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Robert Van Siclen concentrates his practice in litigation of complicated issues, including commercial matters of all kinds, major injury cases regardless of method of injury, products liability and professional malpractice cases. Peer rated in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the first such rating granted any lawyer in the City of Auburn) and selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Magazine, he provides unmatched representation to all of his clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    49 years, 390 cases
  2. Aviation: 20%
    49 years, 150 cases
  3. Corporate: 20%
    49 years, 50 cases
  4. Mediation: 10%
    16 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (33-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia Lynn Steele

    Mr. Van Siclen is very a very knowledgeable and formidable court room opponent.


    Patricia Steele Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Designated as Super LawyerN/A2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel1998
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel1995
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel1994
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1987
A RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1985
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1984
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1983
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1982
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1981
AV RatingN/A1980
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1979
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerVan Siclen, Stocks & Firkins, Inc. P.S.1998 - Present
Senior PartnerVan Siclen & Stocks1995 - 1997
Senior PartnerRobert C. Van Siclen & Associates, Inc. P.S.1989 - 1994
PartnerSmythe & Van Siclen, Inc. P.S.1980 - 1988
PartnerSchneider, Smythe, Van Siclen & Reynolds1971 - 1987
AssociateSchneider, Smythe & Salley1968 - 1970
Law clerk/ Legal InternGoodenough & Evans1964 - 1967
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association; Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeN/A2004 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAlternative Dispute Resolution Section2004 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern Washington)N/A2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1985 - Present
American Bar FoundationN/A1975 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
King County Bar Association; Aviation SectionCharter member1972 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A1968 - Present
King County Bar Association; Labor Law SectionN/A1968 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeN/A1968 - Present
Auburn Chamber of CommercePresident 1975-761968 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1968 - Present
United Methodist ChurchMember1964 - Present
South King County YMCAMember of Board of Directors1971 - 1978
Washington State Junior Chamber of CommerceState Legal Counsel 1968 - 19701968 - 1977
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. RobersonDefense verdict for Both Mr. and Mrs. Roberson
State v. SimsDefense Verdict
Harold and Idella Everett v. State of WashingtonWrongful conviction reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Child Abuse Defense and Resource CenterDefending False Allegations Involving Claims From Multiple Accusers and Multiple Perpetrators (Alleged)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1967
Willamette UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Child Abuse Defense and Resource CenterDefending High Profile Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Children2000
Annual ConventionRepresenting The Teacher on Probation1980
Annual BanquetLegislative Changes1976
Network Attorney's SeminarDefending Teacher's Termination Cases Before Hearing Examiners1975
Annual MeetingThe Business Climate in South King County1975
PSUC Annual SeminarEstate Planning1973
Puget Sound Uniserv Council Building Rep SeminarThe Responsibilities of Building Representatives in Teacher Probation Cases1972
Annual ConventionUnderstanding Parliamentary Procedure1971
Annual ConventionRules of Parliamentary Procedure1970