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The 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle


If you’ve suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. But getting that compensation can sometimes be easier said than done. Insurance companies have all kind of tricks up their sleeves, and can often wriggle out of even the tightest squeeze without having to part with a single cent. If you want to get the justice you deserve, you’re going to need a good Personal Injury lawyer on your side. If you live in the Seattle area, you won’t be disappointed with the services of any from our roundup of the ‘10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle’.

10. Vanessa Micol Vanderbrug

Vanessa Micol Vanderbrug is a Personal Injury Lawyer with 19 years of experience under her belt, not to mention an outstanding record for winning big-figure settlements and verdicts for her clients. Diligent, dedicated, and with a tenacious, aggressive approach to litigation, she’s one of Seattle’s rising stars… a fact recognized by Washington Law & Politics Magazine when it named her that exact same thing in 2009.

9. Eric Steven Nelson

Eric Steven Nelson enjoys an enviable 10.0 superb rating on Considering his history of securing million-dollar verdicts and settlements, his 27 years of experience in personal injury cases, and his reputation as a tenacious, relentless advocate, it’s easy to understand why… although if you’re still in any doubt, just check out some of the feedback from his clients. “Eric Nelson has handled more than one personal injury case for me,” says one particularly satisfied customer. “He has done a great job for me!. He is trustworthy and cares for his clients in a way that made me feel very comfortable in recommending him to others, he is excellent from start to finish and keeps you in informed throughout the entire process, thank you, Eric!” As commendations go, it’s convincing stuff.

8. Simeon Osborn

As a partner at Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C., Simeon Osborn enjoys a reputation as one of Seattle’s most respected advocates. Not content with simply securing justice for his clients, some of his cases have even resulted in a change to state law – something that no doubt explains the AV Preeminent rating he’s been awarded by review service Martindale-Hubbell. Other accolades worth a mention include a praiseworthy 21-year status as a Super Lawyer and inclusion in Who’s Who in America. If you want a diligent advocate whose success rate precedes them, he could well be your ideal match.

7. Mark Leemon

If you’re in the market for a diligent, dedicated advocate with an outstanding reputation, a record of winning multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts, and substantial experience in a broad range of personal injury cases (including government misconduct and negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile, and truck accidents, and defective and dangerous products) then meet Mark Leemon, a lawyer with over 40 years experience and an enviable reputation as one of Washington’s top advocates.

6. Robert Kornfeld

Robert Kornfeld is a man with a mission – a mission to win each and every case he takes on. Thanks to his dedicated, ‘leave no stone unturned’ approach, his many years of experience, and his faultless understanding of insurance law, it’s a mission he’s well on the way to achieving. Focus areas include dental malpractice, medical malpractice, birth injury, informed consent, animal bites, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury - plaintiff, slip and fall, wrongful death, construction accident, brain injury, toxic mold, trucking accidents, premises liability - plaintiff, professional malpractice - other, medical devices, and products liability.

5. Bergman Draper Oslund

This year, Expertise took a deep dive into the workings of 434 Seattle Personal Injury lawyers. After assessing them on 25 variables across five categories (including reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism), it whittled those 434 down to just 23. Among those top 23 is Bergman Draper Oslund, a law firm that prides itself on its personal, client-centric approach and its phenomenal record of achieving multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, If you want a team of top lawyers working on your case, you’ll find few better places to put your business.

4. Dean Standish Perkins

Super Lawyers describes Dean Standish Perkins as a ‘Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA’. With a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating on Avvo, a Top 10 Attorney award for the State of Washington from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, and inclusion on lists such as Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Washington, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2018, Top 100 litigators in the State of Washington, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for Washington, American Jurist Institute, 2017, Top 3% of Lawyers in the U.S., Expert Network, 2017, and 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017, we’re in no mood to disagree. Factor in 3 decades of experience, a Super Lawyer status, and a history of securing millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, and it’s clear to see what makes him one of Seattle’s most in-demand advocates.

3. Joanne R. Werner

As the founder and owner of the Law Office of Joanne R. Werner, Joanne R. Werner has been fighting for justice for accident and injury victims for almost 30 years. With focus areas including medical malpractice, birth injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, construction accident, brain injury, and trucking accidents, Werner’s unwavering commitment to serving her client’s interests and winning them the compensation they deserve is commendable.

2. Christopher L. Otorowski

If you want someone with experience, if you want someone who will fight tirelessly for your interests, if you want someone who’s won more personal injury cases than most of us have had hot dinners, you may very well want Christopher L. Otorowski. A lawyer with over 40 years of experience and extensive history in securing multi-million-dollar rewards, he ranks as one of Seattle’s most respected attorneys – which no doubt explains that AV-Preeminent rating he’s earned from Martindale Hubbell.

1. Catherine C. Clark

A Super Lawyer who holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell is a super layer to take seriously… and Catherine C. Clark is certainly that. Feared by the defense for her tenacious, aggressive approach to securing justice (and loved by her clients for exactly the same), she’s unquestionably one of Seattle’s top-rated attorneys.

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Dana has extensive professional writing experience including technical and report writing, informational articles, persuasive articles, contrast and comparison, grant applications, and advertisement. She also enjoys creative writing, content writing on nearly any topic (particularly business and lifestyle), because as a lifelong learner, she loves to do research and possess a high skill level in this area. Her academic degrees include AA social Sci/BA English/MEd Adult Ed & Community & Human Resource Development and ABD in PhD studies in Indust & Org Psychology.

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