Experience And Recognition

I am humbled by the recognition I receive as a trial lawyer. I feel privileged to work on precedent-setting, high-profile cases. Yet I draw most pride from my service as a public defender. Through this work, I helped the forgotten, the damned and the downtrodden. I learned invaluable courtroom experience, and I learned how to try cases.

If a lawyer can try a case to a jury, the client is always in good hands; at the end of the day, it is the jury's job to decide justice, not the insurance adjuster or the prosecutor or even the judge.

My success is directly tied to my experience in the courtroom, hard work, passion and an unrelenting commitment to help those I represent. My honors include:

  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers* 2011 to present
  • Instructor — Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer — The National Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo rating of 10/10
  • 2013 Plaintiffs Trial Lawyer of the Year; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • 2011 Kitsap County Bar Association president
  • 2008 to 2011 board of directors; Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • 2008 to 2011 board of directors; Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year; Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • National speaking engagements

Please visit my page on results for details from past cases.

Confronting The Insurance Company To Get Results In Your Case

Was America not founded on the basic principle that we will be responsible for our actions? If you break it, you buy it. With that in mind, if you are hurt by the reckless, irresponsible and negligent act of another, it should not be difficult, at a minimum, to get your medical bills paid. Yet, insurance companies do everything under the sun to shirk their responsibility and pass the buck. Incredibly, they have no qualms about letting people suffer for want of basic medical care, simply so they can show better profits to their shareholders and CEOs.

This is what motivates me. As if going through a bad, life-changing event is not enough, what should be a healing process is often aggravated by broken promises and betrayals by insurance companies.

Contact An Experienced Trial Attorney

Whether you have just suffered a personal injury or you are unable to resolve your insurance dispute and you want fair representation, I can help. I will meet you at your convenience to discuss your rights and options. Call me today at my Seattle area office or complete my online form.

*Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.