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I was elected by my peers as President of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), a 2,300 member plaintiff's lawyer association, for 2009-2010, after serving on the WSTLA/WSAJ Board for 15 years.  As a WSAJ Board Member, I have served as chair of Legislative Affairs, Membership, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and on the Finance and Executive Committees of the Association.  I was also very involved in WSTLA/WSAJ's efforts to defeat both I-330 and R-67, via which big medicine/the insurance industry attempted to take away the rights of injured patients, individuals and families when they are injured by the wrongful or negligent acts of others.  I have been assisting injured people and their families now for more than 20 years. I have successfully handled cases of all sizes and many kinds, including automobile/semi-truck/motorcycle accident, wrongful death, product liability, brain injury, spinal injury, legal and medical malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith and drug liability claims, but emphasize the handling of larger injury cases.  I have regularly been recognized as first, a "Rising Star", and then a "Super Lawyer" by my peers, and, thrice, among the Top 40 personal injury lawyers in the State.  I served as primary editor/6 chapter author of the WSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation Deskbook, a two-volumn deskbook sold to lawyers state-wide which covers the handling of auto cases from start to finish, and also served as co-editor of the WSTLA Pleadings and Motions CD-Rom Handbook in 2004.  In my spare time I enjoy golfing, softball/baseball, fantasy football, hunting and family activities.  I live in North Seattle and handle cases from Tacoma up to Canada.  If you want the person who "wrote the book", give me a call at 206-682-8813 (Seattle) or 425-258-3538(Everett).


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  1. Car Accidents: 70%
    26 years
  2. Insurance: 10%
    26 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 8%
    26 years
  4. Personal Injury: 7%
    26 years
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 5%
    26 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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  • John C Peick

    I endorse this lawyer because he is ethical, smart and experienced. I came to know Brad when we both served on the WSTLA/WSAJ Board, and he is dedicated to his clients and civil justice.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Carter & Fulton PS

3731 Colby Avenue

Everett, WA, 98201-4910

Carter & Fulton, P.S.

605 Thomas Street

Seattle, WA, 98109-5019

3731 Colby Ave
Everett, WA, 98201



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
PresidentWashington State Association for Justice2009
President-Elect, Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationWSTLA2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Top 40" Washington " Super LawyersN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Rising StarN/A2001
Rising StarN/A2000
Rising StarN/A1999
AV RatingN/A1998
ATLA Moot Court FinalistN/A1988
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society1985
Phi Kappa PhiHonor Society1985
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderCarter & Fulton, P.S.2001 - Present
Sole ProprietorFulton Law Offices1999 - 2001
PartnerFulton & Tuttle1993 - 1999
Partner/AssociateSullivan, Golden & Fulton1990 - 1993
AssociateHelsell Fetterman Martin Todd & Hokanson1988 - 1990
Prosecutor-Intern (Rule 9)Seattle City Attorney's Office1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticePresident2009 - 2010
Washington State Association for JusticePresident-Elect2008 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association2nd VP of Legislative Affairs2006 - 2007
Oregon State BarAdmitted2004 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1995 - 2010
United States Supreme Court BarAdmitted1995 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Sigma Chi FraternityMember1982 - Present
American Association of Justice (AAJ)MemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ)MemberN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
WSTLA Pleadings and Motions CD-ROM HandbookCo-Editor and Multiple Forms/Motion Contributor2003
WSTLA Auto Accident Litigation DeskbookPrimary editor and Multiple Chapter Author1999
Washington Lawyers Practice Manual"Plaintiff's Perspective" section of Personal Injury Chapter1996
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersPublished over 40 articles, 1993-PresentN/A
WSTLA Educational SeminarsSpoken at 30+ CLE programs in WA, NM, ID and ORN/A
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersEditor - 2004-2005N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawN/A1988
Washington State UniversityCriminal Justice and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice (Phi Beta Kappa)1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sixth Annual Paris Seminar (Quebec, Canada)"Baseball's Other Black Eye: Spectator Injuries"2005
WSTLA Annual ConventionConvention Co-Chair2004
The Luvera Seminar"Using the Complaint as a Weapon in MAR Cases"2004
2004 Mandatory Training for King County SPR 98.16W Registry"Joint and Several Liability"2004
Trial Skills in the Courtroom""Demonstration and Presentation: Cross-Examination of the Defense Bio-Mechanical Engineer"2003
Nuts and Bolts of PI Practice"Initiating Representation: Opening and Organizing the File"2003
Motions Practice"Motions in Limine"2003
How to Hammer Farmers (and other Allstate Clones)"Combating Ridiculous Defenses" and "Cost Effective Evidence"2003
Professional LiabilitySeminar Co-Chair2002
Oregon Reciprocity Seminar"How to handle an automobile accident case in Washington"2002
Ethics - Triple PlaySeminar Co-Chair2002
Auto CasesWhen PIP Handling Impacts the Underlying Negligence Case2002
Advanced Minors' Settlement Guardian ad litem ProgramSubrogation and Liens2002
Subrogation: Disaster Avoidance"What to do when the First-Party and Third-Party carriers are the same"2001
Depositions"Deposing the Defendant Driver"2001
Auto Cases At Dawn - WSTLA ConventionTime Saving Discovery Tips2001
Subrogation & Liens""Who Else Gets Paid When the Case Settles?"2000
How to Hammer Allstate II"The Allstate Task Force: What WSTLA is doing for you"2000
How to Hammer Allstate"Outside the Courtroom: Making Allstate Accountable for its Abuses"2000
How to Hammer Allstate"The Allstate Task Force"2000
Auto CasesWSTLA Auto Accident Litigation Deskbook2000
WSTLA"After Fisher v. Allstate: Intervention and Participation by the UIM Carrier in the Underlying Third-Party Claim"1999
PIP Claims"PIP (Perpetual Institutionalized Procrastination) Claims: You should get what you pay for"1999
How to Hammer AllstateSeminar Chair and Speaker1999
WSTLA Telephone Conference"Subrogation: After Mahler/Fisher"1998
Lost in the MIST of LIST"Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Managing and Litigating the Exclusively Chiropractic Case"1998
Medicine for LawyersSeminar Chair1997
Cost Effective Litigation"Mandatory Arbitration: Is it Ethical to Hold Back?"1997
Making the Most of What you Got"Law Office Management: Maximizing the Use of Your Time"1996
WSTLA Annual ConventionChair - 1995 Annual Convention - Whistler, B.C.1995
Insurance Law BasicsHandling Insurance Claims Arising from Automobile Collisions: What to do First"1994
WSTLA Legal Educational Seminard"Preemption of State Tort Claims by Federal Law"1992