Sara Maleki

Partner

Sara Maleki works out of our Spokane and Tri-Cities offices.

Spokane
Chase Financial Building
601 W. Main Avenue, Suite 305
Spokane, WA 99201
509.455.3636

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Sara has worked for GLP Attorneys since 2014 and is a Partner in the Spokane and Tri-Cities offices. She has successfully served the needs of personal injury clients and has experience in a variety of cases, including nursing home neglect, wrongful death, motor vehicle collision, premises liability, and products liability. Sara has been awarded the Rising Star Super Lawyers Award in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state. As well, she has been selected by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Spokane from 2016 to 2021. 

Sara is the WSAJ Diversity Committee Co-Chair and as well as the Co-Chair for the GLP Diversity Committee. She also serves as Vice President on the Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees, where she co-chairs their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Sara is devoted to caring for the diverse needs of her clients and values the uniqueness of each person. She honors diversity in all she does and prioritizes cultural principles stemming from around the world and locally, within the LGBTQ community.

In addition, Sara has been the Associate Director for Satori Camp for the past 20 years, a summer camp for gifted teenagers in Cheney, WA. With Satori, Sara spends her time administrating the summer camp but is also able to be a mentor to junior high and high school kids. 

In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling with her husband, singing in the Spokane Symphony Chorale, cooking and eating vegan food, playing piano, volleyball, reading, and spending time with her rescued pets: a parrot named Leilani, two cats named Maui and Moana, a rat named Scabbers, and a goldfish named Barbara.

Sara is fluent in Farsi and conversational in Spanish.

Testimonials: 

“Where to even start…Sara Maleki made a really tragic situation for me a lot better. She did all the work. She was so communicative. There would be times where I would think “I wonder what’s happening with my case” and that day I would get a call from her. Never ever did a question of mine go unanswered. She was so spot on with how she handled my case. She’s getting things done and so attentive and smart. Everyone that works with her is amazing as well. The paralegals were always so kind and so helpful. One person besides Sara went above and beyond to make me feel amazing. Wendy Flanagan. Such a sweet amazing human being. I genuinely could have talked to her on the phone for hours! Thank you all for being so amazing at your jobs and taking care of my case with grace and ease and making me feel important. If I ever need a lawyer I know exactly where I’m going and who I’m recommending to anyone I know who needs representation. Vienna Gutierrez” -V.G.

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“Sara did such a wonderful job on my case! I totally trust her and her firm! They really kept me in the loop on all things and made sure I always understood what was going on! I would so use this firm again if I ever needed to in the future / or suggest for family members! Wonderful experience!” -M.R.

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“Sara and the staff were so quick to get back to questions and concerns I had and explaining the process of things. Sara and all of GLP work as a team to get things taken care of and I feel went above and beyond. Very pleased with their work and would recommend them to anyone, which I already do.” -A.W.

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“After having a car accident that lead to unexpected pain that persisted for over a year and a half, hiring a lawyer was the best thing I could have done. Sarah was very professional, everything was done over the phone and with ease. I ended up financially reimbursed for my out of pocket expenses and a comfortable amount for my pain and suffering. I would recommend that if you are considering one, you do it and go with Sarah. Not having to handle the back and forth with the insurance and having her protect me was exactly what I needed.” -A.M.

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“I had a terrible experience with my insurance agency and I had to hire a lawyer. I got in a terrible car accident and I had a lot of back issues due to the wreck. Sarah walked me through the process flawlessly and helped me win significantly in my settlement claim. She is amazing and will not fail you.” -H.C.

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“Fell on steps with no handrail. Shattered kneecap. Sara got me way more cash than I expected. I love her dearly!” -L.C. 

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“I loved working with Sara Maleki! She was very professional, understood my case, and provided great advice. She took the time to explain the process about my case and answered all my questions. She really went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend her for your auto injury.”
-O.N.

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“Excellent service with knowledge of her profession. Sara will represent you fairly to achieve your best outcome.” -T.K.

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“Working with attorney Sara Malecki was a great experience. She was very friendly and understanding of my situation. She went above and beyond for me to get my case settled. I would recommend her in the future for auto injury claims!!!” -C.C.

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“Everyone from Sara and Matt to the paralegals were nothing but friendly, professional, and personable. Excellent experience all around highly recommend. As far as legal situations go they made this as painless and efficient as possible.” -A.W.

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“Sara worked very hard on my case and for me. She was tenacious and kept pushing for results. She clearly explained every step of the way and her office kept me informed of the status of my case. I had over a year of pain and medical treatment and Sara got a settlement that paid all of my medical bills and was able to recoup some of my lost wages. Overall my settlement was fair. Sara got as much as possible for me while avoiding litigation. I appreciate the work she did on my behalf.” -L.J.L.

