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Autumn J Countryman

Car accident Attorney at Bothell, WA

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Autumn J Palumbo

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Autumn

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EXPERIENCED LITIGATION ATTORNEY HANDLING SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

Autumn Countryman Law is dedicated to helping injured people get the compensation they deserve. I meet with all of my clients personally and am always accessible to discuss their cases.

Before starting my own firm, I spent 11 years working at Phillips Law Firm. I focused my practice on helping injured people on litigated cases. In that role, I saw nearly 1,000 clients through lawsuits, reaching outcomes either through mediation, post-suit settlement, arbitration, or trial. 

From 2010 - 2014, I served as the supervising attorney, heading up a team of six attorneys and a large staff. As supervising attorney, I acted as lead counsel on the firm's highest damage, catastrophic injury cases.

I have record of success and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to help clients through wrongful death, medical malpractice, spinal cord injury, surgical injuries, and other life changing events. 

I am proud of the fact that I was named a "Rising Star" by Washington Law and Politics in 2010-2012 and in 2012, was listed as one of the top Women Attorneys in Washington. I am a member of the National Trial Lawyer's "Top 40 Under 40" and am regularly asked to serve as a Washington State Special Assistant Attorney General and as an arbitrator for the King and Snohomish County Superior Court's Mandatory Arbitration Departments.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
2023

Location

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19125 North Creek Parkway #120
Bothell, WA, 98011

