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About Me

George Kargianis founded the Kargianis Law Firm with the core belief that every person has a right to pursue justice in America, and that companies and individuals that commit injurious wrongdoing should be held accountable for their actions.

Today, the George Kargianis remains true to these founding principles. Over the years, we have provided expert legal services as have distinguished our firm, and have helped our clients find hope amidst tragic circumstances.


Languages Spoken: Greek

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    58 years, 500 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    58 years, 500 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    58 years, 500 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    58 years, 500 cases
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    58 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Gordon Charles Webb

    I endorse this lawyer. George Kargianis is an outstanding trial attorney. He is very experienced and gets wonderful results for his clients. He is one of the leading legal minds in the Seattle legal community.


    Gordon Webb Admiralty & Maritime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

701 5th Ave Ste 4760
Seattle, WA, 98104-7035



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2007
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Top 40 Super Lawyers - Personal InjuryN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2006
Top 40 Super Lawyers - Personal InjuryN/A2005
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2005
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2004
Top 40 Super Lawyers - Personal InjuryN/A2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2004
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2003
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2003
Top 40 Super Lawyers - Personal InjuryN/A2003
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2002
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2002
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2002
Bellevue Man of the YearBellevue Chamber Group1985
Special Award of HonorN/A1984
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1982
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Solo PractitionerLaw Offices of George Kargianis2000 - Present
Senior PartnerKargianis Werner1995 - 2000
Senior PartnerKargianis, Watkins, Marler & Osborn1985 - 1995
Senior PartnerKargianis, Austin & Ericson1980 - 1985
PartnerRutherford, Kargianis & Austin1977 - 1980
PartnerRutherford, Kargianis & Shinn1961 - 1977
AssociateRutheford, Johnson & Shinn1960 - 1961
Chief Legal Examiner (Administrative Law Judge)Washington Utilities & Transportation Comission1958 - 1960
Legal ExaminerWashington Utilities & Transportation Commission1956 - 1958
AssociateElvedige, Watt, Vevlin & Tool1954 - 1956
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Transportation ComissionFormer Comissioner1999 - 2004
International Society of BarristersMember1997 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1986 - Present
Professional organizations and associationsN/A1985 - Present
Damage Attorney Round TablePresident1983 - Present
Washington Utilities and Transportation ComissionFormer Chief Examiner (Administrative Law Judge)1958 - 1960
Washington State Bar AssociationFormer Governor; Current member and lecturer1953 - Present
Association of Trial Lawers of AmericaMember and lecturerN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember and lecturerN/A
I-405 Executive CommitteeFormer ChairmanN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownThe hidden costs of light rail across the I-90 bridge2007
King County Bar BulletinProfile of George Kargianis1996
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1953
Grays Harbor CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DART ConventionBalance of Powers2006
DART ConventionJury Trials2005
DART ConventionSeminar2002
CLEClosing the Drama - Closing statements at trial2000