Leonor Rivera Fuller
Leonor has been working as an attorney at Fuller & Fuller since 1991. She was awarded Juris Doctor, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Washington. Leonor has also studied in Spain at the University of Seville. Leonor previously taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at the University of Washington.
Over the course of her legal career, Leonor has served as a criminal prosecutor and an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle Law Department. She has argued cases in municipal, district, superior, and appellate courts. Leonor has tried close to 80 jury trials in criminal and civil cases, and has tried hundreds of criminal bench trials. Currently, Leonor devotes her time to helping people with personal injury and medical malpractice claims.
Leonor has held several leadership positions in many professional and community organizations. She served as the Chair of the Women of Washington State Association for Justice. Leonor was one of the original board members of the Washington State Association for Justice Foundation, an organization that supports the Amicus Program of the Washington State Association for Justice. Leonor was appointed by the Olympia City Council to serve on the Olympia Arts Commission, where she was elected Chair of the Commission. Governors Locke and Gregoire then appointed her to the Board of Trustees of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), a five member board that establishes appropriate policies of governance for the college. Leonor has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of SPSCC. Leonor remains active with her law school and is a member of the University of Washington School of Law Alumni Board, an advisory board to the law school.
Leonor is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Thurston County Bar Association, and the Washington State Association of Justice. She is admitted to practice in the United District Court (Western Washington) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Leonor also has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar Association.
Leonor is married to Jay Fuller, another attorney in the firm. They have two sons. Their oldest son is in law school. She is fluent in Spanish and Tagalog, the language of the Philippines. Her hobbies include photography, enjoying the arts, hiking, travel and other endeavors she enjoys with her active family.