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Scott is an Associate Attorney for the Seattle office of Graham Lundberg Peschel. He received his Juris Doctor in May 1994 from the University of Oregon. At U of O he was in the top 15% of his class while working as a full-time intern for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

Before law school, Scott worked as a paralegal.  After law school, he worked as a Public Defender in Seattle. He represented clients on charges as varied as Robbery in the First Degree, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Complex Fraud cases, and Drug Charges. He has tried over one hundred cases, including a jury trial on a charge of Murder in the First Degree.

In 2000, Scott began working as a senior staff attorney at an insurance defense firm, where he handled cases involving automobile accidents, product liability defects, premises liability claims, defamation claims and commercial litigation. He was named a 2005 Washington Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics.

In May 2005, Scott started his own firm, specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. His personal injury practice included automobile and motorcycle accidents, trip and fall cases and product liability cases. His criminal defense practice included felonies and misdemeanors, including DUI defense, drug charges, sexual assault charges, and violent felonies.

Scott joined GLP in 2012 with extensive experience in personal injury work, as well as over a decade of hands-on courtroom advocacy.

When he is not at work, Scott likes to play piano and spend time with his family on Vashon Island.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    21 years
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
    21 years
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    21 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sara Maleki

    Scott is a great advocate for his clients. He works tirelessly and fights hard to get his clients the best possible results. It is my pleasure to endorse Scott.


    Sara Maleki Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • James Robert Dixon

    Scott Shawver is an accomplished trial attorney, who has never shied away from taking a tough case to trial when the opposing party acts unreasonably. At the same time, as a former trial attorney for a major insurance company, Scott knows how to present a settlement proposal in the best possible light so as to maximize the likelihood of settlement. I fully endorse this attorney.


    James Dixon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Graham Lundberg Peschel

2601 Fourth Avenue
Floor 6
Seattle, WA, 98121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGraham Lundberg Peschel2012 - Present
OwnerThe Shawver Law Firm2005 - 2012
Senior Staff AttorneyThe Hartford Insurance Company2000 - 2005
Senior Trial AttorneyAssociated Counsel For The Accused1996 - 2000
Staff AttorneyKing County Office Of Prosecuting Attorney1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hit and Run, Negligent Driving in the First Degree, Assault, and ObstructionPleaded to a probation only recommedation
Reckless Driving ChargeCriminal Charge Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Northwestern University School of LawEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law--Beyond the BasicsCriminal Law2009