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Randolph Ian Gordon

Randolph Ian Gordon

also known as Randy Gordon, Senator Gordon

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Mediation, Arbitration… more 

About Me

Thank you for looking me up. I know that achieving a just outcome for you takes hard work. I am committed to providing honest, responsive, effective, innovative and ethical representation. Please check out my website  for more information on whether I am the right lawyer for you.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Arbitration: 10%
  4. Mediation: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($400-500/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with other lawyers and the experience has not always been enjoyable or mutually productive. Randy's analysis and client compatibility was always right-on. And no greater praise can one offer for co-counsel than this: Randy packs his own weight, and then some. His response to a tough summary judgment motion was masterful, with defense counsel asking afterword how he had developed such a seamless presentation. Defeat of that motion set up the case for settlement, in a matter which would have been a very difficult trial in an extremely conservative county.


    Jay Leipham Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter Lawrence Maier

    I endorse this lawyer. Randy is a fine lawyer. I have known him since law school together. Peter Maier


    Peter Maier Lemon Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Randolph I. Gordon PLLC

1218 3rd Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
"Outstanding" RatingMunicipal League of King County2010
Bronze Crayon AwardFoundation for Early Learning2010
Rookie-of-the-Year, Washington State LegislatureEverett Herald2010
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Silver Tongue AwardTVW2010
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Person of the Year AwardUSA - National Karate-do Federation2008
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarKing County Democrats2005
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Outstanding Faculty AwardSeattle University School of Law2003
Washington Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Outstanding Service AwardWashington Karate Association2001
Professionalism AwardWashington State Association for Justice2001
President's AwardWashington State Bar Association2001
Award of MeritUnited States of America-National Karate-do Association1999
Public Justice AwardWashington State Association for Justice1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member and FounderLaw Offices of Randolph I. Gordon PLLC2013 - Present
MemberGordon Edmunds Grelish PLLC2011 - 2012
State Senator, 41st Legislative DistrictWashington State Senate2010 - 2010
MemberGordon Edmunds Elder PLLC2003 - 2010
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law1999 - Present
PrincipalCasey Gordon Davis PS1983 - 2003
AttorneyRiddell Williams1978 - 1983

Association NamePosition NameDuration
East King County Bar AssociationTrustee, 1989-1994; Vice President, 1994; President, 19951989 - 2007
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors 2001-20031985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - 2006
King County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees, 1996-19991978 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors 2003-20051978 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Birklid v. Boeing, 127 Wn.2d 853, 904 P.2d 278 (1995)Plaintiffs prevail in State Supreme Court (1995); Settled (1998)

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seattle Journal for Social JusticeA Tale of Two Initiatives: Where Propaganda Meets Fact in the Debate Over America's Health Care2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsLies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them by Al Franken and First Among Equals by Kenneth Starr2004
King County Bar BulletinFirst Ascent: Jim Frush and the Untrodden Path2004
UnknownChapters IV [Litigation Techniques and Strategies], VI [Troubleshooting or How to be Prepared for Anything]2003
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsIndian Law: A Classroom Discussion2002
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsAcceptance Speech: President's Award2001
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsProud to be a Lawyer2001
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsThe Deliberate Intention Exception to the Industrial Insurance Act Since Birklid v. Boeing: A Guidebook for Bench and Bar2000
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsThe Lawyer as Hero, A Pride of Lions, a Justice of Lawyers2000
UnknownChapters I [Cyber Discovery], VI [Discovery Abuse]2000
Defining Multiple Chemical SensitivityNo Balm in Gilead: Why Workers; Compensation Fails Workers in a Toxic Age1998
UnknownChapters 1 [Using Direct Examination to Win Your Case], 4 [Putting it All Together to Win Your Case]1998
UnknownThe Blood of the Worker1997
UnknownChapters 2 [Developing the Plan], 3 [The Importance of Effective Communication], 5 [Voir Dire and the Art of Asking the Right Questions], and 7 [Special Tools for Selecting the Right Jury]1996
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsNo Balm in Gilead: An Examination of the Intentional Tort Exclusion to Coverage Under the Industrial Insurance Act in Light of Birklid v. Boeing1996
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsHow Much Justice Can We Afford? The Argument for Mandatory Arbitration1996
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsThe Riddle of Fisons: When is Discovery not Discovery?1996
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsBoeing workers change 73 years of Washington law1996
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsA Modest Proposal for Improvement of the Legal System1993
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsThe Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves and Other Helpful Hints on The Practice of Law1991
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsA Meditation on Mediation1991
UnknownWalt Whitman as a Franciscan Within the Modern Universal Construct1976

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Divorce, Washington StyleEthics Preview, Washington Style2012
Washington State Senate Floor SpeechTortious Conduct/Judgments2010
Guest on "Moral Politics" TV ShowMedical Malpractice Reform2007
What Judges Want You to Know about Washington Family CourtLegal Ethics in Civil Litigation2006
Faculty, NITA TrainingDirect and Cross-Examination Techniques2006
Author's Forum: Seattle Journal for Social JusticeTort Reform Initiatives2006
Guest on "Moral Politics" TV ShowElection Reform2005
Winter Commencement AddressKeynote Speaker2003