Farah R. Ali

phone: 206-292-8008 | fax: 206-340-0289

Holmes Weddle Farah6010Ms. Ali practices in the Washington workers' compensation section of the Seattle office. She represents self- insured and state-fund employers in matters that arise under the Washington State Industrial Insurance Act. She also defends firms cited under the Washington State Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).

Ms. Ali moved to Seattle from California to attend UW School of Law. In law school, she held the Managing Submissions Editor position with the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts. As a law student, Ms. Ali invested much of her time to developing practical legal skills through the UW Law School Clinical Program. For two years, she was a Research Assistant with the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic where she assisted current and prospective clients analyze their legal issues, reviewed licensing contracts and presented at clinical seminars. She was also a member of the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic where she researched and presented recommendations to Washington Legislators on technology related legal issues such as complications associated with self-driving cars. After obtaining her provisional Limited Legal Intern license, she interned with the WA State Attorney General’s Office where she represented the Department of Social Health and Services in dependency proceedings. In her final year of law school, she interned with UW Student Legal Services where she advised students through 40-minute consultations and counseled clients through a variety of legal issues including landlord-tenant disputes. Prior to joining Holmes, Weddle & Barcott, Ms. Ali was an Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Labor and Industries in worker’s compensation and WISHA matters.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Courts


  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science: UC San Diego, 2011
  • Juris Doctor: University of Washington, 2015