Havila C. Unrein

Seattle

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101



P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384

Havila Unrein gives her clients a voice in the legal system. Havila practices in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group where she is dedicated to helping clients who have been harmed by others engaged in fraud, cutting corners, and abuses of power. 

Havila made significant contributions to Hartman et al. v. Ivy Asset Management et al., a case involving fiduciary breach related to Madoff investments that resulted in a $219 million settlement with consolidated cases. She currently represents plaintiffs in multiple cases alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) by healthcare institutions attempting to claim exempt “church plan” status under ERISA. 

During law school, Havila provided tax and business advice to low-income entrepreneurs and hi-tech startups as a student in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She also served as an extern to the Honorable Stephanie Joannides of the Anchorage Superior Court. Prior to law school, Havila worked and studied abroad in Russia, Azerbaijan, and the Czech Republic.


Bar and Court Admissions

2008, Washington

2012, Montana

2013, California

2009, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

2012, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

2012, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

2013, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

2013, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

2013, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

2013, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

2013, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

2017, Supreme Court of the United States


Professional and Civic Involvement

California State Bar Association, Member 

Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member 

Washington State Bar Association, Member 

King County Bar Association, Member 

Montana State Bar Association, Member


Education

Dartmouth College – B.A., magna cum laude, 2003, Russian Area Studies 

University of Washington School of Law – J.D./LL.M. (Tax), with honors, 2008