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  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    35 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    35 years, 100 cases
  3. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    35 years, 100 cases
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 5%
    35 years, 5 cases
  5. Other: 10%
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  • Patrick A. Trudell

    Todd Gardner is a fellow personal injury lawyer and friend. I have known him for years. Todd is dedicated to justice, and is one of the best trial lawyers in Washington. He has obtained many substantial verdicts in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is at the top of his game which translates to being able to try a personal injury case at the highest level.


    Patrick Trudell Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4512 Talbot Rd S
Renton, WA, 98055-6216


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
500 Leading Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Best Lawyers of AmericaN/A2007
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2007
Best Lawyers of AmericaN/A2006
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2006
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2006
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2005
Best Lawyers of AmericaN/A2005
Best Lawyers of AmericaN/A2004
Best Lawyers of AmericaN/A2004
Trial Lawyer of the YearN/A2004
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2003
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2003
Super Lawyer--Top 100N/A2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2001
Super LawyerN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSwansonGardner PLLC1982 - Present
AssociateKargianis and Austin1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial Lawyers (Top 1%)Fellow2002 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Top 5%)Advocate2000 - Present
Damage Attorney's Roundtable (1 of 25 members)Member1997 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
AAJ Trial MagazineTurning Points in Trial2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctorate, with Honors1980
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pretrial PracticeDeposing Defense Experts2007
Auto Accident LitigationHow to Turn a Simple Auto Accident Into a $300,000 Verdict2007
Masters in TrialDirect Examination of a Physician2006