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Thomas Klusmeyer

Thomas Klusmeyer

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Defective and Dangerous Products… more 

Thomas Klusmeyer

About Me

Tom is a Trial Attorney for the South Sound offices of Graham Lundberg Peschel. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in 1981, and for the next 20 years he worked in the insurance industry defending personal injury claims caused by automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, product liability and professional negligence.  During that time, Tom tried approximately 100 jury trials in just about every county throughout Western Washington. 


In 2004, he began solely representing persons injured by the negligence of others. Since 2004, Tom has resolved hundreds of personal injury claims through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial. He partially credits this to his years on the other side of the fence, and his ability to know what strategies the defense uses and how they assess the case.


When he is not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his grown children and first grand child. He also enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, and hiking the many trails of Washington State.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Roger J Ermola

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a highly skilled trial attorney. His skills in the courtroom and mastery of the rules of evidence are unmatched. I am fortunate to work aside him every day in our litigation department.

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    Roger Ermola Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David Kennedy Barrett

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is well known in Washington as a tireless advocate, and a worthy adversary. Tom is a litigator with over 30 years experience to guide him. He's practiced in close to every courtroom in Washington and is well known to his peers.

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    David Barrett
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Graham Lundberg Peschel

1420 South Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198205/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Professional NegligenceCorporate Live Wire2015
Calvin Kaufman AwardWittenberg University1973

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Litigation AttorneyGraham Lundberg & Peschel2013 - Present
AssociateJacobs & Jacobs2004 - 2011
AssociateJensen & Associates1990 - 2004
AssociateFarmer's Insurance Group1986 - 1990
AssociateAlexander & Associates, Attorneys, PC1981 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAttorney and Counselor1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
County Held Liable for Drowned ChildDamages awarded, safety changes made
Semi Highway CrashCase settled for $480,000.00

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati, College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Wittenberg UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2005 Chiropractic SeminarWhat to Expect on Cross Examination2005
Tort Reform in WashingtonDefense Prospective1998