I have been practicing law for over 33 years, handling over 2,000 personal injury... more
I have been practicing law for over 33 years, handling over 2,000 personal injury cases. My practice is focused on personal injury cases and criminal defense. I have represented over 2,500 citizens accused of criminal conduct ranging from simple traffic violations to multiple count murder charges. My focus is on the more serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and serious criminal matt... view profile
I grew up on Badger Mountain, in Eastern Washington, on a dry land dirt farm in an... more
I grew up on Badger Mountain, in Eastern Washington, on a dry land dirt farm in an area the locals refer to as Poverty Point. No TV. No electricity. No inside plumbing. But we did have books -- lots of books. I talked before I could walk, and carried a book everywhere, so my dad used to pat me on the head and say This ones going to be a lawyer. He knew what kind of a lawyer I would be... view profile
If I was seriously injured or a family member had died as a result of someone's... more
If I was seriously injured or a family member had died as a result of someone's negligence, I would want fair compensation without a jury trial, if possible. My lawyer would be very experienced, and I would expect frequent personal contact. My mother needed a lawyer like that when I was a child after corporate negligence killed my father, and that's what I try to provide to my clients.
I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against... more
I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against insurance companies. Its 1991 and I’m a law student living out-of-state when my mom calls to tell me she’s been burglarized. She is scared and upset. Fortunately nothing sentimental is stolen. I naively tell mom that her homeowners insurance will compensate her for the things that were taken. It turns out that ... view profile
Growing up in Seattles Rainier Valley in the 1950s, I learned as a child that people... more
Growing up in Seattles Rainier Valley in the 1950s, I learned as a child that people worked hard to make a living. My mothers favorite saying was by William Penn, I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. My parents taug... view profile
If you have been injured, through no fault of your own, then I am here to help you... more
If you have been injured, through no fault of your own, then I am here to help you be made whole. I know that no amount of money can undue a serious injury, a permanent disability or a wrongful death. Nothing can correct the numerous ways your life changes once you have been in an accident. So while , I can not change what has happened, I am able to request compensation from those who are respo... view profile
In 2009, David Brown joined Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers. Mr. Brown... more
In 2009, David Brown joined Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers. Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Washington and the University of Colorado School of Law before working for two years as a trial attorney with the Whatcom County Public Defenders Office. At Brett Murphy he will utilize his strong litigation experience and negotiation skills to help individuals deal with insurance ... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.