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Fred Diamondstone has served individuals and families in personal injury and civil rights cases for 30 years. Our office emphasizes developing personal relationships, effective advocacy, and obtaining justice. We handle injury cases including automobile accidents, railroad accidents, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death and governmental misconduct. Fred has received WSBA's President's Award, WSTLA's Public Justice Award and is listed in Who's Who in American Law.


 


In the fall of 2015, Fred obtained a 7.2 million dollar verdict for a small business in a criminal profiteering case.  The suit was brought against the President of another company who used her access and influence to imrpoper advantage.  The case was tried along with Matthew Metz, co-couunsel, who had asked Fred to bring his trial skills to best serve our client's interests.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Civil Rights: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Erik J Heipt

    I cannot say enough about Fred Diamondstone. He has a passion for fighting injustice and an impeccable reputation in the civil rights community. He is not afraid to go to trial and has the skills and experience to go toe-to-toe with anyone, including the government.

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  • Michael Charles Kahrs

    I endorse Fred because he is compassionate, thorough and dedicated to his clients and his craft. I strongly recommend him as an attorney.

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Contact info

Fred Diamondstone

1218 Third Ave.
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101

Fred Diamondstone

1218 Third Ave., Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197601/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
President's AwardWashington State Bar Association1999
Public Justice AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AFred Diamondstone1995 - Present
N/AGroshong & Thornton1993 - 1995
AttorneyFred Diamondstone1977 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Superior CourtArbitrator1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
ACLUMember1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plemmons v. Pierce County, 134 Wn. App. 449, 140 P.3d 601 (2006)Class Action setttlement on behalf of plaintiffs
Wharf v. Burlington Northern, 60 F.3rd 631 (9th Cir. 1995)substantial 6 figure settlement after 90K verdict
Chambers-Castanes v. King County, 100 Wn.2d 275, 669 P.2d 451, 39 A.L.R. 4th 671favorable settlement, after appeal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA News"The WSBA Fee Arbitration Program"2001
Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers"Rethinking the Empty Chair Problem/Opportunity"2000
Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers"Civil Rights: A look at the Supreme Court's 1999 Term"1999
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersCivil Rights Redux, Dancing Angels in America1997
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of CaliforniaN/AA.B.1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Police LiabilityInvestigation of Police Conduct Cases2011
Police Liability in WashingtonDiscovering Plaintiff's Case & Municipal Liability2009
Not Above the LawPublic Duty Doctrine2006
Police Misconduct LitigationProbable Cause2005
WELA Annual ConferenceDamages in Employment Cases After Tegman2004
Trial Skills in the Courtroom - Advocating for Your Client in the Mid-Value Auto Collision CaseClosing Argument2003
DamagesDamage Considerations in Civil Rights Cases2002
Taking the Government to CourtGovernmental Claim Filing Requirements2000
Ethics SeminarEthical Issues and Minor Settlements1999
Seventh Annual Northwest ADR ConferenceMediation1998