Sydney Codd

Associate Attorney

Sydney Codd was inspired at an early age to become a legal advocate for people injured by others. As a third-generation lawyer, she saw first-hand how the legal system can be used to help people. Driven by a desire to advocate for victims of severe injury or abuse, Sydney found her home in RHHK PLLC.

Beginning her legal career as a criminal prosecutor, Sydney fought tirelessly for victims of crimes and gained valuable experience trying numerous cases to verdict. She then went on to represent people who had been injured by the wrongful acts of others, including workplace incidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, and motor vehicle collisions.

Notably, Sydney dedicated a significant portion of her career to advocating for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, holding institutions such as the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, foster and group home systems, schools, and more accountable for their actions.

Sydney firmly believes that, as a lawyer, holding defendants accountable in the courtroom is the ultimate form of advocacy. She embraces the role of taking on the pressure of litigation on behalf of her clients, making their pursuit of justice that much easier.

Whether a case settles or goes to trial, Sydney ensures that her client’s story is told and that the legal process is one of healing and closure. She cares about each client’s goals and ensures their voice is heard. Clients appreciate her sincerity, tenacity, and commitment to obtaining the best outcomes for them.

Sydney grew up in Burien, Washington, where she coached tennis for years. She spends her time outside the office with her family, watching sports, playing pickleball, hiking, and spending time outdoors whenever possible. Sydney also enjoys cheering on her alma mater, the University of Washington Huskies, and attending football games.

Sydney is licensed to practice law in Washington, California, and New York.


Selected to Thomson Reuters Washington Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2022-2023
Selected to the National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2022-2024

Notable Results

  • $5 million settlement for the wife and children of an employee who died after falling down a manlift shaft in a parking garage
  • $3 million settlement for a woman who was sexually abused as a child by a coach
  • $2.5 million settlement for a woman who was sexually abused as a child by a teacher
  • $2.25 million settlement for a man who was injured in an explosion at a scrap yard, sustaining a pituitary gland injury and traumatic brain injury
  • $2 million settlement for a man who was sexually abused as a child by a youth pastor
  • $500,000 settlement for a woman whose hand was smashed in a car door, sustaining Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • $300,000 policy limit settlement for a child who was bitten by a dog