Claire L. Rootjes

Location: Vancouver - WA

  • 805 Broadway Street, Suite 1000
    Vancouver, WA 98666
  • Tel : 360-558-5908
  • Fax : 360-696-2122

Claire Rootjes helps businesses throughout the Northwest enforce contracts and litigate business disputes. Claire’s practice focuses on defending lender liability, consumer protection, and class action litigation. Her clients range from national financial institutions to small single-owner businesses.

Claire is a responsive, efficient, and detail-oriented attorney who enjoys working collaboratively with clients and interested parties to develop tailored strategies that best address each unique matter. She prides herself in excellent written and oral advocacy from the trial court through appellate levels.


  • Selected as the Exclusive Featured Attorney Vancouver – WA Premier Banking Lawyers, 2019
  • Selected to Washington Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers®, 2013-2019


  • Rajagopalan v. Fid. & Deposit Co. of Md., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164509 (W.D. Wash. 2015)

    Secured early dismissal of a $1 billion class action suit against surety bondholders.

  • FutureSelect Portfolio Mgmt., Inc. v. Tremont Grp. Holdings, Inc., 180 Wn.2d 954 (2014)

    Defended national financial institution in multi-million dollar securities litigation arising out of sales of Madoff-managed securities.

  • Baker v. NW Trustee Services, 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 1050 (2016), review denied, Baker v. PennyMac Loan Services, 2016 Wash. LEXIS 1019 (Sept. 28, 2016)

    Secured dismissal of TILA and RESPA claims against loan servicer on summary judgment, reconsideration, and appeal.

  • Quickly secured a multi-million dollar judgment against loan guarantors and assisted lender with post-judgment collection and settlement efforts, including representation of the lender in bankruptcy proceedings.


    • State of Washington

    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

    • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

    • United States Supreme Court


When you choose Landerholm, P.S. for your legal matters, you benefit from the collective knowledge and skill sets of our entire group of attorneys and support personnel. We believe our clients deserve to receive specialized attention, along with the advantage of our combined knowledge and experience.

Landerholm, P.S. has been in business since 1948. Our attorneys draw from a wealth of community connections and relationships cultivated over the years. As businesses expand and diversify or personal circumstances change, your legal matters change as well. Recognizing the increasing complexities of the law and our clients’ related needs, we emphasize specific areas of practice, allowing us to offer a broad scope of legal services in order to effectively respond to your short- and long-term needs.

To integrate quality services with continuity of representation, we keep in close touch with you. As our client, you have an assigned attorney who acts as your primary contact at our firm and keeps you apprised of your legal matters. Because we work cooperatively, our clients enjoy both matter-specific legal counsel and ongoing personalized service.