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Dennis G. Woods Managing Partner

dwoods@scheerlaw.com
direct: 206.587.8252 fax: 206.223.4065

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Mr. Woods focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, product liability, premises liability, transportation, construction defect, and appeals. Dennis also serves as an arbitrator for King County, Snohomish County and Pierce County Superior Courts.

Mr. Woods is licensed to practice in the state of Washington and Oregon. He is also licensed to practice in Federal Court, in both Washington and Oregon and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Woods has successfully tried cases in both State and Federal Court, involving personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, property rights and discrimination. He also is an experienced appellate lawyer, having successfully argued cases in both state and federal court. Dennis has been repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics magazine.

Mr. Woods has frequently spoken nationally and internationally to various insurers, businesses, trade groups and professional associations on a variety of topics including procedural defenses available to foreign defendants, construction defect litigation, employment law, premises liability, product defect, damages, coverage, cyber liability and resolution of liens. Dennis was a featured speaker at the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers first annual Construction Defect Academy where he spoke about trial tactics concerning expert depositions, cross-examination and related motion practice.

Mr. Woods received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History/American literature from Miami University, Ohio in 1995. In 1998, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver where he also was a member of the Law Review. Dennis is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, former Vice-Chair transportation committee; Defense Research Institute; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance; Oregon and Washington State Bars; the Washington State Association for Justice; the King County Bar Association (where he was a member of the ADR Committee); the American Bar Association; Multnomah Bar Association; and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (where he was a member of the Judicial Liaison Committee).

Affiliations

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • "Super Lawyer" Washington Law and Politics Magazine
  • Volunteer with YMCA and Habitat for Humanity

Personal

Mr. Woods' personal interests include backpacking, boating and sea kayaking. He has pursued these interests in Mexico, Africa, Canada, Europe, South America and throughout the United States. His travels have been featured in the New York Times and Washington Law & Politics magazine. Mr. Woods has also volunteered his time with such organizations as the YMCA and Habitat for Humanity.

Accolades

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State & Federal
  • Oregon State & Federal
  • Ninth Circuit, Federal Court of Appeals

Academics

  • University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1998)
  • Miami University (B.A., History / American Literature, 1995)