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 plane crashes. Her successes, advocating on behalf of victims, are driven by a passion to make flying safer for everyone. She has represented dozens of victims of helicopter and plane crashes, successfully navigating through in-depth and complicated investigations to discover the cause of these crashes and obtaining millions of dollars for her clients. She has extensive experience working on cases involving large multi-passenger vehicles, experimental aircraft, helicopter, single engine, and commercial and charter airplane crashes.

An expert in transportation law, Alisa is often called upon by the community and her peers. She has unique experience in the field of aviation, having studied Air and Space Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her cases are continually profiled by CNN’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 of the King County Bar Association, Chair of the Products Liability Section for the Washington State Association for Justice, and former Newsletter Editor for the Aviation Section of the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2006 she served as a founding board member of MAMAS, the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of Washington and in 2007 Alisa served as President of King County Washington Women Lawyers. In 2010 Alisa was honored to be selected to speak at the Washington State Bar Association Best of CLE- Encore of Excellence. And in 2014 Alisa acted as Editor in Chief for the Washington State Association of Justice Product Liability Deskbook.

Alisa moved to Seattle after attending Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is licensed to practice in Washington and admitted in the United States District Court Western District 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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