Modern Techniques in Drafting Complaints: Conquering Iqbal/Twombly through Narrative Pleading

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


From Highly Effective Legal Writing, 75 pages.

Alisa Brodkowitz
Alisa specializes in complex personal injury litigation and products liability with a focus on aviation. Hersuccesses, advocating on behalf of victims, are driven by a passion to make flying safer for everyone. Shehas experience working on experimental aircraft, helicopter, single engine, and commercial and charterairplane crashes.In addition to representing travelers who have been injured on commercial flights, she also proudlyrepresents pilots and flight attendants injured on airplanes. Alisa’s cases have been profiled byCNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Today Show, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal,,, NBC News L.A., and Macleans Magazine.Alisa is a former Chair of the Aviation Section for the American Association of Justice, Aviation Section ofthe King County Bar Association, Chair of the Products Liability Section for the Washington StateAssociation for Justice, and former Newsletter Editor for the Aviation Section of the National TrialLawyers Association. In 2006 Alisa served as a founding board member of MAMAS, the Mother AttorneyMentoring Association of Washington. In 2007 Alisa served as President of King County WashingtonWomen Lawyers. In 2010 Alisa was honored to be selected to speak at the Washington State BarAssociation Best of CLE- Encore of Excellence. And in 2014 Alisa acted as Editor in Chief for theWashington State Association of Justice Product Liability Deskbook.Other attorneys in the community often call on Alisa for her aviation law expertise. She has uniqueexperience in the field of aviation, having studied Air and Space Law at Leiden University in theNetherlands. Alisa moved to Seattle after attending Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She liveswith her husband, Matt Geise, and their two daughters in Seattle.Alisa is licensed to practice in Washington and admitted in the United States District Court WesternDistrict of Washington. She has been admitted pro hac vice in Alaska, California, Oregon, Pennsylvania,Illinois, Minnesota and Arizona.

Originally Published

November 4, 2010

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