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Sims is known by his colleagues and clients as an aggressive trial attorney who has litigated a wide variety of claims in state and federal courts, including those involving professional negligence, catastrophic injury, nursing home abuse, product liability, and more. He is at the forefront of the legal field and frequently writes and lectures on trial practice and legal ethics. Sims has cutting-edge knowledge of the law and innovative ways to protect his clients. He works closely with each client to understand their needs and advocate on their behalf. Sims is currently an adjunct faculty member at UW Law School.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Emily Grace Thomas

    I have worked with Sims on several birth injury matters. I am always happy to recommend him to families seeking counsel in medical malpractice cases. In addition to his experience and thorough knowledge of the law and medicine, he truly cares about his clients. He is a zealous advocate, and is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for injured children and their families.


    Emily Thomas Birth Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rando Berry Wick

    Sims does an exceptional job at sorting through the most important issues in a case and keeps a level head throughout litigation, in the long run, greatly assisting his clients in obtaining favorable results.


    Rando Wick Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender

810 Third Ave., Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2004
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2003
Invited MemberNational Order of the Barristers2002
Outstanding AdvocateTYLA Regional Mock Trial Competition2002
FinalistU.W. Law School Mock Trial Competition2001
Finalist U.W. Law School First-Year Appellate Advocacy Competition2000
Diamond-Storing Memorial Prize in American PoliticsKenyon College, Department of Political Science1996
Hoag Sportsmanship AwardKenyon College, Football Team1995
Four Year Letter WinnerKenyon College, Football Team1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and ShareholderSchroeter Goldmark & Bender, PS2015 - Present
Adjunct FacultyUniversity Of Washington School Of Law, Trial Advocacy2012 - Present
AttorneySchroeter Goldmark & Bender, PS2012 - 2015
AttorneyJohnson Flora, PLLC2002 - 2012
Legal ExternThe Honorable Marsha J. Pechman, U.S. Federal District Court Judge2001 - 2001
ClerkJohnson Flora, PLLC2001 - 2002
Advocate & Program Associate,U.S. Public Interest Research Group1997 - 1999
Canvass DirectorThe Fund for Public Interest Research1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA, Character and Fitness BoardMember, Vice Chair (2013-2014)2012 - Present
WSBA Professionalism CommitteeMember, Chair (2010-2011)2007 - 2012
WSBA Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection CommitteeMember, Chair (2008-2009)2004 - 2012
WSBA Electronic Communications CommitteMember2004 - 2005
American Association for Justice (Formerly ATLA)Member2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly WSTLA)Member2003 - Present
GreenLaw, Student Environmental Litigation ProjectBoard Member2002 - 2007
The Center for Environmental Law and PolicyBoard Member2002 - 2007
WSBA Professional Development CommitteMember2002 - 2003
King County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
U.W. Law School Moot Court Honor BoardMember, Committee Chair2000 - 2002
U.W. Law School Pacific Rim Law and Policy JournalExecutive Articles Editor, Editorial Staff2000 - 2002
GreenLaw, Student Environmental Litigation ProjectCo-Founder, Executive Director (1999-2001), Member1999 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
WSAJ Product Liability DeskbookProduct Liability - Successor Liability Book Chapter2014
NWLawyerSunset to Sunrise: A New Dawn in Professionalism2014
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersFight the Good, Clean Fight - Dealing with Bullies, Avoiding Bullying, and Understanding the Impact of Bullying on Diverse Populations2012
Washington State Bar Association Bar NewsProfessionalism: One Lawyer's View2011
WSTLA Trial News, Volume 43, Number 3Daubert and the differential diagnosis: how oily oysters may save your case2007
The Professional Lawyer, 2006 Symposium Issue, American Bar Association, Center for Professional ResponsibilityIrreconcilable Differences: The Duty of Undivided Loyalty Versus the Non-Client Duty of Care, with Mark Johnson2006
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalPhoenix from the Ashes: The 1999 Pacific Salmon Agreement2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Kenyon CollegePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1996
Oxford University, Lady Margaret HallInternational PoliticsStudy Abroad 1995N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAJ Product Liability CLEProduct Liability - Successor Liability2014
WSBA “Law of Lawyering ” ConferenceFees and Our Trust Accounts2013
WSBA Trial Advocacy ProjectAttorney-Client Relationships In Litigation2013
WSBA - Ethical Dilemmas for the Practicing LawyerChair and Moderator2013
WSBA - Solo & Small Practice ConventionDrawing the Line: Setting Boundaries to Preserve the Attorney-Client Relationship2012
WSBA - Best of CLE 2012 Encore of ExcellenceOnline moderator of WSBA live video replay CLE webinar and live speaker (Attorney-Client Relationship)2012
WSAJ – Navigating Ethics in the Third MillenniumCLE Co-Chair and Moderator2012
WSBA - NLE Preadmission SeminarSuccessful Communication Strategies for Professionals2011
UW Law School Professional Responsibility ClassLecture on Professionalism: Where the RPCs Leave Off2011
Sixth Annual Statewide Diversity ConcerenceCivility and Professionalism: A Practitioner's Guide2011
WSBA “Law of Lawyering ” ConferenceEthics in Legal Fees and Billing2010
U.W. Law School Professional Responsibility ClassLecture on Professionalism: Where the RPCs Leave Off2010
2010 Ethics in Civil LitigationOnline moderator of WSBA live video replay CLE webinar2010
The RPCs: a Year Later, Video ReplayOnline moderator of WSBA live video replay CLE webinar2009
Seattle University Law School Professional Responsibility ClassLecture on Professionalism: Where the RPCs Leave Off2009
U.W. Law School Professional Responsibility ClassLecture on Professionalism: Where the RPCs Leave Off2008
Evidence: Strategies for Findeing, Preserving and Using Evidence to Support Your CaseEffective Discovery Techniques: The Evidentiary Perspective2008
Service of Process and Procedural PerfectionService of Process and Government Claims Filing2007
Maintaining Client ConfidencesElectronic Ethics and Internet Malpractice: Confidentiality and Other Concerns2004
WSBA “Law of Lawyering ” ConferenceElectronic Ethics and Internet Malpractice2003