Ross C. Siler
Ross Siler focuses his practice on representing hospitals, laboratories, and healthcare clients in litigation and regulatory matters, as well as government investigations and consumer protection cases. He has represented clients in several large-scale investigations and suits brought by the Washington Attorney General's Office and U.S. Attorney's Office, and has led efforts to respond to civil investigative demands and government subpoenas.
Ross was part of the team that defended the Value Village thrift store chain against the Washington AG during a three-week consumer protection trial. Ross examined multiple witnesses during the trial, including the State's investigator. The defense prevailed on the majority of claims at trial and denied the State's attempt to recover unprecedented nationwide monetary relief under the Washington Consumer Protection Act.
The Washington Court of Appeals subsequently dismissed all remaining claims in the case on First Amendment grounds in August 2021 and the Washington Supreme Court affirmed dismissal in a 9-0 decision in February 2023. Ross contributed to every stage of appellate briefing.
Ross has briefed and argued summary judgment, discovery, and pretrial motions in Washington courts; drafted appeal briefs and mediation submissions; deposed government representatives; prepared and defended corporate executives in depositions; and coordinated document review and production projects.
Ross is currently representing multiple hospitals in class action suits related to patient care issues. He also has represented and advised hospital and laboratory clients in payor and other disputes, including matters related to COVID-19 testing. He has advised hospital and healthcare clients on Washington's coordinated quality improvement privilege and the development of their QI programs. Ross additionally has presented on topics at meetings of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys.
Before law school, Ross worked at newspapers in California and Utah and brings his reporter's background, writing skills, and instincts to his work as a lawyer.
Government and internal investigations
Consumer Protection Act cases
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2013
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2016
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2013, with high honors
- Managing Editor, Washington Law Review
- Innocence Project Northwest
- CALI Awards: Contracts, Constitutional Law, Payment Systems, Supreme Court Decision Making
B.S., Journalism, Northwestern University, 2002, cum laude
- Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, 2012
- Extern, Hon. David H. Armstrong, Washington Court of Appeals, Division II, Tacoma, Wash., 2011
- Extern, Hon. Susan J. Craighead, King County Superior Court, Seattle, 2011
- Staff Writer, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, 2007-2010
- Staff Writer, Los Angeles Daily News, Woodland Hills, Calif., 2002-2007
- Staff Writer, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., 2001