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Paul Bruce Apple

also known as Paul B. Apple, Paul Apple

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Car Accidents, Probate, Litigation

About Me

Paul B. Apple is an experienced and highly effective attorney, skilled in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims at trial. 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 et.al., 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

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Languages Spoken: Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 65%
    23 years, 350 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    23 years, 1.9 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    23 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

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

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Thomas Alexander Campbell

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul and I represented two separate plaintiffs in a case. Paul is diligent, thorough and gets results.

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    Thomas Campbell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph A Hamell

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joseph Hamell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS

331 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA, 98188

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199207/05/2015
ORInactive200208/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Department of Defense2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
The Iraq Campagain MedalUnited States Department of Defense2006
Army Commendation MedalUnited States Department of the Army2006
Joint Service Commendation MedalUnited States Department of Defense2006
Army Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf ClusterUnited States Department of the Army2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS2015 - Present
ASG-Qatar Command Judge AdvocateUnited States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps2012 - 2013
JAGUnited States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps2002 - 2012
AttorneyBuckley & Associates PS INC1992 - 2015
Legal InternFoster & Harmon, Attorneys at Law1990 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Oregon State BarMember2002 - 2007
United States Army Reserve JAG CorpsMajor, USAR2002 - 2013
King County Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2000
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Admitted to Practice1992 - 2007
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1992 - 2015
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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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationDepartment of Corrections Settles Philadelphia Cheese Steak Restaurant Murder2012
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Manufacturer on the Hook For Causing Glider Plane Crash2004
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).Washington Appellate Reports1999

Education

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

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
USAR Unit Soldier Readiness Training EventThe Posse Comitatus Act2014
USAR Unit Soldier Readiness Training EventStanding Rules on the Use of Force2013