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About me

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  After attending college at the University of Oregon, I returned to Seattle to earn my J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law.  Please visit my website for more professional information.

In my spare time I enjoy Scuba diving in the Northwest and in tropical locations.  I am a certified PADI divemaster with a specialty certification in wreck diving.

I am also a big Mariners and Seahawks fan.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    8 years
  2. Defective Products: 30%
    8 years
  3. Litigation: 30%
    8 years



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Daniel Cutting

    I worked with Andrew several years ago in a personal injury firm. Since leaving that practice area, I refer many of my clients to Andrew for auto accident and premises liability claims. My clients have been very satisfied with his advice and representation and I will continue to refer cases to him in the future.


    Christopher Cutting Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore Kahler

3600 15th Ave W
Ste. 300
Seattle, WA, 98119


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2013
C.Z. Smith Public Service Award--NomineeUniversity of Washington School of Law2009
Magna cum laude graduation honorsUniversity of Oregon2006
Phi Beta Kappa graduation honorsUniversity of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa Chapter2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStritmatter Kessler Whelan2015 - Present
Managing PartnerAckley Law Group, PLLC2011 - 2015
AssociateOsborn Machler2009 - 2011
Legal InternUniversity Of Washington Student Legal Services2008 - 2009
Legal InternStritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
YWA BoardBoard Member2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
Public Justice FoundationMember2014 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, New Member CommitteeMember2011 - 2013
Washington State Association for Justice, Public Affairs CommitteeMember2011 - 2014
MIYFS Foundation BoardBoard Member2010 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Disability Law AlliancePresident2008 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2008 - Present
Pacific Rim Law & Policy JournalDirector of Operations, Board Member2007 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Harris v. King County$10,000,000 settlement
Sexual Assault Case$150,000 settlement
Wrongful DeathPolicy Limits Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Protecting Your Client From Social Media Self-Destruction2013
Medical Malpractice Liability--Emerging Issues.Self-Diagnosing Medical Malpractice: How Japan’s Physician Self-Reporting Procedures Undermine Legal Deterrence and Medical Care2009
Motor Vehicle Accident DeskbookThe Jury Trial chapter--credited for contributions2009
Journal of East Asia and International LawSelf-Diagnosing Medical Malpractice: How Japan’s Physician Self-Reporting Procedures Undermine Legal Deterrence and Medical Care2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of OregonPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Washington School of LawSolo and Small Practice2016
Winning With DiscoveryResisting and Compelling Discovery of Social media2015
What Judges Want You to Know About Social Media in Civil LitigationSocial Media2015
UW Law SchoolSolo and Small Practice2015
UW Law SchoolSolo and Small Practice2014
Anatomy and Physiology 101 for AttorneysMedical Exams in the Legal Process2014
Anatomy and Physiology 101 for AttorneysIMEs and DMEs2014
Western US Regional MeetingCyber-Torts2013
Unemployment Law Project TrainingUnemployment Appeals Hearings2013
Solo and Small PracticeSmall Law Practice2013
Anatomy and Physiology 101 for AttorneysMedicine in Personal Injury2013
UW Student Legal ServicesInsurance claims and tort liability2012
Trial RevolutionDirect Examination (Trial Techniques)2012
The Modern Solo/Small Practice Lawyer: Be Nimble, Be Quick60 Tips for Solo Practitioners2012
Solo, Small, and Mid-Size Firm Career FairCareer Fair2012
Solo & Small Practice ClassPlanning and Running a Small Practice2012
Social Media PanelBenefits of Social Media2012
Social Media Marketing PanelSocial Media Marketing (Moderator and Panelist)2012
Social Media In Personal Injury DiscoverySocial Media In Personal Injury Discovery2012
Law Students and Solo PracticeHanging Your Personal Injury Shingle2012
UW SLSInsurance claims and tort liability2011
UW SLSInsurance claims and tort liability2010
The Power & Pitfalls of Social MediaOnline Social Media2010