexuality in Long Term Care,” Idaho Health Care Association and Idaho
  • “ALF Administrator Training,” Washington Health Care Association (June 2014)
  • “Access to Housing: Pets, Assistance Animals and Reasonable Accommodations,” Washington Health Care Association, Winter Conference, Co-presenter (February 24, 2014)
  • “Resolution of Healthcare Disputes,” American Health Lawyers Association webinar (January 2014)

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Vice Chair of Strategic Activities, Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group
    • Post-acute and Long-term Service Practice Group
  • Faculty Member, Long Term Care Power Lawyers Program
  • Defense Research Institute, Long Term Care Litigation Steering Committee
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Board of Trustees (2004–2007)
  • Washington Health Care Association