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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 served as the Chair of the CH& Litigation Group from 2017 to 2023. In addition to providing clients with excellent legal representation, she led the group with business development, mentoring, recruiting, diversity and administrative initiatives. In 2024, Ana-Maria was named CH&’s Managing Partner and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, including supervision and oversight of the firm’s administrative, financial, technological, and business development functions.

Ana-Maria is a Senior Fellow of 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 has served on the board of Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle) and is recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation.

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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 served as the Chair of the CH& Litigation Group from 2017 to 2023. In addition to providing clients with excellent legal representation, she led the group with business development, mentoring, recruiting, diversity and administrative initiatives. In 2024, Ana-Maria was named CH&’s Managing Partner and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm, including supervision and oversight of the firm’s administrative, financial, technological, and business development functions.

Ana-Maria is a Senior Fellow of 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 has served on the board of Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle) and is recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation.

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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

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation since 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law since 2024
  • 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, Senior 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

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of American, Diversity Law Institute, Member
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMA Seattle)
  • American Bar Association
  • Mackrell International

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.