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Jeff has served as the lead trial attorney in several cases on behalf of  disadvantaged citizens against the State of Washington, local counties, and insurance companies. Since 2013, Jeff has been honored each year with The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" award.  

In 2009, Jeff was honored by The International Academy of Trial Lawyers with an Award for Advocacy for distinguished achievement in the art and science of advocacy.  In 2011, Jeff received the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Trial Academy Scholarship.

Jeff is an active legal speaker in the Auburn community on estate planning and has been a featured speaker at events such as the Aging Successfully Expo hosted by the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Civil Rights: 15%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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721 45th St NE
Auburn, WA, 98002-1303


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Trial Academy ScholarshipAmerican Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section2011
Award for AdvocacyThe International Academy of Trial Lawyers2009
Dean's ListUniversity of Notre Dame2007
Notre Dame Dean's Fellowship ScholarUniversity of Notre Dame2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateVan Siclen Stocks & Firkins2011 - Present
AttorneyPfau Cochran Vertetis Kosnoff, PLLC2009 - 2011
Research AssistantUniversity of Notre Dame2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateHinshaw & Culbertson, LLP2008 - 2008
Law ClerkNotre Dame Legal Aid Clinic2007 - 2008
Legal InternColorado Legal Services2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2011 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Life, et al. v. Sunbanks, LimitedReverse and remand for new trial
Hayward, et al. v. Allied Barton Security Services, LLC, et al.N/A
Collins v. Pierce County, et al.N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Saint Leo CollegeBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Auburn Community CenterCommon Mistakes Made in Wills2012
Aging Successfully ExpoTrusts as Will Substitutes2012