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Frederick P Langer

also known as Fred Langer

About Me

Fred Langer draws on his experience as a registered nurse and board member of the Brain Injury Association of WA to represent clients suffering serious injuries. Fred is one of the very few attorneys who handle long term disability insurance denial cases in state and federal court. Fred is licensed to practice law in both Washington and Oregon. He focuses his practice in the areas of brain injury, long term disability insurance denials, catastrophic personal injury, and insurance bad faith.


Practice Areas


  1. Disability Insurance Denial: 50%
  2. Health Care: 25%
  3. Debilitating Injuries: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Fred. He is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional legal representation. He is experienced and skilled in this area of the law.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Heidi Eckel Alessi

    I have had several cases against Fred, in which he represented Plaintiffs seeking long term disability benefits under employee benefit plans. This is a complex area of the law that is often misunderstood and requires an attorney with diligence and strong analytical skills. I have always been impressed by Fred because he knows the area of the law well and diligently uses his superior knowledge to obtain good results for his clients. I never hesitate to recommend Fred to anyone who needs a disability law attorney.


    Heidi Alessi Employee Benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Nelson Blair Langer Engle, PLLC

12055 - 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98125-6454



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Outstanding Service New Lawyer DivisionBoard of Governors2002
Appreciation of ServiceInterprofessional Committee2001
Outstanding Service New Lawyer DivisionBoard of Governors2001
Appreciation of ServiceInterprofessional Committee2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brain Injury Association of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEagle Member1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Washington State Nurses AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ettel v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America and Costco Wholesale CorporationUnum's Summary Judgment denied-Benefits Reinstated
Suzanne Tupper vs. APCO Worldwide Inc.; Unum Life Insurance Company of AmericanSummary Judgment in favor of Plaintiff
Corsnitz v Aetna Life Insurance CompanySummary Judgement in favor of Plaintiff
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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersInsurance Commissioner helps to level playing field by banning discretionary clauses2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsNinth Circuit sounds death knell for De Novo Review in ERISA disability cases2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial NewsNow that we have Mahler, what should we do with it?1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawN/A1995
University of UtahNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Health Planning and AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Traumatic Brain Injury SeminarHot to Advocate for Yourself and Your Family2009
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseERISA from Bad to Worst in Brain Injury Cases2008
6th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury ConferenceBrain Injury Advocacy: from Initial Investigation to Insurance Subrogation2008
Seattle ConferenceGetting the Maximum Benefits for your Social Security Clients2007
Long Term Disability DenialAvoiding the Malpractice Traps2007
Employee BenefitsIntroduction to ERISA Litigation2006
Disability TwistsTwists to Your CR35 List2005
Nurses Law DayAdvocacy & The Law2003
Making Your Case In District CourtSharpening The Focus of Demonstrative Evidence in TBI Cases2003
Auto Cases-The Road to SuccessHow to Prevent PIP from Contaminating Your Case1999
Maximizing Your Clients Health Care DollarsCombining PIP & Medical Coverage1998