Areas of Practice:

Car Accidents

Bad Faith Insurance

Brain Injuries

Bus and Taxi Cab Accidents

Catastrophic Injuries

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Dog Bite & Animal Attacks

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Nursing Home Negligence, Abuse and Neglect

Premises Liability

Spinal Cord Injuries

Worksite & Construction Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

Washington, 1983

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2000



University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), Tacoma, Washington, 1983

Juris Doctorate

Honors: Manga Cum Laude

Honors: Graduated Top 3% of Class

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1977

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Honors: Cum Laude

Honors: Mortar Board National Honorary

Honors: Rally Squad

Honors: Gymnastics Scholarship and Letterman




Award Name Granting Organization Date
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Washington American Society of Legal Advocates 2014
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Washington American Society of Legal Advocates 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Position Association Name
Eagle Member Washington State Association for Justice
Member American Association for Justice
Panel Member King Count Mandatory Arbitration
Million Dollar Advocate Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rule 6 Law Clerk Mentor Washington State Bar Association
Member of Nation’s Top One Percent of Lawyers National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Member Esteemed Lawyers of America
Member of American Bar Association


Law Clerk for Hon. Herbert A. Swanson, Washington State Court of Appeals, 1983-1985

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