Kaitlin Cherf (Wright) has practiced at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender since 2018, representing clients in cases involving asbestos-mesothelioma, civil rights, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.
Over her decade of experience trying cases across Washington and Oregon, Kaitlin’s work has resulted in significant jury awards and settlements for her clients, including a verdict that was the largest in Oregon’s history for an asbestos-related disease contracted from occupational exposure in that state. She also helped to set a record in Washington for a case involving take-home asbestos exposure.
Kaitlin’s interest in the law was sparked as she grew up working summers at plaintiffs’ firms in Colorado and Virginia. She decided to pursue law school after witnessing the difference the justice system made for people who were harmed. Today, her practice is defined by her belief that compensating victims and supporting their families is as important as holding companies accountable for their actions.
Kaitlin is well-known for her expertise in asbestos litigation and, since joining SGB, her practice has also expanded to include other serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, along with representing plaintiffs in civil rights cases.
Among her contributions to the legal community, Kaitlin served as co-editor for the 2022 edition of the Washington State Association for Justice’s Civil Rights Deskbook. She has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star attorney for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Kaitlin earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and attended Seattle University Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. During law school, she was a Rule 9 legal intern in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, and she also worked with the Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer at the Washington Court of Appeals.