Meaghan Driscoll

Practice Areas

  • Employment discrimination, government liability, police excessive force, wrongful death

Contact Information       

  • E-mail:      mdriscoll@connelly-law.com
  • Direct:       (253) 593-8371

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, May 2015
  • Law Clerk Extern to Hon. Rosanna M. Peterson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2015
  • Law Clerk Extern to Justice Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court, 2014
  • Seattle University, B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, cum laude, June 2010

Licensure & Admissions

  • Washington State Courts, WSBA No. 49863 (2015)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2015)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2015)

Memberships & Activities

  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)
    • EAGLE Member (2015 – Present)
    • New Member Committee, Board Member (2016-Present)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)
    • Active Member (2015 – Present)
    • Young Lawyers Section, Board of Trustees (2016 – Present)
    • President, Young Lawyers Section (Commencing in 2018)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2015 – Present) 

Publications

  1. Driscoll, M. & Roberts, N., Successfully Including Ancient Acts in a Hostile Work Environment Claim, Trial News (May 2016)
  2. Driscoll, M. & Roberts, N., Trial Strategy: Making Physical Evidence the Best Witness in Your Case, Trial News (July 2017) 

Reported Cases

Thomas et al. v. Zaro et al (W.D. Wash) – represented Estate of African American man shot and killed by law enforcement, obtained $15.135 million total jury verdict as second trial chair.

Foster v. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, 2017 WL 2600580 (Wash.Super.) –  represented widow and family of 48-year-old man killed in motorcycle collision with fire truck, obtained as second chair $9.5 million jury verdict.

Statler v. Spokane County, 2015 WL 9907276  (E.D. Wash.) – represented three men who served 4 ½ years in jail for crimes of which they were wrongfully convicted and actually innocent, obtained $2.225 million settlement as second chair on case.

Maldonado v. State, Dep’t of Corrections, 2016 WL 1551022 (Wash.Super.) - represented DOC officer who brought racial discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge claims; obtained $650,000 settlement as second chair.

M.E. & J.E. v. State, DSHS, 2017 WL 1900358 (Wash.Super.) - represented girls who were molested by mother’s boyfriend after DSHS failed to properly investigate prior referrals; obtained $2.65 million settlement as second chair.