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Dennis L. Fluegge

230 S. Second Street

P.O. Box 22680

Yakima, WA 98907

Email:           Tel: (509) 575-8500                        Fax: (509) 575-4676                            

Mr. Fluegge graduated with honors from Willamette University College of Law in 1971. While there, he served on the Editorial Board of the Law Journal and was president of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. He is an active member of the Washington State Bar Associations and has practiced in Yakima since 1972, following a deputy prosecuting attorney position in Oregon.


He is a founding member and past president of the Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and its 1997 Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has served as a Trustee for the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers In America continuously since 1989. He is regularly voted by his peers a Washington Superlawyer.


Mr. Fluegge attended mediation courses sponsored by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, completing sixty hours of mediation training, and he is presently mediating civil cases as well as continuing to handle civil ligation.

Mr. Fluegge is retired.



About Mr. Fluegge

Mr. Fluegge has been selected to the 2003 and 2005-2019 Washington Super Lawyers List.  Each year no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  

Appellate Advocacy
Washington Supreme Court

  • Ritter v. Board of Com’rs of Adams County Public Hospital Dist. No. 1, 96 Wn.2d 503 (1981)


  • Herberg v. Swartz, 89 Wn.2d 916 (1978)


Washington Court of Appeals

  • Lopez-Stayer ex rel. Stayer v. Pitts, 122 Wn. App. 45 (2004)


  • Nguyen v. Sacred Heart Medical Center, 97 Wn. App. 728 (1999)


  • Whiteside v. Lukson, 89 Wn. App. 109 (1999)


  • Finke v. Ellner, 88 Wn. App. 1016 (1997) (unpublished)


  • Thomas v. Wilfac, Inc., 65 Wn. App. 255 (1992)


  • Henry v. Leonardo Truck Lines, Inc., 24 Wn. App. 643 (1979)


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Marchand v. Detrolio, 348 Fed. Appx. 320 (2009) (unpublished)

Areas of Practice

Medical Malpractice

Civil Litigation

Dispute Resolution


University of Washington, B.A. 1968

Willamett University College of Law, J.D. 1971

  • ​President - Delta Theta Phi


Admitted to Practice

State Courts

  • Washington

Federal Trial Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Federal Courts of Appeal

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


2010 - present

2010 - present

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