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bruce | April 6, 2014
Great Job!
I retained Autumn's firm in a personal injury case. I was worried that it was a churn firm, but the quality of the service, and ultimately the outcome could not have been better. Autumn and her associates were knowledgeable and responsive to me and my interests. At one point, she even recommended that I contact another attorney in another firm because it may have been better for my case. When I asked her how much I would owe if I chose to go with the other firm, the answer was "nothing". I contacted the other attorney, discussed my case with him, and chose to remain with Autumn and her firm. I have no regrets, and would highly recommend Autumn and her team.
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Posted by Rob | March 11, 2010
Personal Injury - Bicycle Accident - Client Review
I'll start with the fact that I have had several personal injury attorneys in the past and my experience with attorneys has not been the best. I have never been happy with my experience, until now, and I have a whole new perspective of what an attorney should be. From my introduction with the firm everyone appeared professional which is not atypical. Most firms put on a good "face". The difference was the process. P&W called me, emailed me, kept me informed about every part of the process, and I never felt like I was missing information. My mediation process was the absolute best ever. Autumn was like a master chess player in there. She knew exactly what moves the other side would make and all day long she precisely calculated each step. I have never seen any attorney be that good before. Not only would I use Autumn again but I would not use any other attorney if given a choice...and I would say the same about the firm too. Every person I come across in the future that mentions the need for an attorney will get my full recommendation for Autumn and P&W.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accident settlement
Autumn and team made a stressful situation easy, by taking away all interactions with doctors and insurance adjusters so I could focus on getting my body back to pre accident condition. They took care of everything and I would highly recommend this team.
Posted by Madalaine | December 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I would highly recommend Autumn and her team! This is the first time I have ever had to work with an attorney, but I am so glad I did! Autumn and her team answered all my questions, supported me along the way with good information, and were quick to respond with updates about the case. Car accidents are stressful, but Autumn's team helped alleviate my stress with their help.
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Posted by Michele | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer and team!
Autumn and her team were exceptional handling my case. They fought hard for me with professionalism and patience which paid off to the full limits.
Posted by Steven | March 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation!!!
Countryman Law office was referred to me by my Chiropractor because my insurance company said they were done covering me. I was rear-ended in my truck and had lower back and neck pain. I hired Countryman law to represent me and they did just that! Steve Dean (Paralegal) was an awesome help and his communication was great! He kept me up-to-date on progress and they got me a settlement I was not expecting. Thank you Countryman Law for the representation and the outstanding service you provided!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Competent, Thorough, Aggressive.
My case went on for a frustrating and tiresome four years, but thanks to Autumn and her team, we finally reached settlement - and I'm very satisfied with my both my settlement and the representation I received on her behalf. Autumn and her team are professional, experienced, and highly knowledgeable, and talked me through every step of my case. I would, without hesitation, recommend her practice to anyone seeking representation in a personal injury case.
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Posted by Katie | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful all around
The entire team was wonderful with my case, and I recommend Autumn for her competence, compassion, and follow-through! Thank you for everything you did for me.
Posted by Stephanie | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience!
I know settlements can be a long & grueling process, but everyone at Countryman Law made it as easy as possible! They do all the work for you on their end so you can focus on healing and feeling better. Was more than happy with my settlement too! Would definitely hire again if (unfortunately) I needed to!
Posted by Anarita Cabrera | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & responsive
I would highly recommend Autumn and her team for legal help! They are friendly, patient, honest and make you feel comfortable right from the start. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful law firm...friendly, honest and thorough!
I would highly recommend Autumn and her team for legal help! They are friendly, patient, honest and make you feel comfortable right from the start. Autumn is very competent, and carefully explains the process and details. She is never condescending, and genuinely cares about getting you the best possible outcome.
Posted by Riaz | July 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very cooperative and knowledgeable
I am satisfied with my attorney and pleased to work with them they knowledgeable and experienced and know their job
Posted by Desha | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend in a heartbeat
Autumn took on our car accident case where liability was in question. Our case took over two years to settle. Her office was professional, timely, answered all our questions. In deposition and arbitration Autumn was realistic, clear, succinct, professional, spoke her mind, took the time to really get to know our family and took care of us in the end. Hopefully we don’t need to use her offices again but if we do, we’d definitely call on her services. I’ll be recommending her to anyone that needs her services as well.
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Posted by Keith | January 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All you need is Autumn!
Autumn Countryman is the GREATEST! I was in an accident where liability was being disputed. I didn't know what to do but I knew I needed an attorney. I called around and luckily stumbled upon the Countryman Law Firm. After a face to face consultation with Ms Countryman I was convinced that I had found who I needed. Her patience, professionalism, knowledge and caring attitude were impressive and comforting. The entire team at The CLF are kind, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. All of my questions and inquiries were handled in a timely manner. In the end Miss Countryman settled my case for THE MAXIMUM amount available. I was and still am amazed at the skills and persistence of Autumn. I am more than satisfied and HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Countryman Law Firm to anyone who needs an attorney. 2
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Posted by Shanta | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I was in a car accident in 2016 and Autumn's law firm took care of the case for me. They really made sure everything was seamless. It was also a challenging time for me as we were planning on getting pregnant and I felt I connected with Autumn at a personal level too during all this since I needed to talk about whether I would continue to have care during the pregnancy. She was very supportive during this time. I am finally able to exercise and lift weights and it has been a longer road than I thought but I am happy to have had her deal with my case during this phase.
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Posted by Ella | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal and personable local law firm
Autumn Countryman and Steve Dean did a wonderful job on my car accident cases. They took the stress off my mind and took care of everything. I couldn't be happier with choosing Countryman Law to represent me. I highly recommend this local law firm for their expertise, work ethic, and overall experience.
Posted by Josh | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend to everyone!!
They were very helpful from the very beginning when I met them. I was in a bad motorcycle accident and didn’t have any medical insurance. I gave them all the information on it and they did the rest. They were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. They were very quick with responses when I had questions. They were able to settle which payed for all my medical bills plus extra on top of that which I was able to use to buy a house and that I am forever greatful for. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Erika | May 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, professional, and confident.
Meeting Autumn has been one of the best referral experiences I have ever had. She was very kind and thoughtful of me, my family, my care. She was professional to the highest degree, and also was very personal with me and she has a great reputation with everyone we came in contact with. I could not feel more comfortable with my case in her hands. In fact I have already hired her twice due to a second car accident where I was a passenger. She made the entire process easy to understand and I felt at ease and pleased with our results. I would highly recommend choosing Autumn Palumbo as your attourney, she will not disappoint and she will provide you with confidence and excellence throughout your entire process.
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Posted by Eva | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
My husband and I hired Autumn to represent us when our vehicle was rear-ended at a red light. She and her team are organized and efficient and took away the burden of dealing directly with insurance companies and ER bills. She was honest about our expected settlement and her team communicated status throughout the process. Was satisfied with the settlement amount. Would definitely recommend.
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Posted by Dave | August 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Happy with Palumbo
We contacted the Palumbo firm twice in the months following my wife's auto accident, when we felt we were being "jerked around" by the responsible insurance companies. (Just knowing we were talking to an attorney helped increase the settlement offer.) After the first contact, Autumn Palumbo had a lengthy and complete meeting with us, explaining the possible outcomes of using their services. They did not try to steer us into using them, just objectively explained the process and took time to understand the details of our situation. ( I have worked as a consultant to attorneys on aircraft accidents and know how some firms can promise unrealistic outcomes in order to lock in a client.) Autumn was thorough and objective in explaining her take on our situation. If we had decided to take legal action, this would have been the firm we would use. Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Palumbo Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Phillips Law Firm (f/k/a Phillips Webster)
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Tim Edwards & Associates
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Washington
  • BA
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Severe Burn to Paraplegic
  • $500,000
  • Sims v. Simon
  • Settlement for $500,000
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • $300,000
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Associations

