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At DawsonBrown we limit our practice to a very few clients at any one time. These are people whose lives have been shattered by the carelessness of others. We spare no effort, no expense, and accept no compromise in our effort to give them the professional excellence they need and deserve. Our clients are our friends – now and forever.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 25%
    25 years
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
    25 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    25 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    25 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lee Stewart Thomas

    Peter is a warrior for justice and he refuses to accept "good enough." It is truly rare to see someone so seamlessly weave erudition with compassion.


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  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Peter. He is skilled and experienced in this area of the law. Peter is committed to his clients and dedicated to providing the very best legal representation.


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Contact info

1000 2nd Ave Ste 1420
Seattle, WA, 98104-1033


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
2010 Seattle Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV "Preeminent" RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Vice PresidentDawsonBrown PS2004 - Present
Trial AttorneyPence & Dawson LLP2001 - 2004
Trial attorneyBlankenship Law Firm2001 - 2001
PresidentLaw Offices of Peter M. Brown, Inc.1975 - 1983
Trial AttorneyLaw offices of R. Jay Engel Inc.1973 - 1975
Trial AttorneyContra County Public Defender1970 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Washington State Attorneys for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember - Inactive currently1970 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zhang v. American Gem SeafoodsVerdict for plaintiff of $3,100,000.00
Heavy Equipment Operator vs. Construction CompanySettlement for $5,000,000.00
Moratti v. Farmers Insurance ExchangeVerdict for $19,886,411.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers College - Spence RanchInvitation only -Advanced Trial PracticeN/A2005
University of Virginia School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1969
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966
University of HeidelbergN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAJ Annual Insurance Law SeminarThe Three Paths to Bad Faith Litigation2012
WSAJ Annual Insurance Law SeminarBad Faith and Covenant Judgments2010