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).