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Karl Erik Malling

Karl Erik Malling

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    38 years, 300 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    33 years, 20 cases
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 10%
    13 years, 5 cases



Contingent (34-50%)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

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    Karl is an excellent lawyer. He is compassionate with clients, even when communicating real truths they need to understand when going to trial. Karl knows how to prepare both the client and co-counsel by helping both clarify the story of the case. I have had a lot of fun and success working with Karl on cases.


    Brandon Casey Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Michael Veillon

    Karl Malling is one of the preeminent trial attorneys in Washington. He takes the time to understand his injured client's unique experience and authentically present their claims to juries. He will not back down from an insurer and will take a case to trial - and does so frequently - to ensure his clients receive true justice for the impact of their injuries on their quality of life. He has an impeccable reputation in the legal community. I highly endorse Mr. Malling for his client service and legal acumen.


    Paul Veillon Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Karl E. Malling, PS

1860 N.W. 195th Street
Richmond Beach, WA, 98177-2822




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
General Maurice Hirsch AwardTulane Law School1976

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing LawyerKarl E. Malling, P.S.1978 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTeaching staff2010 - Present
Trial Advocacy Skills ClassTeacher Staff2008 - Present
F - Warrior BoardMember - Secretary2005 - Present
Lake Union Civic OrchestraMember - Legal Advisor1999 - 2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember and Committee Member1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Xuan Nguyen v. Allstate Insurance CompanyPlaintiff beat Allstate on all theories.
Beverly v. AllstateVerdict for Plaintiff over 9 times the offer
Firefighter v. Fire DistrictUnanimous Verdict for the Fire Fighter.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Auto Cases - Be PreparedFormulating Jury Instructions; Where Rubber Meets the Road2011
Washington State Association for Justice - The Legal Team SeminarInterrogatories and Requests for Production; What to Answer and What to Object to2010
WSAJ Automobile Accident Litigation DeskbookChapter on Bad Faith2010
WSAJ Automobile Accident Litigation DeskbookChapter on Insurance Fair Conduct Act2010
Ugandan Law SocietyExaminations in Chief2010
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Reciprocity CLELegal and Equitable Remedies2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's CollegeLitigationGraduate2005
Tulane Law SchoolPersonal Injury & Maritime LawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Indiana UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Finding and Telling the StoryFinding the Story Through Sociometrics2011
Evidence and Objection Skills TrainingImpeachment at Trial2011
Auto Cases - Be PreparedFormulating Jury Instructions2011
WSAJ 2010 Auto Cases SeminarInsurance Fair Conduct Act2010
Washington State Association for Justice: 32nd Annual Insurance Law SeminarTrying Insurance Fair Conduct Act Cases2010
Washington State Association for Justice Seminar: The Legal TeamInterrogatories and Requests for Production; What to Answer and What to Object to2010
Ugandan Law Society Seminar - One WeekTrial Advocacy Skills2010
WSTLA Annual ConventionTaking the Case to Verdict2007
Washington Oregon Reciprosity SeminarLegal and Equitable Remedies2003