Seattle Attorney Jason Amala has devoted his law practice to representing individuals and businesses who have been victimized by others. His clients and cases span a diverse range, from pro bono representation of elderly tenants, to representing employees and consumers injured by defective products, to numerous multi-million dollar settlements for victims of childhood sexual abuse. Jason primarily practices in state and federal trial court, but has also obtained favorable decisions from the Washington Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Washington.
Jason was raised in Salem, Oregon, but moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Honors College. After graduating with distinction, Jason enrolled in the Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated second in his class, earned top honors in ten of his law school courses, received the Faculty Scholar Award at graduation, and was twice elected president of the student body.
Although Jason tries to make the world a better place through his legal practice, he also gives back to the community through different charitable organizations. He has been a Board member of the Just Cauz Foundation since 2005, a non-profit that raises money for charities who focus on children, and he and his wife, Tamara, recently began volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In their remaining time, Jason and Tamara can be found camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.
- Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2005
- University of Washington, B.A., 2001
- Washington State
- Washington State Association for Justice
- American Bar Assn.
- King County Bar Assn.
- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Assn.
- SuperLawyer, Washington Law & Politics
- Washington State Bar Assn, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, 2006 – 2009
- Legal Contributor at Avvo.com
Briscoe School / Christian Brothers litigation
Recovered in excess of $16 million for 30+ victims of sexual and physical abuse at the now defunct Briscoe Memorial School and at O’Dea High School.
B.B. v. The Corporation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, et al
King County Superior Court Cause No.: 06-2-14120-2
Obtained a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of a victim of childhood sexual abuse by a Christian Brother who was employed as a principal at a Catholic grade school in Seattle. This is believed to be one of the largest single victim, Catholic clergy settlements involving the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Thomas v. AtBest, et al.
Recovered a confidential settlement in Kitsap County for toxic exposure to hydrochloric and hydroflouric acid as a result of contaminated propane tanks.
Confidential v. Confidential
Obtained confidential settlement for woman who suffered partial paralysis because of defective anesthetic.
Draper v. Pierce County Housing Authority
Recovered $750,000 settlement for tenants in multi-plaintiff actions against Pierce County Housing Authority for fraudulent and negligent exposure to mold.
Wilson v. Sherwin Williams
Obtained confidential settlement for victims of an exploding aerosol can.