Also known as Bill Coats

William Coats

William Coats

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
Bellingham, WA




No Misconduct



Answers and Advice

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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%-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Above and beyond my expectations

Posted by: Amariah 9 months ago.

I will be forever thankful for Bill and his team, they helped me in a time when I felt completely hopeless and made me feel like I wasn't alone. They'...

Great Lawyer! Really works with and for you!

Posted by: a Car Accident client 11 months ago.

I got into the accident while I was a minor and my family had just moved away (I was a graduated minor) and I was so worried about everything that...
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Showing 2 of 11 peer endorsements

Charles T. Paglialunga
Charles Paglialunga

Seattle, WA

About 7 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

Almost 8 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: 04/13/2015
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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2014 Million Dollar Advocate

Million Dollar Advocates Forum


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2014- present Member

Whatcom County Judicial Evaluation Committee

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Showing 2 of 3 publications

2014 In Defense of Jury Trials

Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter

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

JD Supra Legal News

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

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