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Mary Gaston



Mary Gaston focuses her nationwide trial and appellate practice on defending clients from high stakes tort claims and other technical claims, including wrongful death claims arising from airplane and helicopter accidents, as well as complex contract claims. She also serves as national litigation counsel for clients and counsels clients on minimizing liability and litigation exposure, and regulatory compliance issues. Additionally, Mary has extensive experience defending clients from civil rights and other constitutional claims.

Professional Recognition

  • Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars of Washington Law"

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Aviation Womens Association 

Related Employment

  • United States Attorney’s Office, E.D. of Washington, Legal Intern, 1995 - 1996


  • Hon. Justin L. Quackenbush, 1997 - 1999


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1997
    Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
  • Eastern Washington University, M.B.A., 1999
  • Eastern Washington University, B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana