Pierce County Personal Injury Lawyers

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Jordan Couch
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 4 years experience
(253) 627-3883 4009 Bridgeport Way W, Suite B
University Place, WA 98466
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Jordan Couch is a dedicated advocate for those in need. His commitment to helping people both in and out of the courtroom is what brought him to Palace Law.

Jordan grew up in the prairie land of eastern Montana. After high school he moved to Maryland where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. From there he travelled to Indiana and graduated from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law where he was awarded membership in the Order of Barristers. While in law school Jordan worked for NASA and clerked for judges in the Maryland Court of...
Ryan Witt
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(253) 312-3838 5800 Soundview Drive
Bldg C Suite 103
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationPierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
Personal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
My philosophy in all cases is that there can be no fair resolution without a thorough review of each and every detail in a case. You can learn more about how I dissect a criminal case on my blog (located on our website) where I detail some of the methods I use to analyze how your defense will take shape. In my 16 years of trial experience as a felony-level prosecutor and a defense attorney, it is rare that the court documents accurately provide the Judge and the Prosecutor the true account of the situation. For me, every client must...
Ashton Dennis
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney
(253) 201-0336 15 Oregon Avenue
Suite 210
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Ashton Dennis is a litigation and trial attorney focusing on representation individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death. Ashton handles a wide range of cases often holding corporations, the government and individuals accountable for their actions. Ashton has litigated cases across the United States in both State and Federal Courts.

Ashton earned a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Washington State University. He went on to obtain his law degree from Seattle University.

In 2014 and 2015, Ashton was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Washington State, which is reserved for just...
Patrick Arthur Palace
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 28 years experience
(253) 627-3883 4009 Bridgeport Way West, Suite B
University Place, WA 98466
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
PATRICK A. PALACE is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers' compensation and personal injury attorneys. Patrick was the President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) 2013-2014. He is a member of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (2014-present) that prepares and trains Bar leadership nationwide. Currently serving on the NCBP Executive Counsel. He is currently the co-chair of the 21st Century Lawyer NCBP committee. He chaired the WSBA Future of the Profession Committee 2013-2015. Additionally, he served on the WSBA Board of Governors from 2008 – 2011, the Washington Association of Justice Board...
James Christnacht
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 35 years experience
(253) 565-0270 2554 Locust Ave W Ste E
University Place , WA 98466
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
University of Washington School of Law
JAMES F. CHRISTNACHT was admitted to practice law in the state of Washington in 1984 after having attended the University Of Puget Sound School Of Law. Mr. Christnacht has engaged in the general practice of law since his admission to the bar. He is admitted to practice before the Washington State Courts, Federal District Court and the Puyallup Tribal Court. His practice has included personal injury, probate, guardianship, wills and estate planning, will contests and estate litigation, misdemeanor criminal defense and traffic matters, real estate, and business law. Mr. Christnacht is a second generation lawyer. Having grown up with...
Eric D. Gilman
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(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Personal Injury, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Washington-Seattle and Seattle University School of Law
Eric represents victims of wrongful termination, unfair wage and hour practices, workplace harassment, and discrimination; whistleblowers who suffer retaliation after standing up for themselves or others; and entrepreneurs crossed by former business partners. As a civil litigator and class action attorney, he routinely assists individuals and entities in employment litigation, consumer protection actions, and complex business and contract lawsuits. Eric has prevailed in numerous appellate cases supporting worker rights, including before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.

Mindful that most people seldom interact with the legal system, Eric uses his knowledge and experience to guide his...
Martha A McLaughlin
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 12 years experience
711 St Helens Ave Ste 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
I graduated Seattle University School of law and immediately began working at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office. After two years with the Prosecutor's Office, I joined Durflinger Oliver & Associates where I help those who have been accused of committing crimes. I have handled thousands of cases ranging from domestic violence to DUI's. I have helped hundreds of clients keep or restore their driving privileges by prevailing in administrative hearings with the the Department of Licensing. I have also helped many clients vacate felony and misdemeanor convictions and restore their firearm rights. My previous experience as a prosecutor...
Stephanie L. Bloomfield
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury, Appeals, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of Washington School of Law
Since joining the firm in 1994, Stephanie has worked on a wide variety of cases representing clients in employment, business and injury litigation, as well as estate litigation and business disputes. She also represents clients in matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompetition contracts, Consumer Protection Act claims, unfair competition issues, contract disputes and consults on matters of legal ethics.

In her commercial litigation practice, Stephanie focuses on complex business disputes, disputes between members of closely held companies and trust and estate litigation. She represents corporations, closely held businesses, fiduciaries as well as individual parties involved in these types of...
Salvador A. Mungia
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury, Appeals, Business and Medical Malpractice
Georgetown University Law Center
Sal practices in state and federal courts throughout the state of Washington and has litigated most of the Western states as well. One focus of Sal’s practice is medical negligence, wrongful death, and serious injury cases. Sal has represented patients who have been injured as a result of doctors, nurses, and emergency room physicians making mistakes resulting in death, paralysis, brain injuries and loss of life or harm to babies. Sal has brought actions against Multicare, CHI Franciscan, Harborview, Children’s Hospital, and Swedish Medical center among others. Sal’s cases have involved surgeons, OBGYN doctors, Emergency Department...
John Cyr
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 6 years experience
(253) 888-5993 1105 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
John Cyr is a founding partner of the Law Offices of Johnson & Cyr and a lifelong resident of Washington State. John is a rising attorney in the legal field with a record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals.

John started his legal career in private practice where he aggressively and successfully litigated cases involving workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, property disputes and real estate litigation. John took a natural affinity for advocating for the rights of the underprivileged and wrongfully accused and quickly expanded his practice to include personal injury and criminal defense. John has successfully negotiated highly favorable settlements for...
Kenneth Gorton
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 292-1928 4113 Bridgeport Way West
Suite D
University Place, WA 98466
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Consumer
Pepperdine University School of Law
Kenneth Gorton is a litigation attorney in Washington. He has dedicated his career to advocating for injured and disabled people. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and represented hundreds of clients in personal injury, consumer protection, and other types of cases. Mr. Gorton received the highest possible rating by AVVO, one of the best-known ranking services for lawyers, which rates him as 10 out of 10 (superb). He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only admits trial attorneys who have demonstrated “superior results in...
Natalie Lynn Durflinger
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 12 years experience
(253) 683-4180 711 St. Helens Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities. My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising....
Barry J. Wallis
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(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatPierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 14 years experience
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Oregon
F. Mike Shaffer
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury, Environmental, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Washington & Lee University School of Law
George Knowles
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 33 years experience
(800) 732-7258 3639 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Maritime
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
H. L. George Knowles is a partner with Injury At Sea. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1969. After spending two years in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, George attended law school. He has been a practicing maritime lawyer since graduating from the University of Santa Clara Law School (Cum Laude) in 1973. Mr. Knowles comes from a long line of seafarers and fishermen. He has been a fisherman himself, owning the F/V GRIZZLY, a 125-foot Bering Sea crab boat.

The first four years of Mr. Knowles' legal career were spent working...
Mr. Joshua D. Anderson
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 754-7282 8520 182nd Avenue East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
Seattle University School of Law
I grew up in Enumclaw, Washington, with a close-knit family who instilled in me the values of family, faith, and hard work. Growing up, I enjoyed fishing, skiing, and being outdoors. I have wanted to be a lawyer from my youth. The allure of fighting for the little guy,speaking up for the vulnerable, and seeking justice led me to a career as a personal injury attorney. To this end, I attended the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. After earning my degree, I served as an extern for the Seattle...
Amy Jones
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(253) 286-7444 929 E Main Ave #305a
Puyallup, WA 98372
Free ConsultationPierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 14 years experience
Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Amy Jones earned her Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University located in Macon, Georgia. She was admitted to the Georgia Bar in November 2005. After receiving her law degree, Amy represented injured workers in their on-the-job injuries. In addition, she served as a Special Attorney General representing the Georgia Department of Human Resources Child Support Division. Amy moved to the Northwest in 2008 and obtained her Bar Licenses in both Oregon and Washington.

Prior to joining Sears Injury Law, she worked for the law firm of Driggs, Bills & Day for over seven (7)...
John William Murphy
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 45 years experience
(800) 925-1875 705 S. 9th Street
Suite 303
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Growing up in Seattle's Rainier Valley in the 1950's, I learned as a child that people worked hard to make a living. My mother's favorite saying was by William Penn, "I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."My parents taught me and my siblings the meaning of the saying "An honest day's work for an honest day's pay," and they...
Lincoln Charles Beauregard
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 18 years experience
(253) 593-5100 2301 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Washington School of Law
LINCOLN BEAUREGARD is a founding partner of Connelly Law Offices. He is a seasoned plaintiff trial lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of abuse of power, personal injury, civil rights and insurance bad faith law. Lincoln’s track record lists dozens of jury trials and settlements that far exceed multi-million dollar results on behalf of his clients. His powerful courtroom reputation brings him some of the best, most complicated cases in Washington state. Lincoln’s verdicts have frequently exceeded multiples of 10-50 times the last settlement offer and are consistently affirmed on appeal. Lincoln also has appellate expertise and has been...
James W. Beck
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 17 years experience
(253) 620-6402 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury, Appeals, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
Georgia State University College of Law and The University of Georgia School of Law
James joined GTH after completing a clerkship for the former Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. He focuses his practice pursuing trials in the areas of personal injury, catastrophic accidents, employment law, and insurance coverage.

He has briefed and argued multiple appeals, including cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. In his practice he has represented families in wrongful death cases, victims in sexual abuse cases, and many returning U.S. service members who face discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.

When he’s not working, he’s blazing trails, scaling peaks, and skiing with his...
Michael Steven Clark
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 27 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law and University of Puget Sound
Darrell L. Cochran
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 242-9010 911 Pacific Ave., Ste 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Civil Rights and Products Liability
University of Michigan Law School and University of Washington School of Law
Over the past 25 years, Darrell Cochran has won a significant number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, both in Washington state and around the country. His legal philosophy is guided by the desire to assist those severely injured or damaged by well-funded defendants who have abused their power or acted recklessly in their disregard for others. A few examples of his impressive casework include a $95 million class action verdict against the Washington DSHS for breach of contract, a $7.5 million class action settlement against Multicare Health System for deceptive billing practices, and his role in...
Michael Austin Stewart
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 383-5346 1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
University of Puget Sound
Michael Austin Stewart has been practicing as a defense attorney for over 22 years. His practice is based on respect, rapport, accessibility, trust, and a keen understanding of the law. He has a solid record of successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases, ranging from murder cases to DUI cases. He is dedicated and committed to protecting your Constitutional Rights.
John William Ladenburg
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 45 years experience
(253) 272-5226 705 S 9TH ST, Suite 203
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Insurance Claims
Gonzaga University School of Law
With more than 45 years of experience, John is one of the best known trial lawyers in Washington State. When in ran for the Washington State Supreme Court. The Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, The King County and Pierce Minority Bar Association immediately gave him their highest ratings,"Exceptionally Well Qualified." Martindale Hubble recently recognized John for having their highest rating for legal ability and ethics for over 30 years, as rated by Judges and Attorneys in Washington. From 2014 to 2019, John's settlements and trials have resulted in over $9 million for his clients.

The third of 16 children,...
Meaghan Driscoll
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 5 years experience
(253) 593-5100 2301 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Gonzaga University School of Law
Meaghan Driscoll’s practice focuses on a broad range of civil litigation, including cases involving employment discrimination, civil rights, and complex personal injuries. Meaghan holds her B.A. from Seattle University, and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Meaghan served as a judicial extern to Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst and Chief Judge Rosanna M. Peterson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and a civil rights and personal...
Daniel Swinford
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer
(253) 201-0336 15 Oregon Avenue
Suite 210
Tacoma, WA 98409
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Health Care, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Seattle University School of Law
Daniel Swinford is a personal injury attorney in our Tacoma office. He is passionate about law and is committed to securing the proper justice our clients deserve. Daniel has worked as a researcher for the City of Kent prosecutor’s office and as an intern at the Washington Law Center.

Daniel is a graduate of Washington State University and the Seattle University School of Law where he graduated cum laude and given the prestigious CALI award for Negotiation, which is given to the student with the highest grade in the class.

In his free time, Daniel prefers to spend his time outdoors. He...
Aaron Isak Engle
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 14 years experience
(253) 343-6043 705 S 9th St
#303
Tacoma, WA 98405
Personal Injury
Aaron focuses his practice on fighting for those who have wrongfully been denied insurance and disability benefits. He also stands up for people who have been harmed by the negligence of others.
Michael Edward Nelson
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 45 years experience
(253) 343-6043 705 S 9th St
#303
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Mike has been practicing law in the Puget Sound area for over 35 years, emphasizing traumatic brain injury, catastrophic injury and insurance bad faith claims. A brain injury survivor himself, Mike has dedicated his career to helping victims of brain injury and other long-term, disabling injuries.
Frederick Langer
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 24 years experience
(253) 343-6043 705 S 9th St
#303
Tacoma, WA 98405
Personal Injury
With his background as a medical professional prior to becoming an attorney, Fred brings a unique set of skills to the legal team at NLE Law. Fred's connections in the medical community help our clients get the best possible care, and his clinical knowledge is often the key to winning complex disability and catastrophic injury cases.
C.  Joseph Sinnitt
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney
(253) 581-0660 5920 100th St. SW
Suite 25
Lakewood, WA 98499
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Insurance Defense
Gonzaga University Law School
Matthew Wurdeman
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney
(253) 593-5100 2301 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Washington School of Law
Matt’s practice focuses primarily on cases involving medical malpractice, civil rights, personal injury, and wrongful death. Before joining Connelly Law Offices, Matt worked as a law clerk for Chief Justice Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court and the Honorable John C. Coughenour at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Matt worked with developmentally disabled adults in San Diego, was a hiking and sea kayak guide in Alaska, taught English in Mexico and Korea, was a mountain bike instructor and camp director in Switzerland, and taught high school science and math in Bellingham....
Klaus Otto Snyder
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 34 years experience
(253) 863-2889 920 Alder Ave
Suite 201
Sumner, WA 98390
Personal Injury, Construction, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Nathan Roberts
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney
(253) 593-5100 2301 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Seattle University School of Law
James Edmund Oliver JR
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 20 years experience
(855) 712-7371 711 St. Helens Ave. Suite 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Personal Injury
Jim Oliver clients with 20 years of litigation experience in addition to service in the U.S. Army and various non-profits.
Kirk Bernard
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 23 years experience
(253) 396-1111 3702 S. Fife St.
Ste. K-237
Tacoma, WA 98409
Personal Injury and Business
I have been a civil litigator for over 20 years, having been first admitted to the bar in 1981, specializing in personal injury cases and representing the rights of accident victims on a contingency basis. I have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for my seriously injured clients.
Andy Kralios
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 476-2653 15 Oregon Ave
Suite 210
Tacoma, WA 98409
Personal Injury, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Washington School of Law and Western New England University School of Law

Andy Kralios is a medical malpractice and personal injury attorney at Washington Law Center PLLC. Andy previously worked in a large insurance defense law firm advising hospital risk management departments. He then ran his own successful practice in the Northeast where he led trials on behalf of injured hospital patients. More recently, Andy worked at the General Counsel’s Office of MultiCare Health System.
Steve Ralph Alvarez
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 474-8451 705 S 9th St.
Ste. 304
Tacoma, WA 98405-4600
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
University of Puget Sound
Steve Alvarez of Alvarez Law firm has been practicing personal injury law for more than 26 years, representing a wide base of clients involving major personal injury including auto accidents, dog bites, construction site injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, motor vehicle collisions, maritime accidents, and other serious injury claims.
Erik F. Ladenburg
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 272-5226 705 S 9th St
Ste 203
Tacoma, WA 98405
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
Thomas Andrew Balerud
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 30 years experience
(253) 573-1111 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business, Criminal and Juvenile
Thomas Balerud, after 17 years with the same firm, has opened his own law practice, located in downtown Tacoma. Tom is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound. Tom has enjoyed success in many well publicized high-profile State and Federal cases. He is currently serving as a Trustee to the TPCBA. Tom and his experienced staff are currently available to assist clients in his two practice areas: Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
Donald William Winskill
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Pierce County, WA Personal Injury Attorney with 41 years experience
(253) 597-8813 15 N Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98403
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.

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