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Leonard Semenea

Personal injury Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 4 years
    Washington - WA 19 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    90%
    Complete legal counsel for those who have been hurt as a result of another person's negligence. This includes injuries that have resulted from auto collisions, premises liability, truck collisions, motorcycle collisions, auto v. pedestrian collisions, and animal attacks.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Insurance
    10%
    Legal counsel for persons who have been denied coverage of PIP (personal injury protection) benefits, UM/UIM (uninsured/underinsured) benefits. Such claims are made against your own insurance company who has wrongfully denied benefits you paid for.

    20 years, 100 cases

As an attorney who also practiced as a registered nurse and chiropractic physician, it is my goal to understand client's injuries and make sure that each client receives the best care possible for the restoration of health.

 

My background as a doctor enhances my ability to accurately and persuasively describe client's injuries to insurance adjusters, arbitrators, judges, and juries.   

Location

Law Offices of Leonard Semenea, P.S.

Reviews

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Posted by Judith | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms
Leonard and Alex plus their team of professionals helped me through a challenging litigation and won a settlement for me after injuries in an MVA. They are professional, kind, diligent and detail oriented all the while explaining the legal terms in easy to understand language. I highly recommend them. They will work hard to help you as a client and individual.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney!!!!
My wife and I were injured in a car accident. The other driver was at fault. Her insurance company was pressuring us to sign off that we were ok. We had never been in an accident and didn’t know what to do. Attorney Semenea was referred to us and from the minute we met him we knew we were working with the right person. He handled the communications with the insurance companies and was able to get us a substantial settlement. He’s an amazing attorney and has incredible people working in his firm. Kind, understanding and patient. Thank you Leonard!
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Posted by Michelle | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Professional & Trusted.
Absolutely impressed by the results, outcome, professionalism, and fairness. I consider this a TOP law firm with the likeness of putting your most sensitive issues in the hands of a TRUSTED source. Very intelligent, thorough and highly recommended. Thank you.
Posted by Jerry | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
Another professional referred me to Leonard Semenea. Having retained Mr. Semenea to pursue an MVA, I found him to be an expert in his field. It was a revelation to work with him. I've been rear-ended before and have had disappointing experiences with personal injury attorneys. Working with him was the first time I finished the process and always felt comfortable and well-represented. Should any other unpleasant experiences come my way, I will think of him first.
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Posted by Gabriel | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help when you need the way you should get it
I have contacted Mr. Semenea 2 years after the accident and from the first meeting I knew he is the person who I want to represent me. He continued to help me for the next 5 years until we settled, without pressure, impatience or so, on the contrary he was one of the most compassionate people in my life for a period of 7 years that I was dealing with this issue. While my medical problem was not solved, the settlement he got me (max) is going to be great help for me to continue to deal with the issues I ended up having after the crash. Previous lawyers who I talked to were not even close to Mr. Semenea's professionalism, I don't really want to give you all the examples, here is one, something that Mr Semenea did on the first meeting and others miserably failed: "OK, Gabriel, I know this is a lot to process, please take this information home, talk to your family and when you are ready sign and send back to me". You would be amazed how many lawyers on avvo fail to do such a basic thing and pressure their clients to sign fast, on the first meeting... I can continue, but I think Mr Semenea earned his reputation and does not need more explaining. You want results, great representation, great explanations, a balanced mind, an objective point of view for him while still on your side, preparation, compassion, and respect, call Leonard!
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Posted by Julie | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Leonard was a pleasure to work with. He has integrity and is extremely competent and smart. I would use him again in a heart beat!
Posted by Julio | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Leonard was very professional and honest the whole process of our claim. He made sure we received the most compensation possible from our car accident. From my family's experience with other attorneys, Leonard was the best choice we could have made
Posted by Lori | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, competent, and honest
I sustained two rear-end motor vehicle accidents which required representation. Through my M.D., I was recommended to Mr. Leonard Semenea, who guided me through the complex ordeal. His assistant was helpful and supportive. Mr. Semenea gave expert advise and was always prompt to address my issues. Mr. Semenea is competent, compassionate, and honest; what more can one ask for in an attorney? In this day and age, it is rare to find a professional like Leonard Semena; he restored my faith in the law profession and mankind. I highly recommend Mr. Leonard Semenea.
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Posted by Christa | July 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted, Dependable and Caring Legal Warrior
Leonard Semenea relentlessly pursued all benefits due me until I received 100% of them. His medical background was a huge asset because he understood my injuries and provided me with guidance that led to superior resources. I received the necessary medical care during the critical first months of healing which otherwise would not have been available. He and his staff patiently explained each step of the process. They shielded me from the car insurance company attorney and case manager assigned to me that I felt were hostile, intimidating and laser focused on a single mission of denying me benefits . Benefits I had paid for many times over in premiums year after year. Semenea and his professional staff actively pursued the case, returned phone calls and emails promptly and gave me peace of mind during the 20 month process and they were kind. My claim wasn't a high dollar one. Leonard wasn't ever in it for a big payday. He is a highly trained, expert legal warrior who understands both the medical side and insurance companies. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Mary | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, personable and top notch!
Leonard is the ultimate professional advocate. He represented me in a motor vehicle accident claim. From the beginning to the end, Leonard's knowledge, skill and experience were very apparent and reassuring.
Posted by Ryan | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, in every aspect
I engaged Leonard and his team for an auto claim in 2014/2015 when we were rear-ended and the at fault party's insurance company was unwilling to pay. His expertise in the matter combined with his compassion for the situation was nothing short of exceptional. Leonards background as a chiropractor, pastor and very experienced lawyer give him a pedigree unlike any lawyer I have ever encountered before. This results in an individual who understands the complex legal systems we live in, understands the medical side, and has the compassion, patients and personality of a beloved pastor. I could not recommend Leonard and his team any higher.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2014
He works hard for you and your case
I hired on Mr. Semenea as my lawyer after having a previous lawyer who wasn't willing to put in the effort to win my case. I think my previous lawyer thought the odds would be against us in this case, but Mr. Semenea thought otherwise. He and his associates put in the work and effort that I was hoping for from a lawyer and eventually we settled the case for the maximum amount allowed. I can't give him high enough recommendations, to family & friends, or to strangers. On top of every thing he is a very out going and easy to talk to person, and he is easy to reach by phone or by email. If you need legal help I think you owe it to yourself to at least talk to him to see if he is the right lawyer for you.
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Posted by Ron | April 8, 2013
A firm that's really out to help.
I went to him because of a friend's recommendation that had learned of him from a friend of her's recommending him! That's a chain of 3 people who would have no problem with telling you that he and his entire office are truly great! In my case, I had head injuries that were effecting judgement and memory. The insurance companies wanted me to make decisions immediately. I cannot tell you the relief it was to turn things over to Leonard and his people.
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Posted by Debra | April 3, 2013
Compassionate, competent attorney
I was in an auto accident where the other party was clearly at fault. I was injured and suffered permanent disability. Their insurance was inadequate to cover all the expenses, and even though I had paid for underinsured motorist protection for years, my insurance company refused to offer a fair settlement amount. Not only that, within 4 months of the accident my insurance company sent me on an independent medical exam with a doctor they hired, who said I had reached maximum improvement and my insurance company then cut off my medical benefits. My attorney Leonard Semenea obtained the maximum payment from the at-fault driver's insurance company, and was also able to successfully negotiate my insurance company reinstating my medical benefits. Mr. Semenea skillfully argued my case in arbitration and obtained a settlement on my behalf which netted the maximum policy limit - a very successful outcome which we were more than satisfied with. i would never have received this type of settlement from the insurance company if I had not had the service of Semenea Law Firm. Mr. Semenea and his staff were kind, they listened carefully and helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I never had anything but the highest confidence in them.
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Posted by Jenny | March 26, 2013
Highly Recommend Leaonard Semenea
I had never been in an MVA before. Leonard was incredibly helpful in explaining how the settlement process worked at every turn. He was always willing to listen to my questions and took the time to answer with detailed knowledge and confidence. When my case was taking longer than hoped for and the other party was not settling for what Leonard advised was a reasonable amount, he felt confident enough to take it to trial and called in all the witnesses necessary to help my case. His wisdom and experience, as well as his knowledge of the law and persuasive arguments, to include the evidence presented, helped win our case. I am very grateful for having chosen him for my counsel.
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Posted by allen | March 19, 2013
great work on my auto accident
Firat I was a little bit worried since it was my first time hiring a lawyer. But i was really lucky to work with mr semenea he clearly explained everything in detail and he was patient all the time . Also, he was always there to answer my questions even i bothered him many times on the phone. He defenitely knows what he is doing. I just give thank to mrsemenea and my chiropractor who recommended mr semenea to me !! Thanks
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Leonard Semenea, P.S.
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude)
  • 2004
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Cum Laude)
  • 1991
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • 1991
  • ELAC
  • RN - ADN
  • 1987
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • King County Superior Court
  • Over one million
  • UIM Arbitration
  • $500,000.00
  • UIM Arbitration
  • More than $150,000.00

