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James E. Banks

James E. Banks

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Insurance, Brain Injury, Birth Injury, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident

About Me

James Banks is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and has been admitted to argue before the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington.  He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the state’s premier organization of personal injury attorneys, and he was chosen as a 2012 Super Lawyers "Rising Star."


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Insurance: 15%
  4. Trucking Accident: 5%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Bernard Law Group, PLLC

900 Aurora Avenue S.
Suite 100
Seattle, WA, 98109




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyBernard Law Group, PLLC2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyBishop Legal2011 - 2013
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent2009 - 2011
Legal ExternSeattle City Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Legal Intern/Constituent RelationsKing County Council2008 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationTrial Advocacy Program Co-Chair2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Prater v. AndersonPrevailed at King County Arbitration
Clem v. DhillonKing County MAR Judgment & Award of Damages
Dye v. FisherKing County MAR Judgment & Award of Damages

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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)The Summation by Moe Levine2012
Washington State Bar AssociationPutting the "Personal" Back in "Personal Injury Lawyer"2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Bob Dawson's Trial WorkshopJury TrialsUnknown2012
Steve Fury's Trial Skills CourseJury TrialsUnknown2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeClosing ArgumentCertificate2010
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Washington -SeattlePolitical Science/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Trial Advocacy Program CommitteeModerator2013