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About me


I have been practicing personal injury law in Seattle for more than 30 years and have successfully tried, arbitrated, and settled thousands of personal injury cases since 1986, helping clients recover millions of dollars.

The opportunity I have to serve, to help, to counsel people through their challenging times is humbling and satisfying. I love my practice and serving my clients and to make their lives better.

I’m also committed to mentoring a new generation of lawyers, and I’m proud of my work with Seattle University School of Law’s Solo and Low Bono Incubator Program and regularly speak about how to get a build a successful practice.





Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 19%
  2. Brain Injury: 19%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 19%
  4. Trucking Accident: 19%
  5. Other: 24%
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Contingent (30-40%)

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  • Brian L. Yorke

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Andrew Eugene Cherin

    I can easily endorse Dean as an outstanding attorney. Dean is a competent, professional, and experienced practitioner with a solid reputation in the community. He is also charismatic and caring, and will work relentlessly on behalf of his clients. I would definitely recommend Dean.


    Andrew Cherin Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Dean Standish Perkins & Associates

119 First Ave S. Suite 310
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Litgators in WashingtonAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
National Top 1% attorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of WashingtonNational Academy of Personal Injury AttorneysN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDean Standish Perkins and Associates1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle MemberN/A
Washignton State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hansen v. Friend, 797 P.2d 521 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1990)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE10 Mistakes New Lawyers Make (And Should Avoid)N/A
CLEMarketing 101 for New LawyersN/A