Brian Ladenburg


Brian Ladenburg proudly represents victims of wrongdoing, and has for nearly 20 years.  Brian joined Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore in January 2018, where his practice focuses on catastrophic wrongful death litigation, highway design, product liability, and other complex matters.  Brian’s clients seek his counsel during very difficult and often tragic times.

Prior to joining SKWKM, Brian practiced for 13 years as a partner with a prominent Pacific Northwest asbestos litigation firm, representing victims of asbestos cancer in injury and wrongful death litigation in state and federal courts in Washington, Oregon, and many other jurisdictions across the country as trial counsel.  His work on behalf of asbestos victims included trying many cases to verdict.  His most recent success in this area was a verdict on behalf of a carpenter who died from mesothelioma at age 62.  After a month long jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of $8,750,000 in favor of the victim and his spouse.  During his tenure practicing on behalf of asbestos victims, Brian recovered over $200 million dollars for his clients.

In addition to working on behalf of asbestos cancer victims, Brian also has handled cases involving workplace or occupational exposures to toxic substances such as benzene and other chemical exposures.

+ Memberships & Leadership

  • Washington Association for Justice, Board Member (2009-present), Eagle Member (1999-present)
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors (2013-present)
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association

+ Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Gonzaga University, B.A. Philosophy and History, 1995

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