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Debora Dunlap

“I value my clients”

Debora A. Dunlap A native of Seattle, Ms. Dunlap was admitted to practice in Washington in 1985. Prior to joining MBD, she worked for 16 years in downtown Seattle with insurance defense firms Dunlap &; Soderland, P.S., and Fallon &; McKinley.

Ms. Dunlap practices both professional and general liability defense, with an emphasis in personal injury and school district law. Her areas of expertise include Civil Rights, Title IX, sexual torts, negligent hire and supervision, minor to major personal injury and wrongful death actions, premises liability, product liability, construction defect and class action litigation. Ms. Dunlap is AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Attorneys Directory and has litigated in both state and federal courts and has appeared before appellate courts, including Division I and II of the Court of Appeals. Debora became a partner with the firm in 1999. She lives with her husband and three children in Issaquah.


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. / 1984
  • University of Washington, B.A., History and Social Work / 1981


  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA)
  • King County Young Lawyers Association – committee member and chair of Trial Practice Group, past officer


Deborah is an avid softball player. Her husband Mike competed in the Olympics in track and field for Canada.

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Because of our extensive experience trying cases, we understand what makes a compelling presentation. It enables us to work with our clients in every interaction, starting from the first client meeting to the eve of trial, to form a strategy for success in trial. Every member of the firm takes the same practical, cost-conscious approach to handling negligence and other liability disputes. When cases do go to trial, our attorneys are well known for their preparation, tenacity and imagination. MCBD’s attorneys pride themselves on the ability to handle complex matters cost-effectively by appropriately utilizing the firm’s extensive resources, including paralegals, trained support staff, sophisticated computer resources and state-of-the-art communications equipment. While our firm’s attorneys have diverse backgrounds and interests, we share a common strength in our proven litigation capability, comprehensive legal analysis and strong interest in litigation. MCBD attorneys are committed to providing first-rate and efficient legal services to our clients at competitive rates.

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