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Ana-Maria Popp

Attorney

Ana-Maria is a trial attorney and complex business dispute resolution strategist. Her practice includes construction litigation, real estate litigation including real estate finance, corporate and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage litigation for policy holders.

Ana-Maria represents clients in complex cases through all aspects of the litigation process—risk evaluation to case and settlement strategy, discovery and trial. She is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully presented multiple civil cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. Ana-Maria’s litigation strategy is based on a deep knowledge of the law, the objectives and risks of the parties involved, and a sound understanding of the trial or arbitration process and likely outcomes. She approaches each case with tenacity and finesse.

Ana-Maria has been the Chair of the CH& Litigation Group since 2017 and was recently appointed to the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only, peer-selected honorary society of top trial lawyers in America. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society of judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Ana-Maria is recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation. She is currently the President of the Highline College Foundation Board.

Introduction

Ana-Maria is a trial attorney and complex business dispute resolution strategist. Her practice includes construction litigation, real estate litigation including real estate finance, corporate and partnership disputes, and insurance coverage litigation for policy holders.

Ana-Maria represents clients in complex cases through all aspects of the litigation process—risk evaluation to case and settlement strategy, discovery and trial. She is an experienced trial attorney, having successfully presented multiple civil cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. Ana-Maria’s litigation strategy is based on a deep knowledge of the law, the objectives and risks of the parties involved, and a sound understanding of the trial or arbitration process and likely outcomes. She approaches each case with tenacity and finesse.

Ana-Maria has been the Chair of the CH& Litigation Group since 2017 and was recently appointed to the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only, peer-selected honorary society of top trial lawyers in America. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society of judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Ana-Maria is recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation. She is currently the President of the Highline College Foundation Board.

Education

  • University of Washington (B.A., 2004)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Admissions

  • Washington
  • US District Court, Western District of Washington
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation
  • Named on the Washington Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers® Magazine since 2020
  • Named on the Washington Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Washington” by Seattle Met Magazine
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Recipient, Washington State Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow; Invitation-only, peer-selected honorary society of 3,500 top trial lawyers
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow; Global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound, Member
  • Highline College Foundation Board, President
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Mackrell International, Member

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Issues for Owners, General Contractors and Subcontractors,” Lorman Education Services, Renton, WA (June 6, 2013)

Personal

  • Ana-Maria was born in Brasov, Romania. She moved to the United States with her family as a teenager and grew up in Burien, Washington. She speaks both Romanian and English fluently.