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Benjamin Franklin Barcus

Benjamin Franklin Barcus

also known as Ben F. Barcus

About me

Ben F. Barcus is a trial lawyer whose firm emphasizes plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights and insurance matters. He has enjoyed both trial and appellate success. His is listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, enjoys the highest peer-reviewed rating - AV, and has been named a "Super Lawyer."


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 48%
    29 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    29 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    29 years
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    29 years
  5. Civil Rights: 2%
    29 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Kennedy Barrett

    Ben Barcus is a well known and well respected lawyer and litigator in our community. I have come to know him over the last two years and I highy endorse him as an attorney.


    David Barrett Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Ben F. Barcus & Associates, PLLC

4303 Ruston Way

Tacoma, WA, 98402-5313


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Pre-eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Bar Register of Pre-emiment AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
AV Rating -- Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
AV Rating -- Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Pre-emiment AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Rating -- Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Bar Register of Pre-emiment AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Rating - Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Lifetime MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rating - Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rating - Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
Life-time MembershipN/A2005
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
AV Rating - Peer ReviewedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Who's Who in American LawN/A1995
Who's Who in American LawN/A1994
Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in AmericaWho's Who in Emerging Leaders in America - Marquis1993
Who's Who in the WorldN/A1993
Who's Who in the WestN/A1992
ArbitratorPierce County Superior Court1991
Who's Who in the WorldN/A1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Firm OwnerThe Law Offices of Ben F. Barcus & Associates, PLLC1989 - Present
Attorney at LawTalbot, Orlandini, Waldron & Hemmen1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Multi-milion Dollar Advocates ForumMember2007 - Present
Bar Register of Pre-Eminent LawyersMember2005 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumLife-time Member2005 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember2003 - Present
N/AMember1989 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1989 - Present
N/AMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
N/AMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law ReportsHarris v. Drake2004
Washington Law ReportsGreene v. Young2002
Washington Law ReportsDayton v. Farmers1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AGraduate2009
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voir Dire EssentialsKeeping Voir Dire Fair2010
WSAJ Annual ConventionDemonstration of a Plaintiff's Direct Examination2008
The Defense Medical Exam"Leveling The Playing Field: Harris v. Drake"2005
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association - Annual ConventionTrial Practice -- Harris v. Drake; PIP insurance issues2005
Insurance Law Seminar - WSTLA"The PIP Genie Goes Back In The Bottle: Harris v. Drake"2005
The Nuts & Bolts of Trial"Closing Statement: Persuading Without Lecturing"2002
School and Recreation Law"Discovery Battles in Child Injury Cases. Successful Mediation Strategies Against Government Owner/Operators"1993