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Tyler K Firkins

Personal injury Attorney at Auburn, WA

4.2   5 reviews
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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 32 years
    Oregon - OR 21 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tyler

Learn Tyler’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

    33 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Employment and labor

    33 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Civil rights

    33 years, 1,000 cases

Tyler K. Firkins is a partner in the firm of Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins.  Tyler was admitted to practice in 1991. Tyler received his J.D. from UPS Law School in 1991.  He received his B.S. from the Univ. of Washington in 1985.  Tyler’s practice emphasizes representation of individuals against corporations and governmental entities in the areas of wrongful death, personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment law. Tyler has handled many high profile cases, including the landmark cases of Federal Way School Dist. No. 210 v. Vinson, 172 756 (2011) and Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue School Dist. #405,164 199 (2008).  Tyler successfully prosecuted a case in which the largest award of sanctions in state history was affirmed on appeal in Roberson v. Perez, 123 . 320 (2004). 


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Tyler K Firkins
Tyler K Firkins
721 45th St Ne
Auburn, WA, 98002-1303
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4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2007
Top Notch
Tyler got me a PI settlement 4 times (400%) over the "final and best offer" I had received to settle. He kicked the insurance company butt in trial and then kicked it again with a post trial motion that got me even more money. Since, I always get savvy, common sense advice. No BS, just the truth, even when I didn't like what he told me. If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, go somewhere else. If you want an aggressive, smart attorney who gives it to you straight, use Tyler Firkins.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2007
Tyler is an excellent lawyer with unmatched results.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2007
Client Review
Tyler is tough, fair, and he knows his stuff. He won't let people in positions of authority get away with wrongdoing, and he fights for people who are doing good things in their life. He's a straight shooter who won't waste your time but will cut to the heart of the matter so you can get on with your life. His knowledge of education law make him someone you will want on your side, should you find yourself in a battle against 'the system.'
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
The Best in the NW Legal Assistant
Tyler is a serious man with a great sense of humor!!!! Tyler's a family man who extends his careing heart from family to his career and clients. I went to Tyler knowing no better, but wouldn't hesitate one bit in using him again should I ever need representation. He won me a million dollar settlement making me a VERY please client. Thanks again, Tyler!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Had a consult with Tyler
Must be a very old pic he looks different in person. This guy is super aggressive and off the chain somewhat. Said he was taking the case and then it took 4 months to realize he was stalling and decided against it for whatever reason. Do yourself a favor and keep looking.


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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins
  • 1994 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Tyler K. Firkins
  • 1991 - Present

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vinson v. Federal Way School District
  • Supreme Court Victory
  • Bellevue John Does v. Bellevue School District
  • Supreme Court Victory


  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magagzine
  • 2012
  • Recruiting Partner
  • 2007
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • 1985
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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  • Trial News
  • Tegman: Segregate This!
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Not Above the Law
  • Suing the Government
  • 2006
  • Issues in Public Disclosure
  • Public Records Act
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tyler. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tyler has a reputation in the legal community as an excellent lawyer with extensive trial experience"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our office has referred several medical negligence cases to Mr. Firkins, and the clients always seem to be very pleased with the outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Tyler as co-counsel on a few cases. He is articulate and well versed in the law. I have also sent him conflict cases and he has performed admirably."
Privacy Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I have seen the briefing that Mr. Firkins can produce, and I can whole heartedly say that it has helped law in this state in a manner that is well reasoned and to the benefit of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tyler is a smart, hard-working and principled attorney who consistently seeks the best outcome for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler is great attorney. The wealth of knowledge he possess on a wide variety of legal issues is nothing short of astonishing. I would highly recommend him to any friend, foe, family member or stranger."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Tyler is an aggressive, hard-working advocate for each and every client."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He works with an aggresive, comprehensive team modeled after his style, which achieves the highest and rewarding results for his clients. Tyler is often regarded by his peers as one of the best personal injury trial lawyers in the State."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tyler is knowledgeable and persuasive and does an excellent job advocating for his clients."
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Auburn Personal injury Lawyer Tyler K Firkins
Tyler K Firkins
Personal injury Attorney
Auburn, WA
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation