Our Legal Team

Nicole Li

profileNicole Li graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also obtained a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, focusing on medical research ethics and health policy. She worked as a Legal Advisor to New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner before returning to her hometown of Seattle to begin her private legal practice.

Nicole also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Brown University, where she graduated with honors.

Nicole has published in several arenas, including the King County Medical Society Bulletin and the New Zealand Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.

Nicole is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association. She holds the position of Vice President of the International Community Health Services Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves on a biomedical Institutional Review Board at the University of Washington.

Peggy Whitmore

PeggyWhitmorePeggy Whitmore is Of Counsel for The Li Law Firm, assisting with matters involving contracts, state and Federal compliance, professional licensure, and internal policies, procedures, and training.

In the past, Peggy served as a senior counsel in the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as in-house counsel for a health insurance company and a pediatric hospital. She also worked for several years in large law firms. In these roles, she developed extensive experience in advising health care industry participants regarding numerous and diverse issues, including contracting, regulatory compliance, and fraud and abuse.

Peggy received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and her B.S.N., magna cum laude, from the University of Washington, in 1990. Prior to law school, she practiced as a registered nurse for four years at the University of Washington Medical Center.

William R. Kiendl

William R. Kiendl is Of Counsel for The Li Law Firm, evaluating cases that do or will likely involve contested proceedings including license suspension hearings, mediation, or litigation in Washington’s state courts and federal courts.  He is admitted to practice in Washington, and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Bill attended the University of North Dakota (1984 – 1987), the University of Washington (B.A., Political Science, 1989), and California Western School of Law (J.D., 1993).

Bill has handled a wide variety of cases in the first 23 years of his practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases, commercial maritime claims, insurance disputes, employment disputes, real estate litigation, premises liability claims, product liability claims, and professional liability claims against attorneys.  In one instance Bill defended a civil rights claim in federal court brought against an accident reconstructionist.

Bill is also registered with the Snohomish County Superior Court as an attorney arbitrator under that county’s Mandatory Arbitration Program for civil cases.

Bill’s reported cases include:

  • Marcum v. AmTrust Ins. Co. of Kansas, 861 F. Supp. 2d 1233 (E. D. Wash. 2012)
  • Loops LLC v. Phoenix Trading, Inc., 636 F. Supp. 2d 1128 (W. D. Wash. 2008)
  • Stephens v. Target Corp. and Tensor Corp., 482 F. Supp. 2d 1234 (W. D. Wash. 2007)