Susan K. Harrel

Susan K. Harrel

Areas of Practice

Estate planning, probate, personal injury, business and general practice


General civil practice since 1986 has included representing clients in matters involving product liability, negligence, employment termination, medical malpractice, boundary disputes, contract rights, water rights, business formation, dissolution of partnership, dissolution of marriage, estate planning and probate

Admitted to Practice

State of Washington, 1984; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1986

Law School

J.D. Willamette University College of Law 1984


B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington 1981

Professional Affiliations

Current: Washington State Bar Association; Kittitas County Bar Association.

Previous: Yakima County Bar Association, 1986-1994; John Gavin American Inn of Court; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Prior Legal Experience

Lathrop, Winbauer, Harrel, Slothower & Denison, partner, 1994-present.

Gavin, Robinson, Redman, Pratt & Crollard, partner 1992-1994, associate, 1986-1992

Professional and Civic Activities

Lincoln Elementary Parent Council officer 2001-2004

Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ellensburg Program

Laughing Horse Summer Theatre Board member

Law Day presentations to high school students

Grace Episcopal Church, endowment board member

Reported Cases

In re Marriage of Estes, 84 Wn. App. 586 (1997)

Hue v. Dupont, 127 Wn. 2d 67 (1995)

Stewart v. Chevron Chemical Company, 111 W2d. 609 (1988)


Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory rating of BV