Holly Brauchli is a passionate believer in the need for strong advocacy for every person who interfaces with the three key systems that can control almost every aspect of a person’s life – law, medicine, and employment. She believes that too often, these systems are abused to result in the subjugation of people. She is proud to be working to assist people in exercising their voice to find power in navigating a way forward.
Upon graduating from law school, Holly received advice to hone her skills by working where she could get the strongest experience, and then switch to passionate work when she became excellent at her craft. She did exactly that, first earning trial skills as a prosecutor, then deepening her skill set with nearly a decade of experience as a civil defense litigator. By the end of that decade, she was handling complex, multi-million-dollar cases; presenting trainings to attorneys and corporate employees; and successfully handling appeals. In other words, Holly knows how to litigate against corporations and insurance companies because she litigated for them.
Holly comes to the firm with extensive experience in and outside the courtroom – having presented several trials, handled hundreds of depositions, and worked with millions of documents. She is comfortable collaborating with experts and in handling appeals. Her favorite part of the work, however, is the connection she builds with her clients, learning about them and the facts of their case at a deep level. She takes particular joy in being able to build a case in partnership with her clients and move it forward in a manner that they are comfortable with and proud of. She believes justice is uniquely defined by each person, and seeks to obtain results that her clients truly define as success.
Awards & Recognition
Holly has successfully litigated numerous six and seven figure cases in complex litigation matters. In 2017, she was selected as the Washington State Defense Lawyers Outstanding Litigation Associate. This award is given to a sole attorney who exemplifies excellence in written and spoken advocacy, while displaying qualities of dependability and responsibility for their clients and colleagues. She has also named a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers from 2019 to 2021.
J.D. – Seattle University
B.A. – University of Arizona
Washington, U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit
Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Washington State Bar Association, Ladder Down, and Yoga Behind Bars