William Coats

Also known as Bill Coats

William Coats

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer

Bellingham, WA





No Misconduct



Answers and Advice

5 questions answered.

About Me

I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against insurance companies.  Its 1991 and I’m a law student living out-of-state when my mom calls to tell me she’s been burglarized.  She is scared and upset.  Fortunately nothing sentimental is stolen.  I naively tell mom that her homeowners insurance will compensate her for the things that were taken.   It turns out that...

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Practice Areas

Payments & Fees


Contingent (20%-45%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Highly Recommended Lawyer who Cares

Posted by: Adrian over 4 years ago.

I very much appreciated the efficiency and professionalism of Bill Coats as my attorney. He helped me out during a difficult time in my life and...

large settlement won

Posted by: Michelle about 2 years ago.

I had a car accident that resulted in back injury and surgery. In my research to find a good attorney and not knowing which questions to even ask I...
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Showing 2 of 11 peer endorsements

Charles T. Paglialunga
Charles Paglialunga

Seattle, WA

Over 6 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

Bill Coats is an outstanding lawyer. He cares about his clients and works hard to protect their rights. We have worked together on cases and have...
James Andrew Harris
James Harris

Seattle, WA

About 7 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer's work. Bill and I worked on a trial together a few years ago and he's smart, hard working, and honest. A great trial lawyer.
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1994 License Status: Active for the state of Washington.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/03/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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2010 – 2014

Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown


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1994 JD - Juris Doctor, graduated with honors in Law

Tulane University Law School


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2007 Rising Star

Super Lawyers


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2000- present Member

American Association for Justice

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2013 Washington Supreme Court corrects lower court ruling on faulty road design case leading to injury car crash

JD Supra Legal News

1993 Towing the line on damages for purely emotional injuries cognizable under the Jones Act: Plaisance v. Texaco, Inc.

Tulane Maritime Law Journal

Speaking Engagements

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2010 Preparing your client for a deposition

at Electronic Discovery and Live Depositions

2009 Early Years of Litigation Practice

at WSAJ Legal Education Seminars