Over the years Phil has been named a Washington Super Lawyer, placed in the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington, nationally nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year, and received the Washington State Association for Justice President's Award for his work. He is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbell's highest (AV) rating for ethics and ability.
He is experienced in litigating plaintiff personal injury state and federal cases in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, California and Washington. His cases in the product liability field have involved manufacturers in China, FInland, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.
He limits his work to only representing seriously injured victims of defective products, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, maritime negligence, insurance bad faith, and other neglient acts. He has been fortunate to represent many union workers injured in the longshore, railroad and maritime industries.
In the Washington State Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals he represented injured victims in cases creating new law permitting children to recover when parents are seriously injured damaging the parent-child relationship, holding insurance companies accountable to their customers, and protecting railroad workers in employer provided housing.
For many years he participated and chaired the Washington State Bar Association's Court Rules and Procedures Committee formulating many of the rules used in civil litigation and personal injury actions.
He is driven by the belief that each case must be done right because for his client there is no second chance.
Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
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Phil is an outstanding lawyer with a brilliant legal mind. He sees every angle and pursues them relentlessly. He's particularly good at cases involving issues of safety and how a defendant--be it an employer, a product manufacturer, a property owner, or the like--caused there to be an unsafe condition. You can't go wrong seeking out Phil's help and advice!
Lisa Benedetti Litigation Attorney
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I can easily endorse Phil as an outstanding attorney. Phil is a competent, professional, and experienced practitioner with a solid reputation in the community. He is also charismatic and caring, and will work relentlessly on behalf of his clients. I would definitely recommend Phil.
Andrew Cherin Personal Injury Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|President's Award||Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||1992|
|Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year||American Association for Justice||1985|
|Managing Editor Law Review||Gonzaga University School Of Law||1974|
|Partner||Campiche Arnold||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member, Court Congestion and Improvement Committee||1996 - 1998|
|Washington State Bar Association||Chair, WSB Court Rules & Procedures Committee||1994 - 1995|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member, Interprofessional Committee||1990 - 1991|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member Court Rules & Procedures Committee||1989 - 1998|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Second V.P. and Chair Court Rules Committee||1987 - 1992|
|Ueland v Pengo Hydra-Pull Corp, 103 Wn.2d 131 (1984)||The State Supreme Court recognized the right of children to recovery for damage to the patent-child relationship when a parent is injured.|
|Armstrong v Burlington Northern Railroad, 139 F.3d 1277 (9th Cir. 1998)||Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized a new cause of action protecting railroad workers when working away from home and staying in employer paid housing.|
|Hajek v. BNSF, 186 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 1999)||The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the appointment of a Magistrate Judge without proper consent violates Article III of the United States Constitution.|
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|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Bread and Butter: Evidentiary Uses of Medical Records||1995|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Proposed Rule Changes||1993|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Admissions as Evidence||1990|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||N/A||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||1975|
|EVIDENCE||Bread and Butter: Evidentiary Uses of Medical Records||1995|
|CIVIL PROCEDURE: THE RULES AS TOOLS||Proposed Rule Changes||1993|
|BEST SELLERS||Admissions as Evidence||1990|