Former Sedgwick Partner Joins Selman Breitman

Eileen McKillop Joins Selman Breitman in Seattle as Partner

Selman Breitman LLP is excited to welcome Eileen McKillop, formerly of Sedgwick LLP, to its Seattle office as a new Partner within the firm’s Construction Law, Toxic Tort/Environmental, Product Liability, Catastrophic Personal Injury Defense, and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

Eileen handles large, highly-complex cases servicing a broad-range of market sections, including power generation, industrial and process facilities, and nuclear power plants, as well as hydraulic and electric dams. She represents owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and product manufacturers on a variety of issues, including personal injury, professional liability, property damage, product liability, and exposure to chemicals and toxins, including claims involving the Model Toxics Control Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act.

With an exceptional reputation in the court room, Eileen is known for resolving litigation matters quickly and efficiently by providing her clients with a thorough early evaluation and realistic case assessments. She is skilled at recognizing early warnings to help her clients avoid litigation before it begins and regularly provides counseling and seminars on litigation prevention to the construction industry regarding key construction provisions, insurance coverage, and management of OCIP policies.

Managing Partner Neil Selman stated, “We are so pleased to add a woman of Eileen’s caliber to our partnership, a move which serves our strategic plan of being a full-service resource to our clients.  Our firm’s growth in the Pacific Northwest continues to mirror the expansion of business opportunities taking place in that region and Eileen’s expertise and leadership will continue to implement our drive to be a major firm throughout the Western United States.”

Eileen is a member of numerous industry organizations such as the National Association of Women in Construction, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and many others. She is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon and before several Federal Courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and her B.A. from Seattle University where she graduated magna cum laude.