Schroeter Goldmark & Bender Welcomes Kaitlin Cherf as Shareholder

Feb 01, 2023

Over her decade of experience practicing law, Cherf’s philosophy has been guided by a belief that compensating victims and supporting their families is as important as holding companies accountable for their actions. Her work has resulted in significant jury awards and settlements for her clients, including a verdict that was the largest in Oregon’s history for an asbestos-related disease contracted from occupational exposure in that state. She also helped to set a record in Washington for a case involving take-home asbestos exposure.

“SGB’s commitment to accountability and justice, along with the firm’s ethos of ensuring exceptional legal advocacy and equally exceptional client care, have complemented my practice and consistently created opportunities to serve my clients and their families better,” Cherf said. "I look forward to joining the shareholder group and continuing our work on behalf of those who deserve a compassionate team that is committed to fighting for justice.”

Among her recent contributions to the legal community, Cherf served as co-editor for the 2022 edition of the Washington State Association for Justice’s Civil Rights Deskbook. She has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star attorney for 2019-2022. Cherf is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, King County Bar Association and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association.

Cherf earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and attended Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. During law school, she was a Rule 9 legal intern in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, and she also worked with the Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer at the Washington Court of Appeals.

Outside of the office, Cherf enjoys being in the mountains – hiking, mountain biking, or skiing.

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