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Donovan Flora

Donovan Flora

Seattle, Washington

Donovan Flora graduated from Brown University in 1971 and Indiana University School of Law in 1973. He was a law clerk for Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert F. Brachtenbach, 1974-75. He has been in private practice for the past 25 years representing plaintiffs in injury cases, primarily in the area of medical negligence. He has been a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association since 1976 and a member of the Eagle Program since its inception. He is a long-time member of the American Association for Justice.

In addition to trial work involving a wide area of medical issues, including cases involving prescription drug and vaccine liability, he has briefed and argued a number of appellate cases, both on behalf of clients and on behalf of WSTLA as amicus curiae.

Areas of Practice

  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1973
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • A.B. - 1971

Published Works

  • Periodic Payment of Judgments in Washington, 22 Gonzaga Law Review, 155, 1987
  • Alcohol-Related Accidents, 1 Auto Accid., Lit. Deskbook 708, WSTLA, 2000

Representative Clients

  • Personal Injury Plaintiffs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar, Member
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $4,150,000
    "settlement in a motorcycle accident involving serious injury"
  • $3,900,000
    Settlement against an attorney that dismissed our client's medical malpractice claim without her consent
  • $1,500,000
    "settlement against a surgeon that permanently debilitated our client over the course of two spinal surgeries"

The verdicts and settlements listed on this website are examples of results we have obtained for clients we have represented, but they cannot be used as a prediction or guarantee of a similar result in a different case. The verdicts and settlements are not typical; results obtained vary significantly based on the specific facts and legal circumstances of each case.

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