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Shawn B. Briggs

About me

Shawn Briggs is an experienced personal injury lawyer whose practice is devoted entirely to people and families
who have been harmed by the negligence of others.

Shawn Briggs began his career in 1986 after graduating cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of
Law. He joined his father, Robert R. Briggs, who had been a prominent trial lawyer since 1952. Together they formed
the personal injury law firm of Briggs & Briggs.

Shawn is a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy and a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
He has chaired and presented trial skills seminars to local, state and national trial lawyer's associations and has
served in numerous board and committee positions. Shawn was elected to chair the Small Office Practice Section of
the American Association for Justice (AAJ is the world's largest trial bar). He was also a founding member of the AAJ's
Low-Speed Impact Group. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics and a top Trial Lawyer
by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Today Shawn handles cases ranging from modest auto accidents to multi-million dollar claims involving catastrophic
injuries or death from auto, truck, motorcycle, construction, police pursuits and governmental negligence. His results
have successfully helped compensate his clients for the damages they have suffered and led to changes in how people,
corporations, police and government act to make us all safer from negligence.


Languages spoken: Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    29 years
  2. Car Accidents: 50%
    29 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Law Offices Of Briggs & Briggs

10222 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499-5005


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
FellowNational Board of Trial Advocacy2003
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1996
GraduateNational Institute for Trial Advocacy1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Briggs & Briggs1986 - Present
N/AClerkship for Judge J. Kelley Arnold1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaChair of Small Office Section2002 - 2003
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationChair-Madatory Arbitration Committee1996 - 2009
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaSustaining Member1995 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEAGLE member1990 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawCum Laude1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSAJ RoundtableSettlements for Minors2015
WSTLA SeminarCutting Edge Settlement PresentationsN/A
WSTLA SeminarAttorney LiensN/A
WSTLA SeminarDemonstrative Evidence in Auto Accident CasesN/A
WSTLA SeminarMandatory ArbitrationN/A
WSTLA SeminarSettlements for MinorsN/A
WSTLA ConventionVisual Presentations at MediationN/A
ATLA ConventionTrial Skills-Demonstrative EvidenceN/A
ATLA Winter ConventionPractice Management--Employee CompensationN/A