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Vernon W. Harkins

Vernon W. Harkins

also known as Vern Harkins

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accident… more 

Vernon Harkins

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About Me

I have been a lawyer since 1976 and a partner with Rush Hannula Harkins & Kyler since 1983. I handle all types of plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases,and in 2007 was rated by Washington Law and Politics as one of the top 40 plaintiff personal injury lawyers in Washington State. I welcome all inquiry calls.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    38 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    33 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    38 years
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    33 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • David Charles Snell

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Contact Info

Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.

4701 S. 19th Street
Suite 300
Tacoma, WA, 98405-1199



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Plaintiff Personal Lawyer in Washington StateN/A2007
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2004
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Plaintiff Personal Injury LawyerN/A2002
Super LawyerN/A2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRush Hannula Harkins & Kyler LLP1980 - Present
Associate AttorneyRichter Wimberley & Ericson1977 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationCourt Rules Committee2006 - 2007
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2002 - 2004
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - 2007
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1999 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1992 - 2000
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - 2007
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1980 - 2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1976 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - 2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga UniversityEnglish-Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJuris Doctor1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial LawyersDiscovery: Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire2001
Annual Year End UpdateYear End Update and Judges Corner1998
Trial Lawyers-Insurance Law SeminarInterfacing UIM Arbitration Clauses with State Statute1997
Trial Lawyers94 Best Seminars-Dram Shop Claims1994
Trial LawyersDram Shop Claims1994
Young LawyersTrial Skills-Opening Statement1993
Trial LawyersUIM and MAR Arbitrations1993
Young LawyersTrial Practice Skills1992
Year End PotpourriWrongful Death Claims1989