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • EAGLE
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Roundtable Chairperson
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Member Committee
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Women Attorneys in Washington
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Trial News
  • WSTLA Eagle Membership Benefits
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • PIP, Liens & Letters of Guarantee
  • Chiropractic Continuing Education
  • 2014
  • Medical Billing Guides for Personal Injury Patients
  • Medical Billing in PI Claims: Identifying and Triggering Insurance and Managing Accounts to be Paid at the Time of Settlement
  • 2014
  • Snohomish County Bar Association Roundtable
  • Handling Personal Injury Cases: Pre Litigation Practice Tips
  • 2009
  • Crash Course: Auto Cases Seminar
  • Effective New Client Interviews
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (20)
Endorse Autumn
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Autumn has an excellent reputation in the local legal community. Intelligent, Professional, and Effective. She is an attorney that one can refer clients to with confidence."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Autumn is dedicated to her clients and tenacious in her representation. Autumn and I worked together on a very difficult case where liability and causation were both questioned. I trusted that Autumn could do the job and I was not disappointed. Autumn did not shy away from the challenges in the case and she dug in and went to work. The case by all accounts was very small, but you would never know by how hard Autumn fought. In the end Autumn was able to get our client a recovery where before she got involved there was a big question. I cannot recommend Autumn high enough for her ethical and tenacious representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Autumn is an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Autumn is a fierce advocate for her clients; tough as nails on the insurance companies and empathetic to her injured clients. She is someone you want in your corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Autumn in the legal community for years. Her expertise in personal injury is an asset to her clients. On more than one occasion I've worked with her on cases where she exceeded even my expectation for recovery. She knows the insurance companies, opposing counsel, and the right way to wade an injury case through the process to maximize recovery and to protect the rights of her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. What's more, if I needed a personal injury lawyer she is one of the few I would trust with my case."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Autumn works extremely hard for her clients. I have been opposing counsel on multiple occasions against Autumn. I have always found her to be extremely well prepared, with a firm grasp of the law. Autumn has also been recognized by Washington Law and Politics as being one of the best lawyers in her practice area. As a fellow litigator, I respect and endorse Autumn."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Autumn as opposing counsel, as an arbitrator, and now as a co-worker. In each area I have been impressed with the preparation of her cases, her ability to think on her feet and the -reasoned and unique arguments presented. Her insight, suggestions and recommendations on our cases have proved valuable."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Autumn is tireless and fearless. She will outwork anybody on any case. She is a great advocate for those that are fornutate enough to have her as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Autumn has the skills to battle the injustice that is all too common in the complicated world of insurance providers. She is a talented advocate for clients who have told me how deeply she cares for their interests. "
Car accident Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work and recommend clients to her. As a litigator and a negotiator there are few that are her equal. Autumn has the kind of legal prowess that most of us aspire to. She isn't just a choice for plaintiff's cases - she's a top choice."
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