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Carol L. Moody

Carol’s practice has included representation of physicians and hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, a large school district and a professional football team. Her experience includes civil jury trials, appellate practice and serving as a mediator in civil cases. Carol has also provided litigation consulting on cases for both plaintiff and defense counsel.


  • ‍Medical Professional Liability Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Healthcare Risk Management
  • Medical Staff, Peer Review, Privileging/Credentialing
  • Civil/Business Litigation

Representative Cases

  • ‍Successful defense of three physicians against allegations of improper removal of life support systems in a case televised nationally on “Court TV.”
  • Successful defense of a University of Washington physician against allegations of improper performance of an experimental surgical procedure.
  • Successful defense of a professional football team against liability for the off-field conduct of its players.
  • Lead counsel for a large school district in cases involving alleged sexual assaults on students.
  • Lead counsel for pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases.
  • Consultation and participation in developing policies, procedures and risk management strategies for health care facilities.
  • Negotiation and mediation of a wide range of legal dispute


  • ‍University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1977
    - Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Washington, 1998
    - Professional Mediation Skills Certificate Training Program

Admitted to Practice

  • ‍Washington State
  • United States District Court - Western District of Washington

Professional Experience

  • ‍Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl O’Halloran Spillane, PLLC, Of Counsel, 2015 - Present
  • Fain Anderson & VanDerhoef, PLLC, Of Counsel, 2005 - 2015
  • Carol L. Moody, Attorney and Mediator, 1999 - 2004
  • Moody Battuello, P.S., Founder and Shareholder, 1993 - 1999
  • Karr Tuttle Campbell, P.S., Attorney and Shareholder, 1980 - 1993

Professional Memberships 

  • ‍ Washington State Bar Association Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Rated “A/V Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell

Carol L. Moody
Of Counsel