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Paul Bruce Apple

Paul Bruce Apple

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Litigation, Wills & Living Wills, Probate

About Me

Paul Apple: Associate Attorney


Paul B. Apple is a senior litigation attorney, predominantly handling personal injury and wrongful death claims. His current accomplishments include being an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice, being selected as a member of the  Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more, winning an appeal in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and serving a number of times as an arbitrator for Pierce County and King County Superior Court Cases. Mr. Apple has successfully represented numerous clients on cases involving, wrongful death, serious personal injury, premise liability, and general aviation accidents.A sample of cases handled by Mr. Apple includes:


 -Serving as lead counsel in wrongful death case of Lee, v. WA Dept. of Corrections(2011) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in $1.1 million dollar settlement for clients.

-Serving as lead appellate counsel drafted and orally argued prevailing brief published in the case of Kim v. Pham, 95 Wn.App. 439, 975 P.2d 544 (Div. 1 1999), (review denied) 139 Wn.2d 1009, 994 P.2d 844 (1999).

-Serving as lead counsel in general aviation accident case of No v. Schweizer Aircraft Corp. et al. (2004) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in settlement of over one half of a million dollars.

Mr. Apple is originally from Waukegan, Illinois and has lived in Seattle since 1992. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, in 1992, graduating 43 of 136 in his class. Mr. Apple also served in the United States Army Reserve as a commissioned officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps as Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel at Courts Martial. He is also a veteran of the Iraq War, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and also Operation Enduring Freedom.  Outside of the office Mr. Apple skis, hikes, snow shoes, climbs, bicycles, and enjoys camping. He is proud to have climbed Mt. Rainier and slept on the summit. Mr. Apple also enjoys traveling, writing and touring museums and art galleries. top of page


Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Car Accidents: 45%
    23 years, 1.08 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    23 years, 1.08 thousand cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    23 years, 350 cases
  4. Probate: 15%
    23 years, 10 cases



Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Steven D. Weier

    I worked with Paul from 1995 - 1997, and we have shared a number of cases since then. Paul is a skilled and accomplished lawyer. I can always trust Paul to be ehical, competent and diligent. He is also an extraordinary advocate for his clients.


    Steven Weier Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS

331 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA, 98188

Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS

1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite #600
Tacoma, WA




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Department of Defense2012
Joint Service Commendation MedalUnited States Department of Defense2006
Army Commendation MedalUnited States Department of the Army2006
The Iraq Campagain MedalUnited States Department of Defense2006
Army Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf ClusterUnited States Department of the Army2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS2015 - Present
Judge AdvocateUnited States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps.2002 - 2012
Litigation AttorneyBuckley & Associates PS INC1992 - 2015
N/AFoster & Harmon, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2002 - 2007
United States Army Reserve JAG CorpsReserve Officer2002 - 2006
King County Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2000
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Admitted to Practice1992 - 2007
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1992 - 2013
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1992 - 1997
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lee et al, v. Wa DOC (2011)1.1 Million dollar settlement
Kim v. Phamprevailed on appeal
No v. Schweizer Aircraftsettled over $500,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Northwestern UniversitySpeechBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A