Partner Jason Amala was named a 2023 Plaintiff’s Attorney Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. Plaintiffs’ Attorney Trailblazers are professionals who have moved the needle in the legal industry by making significant marks on the practice, policy or technological advancements in their sectors.
Jason was recognized for his work on behalf of thousands of survivors of child sexual abuse. He began advocating for survivors in 2004 when Washington was one of only a few states where the statute of limitations allowed survivors to bring claims as adults. His early start allowed him to learn the defense playbooks of powerful organizations, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon Church. Through his ardent advocacy for survivors, Jason has helped pave the way to hold these institutions accountable for the suffering of children under their watch.
Jason most recently made headlines for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse by the Boy Scouts of America, in which he represents more than 1,000 survivors. He played a significant role in defeating a bankruptcy plan by the Boy Scouts and its insurers that would have resulted in a historically low settlement for over 80,000 survivors.