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Ian S Birk

Ian S Birk

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, Insurance, Litigation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Steven L Shaw

    Ian and I met years ago as we both worked on a professional association committee. Since then, we have collaborated on various legal issues, and last month we teamed up to represent woman at trial who had been injured in a roll-over collision. Ian is impressive in his knowledge of the law, his ability in the courtroom, and his passion for his clients and their cases. There are few lawyers I would endorse as highly as Ian.


    Steven Shaw Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Karen Kathryn Koehler

    Ian's knowledge of insurance law is impressive.


    Karen Koehler Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keller Rohrback Law Offices

1201 Third Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98101-3276




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkWashington State Supreme Court2001 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Bar of the United States Supreme CourtMember2005 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)Supreme Court accepts review in stipulated judgment case2011
Litigation News (Litigation Section of the Washington Bar Association)Should Juries Be Informed of the Consequences of Their Apportionment Decisions?2009
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersHow Structured Settlements Really Work2008
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersReview: “The Trial of the Templars looks at the use of torture in legal proceedings.”2007
Washington Civil Procedure DeskbookChapter 19 2006 Supplement2006
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersReview: “All Deliberate Speed: Carrying the Mandate of Brown v. Board of Education into the Future.”2005
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersAn Introduction to Working with Experts for New Attorneys2005
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersDefeating Allegations of Contributory Fault in Medical Negligence Cases2004
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersBudget Crisis Will Again Be Felt in King County Court System2004
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersSkills Training: Oral Argument from a Clerk’s Point of View2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Washington -SeattleClassicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
How to Handle Your First/Next Motor Vehicle Accident CaseInsurance Law2011
WSAJ's 1st Annual Winter ConferenceUsing Consumer Laws to Better Represent Your Injured Clients2010
Early Years of Litigation PracticeInsurance Bad Faith2009
The Paralegal’s Guide to Proficient Medical Records TranslationPreparation of Medical Records for Litigation2008
Insurance Subrogation FundamentalsSubrogation Basics2008