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Bill Hochberg earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound in 1980 and his juris doctorate from the University of Washington School of Law in 1983. Prior to commencing private practice, he was a Washington State Assistant Attorney General for the Labor and Industries and Social and Health Service Divisions.

Bill is licensed to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has tried and argued cases before the Superior Courts in the State of Washington, the Washington State Court of Appeals, the Washington State Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bill is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, King and Snohomish County Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, and the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ, formerly known as WSTLA). He has served on the Board of WSAJ for three years.  Bill also served on the WSAJ Executive Committee and chaired both the Legislative Steering Committee and the WSAJ Workers’ Compensation Section.  Currently, he is the chair of the Washington Trial Lawyers Political Forum.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    31 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    29 years
  3. Social Security: 10%
    26 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    29 years



Contingent (15-35%)

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  • Frederick Wayne Lieb

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  • Kristian E Soholm

    Excellent, innovative, and persistent representation. One of the best workers' compensation and social security disability lawyers in Washington State.


    Kristian Soholm Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of William D. Hochberg

222 3rd Avenue North
Edmonds, WA, 98020-3502


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Kit Case AwardProfessionals in Workers Compensation2007
The Best Lawyer 2007Seattle Magazine-Super Lawyers.com2004
President's AwardWashington State Association for Justice1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of William D. Hochberg1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeChairman, Trial Lawyer Forum2006 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationChairman, Workers' Compensation SectionN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeChair, Workers' Compensation SectionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Puget SoundPolitical Science and Public AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2011
Workers Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2010
Workers Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2009
Workers Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2008
Workers Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2007
Workers Compensation SeminarAppellate Law Update2006