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Elizabeth Woody Lindquist

Car accident Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   6 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
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Voted a Washington Super Lawyer from 2012-2022, Elizabeth Woody Lindquist has continued her family's legacy by promoting justice to injured people. Both of her parents were state senators for Snohomish County, and forged their careers on upholding the rights of the state's most vulnerable citizens.


While an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Ms. Lindquist served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the student body, lobbying for student interests in Olympia. After graduation, she worked at Preston, Gates and Ellis assisting the attorneys representing the Pike Place Market against the hostile takeover attempts of the New York Urban Group investors. She was a Merit Scholar at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law when she became involved in the American Bar Association (ABA) and was elected the ABA Law Student Division Governor for the 12th Circuit, which includes the eight northwest law schools.


Upon graduation, Ms. Lindquist had a job waiting for her with the Law Offices of Karen Zimmer, practicing plaintiff's personal injury law. She soon advanced to General Manager of the office. After four years, she was approached by Kirk B. Bernard and joined his firm in 1998. In 2006 she became a partner of Bernard & Lindquist.  In 2010, she opened Lindquist Law, PLLC.


During the course of her practice, she has handled a variety of plaintiff's injury claims, including pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse, and injuries involving defective products and unsafe premises. Some of her most rewarding work has been obtaining just compensation for children who have been injured in accidents. She been a trailblazer in locating investments for the children's settlement funds, including structured settlements, special needs trusts, and Guaranteed Education Tuition Plans for pre-paid college education.


In addition, Ms. Lindquist is on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Trial Lawyer's Association), where she also serves as V.P. for Judicial Relations and on the Legislative Steering Committee.  She is often asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. Ms. Lindquist has successfully negotiated settlements totaling over 5 million dollars during the course of her career.



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Lindquist Law, PLLC


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Posted by Tammy | May 10, 2016
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The best decision I have ever made was to contact Elizabeth Lindquist, LLC.
5.0 star rating 5/8/2016 I had heard about Elizabeth's excellent work through a colleague, and thought I'd give her a shot. Elizabeth worked tremendously hard for me, organizing, collecting information from all sources, working with other professionals on the phone, etc. I was always kept up to date from her end while she clearly notified me of my responsibilities and what information she needed from me. We worked together well. She is dedicated, compassionate, reliable, forthright, competent, and efficient. There is no question my success was a result of Elizabeth's efforts. And she was genuinely pleased for me at the end. While remaining professional, she utilizes just the right amount of humor to keep possibly tense situations light and friendly. She is adept at making positive connections with a variety of personalities, which in turn made things easier and more fruitful for me. Elizabeth is truly amazing. She is a stand-up individual with knowledge and abilities that would challenge anyone, yet she remains personable, down to earth...real. Tammy G
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
Home Accident
I am a deaf blind adult and suffered a severe injury at my home as a result of a product failure. My injuries required three surgeries over a 15 month period and the loss of several months of work. I brought my case to Elizabeth Lindquist at Lindquist Law. She was extremely helpful, detailing what information we needed to gather and what the process was to establish a legal case. Elizabeth was great and so easy to work with through the process. She offered support when I needed encouragement. When the insurance company finally made an offer she felt we could get a better settlement and she renegotiated with the insurance company three times before I accepted a final offer that was 40% better than the first offer. Because of Elizabeth’s due diligence I was able to receive a successful settlement.
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Posted by Sandra | October 26, 2023
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Great experience
Best decision to hire Elizabeth, she was amazing to work with - detail oriented, responsive and she did all the work dealing with insurance, doctors, etc... I couldn't recommend her more.
Posted by Julia | November 21, 2021
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Perfect legal experience
I was referred to Elizabeth by one of my healthcare providers, and while I was scared to reach out at first - it was the best decision I ever made. Elizabeth supported me through 3 years of physical therapy and doctors appointments. She was patient, communicative, and an amazing negotiator. She did all the work I would have never known how to do - collecting medical bills, deferring payments, working with my insurance, and advocating fr me with the car insurance companies. I communicated directly with Elizabeth - and she did the rest. My medical ended up all being covered, and I got a settlement check at the end of the process as well.
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Posted by pam | April 8, 2021
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SO HELPFUL, so professional, great communication.
ms. lindquist was tremendously helpful to me and my auto accident case in which a driver hit me and fled the scene. any auto accident is upsetting and intimidating to navigate on ones own. i am so grateful i found elizabeth to help me get through the whole ordeal. it was made infinitely more easy with her help and guidance.
Posted by Giovanni | April 8, 2021
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Amazing Exprience
I am very grateful for all of the great work Elizabeth and her team have done. Although I moved away after my accident, her communication and her support was beyond great. I don't wish an accident on anyone, but I do wish that if you're already there, Elizabeth would be my recommendation. Beyond grateful for all that she's done.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal/Owner
  • Lindquist Law, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bernard & Lindquist
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • Bernard Law Group
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Office Manager / Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Karen Zimmer
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Karen Zimmer
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Law
  • 1994
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • Law
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jane Doe v. DUI Driver
  • $1,000,000 Settlement
  • John Doe v. Premises
  • $860,000 Settlement
  • John Doe v. DOT
  • $5,500,000 Settlement
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • VP of Judicial Relations
  • 2011 - Present
  • Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member of the Board of Governors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Legistlative Steering Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Vice President of Development
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Association for Justice, New Member Committee
  • Vice President of Membership
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Washington Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2012 Washington Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Women Attorneys in Washington
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Silver Key
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • 1994
  • Merit Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1994
  • Board of Governors Award
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • 1993
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  • WSAJ Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook
  • Accidents Involving Speed
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Looking Down The Road In Your Auto Case
  • Screening The Client
  • 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • How To Become A Judge
  • 2012
  • Auto Cases: Be Prepared
  • Commencing the Lawsuit: Special Statutes of Limitation and Procedural Traps
  • 2011
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Depositions, Discovery and Trial Practice
  • 2007
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Basics of Representing the Incompetent or Minor Child
  • 2003
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cool Programs You Just Gotta Have
  • 2003
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Caseload Management in the Small Firm
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is a fine attorney. I refer car collision cases to her because I know she will always do a good job for the client."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is one of those rare practitioners who finds time to prepare and litigate cases with the utmost precision, at the same time that she finds time to work within the plaintiff bar on important legislative and professional development issues. I have had the pleasure of watching her contributions over the years, and I confidently recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elizabeth is a dedicated attorney in her field and I highly endorse her work and would truly recommend her. It is a pleasure to know her!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elizabeth's work. She is a leader and an effective advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Elizabeth is a hard working advocate for all of her clients."
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