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Eric A. Norman

Eric’s civil litigation practice includes representing and advising health care professionals, hospitals and other providers in medical malpractice actions. Additionally, he represents healthcare practitioners in licensing and disciplinary issues, and handles products liability disputes.


  • ‍Medical Professional Liability Defense
  • Licensing and Disciplinary Actions
  • Civil/Business Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Defense verdict for an interventional radiologist where plaintiffs alleged he was negligent and caused the death of a patient by failing to perform a blood patch at or near the level of a spinal epidural leak caused during a bilateral breast reduction surgery.
  • Defense verdict on behalf of a neuroradiologist, in a medical malpractice case tried in King County. Plaintiff claimed that the physician was negligent for failing to diagnose a vestibular schwannoma on a non-contrast head CT. The defense demonstrated that the physician conducted a complete and thorough review of the non-contrast head CT and fully complied with the standard of care. The jury agreed with the defense and returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the physician.
  • Defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician in a lawsuit alleging failure to diagnose and treat a vertebral artery dissection resulting from a motor vehicle accident and fracture of the C-3 vertebrae


  • ‍Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • University of Oregon, B.A. (Planning, Public Policy and Management), 2000
  • University of Oregon, B.S. (Psychology), 2000, Minor: Business Administration

Admitted to Practice

  • ‍Washington State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • United States District Court Bar Admission - Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon

Professional Experience

  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl O’Halloran Spillane, PLLC, Principal/Owner, 2018 – Present
  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl O’Halloran Spillane, PLLC, Principal, 2015 - 2017
  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef, PLLC, Member, August 2011 – February 2015
  • Lybeck Murphy, LLP, Associate, June 2009 - August 2011
  • Scruggs Law Offices, Associate, September 2007 - May 2009
  • Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, March 2005 – August 2007

Professional Memberships

  • ‍King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • ‍Washington Healthcare Risk Management Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Health Law Section Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
  • University of Oregon Puget Sound Alumni Chapter

Publications & Presentations

  • ‍Contributing Author, Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual – Evidence

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Super Lawyer in Washington Law & Politics for 2018 - 2021, 2023
  • Named a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2016

Community Involvement

  • ‍Seattle University Law Student Mentor Program
  • Central District Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer
Eric A. Norman