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“Sara did exactly what I hoped a lawyer would do; worked hard, grueling hours when needed, saved me money where she could, seeked advice from others to strengthen our case, and got her entire firm behind me. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.” -Anonymous

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“What an amazing caring individual, the first time I met with Sara she assured me I was leaving everything with her and she would sort through it, do the best job she could and I did not have to worry about the “stuff”. Sara was 100% on the job, my first case was small, but the principle behind the suit was what it was about. I felt like Sara heard me, I mean really heard me. Sara’s care and hard work on my behalf was amazing. It was a small suit, but her attention, respect and guidance was impeccable. The 2nd suit (with Sara’s knowledge and dermination) turned into 2 suits, which Sara amazed me again, with her swift, professional, settlement tactics. All were wrapped up and done rather quickly. Not once did I question Sara’s ability, honesty, or professionalism. Sara always kept me informed, updated, but most of all showed me respect and honest care. If you want a Lawyer who will go that extra mile, ask that question for you, treat you with respect and care (no matter how big or small your case) dependable and honest, call Sara Maleki (her paralegal team were exceptional, as well).” -Anonymous

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“Sara is an amazing attorney. She is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. She was hired for my daughter’s personal injury case. She kept us in the loop every step of the way and did right by my daughter regarding the award settlement. She truly cares about her clients and she was available at any time to answer any questions we had. I would 100% recommend Sara to anyone! You will NOT be disappointed!” -Anonymous

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“Sara Maleki is amazing. Very professional and will always treat you with respect. Her e-mail responses are super fast. I highly recommend her and GLP [Attorneys]. Thanks for all of your help.” -R.C.

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“Working with Sara Maleki of GLP [Attorneys] was a refreshing surprise. Sara was direct, honest and very down to earth. She was great to talk to! I had many concerns about my potential case, and Sara not only addressed them all in the first meeting, it was clear she understood my issues and how to help me. Once we outlined a plan, Sara immediately began working on my behalf and was kind, humorous, and encouraging every time I spoke with her. She took all the weight off my shoulders. Sara was accessible and responsive, and I always got a call back from her or her assistant very promptly. I could’t believe how quickly things were resolved in my case. Sara was thorough, clear and very committed to getting the best possible result from the situation. We settled with the insurance company in just a couple of months, and I got a much better payout than I could have ever gotten on my own, even with the legal fees. Absolutely, 100% worth it!” -R.D.

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“Sara was helpful, informative, patient and kind. Would not hesitate to recommend her. Professional and genuine. Grateful for her guidance.”
-K.C.P.

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“Working with Sara was such a relief. Our first meeting she was patient, kind and very knowledgable. She took a major burden off my shoulders by taking our case which allowed us to focus on healing and recovering from our injuries. It gave me incredible peace of mind that we had someone helping us through it all. We had complete trust in Sara and her staff. Sara was quick to respond to all of my questions, and genuinely cared for our well being. Our case was not quick and required a guardian at litem. She made sure that we received the best care and attention and was very sensitive to the communication with my son. It truly felt like we were in the best hands possible. I was so grateful that my son was involved as little as possible and she took care of everything else. I am so pleased with the outcome and truly feel that we would not have had such great results with out her hard work. I highly recommend Sara and GLP Attorneys not only because they are knowledgable and professional, but because they care.” -J.C.

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“Sara was fantastic to work with. She understood the problems of being a musician with tinnitus because she is a musician also. I’m happy with the whole process and she got the maximum settlement possible.” -C.O.

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“I came in with zero knowledge of the process I’d have to go through. By the end of the ordeal I was aware and had complete understanding, every step of the way. Especially given my case began before the pandemic. Going through the pandemic I was given complete understanding and patience with GLP [Attorneys] and they made the process completely effortless. They let me know what was needed of me, when it was needed of me. They even filled me in on the steps that didn’t require me, which really added more clarity to my sense of unawareness. If I had to go through this process again it would definitely be with GLP [Attorneys], no questions asked!” -C.C.

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“Sara Maleki is the best! She got me about five times what I had hoped for.” -L.C.

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“Sara Maleki and her team are absolutely amazing! Professional, driven, and always looking out for your best interests. I would highly recommend GLP Attorneys to anyone in need of an attorney.” -C.B.

