Michael practices in the areas of personal injury - including car accidents, traumatic brain injury cases, slip and falls, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents among others. He has represnted clients through trial, mediation, and arbitration; and recently convinced the Washington Court of Appeals to uphold a $5 million judgment in his client's favor (including recovery of all attorneys fees and costs).
In addition, Michael practices employment law - representing people who have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against.
He is involved in several political activities, having served as campaign coordinator in multiple statewide campaigns, and raised over a million dollars in direct mail fundraising for a Washington state gubernatorial campaign.
Michael is a member of the Tyee Club and a season ticket holder for the University of Washington football team.
Languages Spoken: English, German
Licensed since 2004
Michael is one of the more impressive attorneys I've ever met. His ability to remember obscure details and recall them at just the right time is truly unique. Recall aside, I've always found his analytical and strategic thinking to be unmatched in the profession. He will successfully resolve issues for you as he always does for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney.
Mark Derricott Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||SuperLawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Presidential Law Scholar||N/A||2004|
|Moot Court Board||N/A||2004|
|Magna Cum Laude||N/A||2004|
|National Competitor ATLA Mock Trial||American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)||2003|
|Partner||Emerald Law Group PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Stanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Floyd & Pflueger, P.S.||2004 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2010 - Present|
|Puget Sound Federalist Society||Executive Committee||2007 - 2008|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Washington||Tyee Club Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Recent Jury Trial Victory||Jury Verdict For the Plaintiff|
|Six Figure Settlement for Injured Child||Six Figure Settlement|
|Jury Trial Victory Over Insurance Company||Unanimous Jury Award For My Clients|
|Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce||"Watch what you 'agree' to in fine print"||2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Washington||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|