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About Me


I am a partner with Morgan James, PLLC.  My law firm primarily represents Plaintiffs in serious accidents, from motor vehicle collisions to premises liability claims and construction site accidents.  Additionally, I continue to serve as defense counsel for a number of clients.  Prior to joining my partner, Kamela James, I served as senior legal counsel at Travelers Insurance as one of its “major case” attorneys, defending Travelers insureds in a variety of catastrophic claims from construction site accidents to wrongful death claims. 

I enjoy hiking, fishing, and rooting for the Mariners and Seahawks.  I also play in an adult baseball league and have done so for the past 15 years. 



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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    16 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    16 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    16 years
  4. Insurance: 15%
    16 years
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    16 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Lincoln Dennis Sieler

    Mike is one of the most caring and empathetic lawyers I have met. He works tirelessly for his clients and gets excellent results. I trust him enough to send a family member to him.


    Lincoln Sieler Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Stephanie Henderson Stocker

    I endorse Michael Morgan without reservation. I have found him to be knowledgeable, trustworthy and ethical.


    Stephanie Stocker Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Morgan James, PLLC

209 Quince St. NE
Olympia, WA, 98506


IDAuthorized to practice law200810/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMorgan James, PLLC2011 - Present
Senior Counsel, Claim LegalTravelers Insurance Company2004 - 2011
AssociateGregory J. Wall & Associates, PLLC2002 - 2003
AssociateRyan Sells Uptegraft, Inc., PS2000 - 2002
AssociateMacDermid Liebert & Morgan, PS1999 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Thurston County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2011 - Present
Idaho State BarN/A2008 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Kitsap Humane SocietyBoard of Directors1999 - 2003
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Orris v. LingleyReversed in Court of Appeals
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Publication NameTitleDate
Travelers Law Journal SeattleCase Law Updates2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Pacific Lutheran UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CLE; Auto Injury Litigation from Start to FinishEthics2012
CLE; How to handle Your First/Next Motor Vehicle Accident CaseMandatory Arbitration2011
CLE; Fall 2011 Training SeminarAnatomy of a Fire Case2011