Tiffany Cartwright

Email: tiffanyc@mhb.com

Practice Emphasis and Experience

Appellate
Litigation
Civil Rights
Employment
Employee Benefits
Criminal Defense
Pregnancy Discrimination and Medical Leave

Tiffany practices primarily in the areas of civil rights and employment litigation, as well as criminal defense and post-conviction proceedings.  Tiffany also has experience with public records act litigation, as well as insurance coverage and bad faith litigation on behalf of policyholders.

Prior to joining the firm, Tiffany was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois.  While at Jenner, Tiffany litigated a wide variety of cases at the state and federal level, including two multi-week jury trials in federal court that resulted in complete verdicts for her clients.  Tiffany also maintained an active pro bono practice focusing on death penalty appeals, and was a co-author of an amicus brief on behalf of the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association in the United States Supreme Court case of Hall v. Florida, in which the Supreme Court held that Florida’s definition of intellectual disability in death penalty cases violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Before she began practicing, Tiffany served as a law clerk to the Honorable Betty Binns Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011–2012) and the Honorable Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court (2010–2011).  In law school, Tiffany was a member of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where she gained a wide range of experience writing cert petitions, merits briefs, and amicus briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court.

Professional and Civic Involvement

Washington State Bar Association

Education

BA Political Science, with distinction, Stanford University (2007)
JD Stanford Law School (2010)

Bar/Court Admissions

Washington, admitted 2011
Western District of Washington, admitted 2014
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, admitted 2014
Illinois, admitted 2012
Northern District of Illinois, admitted 2012

Honors and Awards

Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Excellence in Research and Writing

Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Property, Constitutional Litigation, White Collar Criminal Law, Constitutional Law III