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About me  Terence Traverso has been practicing law in the Seattle area since 1991.  Since that time his practice has been limited to serious personal injury, medical negligence, and wrongful death claims.  Mr. Traverso has litigated cases successfully in virtually all levels of Washington courts, including trial courts, the Washington Court of Appeals, and federal court.  He is a member of the Litigation Section for the Washington State Bar Association and an Eagle member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Washington State Association for Justice) and the American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America).  In addition to state courts, he has also been admitted and qualified to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, and is frequently requested by other attorneys to assist on their cases.


Throughout the past 20 years handling personal injury, insurance claims, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, Mr. Traverso has been successful in a variety of claims and lawsuits, recovering many millions of dollars in compensation for his clients.  Case types have included the following:

  • Auto Accidents

  • Brain Injuries

  • Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Failure/Delay in Diagnosis

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Police Officers’ Injuries

  • Uninsured Motorist Claims

  • Drunk Driver Accidents

  • Defective Products

  • Wrongful Death

  • Work and Workplace Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian/Crosswalk Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith

  • Premises Liability

  • Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Trip and Fall Accidents

  • Dog Bite Incidents


After growing up in the Seattle area, Mr. Traverso obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts--Behavioral Science from Concordia University in 1988.  While in college he was a decorated baseball player and scholar-athlete.  He then received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1991.  While in law school, he received membership into the prestigious Traynor Society for academic achievement (multiple years on the Dean's List), and served as a two-year writer and Assistant Editor for the school's law review, the Pacific Law Journal (legislative review staff).


After returning to Seattle and receiving his license to practice law in 1991, Mr. Traverso began representing injured police officers for their personal injury claims.  After working in a prominent Seattle law firm, he moved his practice to the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild in the 1990s, where he limited his practice at that time to representing injured police personnel and was the only Washington lawyer doing so.  While his practice has substantially expanded over the years to include citizen clients, Mr. Traverso continues to help officers and civilian employees from all Washington police departments, and their loved ones, with personal injury, medical malpractice, or wrongful death claims, in addition to representing all members of society with such claims.


As an experienced personal injury lawyer, athlete, and college coach (hitting coach/assistant coach for Seattle University's Women's Softball program), Terence Traverso is also uniquely aware of the value of physical health and the personal losses that injury-accidents can cause.  These personal losses often extend beyond just pain and frequently include devasting losses to one's activities, work duties, and lifestyle.


For a free consultation or to ask questions about your case, call us at 425-453-0115 or e-mail us at

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    25 years, 800 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    25 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    25 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    25 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


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  • Michael Alexander Maxwell

    Terry is a fearless lawyer who is not afraid to challenge insurance companies. He finds creative ways to help his clients make their best possible outcome. He has taken many cases to trial and arbitration, and consistently maintains a high level of practice. I recommend Terry highly.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Terence F. Traverso. "Western Washington's Trusted Personal Injury Attorney."

1621 114th Ave SE
Arbor Bldg., Suite 123
Bellevue, WA, 98004-6905


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Traynor Society for Academic Excellence in the Study of LawMcGeorge School of Law1991
Assistant EditorPacific Law Journal1991
Dean's ListMcGeorge School of Law1991
Legislative Review Staff WriterPacific Law Journal1990
Dean's ListMcGeorge School of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President, shareholderLaw Offices of Terence F. Traverso, P.S.1996 - Present
Self-employed attorneySeattle Police Officers Guild1994 - 1996
Associate AttorneyClinton Fleck, P.S.1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2011 - Present
American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America).Member2011 - Present
American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises LiabilityMember2011 - Present
American Association for Justice, Insurance Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1997 - Present
Federal U.S. District Court of Western WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 386SB 290 Civil Procedure; corporations--service of process1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 536AB 584 Property; disclosure of environmental hazards in real property transactions1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 398AB 320 Consumer Protection; weight loss contracts--cancellation1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 350AB 1873 Agriculture; violation of economic poison laws1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 449AB 1450 Criminal Procedure; controlled substance offenses--forfeiture of property1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 405SB 408 Crimes; blood-alcohol concentration1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 412AB 2212 Crimes; abuse of a minor under 14 years of age1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 435SB 407 Crimes; possession of drugs and a firearm1990
21 Pacific Law Journal, Legislative Review 418AB 669 Crimes; firearms--prior conviction1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Concordia University-PortlandLiberal Arts - Behavioral Science/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988