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 is a Partner in the Spokane and Tri Cities offices of GLP Attorneys. 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 2020. 

Sara has worked for GLP Attorneys for seven years and in January 2020, she became a Partner. Sara is on the WSAJ Diversity Committee and is a Co-Chair for the GLP Diversity Committee. She is also on the Spokane Symphony Board of Trustees, where she co-chairs their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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: 

“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.”

“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.”

“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 Maleski (her paralegal team were exceptional, as well).”

“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!”

“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!”

“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.”

“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!”

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

“Working with Sara was such a relief. Our first meeting she was patient, kind and very knowledgable. She took a major burden of my shoulder’s 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 recomend Sara and GLP attorney not only because they are knowledgable and professional, but because they care.”

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

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