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Scott Carness

Scott Carness

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • David L. Crump

    Scott and I have worked together on several personal injury matters and I also refer cases to Scott with absolute confidence. I am continually impressed by Scott's breadth of knowledge and with his consistent ability to take on tough cases and win excellent results. David Crump


    David Crump Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jody Kristen Reich

    Scott has unmatched judgment and the ability to move his cases in the right direction even in difficult situations. His vision, coupled with his legal skill and analytical prowess, gets results. I would recommend him to anyone.


    Jody Reich Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Carness Law Firm

Suite 308, Waterfront Park Building
144 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA, 98020




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / MemberThe Carness Law Firm, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyDonchez Law Firm2005 - 2011
AttorneyGulliford McGaughey & Dunlap2004 - 2005
AttorneyGosanko Law Firm1994 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2015 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEditor in Chief of Trial News2015 - Present
Washinton State Association for JusticeAssistant Editor of Trial News2013 - 2015
WSAJ Mentor ProgramAttorney Mentor2010 - 2011
Washington State Association for JusticeVice President of Membership2009 - 2011
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeDirector, 1st Congressional District2008 - 2009
Federal Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Snohomish County RoundtableChair2007 - 2009
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
"Trial News" Editorial BoardBoard Member2006 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
(Plaintiff) v. (Defendant Elevator Comapny)Confidential settlement
(Plaintiff) v. (Defendant Motorist & Insurer)N/A
(Plaintiff) v. (Defendant Grocery Store)Settlement $175,000.00.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Motor Vehicle Litigation DeskbookChapter 9 - LOCATING ALL APPLICABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE2010
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersElevator litigation: owners, maintenance contractors, and common carriers2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
WSBA Law Clerk ProgramLawN/A2001
University of California - Riverside Psychology & BiologyBachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Builing a PracticeLaw Office Management2014
Seattle King County Bar AssociationCase Strategies Using the Internet2012
Alternative Dispute ResolutionArbitration2011
Patient Advocacy RoundtableInsurance Fair Conduct Act2009
District Court 101 (Seminar Chairperson)Litigating in District Court2006
East King County RoundtableLitigation Stratgies2005