Deborah K. Flynn


  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98101

Deborah Flynn is a partner in the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation Practice. Ms. Flynn is a trial attorney with over 26 years of experience handling all aspects of litigation including discovery, mediation, trials at the administrative Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals level, jury and bench trials in the State of Washington Superior Courts, and appeals before the Washington State Courts of Appeal.

Ms. Flynn exclusively represents self-insured employers/companies in workers' compensation matters. She has cultivated and retained a statewide client base of large self-insured employers many of which she is proud to have served for the length of her career. She routinely advises management when claims are before the State Department of Labor and Industries to help clients in assessment and reduction of claim and legal case exposures and skillfully engages in settlement negotiations to achieve cost effective resolutions of cases short of litigation. When resolution is not possible, she is an aggressive litigator at trial.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Member, Skyline Youth Football Association Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Sammamish Little League Board of Directors
  • Past Student Mentor, Issaquah Schools Foundation
  • Kids' Chance of Washington

Professional Presentations

Frequently presents training to self-insured employers, claims examiners, and industry groups on current trends and law as well as a variety of workers' compensation topics including but not limited to fraud/willful misrepresentation, penalties, wage replacement benefits, recovery of overpayments, combined effects pension, structured settlements, industrial injury, occupational disease, and ethical claims management.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Minnesota
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington




United States District Court, Western District of Washington

United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of Illinois


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Washington Self Insurers Association
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Professionals in Workers' Compensation


Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN

Juris Doctor, 1991

  • William Mitchell Law Review

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1988

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