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Lance Eugene Palmer

Lance Eugene Palmer

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accident, Wrongful Death

About Me

Unlike most personal injury lawyers, for over 27 years I've only represented injury victims. I have tried many cases, big and small, and I'm not afraid to go to court to get justice when insurance companies refuse to pay. I have won 7 and 8 figure settlements and verdicts for several clients. Every case is as important to me as it is to each of my clients. Since most lawyers charge the same 33.33% contingent fee, personal injury victims should hire a lawyer with experience and a proven track record.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
    27 years
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    27 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    27 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    27 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    27 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Glen Christopher Hoff

    I endorse this lawyer. Lance is a hard working and persuasive advocate for his clients. I know that he has taken on complex high risk personal injury cases and obtained excellent results for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation.

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    Glen Hoff Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Zachary B Herschensohn

    I endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Zachary Herschensohn Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC

1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4131
Seattle, WA, 98154-1155

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AKActive199408/31/2015
WAActive198807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
2010 Top Lawyers -- for product liabilitySeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law and Politics2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Verdict of the WeekN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Rising StarN/A2001
Super LawyerN/A2001
RegistrantThe National Registry of Who's Who2000
Rising StarN/A2000
Dean's ListN/A1988
AmJur Award for Best Performance in Trial AdvocacyN/A1988
Continuing Achievement ScholarshipN/A1987
RegistrantN/A1987
Dean's ListN/A1987
Dean's ListN/A1986
Scholarship-At-EntryN/A1986
Frederic D. Metzger AwardN/A1986
Corpus Juris Secundum AwardN/A1986
Continuing Achievement ScholarshipN/A1986
AmJur Award for Best Performance in ContractsN/A1986
Finalist, In-House Negotiation CompetitionN/A1986
James R. Slater ScholarshipN/A1985
Dean's List of Honored StudentsN/A1985
Departmental Honors in Politics and GovernmentN/A1985
RegistrantN/A1985
Trustee ScholarshipN/A1985
Farmers Insurance ScholarshipN/A1984
Dean's List of Honored StudentsN/A1984
Dean's List of Honored StudentsN/A1983
President's List of Honored StudentsN/A1981
Most Outstanding Student AwardN/A1981
President's List of Honored StudentsN/A1980
2010Seattle Metropolitan MagazineN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderKraft Palmer Davies, PLLC2005 - Present
Managing ShareholderLevinson Friedman, P.S.1999 - 2005
ShareholderLevinson Friedman Vhugen Duggan & Bland, P.S.1992 - 2005
AssociateLevinson Friedman Vhugen Duggan Bland & Horowitz, P.S.1988 - 1991
Legal InternSmall Snell Winther Logue & Weiss, P.S.1986 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Public JusticeMember2007 - Present
PPA MDL 1407, United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonMember, Common Benefit Fee and Cost Committee2004 - Present
Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board of GovernorsMember2002 - 2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEditor-In-Chief, Trial News2002 - 2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Board of Governors2002 - 2003
PPA MDL 1407, United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonPlaintiffs' Liaison Counsel2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Torts and Insurance Practice Section Committee2001 - 2003
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Explorer West Middle School Board of TrusteesPresident1999 - 2001
Explorer West Middle School Board of TrusteesMember1998 - 1999
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
State of Alaska Bar AssociationMember, Admitted to Practice1994 - Present
United States District Court, District of AlaskaAdmitted to Practice1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Legislative Steering Committee1994 - 1994
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Court Rules and Procedures Committee1993 - 1994
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Legislative Steering Committee1993 - 1994
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember, Trial News Editorial Board1992 - 2001
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Public Relations Committee1992 - 1992
Federal Bar AssociationMember1988 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Admitted to Practice1988 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
Seattle King County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
University of Puget Sound School of Law ReviewAssociate Editor1986 - 1988

