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Seattle Attorney Jason Amala has devoted his law practice to representing individuals and businesses who have been victimized by others. His clients and cases span a diverse range, from pro bono representation of elderly tenants, to representing employees and consumers injured by defective products, to numerous multi-million dollar settlements for victims of childhood sexual abuse.  Jason primarily practices in state and federal trial court, but has also obtained favorable decisions from the Washington Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Washington.

Jason was raised in Salem, Oregon, but moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Honors College. After graduating with distinction, Jason enrolled in the Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated second in his class, earned top honors in ten of his law school courses, received the Faculty Scholar Award at graduation, and was twice elected president of the student body.

Although Jason tries to make the world a better place through his legal practice, he also gives back to the community through different charitable organizations.  He has been a Board member of the Just Cauz Foundation since 2005, a non-profit that raises money for charities who focus on children, and he and his wife, Tamara, recently began volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  In their remaining time, Jason and Tamara can be found camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 70%
    9 years
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 15%
    9 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    9 years



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  • Alex French

    Jason has a proven track record of achieving outstanding results for his clients.


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  • Thomas Baisch

    Jason is an outstanding attorney and his firm is the top firm in Seattle to represent abuse victims.


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Contact info

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC

403 Columbia St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Order of the BarristersSeattle University School of Law2005
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardsCALI2003
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardsCALI2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC2009 - Present
Senior AssociateGordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Pro Bono CommitteeCo-Chair2006 - 2009
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KMM v. CRISTA MinistriesSettled
R.E., C.G. R.S. et al., v. Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle and Congregation of Christian BrothersSettled for $16 million
B.B. v. Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle and Congregation of Christian BrothersSettled for $1.1 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle University Law ReviewSurvey of Washington Search and Seizure Law: 1998 Update2005
Seattle University Law ReviewComment: An Exceptional Case: How Washington Should Amend Its Procedure for Imposing an Exceptional Sentence in Response to Blakely v. Washington2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonSociety and JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE: Mold, Mildew & MoistureMold Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective2007