Carinne Bannan Associate




Carinne Bannan represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. Her practice focuses on the defense of claims related to personal injury, catastrophic injury and death, professional liability, employment disputes, construction defect and injury, and premises liability. She handles matters from pre-suit disputes through appeal. She also provides advice and counsel on employment matters to help clients avoid potential claims. 

Carinne provides exceptional representation in a straightforward, efficient, and cost-effective manner in order to achieve the best possible result for her clients. 

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Carinne worked at a mid-size insurance defense firm in Seattle, where she handled a wide variety of civil matters.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment dismissal of wrongful death suit against general contractor on the basis that the decedent was a third-party material supplier and the incident did not occur on the job site. 

Assisted with jury trial on restaurant premises liability claim, resulting in a defense verdict. Prepared jury instructions and motions in limine. Supervised preparation of ER 904 designations and exhibit lists, and prepared witnesses. 

Obtained dismissal of Consumer Protection Act claims against real estate broker, based on an alleged failure to advise, by demonstrating that at least three out of the five elements of the claim could not be met as a matter of law. 

Obtained dismissal of property manager for homeowners' association in a premises liability action by arguing the property manager owed no duty to the plaintiff homeowners based on agency law. 

Obtained defense ruling at arbitration on behalf of real estate broker. The plaintiff alleged negligence and fraud in a real estate transaction.