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Amanda K. Thorsvig

Amanda operates a remote office in Boise, Idaho, and has a civil litigation practice defending and advising medical professionals and healthcare institutions in Washington and Idaho medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.


  • Idaho and Washington Medical Professional Liability Defense
  • Appellate Representation in State and Federal Court
  • Hospital Premises Liability
  • Licensing and Disciplinary Actions
  • Healthcare Risk Management

Representative Cases

  • Obtained favorable appellate decision affirming summary judgment dismissal of a hospital client on the statute of limitations in a medical negligence wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Defense verdict on behalf of an anesthesiologist in a lawsuit claiming negligent placement and management of an epidural catheter for postoperative pain control in a patient undergoing a large abdominal surgery for ovarian cancer.
  • Defense verdict in alleged multi-million dollar medical malpractice action regarding failure to diagnose pituitary tumor and resultant acromegaly.
  • Summary judgment dismissal of alleged delay in diagnosing lung cancer lawsuit in federal court based upon contested discovery rule statute of limitations analysis.


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, B.A.: Politics, Minor: French, summa cum laude, 2009

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Idaho
  • State of Washington
  • United States District Court - District of Idaho
  • United States District Court - Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Experience

  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl O’Halloran Spillane, PLLC, Associate, 2015 -
  • Williams Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC, Associate, May 2013 to February 2015
  • Anderton Law Office, Associate, November 2012 - April 2013
  • Law Clerk, April 2011 - November 2012
  • Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic, Mental Health Court Rule 9 Intern, Summer 2011
  • Aoki Sakamoto Grant, LLP, Law Clerk, Summer 2010

Professional Memberships

  • King County Bar Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
    - Health Law Section Member
    - Litigation Section Member
  • Idaho State Bar Association
    - Health Law Section Member
    - Litigation Section Member
  • Idaho Women Lawyers Member

Publications & Presentations

  • “EPIC: Triumphs, Troubles, & Tasks,” Williams Kastner Risk Management Seminar, December 2014

Community Involvement

  • Water 1st International, Volunteer
  • ‍Idaho Conservation League, Volunteer
Amanda K. Thorsvig