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Melissa Westberg

Partner

Seattle Office
2601 4th Ave., Suite 6
Seattle, WA 98121

206.448.1992

Email: mwestberg@glpattorneys.com

Melissa Westberg is a Partner in GLP Attorneys’ Seattle office. 

Professional Overview

Melissa is a Seattle-area native and has been dedicated to representing injured Plaintiffs since 2011. She graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 2006, having double-majored in Economics and Political Science, minored in Philosophy, and earning Distinction in Economics for original research. She was a four-year scholarship athlete and school record holder on Syracuse’s NCAA Division I swim team. 

Upon graduating in 2006, Melissa returned to Seattle and started working for GLP Attorneys as a Legal Assistant, but quickly moved up the ranks as Paralegal and Legal Intern. Melissa earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2011, where she was a member of Washington State Association for Justice’s (WSAJ) law school chapter. In 2011, she was a recipient of one of few Women of WSAJ Bar Prep scholarships.

Melissa was selected as a 2023 Top 10 Seattle Personal Injury Attorney by Forbes Magazine where she was recognized for her work with dog bite, motor vehicle, and wrongful death injury cases. In 2020, Melissa was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 plaintiffs lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. She has been awarded the Rising Star Super Lawyers Award in 2021, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state. Melissa is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Melissa dedicates her practice to motor vehicle and motorcycle collision claims, maritime accidents, dog bites, and construction injury cases.  

Awards & Recognition

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  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers, 2021, 2023
  • Named a 2023 Top 10 Seattle Personal Injury Attorney by Forbes Magazine
  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • WSAJ Bar Prep Scholarship Recipient, 2011
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Syracuse University, B.A., Economics; Political Science, cum laude, 2006
  • Washington State Bar, 2011
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, 2013 – Present
  • South King County Roundtable Section, Co-Chair, 2016 - 2017

Melissa loves corgis, roller skating on Alki’s boardwalk, and winning costume contests at every opportunity. 

Successful Cases

$10 Million

$10,000,000 resolution for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

$1.45 Million

$1.45 million (policy limits plus personal contribution) for the adult children of a couple killed by an intoxicated driver. 

$1.25 Million

$1.25 million (policy limits) for a motor vehicle collision victim who sustained head and knee injuries.

$500,000

$500,000 for a family involved in a rollover motor vehicle collision. 

$450,000

$450,000 for the victim of a golf cart accident who required surgery. 

$430,000

$430,000 settlement for a client who had a SLAP tear in their shoulder.

$425,000

$425,000 (policy limits) for a motor vehicle collision victim who underwent a low back (lumbar) fusion surgery. 

$400,000

$400,000 for a motor vehicle collision victim with a TMJ disc injury.

$390,000

$390,000 settlement for a client who sustained a facet joint injury from a motor vehicle collision.

$375,000

$375,000 (policy limits) for a motor vehicle collision victim who developed thoracic outlet syndrome requiring Botox injections.

$300,000

$300,000 (policy limits) for a motor vehicle collision victim who underwent a neck (cervical) fusion surgery. 

$260,000

$260,000 settlement for a client who slipped and fell at a gym.

$250,000

$250,000 (policy limits) for a motor vehicle collision victim requiring low back laminectomy and discectomy surgery.

$200,000

$200,000 settlement for a dog bite victim who developed PTSD.

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