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Rick L. Larsen v. Farmers Insurance Company, 80 Wn. App. 259; 909 P.2d 935 (1996)I won this appeal for my client.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersLandlord 'Falls Hard' When King County Jury Says It Should Have Prevented Its Tenant's 107 Foot Plunge Down Elevator Shaft2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersAn Open Letter to Ronald R. Ward, WSBA President-Elect, 2003-20042003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersTelevisions and Trials: Rein In The Charioteers Of Today's Crass Circus Maximus2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersThe Lie of Frivolous Lawsuits Has Become The Truth2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersThere Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing When It Comes to Communication2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersTrial Lawyers Can't "Just Say 'No'" to Tort Reform2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWhat To Do If You Are Elected Managing Partner While On Vacation2003
Workers First WatchIn Troubled Times Lawyers Need to Stand Up and Be Counted2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWarning: Do Not Read This Editorial If You Cannot Handle Dissent2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersPharmaceutical Product Liability Actions Consolidated in Seattle for Pre-Trial Coordination2002
Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers'Tis The Season For Trial Lawyers To Remember Loss of Consortium Claimants2002
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersEditor-In-Chief Calls for Reform of Local Rules2002
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersMixed Maritime, Product Liability and Medical Negligence Claims Favorably Resolved for Quadriplegic Fisherman1999
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersSettlement is Reached for Woman Who was Severely Burned After Cotton Nightgown Engulfed Her in Flames1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersAfrican American Salesman Proves Case of Racial Harassment at J.C. Penney1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersTwo Drownings On Church Rafting Trip May Lead To New Safety Regulations1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersPlaintiff Lawyer's Challenge Becomes Allstate's Nightmare1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersJudge Orders Spoliation Trial After Honda's Defense Verdict1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersVideotape of Drunken Patron Attacking Innocent Bystander Leads to Substantial Verdict Against Keg Restaurant Chain in Over-Serving Lawsuit1995
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersJury Finds Radio Stations Wrongly Discriminated Against Employee With Manic-Depressive Disorder1995
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersOverdose of Medication Results in Large Verdict for Death of Baby1995
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWe Have All Been There Before: Will 1995 Eclipse 1986 as the Year of Tort Reform?1995
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersMarket Surveys and Video Brochures are Effective Tools for Trial Lawyers1995
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersStrict Liability and the Tort Reform Act of 1981: What Goes Around Comes Around1990
University of Puget Sound Law Review"Curing Washington's Occupational Disease Statute": Dennis v. Dept. of Labor & Industries, 11 University of Puget Sound School of Law Review1988

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude1988
University of Puget SoundPolitics and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude1985
Centralia CollegeSocial ScienceA.A., Highest Honors1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Premises Liability in WashingtonPremises Liability of Elevator and Escalator Owners/Operators2014
Premises Liability in Washington CLEInvestigation,Discovery and Trial of a Premises Case2006
Premises Liability in Washington CLEPremises Liability of Elevator Owners/Operators2005
PPA MDL Settlement TrendsStatistical Analysis of PPA MDL Settlement Trends2005
Mealey's PPA Litigation ConferencePPA MDL: Recent rulings, Status and Life Expectancy2005
Environmental, Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Committes' 1st Joint CLE SeminarThe Keys to Successfully Finalizing Multi-District Litigation2004
Preparing and Trying Your PPA Cases with the MDL 1407 Trial PackageMDL Status: Remand, Mediation, Assessment2003
Preparing and Trying Your PPA Cases with the MDL 1407 Trial PackageMDL Status: Remand, Mediation, Assessment2003
Luvera Seminar, Annual Convention CLEThe Phenylpropanolamine MDL: Lawyers Flock to Seattle, Where Hundreds of Pharmaceutical Product Liability Actions Are Consolidated for Federal Pre-Trial Coordination2002
Subrogation: Disaster Avoidance Strategies and Reducing the Payback CLEAttorney Fees: Practical Suggestions for Getting Paid2001
Luvera Seminar, Annual Convention CLEDiet Pill Litigation: Fen-Phen and Redux1999
Trial Lawyer CLEExclusions for P.I.P and Other Weapons Claimed By Medical Insurers and H.M.O.'s: When to Hold Your Ground1994
Subrogation CLESubrogation: Who Else Gets a Piece of the Pie1994
Workers' Compensation in Washington CLEEtiquette and the Bottom Line: How Courtesy Will Save You Time and (Make) Money1992
Admiralty/Maritime Law CLEMaintenance, Cure and Unearned Wages1992
Workers' Compensation in Washington CLEUpdate on Recent Legislative and Judicial Changes to the Industrial Insurance Act1991