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Tyler K Firkins

Tyler K Firkins

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense

About Me

Tyler K. Firkins is a partner in the firm of Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins.  Tyler was admitted to practice in 1991. Tyler received his J.D. from UPS Law School in 1991.  He received his B.S. from the Univ. of Washington in 1985.  Tyler’s practice emphasizes representation of individuals against corporations and governmental entities in the areas of wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment law. Tyler has handled many high profile cases, including the landmark cases of Federal Way School Dist. No. 210 v. Vinson, 172 Wash.2d 756 (2011) and Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue School Dist. #405,164 Wash.2d 199 (2008).  Tyler successfully prosecuted a case in which the largest award of sanctions in state history was affirmed on appeal in Roberson v. Perez, 123 Wash.App. 320 (2004). 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    24 years, 500 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
    24 years, 150 cases

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Patricia Lynn Steele

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Patricia Steele Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Tyler. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

721 45th St NE
Auburn, WA, 98002

721 45th St Ne
Auburn, WA, 98002-1303




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Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics2012
Top AttorneysSeattle Metropolitan Magagzine2012
Recruiting PartnerN/A2007
Juris DoctorN/A1991
Bachelor of Arts in Political ScienceN/A1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVan Siclen, Stocks & Firkins1994 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Tyler K. Firkins1991 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1994 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bellevue John Does v. Bellevue School DistrictSupreme Court Victory
Vinson v. Federal Way School DistrictSupreme Court Victory

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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial NewsTegman: Segregate This!2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Not Above the LawSuing the Government2006
Issues in Public DisclosurePublic Records Act2005