Contact Kelsey L. Shewbert

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Kelsey L. Shewbert Partner
direct: 206.587.8287 fax: 206.223.4065


Ms. Shewbert is a partner at Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP who focuses her practice in complex civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury, product liability, premises liability, transportation and construction defect. Ms. Shewbert is licensed to practice in the state of Washington and Alaska. She is also licensed to practice in Federal Court in Washington. Ms. Shewbert has successfully tried cases in both State and Federal Court, involving personal injury, premise liability and construction defect.

Ms. Shewbert received a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Society and Justice and Political Science as well as a minor in Human Rights from the University of Washington. Ms. Shewbert received her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. While there, Ms. Shewbert was a member of the diversity committee. Prior to joining Holt Woods & Scisciani LLP, Ms. Shewbert previously worked at a plaintiff’s personal injury firm, externed at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in its Torts Division, and also was a Rule 9 Intern at King County Public Department of Public Defense. Ms. Shewbert has also completed King County’s Mediation Training program.

Ms. Shewbert is a member of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance; Alaska and Washington State Bars; the King County Bar Association; and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.


Kelsey is a Seattle native and an avid Husky and Seahawks fan. In her free time, Ms. Shewbert enjoys cooking, visiting Washington wineries, attending comedy shows, concerts and other local live performances.


  • Obtained directed verdict on a claim breach of indemnity following presentation of plaintiff’s case at jury trial in Benton County, Washington in case involving a fall by a worker on a construction site through second-story, temporary fall protection barrier.  Plaintiff alleged the client framing subcontractor had failed to properly install the barrier.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a major home improvement retailer at a jury trial in Western District of Washington Federal Court in a case involving a claim made by a customer who tripped and fell on palletized merchandise.
  • Obtained a directed verdict on plaintiff’s claim for fraud following presentation of plaintiff’s case on fraud, violation of the consumer protection act and breach of contract stemming from an alleged defective roof installation at a jury trial in King County, Washington.  At the close of the case, the jury entered a defense verdict on plaintiff’s consumer protection act claim and awarded plaintiff damages in the amount of the defense’s scope of repair on the breach of contract claim.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on a negligence claim at a jury trial in Palmer, Alaska.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent when it began stocking merchandising before the store closed.  The jury found that the defendant was negligent but found that the defendant’s negligence did not cause plaintiff’s alleged damages and therefore issued a defense verdict.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of client in construction defect case based on the expiration of the statute of limitations given the lack of evidence that a written contract existed and thus the claim was limited to a three year statute of limitations.

Admitted to Practice


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



U.S. District Court of Alaska



U.S District Court of Idaho


Seattle University School of Law (J.D.)

University of Washington (B.A., Political Science, Society & Justice)