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Eron Z. Cannon

Eron is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is also a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. He specializes in complex civil litigation in the States of Washington, Oregon and Nevada. Eron defends health systems and physicians in medical malpractice and product liability cases. He also defends insurance carriers sued for bad faith, and corporations and individuals in personal injury matters. A segment of his practice is devoted to fraud-related matters, to include prosecuting federal and state civil RICO actions.


  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Medical Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Licensing and Discipline
  • Medical Staff, Peer Review, Privileging/Credentialing
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Trucking and Bus Lines Defense
  • Federal and State RICO Claims (Plaintiff and Defense)

Representative Cases 

  • Completed a one-month medical malpractice wrongful death trial, representing a vascular surgeon, involving a graft that perforated the small intestine during a bypass procedure. Plaintiffs’ counsel asked the jury to award $9.6 million. After one hour of deliberation, the jury rendered a defense verdict.
  • Defense verdict in a professional negligence case, where plaintiff claimed that our client, the security contractor, failed to prevent a former VA employee from shooting another employee at a VA building in Clark County. Plaintiff asked for $8 million.
  • Forced nominal damage of $19,500 in admitted liability trial where plaintiff asked jury for $2.5 million for permanent nerve injuries including foot drop
  • Defense verdict for anesthesiologist in medical malpractice lawsuit alleging post-operative (cervical spine surgery) hematoma causing patient permanent brain damage
  • Defense verdict for radiology clinic in medical malpractice lawsuit involving their radiologist who allegedly failed to properly perform an interventional procedure leading to patient death
  • Obtained $7.1 million verdict for an insurance company in a Federal Civil RICO action involving rampant billing and medical record fraud committed by a chiropractor and medical doctor in 156 underlying auto accident cases
  • Defense verdict in 7 auto accident cases involving serious bodily injury
  • Several medical malpractice and premises liability matters dismissed with prejudice by plaintiff a few days before trial or while engaged in trial


  • ‍The John Marshall Law School J.D., 1999  
  • University of Iowa 1992 – 1994  
  • Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL.) 1994 – 1996, B.A., Psychology, Minor Military Science

Admitted to Practice 

  • ‍Washington State
  • United States District Court – Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Washington
  • Oregon State
  • United States District Court – Oregon
  • Nevada State
  • United States District Court –District of Nevada – Las Vegas and Reno
  • Illinois State

Professional Experience 

  • Fain Anderson VanDerhoef Rosendahl O’Halloran Spillane, Principal/Owner, 2016 – Present
  • McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth, Associate, 2002 – 2005, Principal/Owner, 2005 – 2016 (Las Vegas and Seattle)
  • Engelberg Hillison Associate, 1999 – 2002 (Chicago)
  • Captain, Army National Guard (Chicago) – Honorably discharged in 2004 after 14 years of service

Professional Memberships 

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President, Washington Chapter, Nov. 2023 -Present
    • President-Elect, Washington Chapter, 2023
    • Vice-President, Washington Chapter, 2022
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Puget Sound Special Investigators

Publications & Presentations 

  • ‍Author/presenter, “Anatomy of a RICO case” 2013 at Puget Sound Special Investigators (Seattle)
  • Author/presenter, “Defending witnesses at deposition and trial” 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 at The Doctors Company LER Course (Seattle)

Honors & Awards 

  • R.O.T.C. Scholarship at Wheaton College

Community Involvement 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
Eron Z. Cannon