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Dean Forrest Swanson

Dean Forrest Swanson

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Insurance, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

Thank you for viewing my profile!  I am a personal injury attorney handling a wide variety of very interesting and important cases.  My practice includes automobile accident cases, construction site accidents, slip and fall cases, railroad cases, and insurance disputes.  


I am a Northwest native and live in Seattle with my wife.  I graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, and magna cum laude from Seattle Pacific University with a B.A. in History and Philosophy.  My prior work has been as an insurance defense attorney in downtown Seattle, and as a criminal defense attorney in Bellingham, Washington.  I have resolved thousands of cases through settlement and trial in ways that have left my clients satisfied, and that is the most important thing to me.   


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Car Accidents: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%



Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Brandon K. Batchelor

    Dean is a very gifted and intelligent litigator. He truly believes in seeking justice for his clients and is relentless in that pursuit. I recommend Dean for any personal injury matter.


    Brandon Batchelor Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gretchen Mundorf Neale

    Dean is an intelligent and highly skilled lawyer who can be counted on for creative and thoughtful solutions to any legal issue. A vigorous advocate in the courtroom, Dean has the ability and experience necessary for each unique situation a case may present. I highly recommend Dean.


    Gretchen Neale Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of James Sorrels

Sunset Building
23607 Highway 99, Suite 3a
Edmonds, WA, 98026



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished ScholarBoston University School of Law2008
Dean's AwardBoston University School of Law2008
Cum LaudeBoston University School of Law2008
Magna Cum LaudeSeattle Pacific University2005
Dean's AwardSeattle Pacific University2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of James Sorrels2012 - Present
AttorneyScheer & Zehnder, LLP2011 - 2012
Public DefenderWhatcom County Public Defender2008 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Snohomish County Bar Association, Young Lawyer DivisionMember2012 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct CommitteeMember2011 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$227,000.00 for Shoulder Injury$227,000.00 Settlement
$200,000 for Permanent Neck Strain/Sprain$200,000 Settlement
$100,000 for knee injury$100,000 Settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Edmonds Personal Injury AttorneyInsurance Companies and Delay2013
Edmonds Personal Injury AttorneyERISA and Subrogation: US Airways v. McCutchen2012
Edmonds Personal Injury AttorneyPayback Claims2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJ.D.2008
Seattle Pacific UniversityHistory & PhilosophyB.A.2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSAJ Speed NetworkingThe Plaintiff Attorney Practice2013
Career DayBecoming an Attorney2013
Career DayBecoming an Attorney2013