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“Sara was recommended to me by my health care providers after I was in an automobile accident. She is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney and very easy to work with. Sara has a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of insurance issues. In my case, she proved to be a highly skilled and tenacious negotiator and obtained a settlement that was above and beyond what I would have imagined. Sara and her professional staff communicated with me throughout my case and always kept me informed and up to date. Without hesitation, I give Sara Maleki my highest recommendation!” -Anonymous

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“I was referred to Sara Maleki by my chiropractor and it’s clear as day why. She is very professional, confident, and on top of everything. She was easy to contact and communicate with even when I wasn’t. It was over 2 years before my case was settled and it was worth every minute of the wait. She knows her stuff and I would 10/10 recommend! :)” -Anonymous

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“As you see from prior reviews, Sara and her team are exemplary professionals and highly effective. Beyond that, Sara’s integrity was clear as she explained to my father why he would or would not need an attorney in his situation – based on his objectives. Her initial consultation was not the standard sales pitch w/ a hint of fear, but it was a reasoned, factual assessment that let my dad see a bigger picture and make a NO pressure decision. The decision to proceed with Sara only got better. She’s warm and real, but she’s also a strategic competitive fighter. I’m not only grateful for the top notch results for my dad and her treatment of him, but for her superior professional competence. Thank you, Sara and team!” -Anonymous

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“Shout out to Sara and her team for the work they did on our claim. From our first contact and during the initial consultation, she showed professionalism and expertise. After we hired her, she guided us through the claims process and skillfully navigated us through a nerve-wracking time when statute was close to running out. She and her team stayed on top of our claim deadlines and tirelessly worked to make sure we were covered. Me and my family have come to trust Sara and her team. Her work is highly recommended.” -Anonymous

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“Sara was great to work with and very professional. I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal services in her specialty. She was personable, accessible, and professional.” -Anonymous

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“I would definetley recommend Sara for your attorney needs…she helped get a settlement for a semi accident we had” -Anonymous

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“Sara is very knowledgeable, thorough and a great communicator. She was able to put our family at ease and negotiated my son’s personal injury case like a pro. Highly recommended!” -Anonymous

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“I highly recommend Sara Maleki to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer . Sara and her staff were very helpful in answering all my questions and completely took care of my situation, but most importantly of me throughout the entire process.” -Anonymous

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“Ms. Maleki represented me in a car collision case. She gave good advice, helped me understand the process, and used her excellent knowledge and skill to help bring a good outcome for my case. I was able to get the medical care I needed when I needed it, and my body has recovered very well thanks to that. Though it was a long case, I felt totally at peace the whole time because the issue was in her capable hands. Any time I had a question or concern, she or her staff would respond quickly and put me at ease. I highly recommend using Sara Maleki.” -Anonymous

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“I was involved in a hit and run car accident and was getting the run around from my insurance. Doctors and chiropractors would not see me due to lack of specific medical coverage. It was suggested that I hire a personal injury attorney and I met Sara. The clouds opened and the sunlight shined once again! By retaining an attorney I was able to seek medical care with assurance I would be taken care of. Sara is very down to earth, sincere, took the time to explain details to me, answered every phone call, text and email in a very timely manner, followed up with me after surgery and even took the time to drive to Yakima from her office to meet with me in person to review my case. Sara took the guesswork out of my case, fought hard on my behalf and relieved my stress. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of winning my case, which is definitely something I could have never litigated myself. Have no fear when Sara’s got your back…she doesn’t take no for an answer, fights for you till the end and very satisfying results.” -Anonymous

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“I was rear- ended on my motorcycle by an underinsured motorist last May, and needed a good lawyer to help me resolve the issues around the accident. An associate of mine recommended Sara Maleki and when I met her I knew she would be great to work with. She was compassionate when listening to me and gathering facts. She was concerned for my welfare, and very knowledgeable about presenting options when we discussed my case. She was forthright, honest, and very down to earth. Sara was understanding about my situation and easy to talk with about the accident. I felt very comfortable expressing all my concerns with her.

from the moment I hired Sara she was attentive about gathering information about my injuries. The office called me regularly to make sure that my treatment was progressing, and frequent reports were taken about my status and recovery process. I was always treated kindly and with respect. I always felt that my case was in good hands and moving forward.

As it became clear that my injuries were resolved, Sara worked with the insurance companies to get the best possible settlement for me. I had a number of complicated issues with the insurance, and she dealt with all of them, removing the stress of trying to negotiate with big corporations on my own. She actively pursued the highest amount of payment that was possible given my situation, and was even able to get more than we originally thought!

Her diligent pursuit of the details and timely handling of all my legal matters showed that Sara is an excellent lawyer. In a world where so many business dealings seem impersonal and removed from the lives of real people,
her friendly and no nonsense manner was very refreshing. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wanted an ally and an advocate to handle their legal issues.” -Anonymous

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“I really enjoyed having Sara work with and for me. Once I met Sara I felt more at ease, she was very down to earth and wanted to know more about myself, my family and my case. Before I started working with Sara I had given up on going back to doctors, but she highly recommended Dr Bliss which in turn referred me to Dr Weigel to whom helped ease some of my daily pain. Without the recommendation from Sara I would still be in high levels of pain.

