Foley & Mansfield today announced that attorney Melissa K. Roeder has joined the firm’s Seattle office, where she will focus her practice in insurance defense, including toxic tort, premise owners, product liability and personal injury litigation.

Roeder, an experienced trial attorney with more than a decade of civil litigation and insurance defense experience, joins the firm from Seattle’s Forsberg & Umlauf, where she was chair of the Asbestos and Toxic Tort Group. She is currently President of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the King County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee. Roeder was named among the 2014 Top 50 female Attorneys in the state by Washington Law & Politics and has been named to the Washington Rising Star / Super Lawyer® lists since 2007.   

“Melissa’s reputation in the defense community and substantial experience in toxic tort litigation make her a great addition to our team,” says Managing Partner J. Scott Wood. “We look forward to continuing our strategic growth in the Pacific Northwest .”

Foley & Mansfield, a 2015 National Law Journal 350 firm and 2015 “Go-To” Law Firm for Fortune 500 clients, provides a broad spectrum of services to clients in Washington and throughout the country.