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Nicholas L. Jenkins

Of Counsel, Seattle

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Nicholas L. Jenkins

Of Counsel, Seattle

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Nick Jenkins is a civil defense litigator with over 20 years of experience resolving a diverse array of business disputes and tort claims in Washington’s state and federal courts. His areas of focus include defense of contract, professional malpractice, and civil rights claims. Nick also has a significant business law and transactions exposure and counsels small to mid-sized companies on minimizing commercial risks including litigation.  

Nick cares about his clients and understands the need to take strong, practical, and prudent positions at the outset to minimize the risk of prolonged and costly litigation, so his clients are free to pursue their goals. He believes attorney “representation” means a sincere and complete commitment and a true trust relationship.  He wants his clients to have the confidence to know his sole concern is their best interests. He believes that favorable and efficient outcomes come with early planning, hard work, and good judgment.


Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2001

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Seattle University, School of Law – J. D., cum laude, 2001
  • University of Washington – B. A. in Political Science and Communications, magna cum laude, 1998


  • Westgate Chapel, Member (donating time to provide pro bono legal counsel and other assistance to those in need)


Nick was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his parents moved the family in 1970.  He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, played rugby for the School’s “First XV,” and sprinted for the Academy in national and international 100- and 200-meter events.

Nick returned from Scotland to the United States in 1984 and gravitated to the Pacific Northwest working on crab and long-lining vessels out of Seattle, Washington, Dutch Harbor, and Kodiak, Alaska. He married Seattle native Kate Christie in 1995. They have two children, Benjamin and Joshua. Nick remains an avid runner and endurance cyclist, regularly cycling the 204 miles from Seattle to Portland in roughly 14 hours.

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