Brittany R. Torrence
Associate Attorney
Expertise Overview

Brittany joined Smith Freed Eberhard in 2019 as an associate attorney. She previously worked as an Associate Attorney at Tyson and Mendes, LLP, an insurance defense firm in Seattle, WA. She has experience litigating cases from start to finish. From initial litigation planning, discovery and dispositive motions, arbitration and trial.

Brittany has published articles involving Washington’s arbitration limit increase, Washington’s position on Service of Process issues, property law issues, and an informative piece on women’s increased discrimination protections through changes in employment law. In addition, she served as an article editor where she revised numerous articles pertaining to insurance defense, employment law, automated vehicle and pending safety regulations, cannabis law, and women’s initiatives in the workplace.

 

Relevant Cases

Brittany represented a couple being sued for fraud and negligent misrepresentation for the sale of their property to the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs claimed more than $200,000 in damages. Defendants moved for summary judgment against the plaintiffs, and Defendants won a dismissal upon summary judgment motion following my oral argument. Thereafter, because the contract had a clause for attorney’s fees, Brittany argued a subsequent motion for attorney’s fees. Defendants also won the motion for attorney’s fees. This was the first time her current firm had won a motion for attorney’s fees during her practice tenure.

Education

Whitman College - Class of 2014
Seattle University School of Law - Class of 2017.

Professional Certification & Accolades

Member, Washington State Bar Association
Member, Loren Miller Bar Association

Practice Areas
  • Practice Area
    • Commercial Liability Defense
    • Personal Lines
    • Construction & Development
Bar Admissions
  • Washington
Securing Victory Under Securities Laws Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, Research Pays Off (to the Tune of $2.2 Million) Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Drawing the (Property) Line Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , , Multi-National Retailer’s Discrimination Mitigated Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , Allegations of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Employment Law Violations? Denied. Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , Rejected: A Desperate Attempt to Recover Expenses Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , An $18,000,000 Dismissal Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , The Early Bird Gets the Case Dismissed Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
Safe Harbor Letter , Preparation Always Pays off: Especially at Trial Friday December 20, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , 2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 8 SFE Attorneys! Monday December 30, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Announced Thursday November 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
, , SFE Ranked As Best Law Firm In America 2020: In Six Regional Categories Thursday November 21, 2019 By: Firm Authorship
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