Put simply, Seiko Okada is a dedicated, well-versed attorney. That's why clients turn to Seiko for counsel: They know her tenacious and dynamic approach to their issue will result in a solution that aligns with their strategic goals. As a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Medical and Scientific Solutions team, Seiko assists clients with Mass Torts matters, specializing in litigation involving complex medical and scientific issues. She is an attorney with a Ph.D. and an M.D. That multidisciplinary background makes Seiko a formidable litigator and a key asset in the firm's Mass Torts practice group.

Before joining Womble Bond Dickinson, Seiko interned with Judge James A. Wynn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Seiko was a scientist at the University of North Carolina Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center. She was also a physician specializing in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. Seiko brings her patient-oriented clinical approach and meticulous analytical scientific approach to her legal practice to achieve her clients’ needs and beyond.


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  • Work with expert witnesses in personal injury, medical malpractice, and mass torts litigation.
  • Analyze and develop strategy in cases or claims involving medical or scientific issues.
  • Prepare white papers on medical and scientific matters for use in clients’ product development.
  • Assist clients with biopharmaceutical intellectual property matters.
  • Assist Japan-related companies with expanding or conducting business in the United States.

Bar admissions

2014, North Carolina


  • J.D., 2014, University of North Carolina School of Law
    • With honors
    • Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy: Best Appellant in section
    • Public Interest Summer Grant Award, 2012
    • Publication Editor, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology
    • Honors Writing Scholar
  • Ph.D., 2007, University of Tokyo: Biochemistry and Cellular Biology
  • M.D., 1998, University of Tokyo
    • cum laude
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