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Shelly K. Speir obtained her J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law, where she was a research/technical editor for the law review.  After focusing on real estate and land use matters as a solo practitioner for two years, Shelly joined Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Speir, Inc. P.S. in 2000 and began practicing personal injury.  Since that time she has been named a “Super Lawyer—Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.  She has also been named one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington” by Seattle Met Magazine.  She is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, where she is currently serving on the Board of Governors as the Vice-President of Publications.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    16 years



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • John William Ladenburg

    I endorse this lawyer. I have know her for years, a hard worker who gets great results.


    John Ladenburg Car Accidents Attorney
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    I have known Shelly for approximately ten (10) years now. She is a highly respected personal injury attorney and deservedly so. I have practiced personal injury law exclusively for the past 31 years, and have practiced a total of 32 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Shelly, or to refer prospective clients to her if a conflict or other issue prevented me from representing. Thorough, dedicated, extremely bright, aggressive when necessary, and a litigator. All of these fit Shelly. Dave Bufalini


    David Bufalini Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Speir, Inc., P.S.

6602 S. 19th Street W.
Tacoma, WA, 98466-6131


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Top Attorneys in WashingtonSeattle Met Magazine2012
Nominee for Community Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2008
Rising Star--SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Nominee for Jefferson AwardSeattle Post-Intelligencer1997
"Class Act" Environmental Challenge AwardAmway1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderTroup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Speir, Inc., PS2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals)Member2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard Member; Eagle2000 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Puget Sound Law ReviewThe Public Duty Doctrine and Municipal Liability for Negligent Administration of Zoning Codes1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Alaska - AnchorageSecondary Education/EnglishMAT1992
University of UtahBalletOther - Bachelors1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance LawWashington Subrogation Law2015
Continuing Legal EducationDefense Medical Exams2014
Year-End PotpourriUsing Visuals to Tell Your Client's Story2013
Annual ConventionCo-Chair2013
Seattle Legal Staff Section MeetingThe Art of Negotiation2012
Baseball CLEWashington Sports Law2012
WSBA Solo and Small Firm ConferenceNew Approaches and Time Tested Strategies for Gaining Information to Support Your Case2011
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Tort CLEGovernmental Liability and the Public Duty Doctrine2011
Subrogation CLEHamm & Winters UIM Strategies2010
Auto CasesSummary Judgment Motions2008
Continuing Legal EducationFees with PIP/UIM Recovery2006
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar ConventionElectronic Discovery2003
Continuing Legal EducationObtaining Health Care Information2003
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar ConventionVideotaped Depositions; Videotaped Medical Examinations2002
Continuing Legal EducationDemonstrative Presentations2001