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Robert A. Zielke puts the full import of his care, concern and service, as well as his skill, training, education, and substantial experience, into all cases in his office and will do the same on your matter.  He truly cares about each and every person whom he represents, taking seriously his role as attorney and counselor at law.  In addition to being a lawyer, Mr. Zielke is a former anesthetist, who graduated at the top of his anesthesia class. The combination of law and a medical background makes Mr. Zielke quite unique among attorneys.


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 50%
    23 years
  2. Administrative Law: 30%
    23 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    23 years



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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Robert handled a very complex estate issue related to a wrongful death claim. I refered my client to him when it was clear I had a conflict. I was very pleased with the result as was the PR of the estate. Robert is an intelligent and practical lawyer.


    Douglas Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

The Zielke Law Firm, P.S.

1411 Fourth Avenue Suite 1010

Seattle, WA, 98101-2228


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at Law and Chairman & CEOThe Zielke Law Firm, P.S.1996 - Present
Attorney at LawSullivan & Golden1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationGovernor1997 - 2001
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman1996 - 1997
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Ethics and BehaviorDoc, There's Something I Have to Tell You: Patient Disclosure to Their Psychotherapist of Unprosecuted Murder and Other Violence2009
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersSecrets In the Exam Room: Sexual Misconduct by Doctors2001
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Automobile DeskbookTrial Preparation: The Trial Brief2000
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association CLE MaterialsEvaluating the Medical Negligence Case1997
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsPharmacist Negligence: An Overview1997
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersVoir Dire in Medical Negligence Cases: The Automobile Connection1997
Professional Negligence Law ReporterExamining Perinatal Asphyxia Cases1995
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersEvaluating Cases of Brain Damage at Birth Due to Perinatal Injury1995
Washington State Trial Lawyers CLE SeminarThe Error in 'Error in Judgment' Instructions1994
Professional Negligence Law Reporter (AAJ)Preparing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Cases1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Wesley Medical Center, School of NursingDiploma of NursingN/A1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chiropractic ComplianceUnderstanding Healthcare Regulatory Compliance2008
Chiropractic ComplianceUnderstanding Healthcare Regulatory Compliance2007
Minor Custodial AccountsManaging Minor Custodial Accounts When Guardianship and Full Trust Are Too Costly2006
Chiropractic ComplianceUnderstanding Healthcare Regulatory Compliance2006
American Association for Medical Transcription, National Annual MeetingMedical Transcription: Legal Ramifications of Inaccurate Reporting2003
McKinley & Irvin Law FirmEffective Discovery: Winning Litigation Strategies2002
Washington State Medical Transcription Association, Annual MeetingMedical Transcription: Legal Ramifications of Inaccurate Reporting2002
Puget Sound Medical Transcription AssociationMedical Transcription: Legal Ramifications of Inaccurate Reporting2002
Everett Community CollegeEthical Issues in Law and Medicine2002
Everett Community CollegeThe Ethical Basis of Law2001
Washington State Medical Transcriptionist AssociationMedical Transcription: Legal Ramifications of Inaccurate Reporting2001
Everett Community CollegeMedical Transcription: Legal Ramifications of Inaccurate Reporting2001
Everett Community CollegeEthical Dilemmas in Law and Medicine2001
WSTLA Seminar, Medical Negligence:Evaluating Medical Negligence: The Initial Intake1997
Minneola High SchoolSet Your Sights1997
Snohomish County Attorney RoundtableRecognizing and Evaluating Medical Negligence Actions1997
Golden “K” Kiwanis ClubCrisis in the Courtroom: The Medical Negligence Myth1996
United Cerebral Palsy Association of King and Snohomish CountiesA Vision of Empowerment1996
The Luvera SeminarThe Error in the “Error in Judgment” Instruction1994
University of Oregon School of LawInformed Consent1990