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Michael E Withey

Michael E Withey

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Constitutional, Class Action, Civil Rights

About Me

Throughout my 38 years of courtroom experience, I have taken on a number of important cases against corporate giants. There is no case too big, and I am not afraid to take on even the most challenging lawsuits. I use my experience to develop creative trial strategies that allow my clients to take on powerful defendants in the court room.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Car Accidents: 15%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Civil Rights: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($400/hour), Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Patrick A. Trudell

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike Withey is a talented, creative lawyer dedicated to the pursuit of justice. He takes and wins difficult cases often involving the violation of civil rights that other lawyers would decline. He is an experienced trial lawyer in both state and federal court. He knows when to try a case and when to settle a case. He is well respected in the legal community. Mike is a credit to the legal profession.


    Patrick Trudell Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

601 Union St Ste 4200
Seattle, WA, 98101-4036

601 Union St Ste 4200
Seattle, WA, 98101




CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)197205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Champion of JusticePublic Justice2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1999
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1998
Volunteer of the Year AwardAmerican Lung Association1996
Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardWashington State Association for Justice1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael Withey2006 - Present
PartnerStritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio1998 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2005 - 2006
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2004 - 2006
Public Justice FoundationPresident1995 - 1996
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1986 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicySteering CommitteeN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Domingo/Viernes v. Marcos$15.1 Million Jury Verdict
Lummi Nation v. Engineering Firm$4.25 Million Settlement Awarded to Lummi Indian Nation
Smith v. Behr Process Corporation$200 Million Settlement Awarded to Class

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Publication NameTitleDate
University of San Francisco Law ReviewHow a Federal Court May Enjoin State Court Proceedings1971


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Francisco SOLN/AlawN/A
Pomona CollN/AundergraduateN/A