As a Pierce County attorney, I have been engaged in personal injury and insurance law since 1986.  My practice is limited to injury claims related to automobile, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and serious fall accidents.  During my 30 years of practice, I have acquired considerable experience with regard to injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine, head, joints, jaw, and other parts of the human anatomy.  I regularly consult with physicians, therapists, and other health care providers.  On a daily basis, I negotiate, arbitrate, or litigate with insurance companies to fulfill their legal obligations toward injured persons and their families.  I represent clients with claims against negligent parties and also with claims against their own insurance companies.  Many of my clients have been injured because of the negligence of others on the freeways, streets, and the public areas of Pierce and King County.

I am a current or former member of the following organizations: American Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Washington State Association for Justice.  I am licensed to practice in State and Federal Court.  I have represented successful clients before the  Municipal, Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Courts as well as the Federal Court system.

I have been appointed to serve on a number of board and commissions.


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