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2015
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2015
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2014
  • Jury Verdict
  • Snohomish County Superior Court
  • 2014
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2014
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2014
  • UM Arbitration
  • UM Award
  • 2013
  • UIM Arbitration
  • UIM Award
  • 2013
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2013
  • MAR Award
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2012
  • Jury Verdict
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2011
  • Jury Verdict
  • KC Superior Court
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Video
  • Medical Documentation & Personal Injury Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Chiropractic CCE
  • Personal Injury Law
  • 2014
  • CCE
  • Personal Injury Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Leonard
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leonard is a hardworking, knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney who consistently achieves great results for his clients. Leonard’s medical background allows him to fluently speak the language of physicians and insurance professionals. He thoroughly understands his client’s conditions without the need of a primer in medicine. I highly endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Leonard since he was in law school and he and I would have lunch to discuss my experiences in the practice of law as he was learning how to be an attorney. Leonard is highly intelligent, has a healthcare background and will do an excellent job for any client that is unable to contact me. :)"
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a chiropractor and attorney, Leonard is extremely knowledgeable. He is a caring and aggressive advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Leonard on several cases over the years. He is tenacious, diligent and genuinely cares about his clients. He also has a background in medicine and really knows the science behind auto injuries."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Leonard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leonard for over 10 years. He is an outstanding person and lawyer. As a fellow member of the bar, I can tell you he is trustworthy and honest and, most importantly, a great person with a heart of gold."
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