• Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude 1978

  • Clark University, A.B. 1975

Michael Madden

Senior Of Counsel

Mike has over 30 years of wide-ranging trial and appellate experience at every level of the state and federal court systems. His current practice focuses on medical liability and regulatory matters, Medicaid and health insurance payment issues, class action litigation including employment disputes, constitutional litigation, and related appeals. He has been lead counsel on more than 50 appeals resulting in published opinions.

Before joining Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, Mike served for 18 years with the Washington Attorney General’s Office, where during his tenure he represented and advised state agencies and officers in highly complex litigation. Among Mike’s honors: he is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers; is ranked ‘AV Preeminent’ by Martindale Hubbell; has been named to Washington Super Lawyers®, most recently in 2021; and has been listed on the The Best Lawyers in America© under three different categories since 2016. He was also named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Healthcare Litigation in 2019 and again for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in 2020.

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  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar (inactive)

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Government Liability Section

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Technology Committee

  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

  • Defense Research Institute