Daira Waldenberg is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman’s Seattle office and is a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort/Environmental, Product Liability, and General Liability practice groups. She represents clients in disputes involving tort liability including cases arising out of negligence, wrongful death, product liability, asbestos, and other toxic tort/environmental exposures. Daira’s clients include insurance companies, small/large business owners, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, premises owners, and commercial construction companies. She also has considerable experience in appellate practice and has tried over 25 cases to verdict.

Beginning her career as a Trial Attorney for Farmers Insurance Company, Daira individually managed over 500 litigated cases through negotiation, mediation, summary judgment, arbitration, and trial. Prior to joining Selman Breitman she worked in private practice defending a large caseload of complex general liability, premises liability, wrongful death, negligence, defamation, product liability, asbestos, and toxic tort claims. Her practice included litigating cases at the state and federal level, as well as providing consulting services on trial and pre-trial strategy.

Daira has substantial experience assessing the value of cases and has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements. She has served as an Arbitrator in the King County Superior Court for more than 15 years.

Born in Seattle, Daira's family is originally from Latvia. She resides with her husband in Issaquah, Washington at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. When not helping clients with their legal needs she enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, traveling, reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Professional Associates and Memberships

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • King County Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Pierce County Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Snohomish County Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • Snohomish County Superior Court, Settlement Guardian Ad Litem

Bar Admission

Washington

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1997

University of Washington, B.A., 1992