As President of Lane Powell, Barbara Duffy works closely with the Board of Directors and an experienced senior management team to lead the firm forward, with a focus on innovative service offerings, superior client service, and recruiting and developing diverse talent. Barb has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation, health care and regulatory disputes, and class actions, and continues to serve the firm’s clients in this capacity. READ MORE
Barb has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and has extensive experience with arbitration proceedings. She advises national and local clients on matters related to False Claims Act, qui tam, investigations and class action defense strategies.
In 2004, Barb saw an opportunity to develop a cross functional team to meet the legal needs of the health care and senior living industries. Under her leadership, the firm has become recognized as a top tier provider of legal counsel for providers in these sectors. As part of her ongoing commitment to the health care industry, Barb serves as Co-Chair of the American Health Care Association’s Legal Committee, after serving as Chair for four years.
As a senior litigator and legal advisor, Barb has learned that in addition to providing clients with the best possible legal and business advice, the keys for a successful relationship are responsiveness and clear communication. She excels at keeping clients informed, empowered and on top of developments that affect their business.
Barb has been consistently named one of the top 250 female litigators in the nation by Benchmark Litigation, recognized as a leader in litigation and healthcare by Chambers® USA, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers®, and is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), General Counsel
American Health Care Association Legal Committee (AHCA)
King County Bar Foundation, Trustee (2019-2022)
Oregon Health Care Association, Member
Friends of Seattle Public Library Board, Former President
Influencers: Law List, The Business Journals (2019)
Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, General: Commercial Litigation (2018-2020); Healthcare (2020)
"Seattle Lawyer of the Year" Best Lawyers®, Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (2014)
"Top 250 Women in Litigation," Benchmark Litigation (2012-2018)
"Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, Commercial Litigation (2011-2021)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, Elder, Health Care, Long Term Care and Seniors Housing (2010-2021)
"Washington Super Lawyer," Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation (2004-2005, 2007-2020)
"Top 50 Women Attorneys in Washington," Thomson Reuters (2008, 2011)
AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
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