Michael D. Helgren

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F: 206-624-5128

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Michael D. Helgren

Mike Helgren is a trial attorney for McNaul Ebel in the areas of product liability, lender liability, director and officer liability, professional malpractice, civil rights, health care, personal injury, insurance coverage, employment discrimination, maritime law, and commercial, trust, and estate disputes.

Mr. Helgren has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in his practice. The cases he handles are often high-profile and involve a range of entities and clients, including the Cities of Seattle and Bellevue, technology and intellectual property ventures, business executives, financial institutions, motion picture distributors, natural resource companies, telecommunications companies, recyclers, and insurance companies; and a variety of claims, including product defects, employment disputes and severance agreements, major fire losses, trust and business valuation, shareholder rights, fiduciary duties, antitrust, and healthcare fraud. Mr. Helgren has also spent a significant amount of time handling class action litigation.

Following law school, Mr. Helgren clerked for Justice Robert F. Utter of the Washington State Supreme Court from 1980 to 1981. He entered private practice in 1981 with the firm of Culp Dwyer Guterson & Grader, and he remained there until 1995, when he became a founding member of McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Helgren has written papers for and made presentations to the legal community, and he has served on the boards of various social service and arts organizations.

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  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1980), highest honors, Order of the Coif
  • St. Olaf College (1975), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State, 1981

Super Lawyers Designation

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Litigation Counsel of America

Selected as a Fellow placing him in the top one-half of one percent of North American Lawyers.