Raina Wagner is a senior litigation associate in the firm’s Seattle office. Raina’s litigation and dispute resolution experience includes a broad range of actions for public clients and quasi-public entities. She has been part of a team successfully defending a city in a high-profile defamation action; defended a state agency against a tortious interference claim; and helped lead legal action against a city vendor in breach of its seven-figure contract for services. Government litigation representations include the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle, and the State of Washington Department of Treasury. In the transit field, she has worked with ports and small and regional transit agencies, including managing discovery for a transit agency in a union dispute.
As a construction attorney, Raina has worked closely with construction project managers and project owners in design-build and architect-designed projects. She has extensive experience in helping private clients adhere to rules and regulations when public financing requires strict compliance.
Raina also provides the general litigation experience necessary to handle extensive legal research, motion practice, and drafting pleadings and briefs. She has located and worked with a variety of expert witnesses in litigation, ranging from disputed contracts to software expertise, land and fixture valuations, and medical damages. Raina also maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients in search of domestic violence protection orders, legal guardianship petitions, and housing justice, and she is an active volunteer with the Loren Miller Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic in Renton.
Raina was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011. Prior to law school, she had a successful career in journalism, writing and editing at the Arizona Daily Star and The Seattle Times. During law school, she worked as an extern at the Arizona Court of Appeals and as a law clerk in commercial disputes and education law at several Southern Arizona law firms.
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2021
- Loren Miller Bar Association, member 2013-2016, Vice President 2016-2017, Treasurer 2017-2018, President-Elect 2018-present
- Washington Women Lawyers, Member 2013-present, Board Member 2014-2016
- King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project, 2014-2016
- National Association of Black Journalists and Seattle Association of Black Journalists, 2004-2009
- Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, 2000-2005, 2009-2012
- Director, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, 1999-2005
- Lawton Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Seattle, WA) and Sam Hughes Elementary Parent Teacher Association (Tucson, AZ), 2005-2012
- “Adapting Environmental Justice: In the Age of Climate Change, Environmental Justice Demands a Combined Adaptation-Mitigation Response,” Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2011), pp. 153-172.