Sara explained how the whole process would work, and explained it in terms I understood. Having her take on my case was a total stress reliever. I filled out a booklet of information and she did the rest. I would recommend Sara Maleki to anyone.” -Anonymous

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“Sara is a an excellent lawyer. She is commited, honest, and forthwright. She fights hard for you as a client and is very professional. She was easy to get a hold of, quick to respond and would meet with you when you had questions. She explained things in a manner you could understand. If the need ever arises again, Sara will be our choice! My husband and I recommend Sara with the highest regard.” -Anonymous

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“Car accident in 2012, settled in 2016. 
The other insurance company would not respond, even after arbitration. Sara kept going until we were able to come to a decision that was both fair and acceptable. She always made me feel as if I was her only client! Really enjoyed the humor and wisdom she shared. Five stars is hardly enough!” -C.S.

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“I have worked with lawyers in the past and have been, at best, annoyed with them. Sara has changed that perspective completely. She is a strong work ethic and truly cares about her clients. She is sympathetic to the plight of the injured and works tirelessly to ensure we are fairly treated. She holds your hand through the entire process to ensure that you understand what is occurring every step of the way. She makes herself completely available and accessible and I never once felt neglected or forgotten. I truly hope I never require a lawyer again but if I do, I have Sara on speed dial! Thank you for all of your work in making sure I was protected and well treated. Your not just an amazing lawyer, you are an incredible human being! I can never thank you enough!” -Anonymous

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“Sara is great. She is up front with no nonsense. What is great is she will respond to your questions within minutes. I have never seen that before. If I ever get into a MVA again (hopefully, I will not), I know who to call on day 1. Thank you Sara for all of your help!” -R.C.

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“Sara is extremely reliable, and there for you even on short notice. Sara is great at thinking on her feet. She came through for me at the last minute and went above and beyond what was asked of her. I truly felt she cared about me as her client. She is a great attorney!” -Anonymous

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“Sara guided me through a personal injury case and provided me with professional and helpful advice through me case. I was out of the country for most of the settlement time and Sara kept me updated, hopeful, and took care of work with ease. I am more than 100% satisfied and grateful for her service.” -Anonymous

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“Sara was great to work with. She was a strong advocate and I felt supported by her through a difficult and trying situation.” -Anonymous

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Successful Cases:

$1.1 million settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as sprain/strain injuries, and was unable to work after a forceful collision.

$1 million settlement for permanent facial scarring caused by an altercation in a bar.

$350,000 settlement for a client who was injured when a vehicle crashed into a building. She suffered injuries to her hips, shoulder, and elbow, all which required surgery. 

$350,000 settlement for a client who was knocked to the ground by a golf cart, suffered injuries to her neck and back, and was forced to undergo low back surgery.

$340,000 settlement for a client who was injured as a pedestrian. As a result, he underwent low back surgery and missed time at work. 

$300,000 settlement for a client with pre-existing low back pain suffered from aggravation of a prior injury in a very low-speed, low property damage collision.

$275,000 settlement for a client who was was injured in a low property damage collision and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. 

$205,000 settlement for a client who was injured in a low speed collision and suffered a shoulder injury, which required surgery and caused her to miss time at work.

Publications:

“Doggone It, I Want to Be an Animal Lawyer! Now What?”, NW Lawyer’s magazine, June 2015. http://nwlawyer.wsba.org/nwlawyer/june_2015#pg44

Speaking Engagements:

"Negotiating Claims with Insurance Companies", NBI Seminars, Spokane, 2017

“Full Recovery: PI Case Inception”, GLP HCP CE Seminar, Tri-Cities, 2017

3rd Annual Animal Law Summit: "An International Perspective, Idaho Animal Law Legislative Update", 2017

“Medical Liens”, GLP HCP Seminar Series, Spokane, 2016

GLP Educational Series for Attorneys: “Non-Resident Motorist Act: Service by Secretary of State”, 2016

“Medical Liens”, GLP HCP Seminar Series, 2015

“3rd Party and L&I”, GLP HCP Seminar Series, 2014

“What is Payment in Full and How Do You Get It”, GLP HCP Seminar Series, 2014

“Full Treatment, Full Payment, Full Recovery”, GLP HCP Seminar Series, 2014

"District Court vs. MAR", Washington State Association for Justice Spokane Roundtable, Spokane, 2016

"Medicine in the Mist", Washington State Association for Justice CLE, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, 2014

Honors:

Rising Star, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Top Lawyer 2016, 2017 & 2018