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Simon Henri Forgette

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Insurance Fraud

About Me

Founded in 1990, The Law Office of Simon H. Forgette represents people who have sustained catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. We serve clients throughout the State of Washington. As a small law firm, we are able to offer the personalized attention that is so important to injured people and their families. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you. There is no charge for the initial consultation. You may contact us by telephone at (425) 822-7778.


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Retired as a Lt. Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

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Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    41 years, 500 cases
  2. Insurance Fraud: 10%
    16 years, 15 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    Frank Steinmark Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Arthur D Leritz

    I have had the distinct privilege and honor to work with Simon Forgette on several cases when we need someone who is the best of the best on insurance coverage issues. Simon is without equal - his knowledge of insurance law never ceases to amaze me and I always look forward to working with Simon because I always learn something that wil benefit me in my practice. If you are looking for a top tier attorney, Simon Forgette should be at the top of your list.

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    Arthur Leritz Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

406 Market St Ste A
Kirkland, WA, 98033-6135

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197305/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine1999
Founder's AwardNational Head Injury Foundation1993
President's AwardWashington State Head Injury Foundation1992
President's Award,Washington State Head Injury Foundation1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalSimon H. Forgette, P. S.1990 - Present
PartnerLund, Forgette and Williams1982 - 1989
AssociateLund & Franklin1980 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brain Injury AssociationChairman of the Board1991 - 1992
Brain Injury AssociationBoard of Directors1987 - 1997
Brain Injury Association of Washington (formerly National Head Injury Foundation)Board of Directors1984 - 2007
Washington State Bar Associationmember1980 - Present
Watshington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle memberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericamemberN/A
American Bar AssociationmemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Velsh v. City of Vancouver$3,025,000 settlement
Maria Federici v. U-Haul International, Inc. et al.Obtained Plaintiff's Verdict of $15.5 Mill
R.L. Alia Co. v. Royal Specialty Underwriting, Inc. et al.Obtained Settlements of $12.95 Mill and $4.4 Mill

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Neuropsychological Treatment After Brain InjuryLegal Issues That Commonly Confront Brain Injury Survivors and Their Families1989
Washington State Head Injury FoundationLegal Pamphlet1986
Analysis, Understanding and Presentation of Cases Involving Traumatic Brain InjuryDeposing Defense Experts in the Post Concussion Syndrome CaseN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Seattle UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair presenting "Deposing/Cross Examining the Defense Medical Expert in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases" and "Practice Pointer: The Use of Two Cameras in Your Video Tape Depositions."2010
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair presenting "Recent Traumatic Brain Injury Cases and Issues: Verdict: Federici v. U-Haul - Countering Defense Damage Experts in the Trial of a Severe TBI Case."2008
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-Chairman presenting "Cross Examination."2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, “Telling the Story - Strategies for Proving Damages”“Traumatic Brain Injuries, The Incredible Journey”2007
Handling the Traumatic Brain InjuryProgram Chair presenting "Ethics: Malpractice Alert - Ethical Considerations in Handling Traumatic Brain Injury Cases."2006
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-Chairman presenting“Being an Effective Expert Witness: The Who, What, Where, Why of Brain Injury Litigation”2006
Spinal Cord Injuries-Brain Injuries“Cross Examination of Defense Medical and Psychological Experts”2005
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-Chairman presenting “Deposing Defense Experts in the Post Concussion Syndrome Case”; “Deposition and Cross Examination for Defense Medical and Psychological Experts”2005
Advanced Settlement Issues"Bad Faith Litigation"2005
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair presenting “Liability and Damages: Preparing the Moderate to Severe Brain Injury Case for Settlement and Trial”2004
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersC-Chairman presenting "Cross Examination of Defense Experts"2004
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-Chariman presenting“Deposition /Cross Examination of Defense Experts in Post Concussion Syndrome Cases”2004
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation2002
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation2000
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation1998
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation1996
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation1994
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury SeminarProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury litigation1992
Handling the Truamatic Brain Injury Case, Seminar Chair & PresenterProgram Chair and presenter of multiple topics in brain injury1990
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-chairman presenting “Update: Defense Tactics in Brain Injury Cases; Trial: How to Present the Testimony of Your Neuropsychologist and Cross Examine Theirs; Video Tape: Its Use for Settlement Purposes and at Trial”1988
Annual National Brain Injury Seminar for Trial LawyersCo-Chairman presenting“Recognizing and Handling the So-Called ‘Minor’ Head Injury Case” and “The Health Care Provider's Role in the Legal System: Medical Records, Deposition and Trial Testimony”1987
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Seminar Chair & PresenterProgram Chair presenting1986 “Head Injury and the New Tort Reform Act - What to Do and What to Expect, Seminar: Medical Legal Aspects of the Head Injury Epidemic”1986
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Seminar Chair & PresenterProgram Chair presenting “Handling Head Injury Cases”1985