A serious personal injury can drastically affect your health, your job, your family and your future. If you have suffered an injury because of somebody else’s negligence, you need an experienced and responsive personal injury attorney working to ease your burden. While you concentrate on getting well, a Seattle personal injury lawyer could diligently pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
I have built a strong reputation throughout the King County legal community for my work and commitment to make a positive difference for the people my firm represents. In 2011, I was one of only 54 lawyers nationwide accepted into the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. That experience has been a great influence on my ability to win difficult cases.
Clients can rely on my advice and advocacy because I know the court system and the factors that are most important in civil and criminal litigation. Having worked in the legal department of an insurance company, I am able to anticipate the tactics used by insurers against auto accident victims. And from my work as a public defender, I have gained extensive courtroom experience so I am always willing to take a case to trial when that is in my client’s best interests.
As an American whose father was born in a Colorado internment camp during World War II, I have always been aware of the human consequences that result from legal decisions. My firm is committed to seeking justice for every client through caring counsel and responsive service.
I grew up knowing I wanted to be an attorney. During WWII, my dad was born in an internment camp in Colorado and the injustice of this has resonated throughout my life and has made me distinctly aware of when others are mistreated.
I went to school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, but graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University in 2000. I was accepted into Seattle University School of Law and graduated in 2003.
Since passing the bar in 2003, I worked as a public defender at the Associated Counsel for the Accused for approximately eight years representing indigent clients in King County in Seattle Municipal Court, Juvenile Court, and Superior Court. I loved being in the courtroom and did as many jury trials as I possibly could.
In wanting to be the most well-rounded attorney I could, I also worked as in-house counsel for a large insurance company and learned the defense side of personal injury law. I learned how to process and evaluate claims and how to litigate cases from the insurance defense perspective.
As a personal injury attorney in Seattle, I have witnessed the heartache that results from serious injury and wrongful death. With compassion and resolve, I have achieved justice for families devastated by:
Being involved in a car accident can result in substantial injuries and expensive medical bills. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, you could be eligible for financial recourse. Guidance from an experienced lawyer could help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Reach out to us for a free consultation to learn how you could seek damages to ease your financial burden.
Motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of serious injury in the event of a collision with another vehicle. Fortunately, motorcyclists are afforded the same legal protections as drivers under the law. This means if a motorcyclist sustained injuries in a crash due to a negligent or reckless driver, they may be able to seek compensation for those damages.
Chat with us now for a free consultation. Our experienced lawyers could help determine if you are eligible for compensation.
People use a variety of products every day, from motor vehicles to medications to household appliances. However, if these products are faulty, they can result in devastating harm to the consumer. Working with a seasoned lawyer could help you recover financial compensation after being injured by a defective consumer good. Call us today to book your free consultation.
Truck accidents are especially serious because of how large and heavy these vehicles are. Unfortunately, megligence such as driver fatigue, aggressive driving, and break failures lead to frequent accidents. If you or a loved one were harmed in a collision with a commercial vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation. A skilled attorney could help you get justice for your damages.
Traumatic brain injuries can be life altering, and often require extensive medical treatment and care. On top of high medical costs, TBIs can sometimes leave people with disabilities and the inability to work. If this life changing injury was the fault of another person, you should get in contact with an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer. Our accomplished team could help you seek the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us for free today.
If an accident leads to the death of a loved one, the responsible party needs to be held accountable. These sensitive cases require the skill and care of a compassionate attorney. Our reliable team could help families understand their rights and find closure. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more.
This was my fist time ( hopefully my last ) Melissa was with me every step of the way, she help me get the trust and confidence I needed and it all turned out good at the end and am very grateful for that………THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
I found Melissa to be a true legal expert in the area of auto accidents. I have no doubt she got me the best possible outcome and reward for my recent two collisions, which was a tricky case to navigate with overlapping accidents. I would definitely use her again. I highly recommend MELISSA!!!
This review is extremely tardy, but VERY well deserved.
In the spring of 2015, Melissa represented me in a delicate matter, and she was superb. Melissa not only knows her field, but she also TRULY CARES. I felt heard, respected, and important to Melissa, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. In fact, I have an issue currently (not one in her area of expertise), but she was the ONLY attorney I contacted for advice/referrals to someone that could assist me.
Melissa is STELLAR.
Melissa was recommended to me for assistance by my chiropractor and she was wonderful. I had a very successful consultation phone call and she helped me to organize and resolve my challenges.
Melissa did a great job on my case, working with me every step of the way and keeping me informed. She was great and I would hire her again if I needed to (hopefully I won’t need to)
Call our firm today to schedule a consultation with a Seattle personal injury lawyer. Discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney who could treat your case with the compassion and attentiveness you deserve. My offices are conveniently located in Seattle, Washington. If you cannot make it to my office, we offer virtual consultations as well.
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