Evelyn "Evie" E. Winters

Shareholder, Seattle Office
Board of Directors

Direct Dial: 206.521.6405
Fax: 206.386.5130
evelyn.winters@bullivant.com



Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2009
  • Washington, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Peer Recognition

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School - J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • The Colorado College - B.A., 2004

Practice Experience

Evie Winters is a litigator whose practice focuses on a variety of complex civil matters, including in the areas of product liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, and wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Evie has successfully represented prominent manufactures in litigation involving medical devices, firefighting equipment, and asbestos, as well as medical practitioners, healthcare companies, schools, religious institutions, and youth-serving organizations. Evie has experience in bench and jury trials, arbitrations, and appeals. Her practice spans state and federal courts in Washington and Oregon. She enjoys advising clients on all stages of litigation and on developing risk management strategies and practices to avoid and minimize claims and litigation.

Evie has been consistently recognized as a "Rising Star" in Oregon Super Lawyers and Washington Super Lawyers each year since 2012. She currently serves on Bullivant's Board of Directors.

 

Selected Representative Matters

  • Defended medical device manufacturer through eight week trial on product liability and Consumer Protection Act claims arising out of outbreak of alleged "Superbug."
  • Defended company through trial on toxic tort and premises liability claims.
  • Defended medical professionals and their practice through two week trial on medical negligence claims arising out of labor and delivery.
  • Defended company and individual employee through multiple trials arising from several wrongful death and injury lawsuits relating to crash of small aircraft.
  • Obtained summary judgment for medical practice on claims of alleged sexual abuse by former physician.
  • Defended attorney through trial in legal malpractice claims arising out of representation of clients in sale of multi-million dollar companies.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (Member)
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, General Committee on Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Bioscience, Vice Chair) 
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (Member and Member of "Ladder Down" Class of 2018)
  • Federal Bar Association (Former Member and Board of Directors, Oregon Chapter)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Washington Super Lawyers (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 — Personal Injury Defense: General)
  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Oregon Super Lawyers (2012 — Personal Injury Defense: General)
  • Outstanding Client Advocacy Award, Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic (2009)

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Speaker, "Admission of Medical Expert Testimony and Direct Examination of Doctors," National Business Institute (NBI) Effective Use of Medical Records and Medical Experts in Civil Litigation Seminar (2016)
  • Submissions Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review (2009)

Outside the Firm

Outside the office, Evie is usually found chasing after her two sons and enjoys teaching them the joy of playing soccer.