• University of Washington School of Law, J.D.
    Associate Editor-In-Chief, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
    President, American Civil Liberties Union, UW Law School Chapter
    Member, Public Interest Law Association

  • University of Puget Sound, B.A., Comparative Sociology Recipient of Honors in Sociology

Rhianna M. Fronapfel


Rhianna focuses her practice on the defense of health care providers and facilities in medical liability litigation, licensing and disciplinary litigation, and related appeals. She has an extensive background in general liability defense, and has represented clients in complex negligence litigation, employment litigation, and appellate matters. Rhianna also currently serves as courtesy instructor for the health law program at the University of Washington School of Law, teaching the medical malpractice course.

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2006, Rhianna clerked for the Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer of the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I. Rhianna was selected to the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list from 2011 to 2017, and has been selected to the Washington Super Lawyers® list from 2020 through 2023.  She has also recently been elected to membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

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  • Washington State Bar Association

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

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

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

  • Washington Women Lawyers, King County

  • King County Bar Association Domestic Violence Impact Project

  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association

  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

  • American Bar Association