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Vanessa Micol Vanderbrug

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Phone: (206) 467-1400
Fax: (206) 467-4884

Vanessa Vanderbrug focuses her practice in the areas of employment, administrative law, and personal injury. She dedicates her practice to ensuring that each client receives personal attention and has a full understanding of the issues they face. She has significant general litigation experience and diligently seeks to obtain the best results for her clients.

During law school, Vanessa served on the National Trial Team and on the Editorial Board of the Gonzaga Law Review. She also worked for the Office of the Attorney General as an intern representing the Department of Social and Health Services. After law school, Vanessa obtained “behind the scenes” insight into trial court work by serving as law clerk to Honorable Judge Joseph A. Thibodeau in Snohomish County. In 2009, Vanessa was honored to be named a Rising Star by Washington Law and Politics.


J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2001
cum laude

B.A., University of Oregon, 1997
English & Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Washington State Courts, 2001
Western District Washington, 2006
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association
Member Since: 2001

South King County Bar Association, Past Member Board of Directors
Member Since: 2010

King County Bar Association
Member Since: 2006

MAMAs (Mother Attorney Mentoring Association)
Member Since: 2010


"Practicing Law Without Accoutrement” in June 2006

Featured Pro Bono Activities

King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Clinics

Client Reviews
“You were both fantastic and I'm grateful to have had you on my side during that crazy time. You took an emotionally charged situation and made it fact-based and easy to understand my options - thank you!” - Heather W., Maple Valley, Washington
"Thank you so much for your help in getting this resolved. I will most definitely keep you in mind should I need any legal assistance in the future. It was great to meet you and work with you." - JB, Client from Kenmore, Washington
"I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work in my case. I’m thankful to God that I met you and that I was able to receive justice for what they did to me." - RP, Client from Kent, Washington