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Joseph M. Cunnane

Car accident Attorney at Edmonds, WA

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Joe Cunnane

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    We handle auto and motorcycle collision cases. We work closely with our clients to help them through the legal maze. We fix the harm and make up for the wrongs caused by negligent drivers. We can help you too.

    29 years, 301 cases

  2. Employee benefits
    We fight hard for people who paid into a Long Term Disability plan and then are unable to work. We help you get the benefits you deserve. We handle all kind of employers plans, such as Boeing, Amazon and Microsoft.

    18 years, 71 cases

  3. Personal injury
    We handle slip and falls, insurance fair conduct act and insurance bad faith law.

    29 years, 170 cases


Thank you for reviewing my profile. I provide competent and dynamic legal services for diverse people. My law firm focuses on personal injury, from car accidents and Long Term Disability claims. I answer your calls promptly and resolve your problems. For a Free Report on Inside Secrets the Insurance Companies Do Not Want You to Know, call my office or email me and I will send you out the report. . If you have any questions feel free to call me, we are happy to help you.


Client's Choice 2014,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2012

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J. Cunnane Law Offices
100 2nd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA, 98020-8443


5.0 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by John | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had a very complicated case and needed a lawyer to straighten it out. Joe stepped in took charge and was able to resolve all of the issues to complete satisfaction. On top of that, he is very personable. He takes interest in his clients well being. Who could ever expect more? Thank you Joe!!
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
Rear-ended by uninsured motorist
In December of 2013 I was rear ended by a driver who did not own the car he was driving and had no insurance or driver’s license. In June of 2014 it was clear my insurance company declined to pay the final medical costs related to this accident. At this time my wife and I decided to consult with Mr. Cunnane to determine what our options were. He was extremely personable, knowledgeable, listened to our situation carefully and asked well thought out and detailed questions. He kept me informed every step of the way and within several months he had negotiated a settlement with my insurance company. I am very grateful to Mr. Cunnane for his professionalism and his ability to settle this to the satisfaction of everyone without additional distress to myself and my wife. I would strongly recommend Mr. Cunnane to anyone requiring the services of a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Robin | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent & Thorough!
I am overjoyed with the service and results I received and continue to receive from Cunnane Law. Ever since I lost function in my hands and other health issues, I have been struggling with the ramifications, not the least of which is how I would survive when the continuation of my LTD benefits was denied. I never had the need for an attorney before and was very nervous about the whole thing as I’ve had friends go through a lot of unpleasantness with lawyers in general. John Boone is so warm, reassuring, and responsive and helped me get through all the stages of my appeal. My health issues have affected me both physically and cognitively and John is so understanding and accommodating. I was beyond impressed with the thoroughness of my appeal. The professionals they work with were also amazing and so respectful. I won my appeal and much more quickly than I thought! My case was not simple and Cunnane Law came through for me. I am so grateful and have Joe Cunnane, John Boone and his team to thank for it. I am extremely grateful that I chose the right attorney and would trust them with any of my friends and family. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I endorse them without hesitation.
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Posted by Margie | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Cunnane, an Excellent Injury Attorney
Joe Cunnane helped me through the car accident/injury process. He took the burden off my shoulders so I didn't have to worry about trying to deal with the other driver's insurance company, especially when I was still recovering from my injury. He is caring and worked for me, not for himself. Very professional. He is close by and, thus, easy to reach if I needed to sign forms, etc. I would refer him to anyone who needed an attorney for a car accident.
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Posted by David | September 26, 2019
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Wills and Probate - Great Job!
We had an excellent experience with Joe Cunnane and the Cunnane Law Firm with our Wills and estate planning documents. Joe did a fine job at a very fair price!
Posted by Tera | August 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth Processing of Will Documents - Friendly, Fast, Professional
We worked with Cunnane Law to develop a Will and Advanced Directive. Joseph answered our many questions with much patience and professionalism. His office staff were equally friendly, curious and professional. Every aspect of the process was explained to us and we couldn't be more pleased. With Cunnane Law you will receive a highly experienced legal team with a friendly vibe. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Louis | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will & Testament
We went to Cunnane Law for help with learning about, writing, and drafting of trust and will documents. Joe and his team provided us attentive personalized service. They're accommodating and professional through and through, while remaining neighborly and comforting. Thank you Cunnane Law!
Posted by Tracy | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Lawyer
We contacted MrCunnane for help with a personal injury case. He was kind, patient and knowledgeable. He gave us a game plan, told us what we could/would expect and followed through with his plan. There were no surprises and he was extremely concerned about making sure I was getting my treatment, that when I was scared he calmed me down. He is a very positive person and his clients biggest cheerleader. I have all ready recommended him to several people
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Posted by Tracy | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect lawyer
Mr.Cunnane was not what I expected from a personal injury lawyer, which was terrific! He was kind, energetic, positive and knew exactly what he was doing. He gave us a game plan and followed it through. Mr.Cunnane was thorough, explained everything in detail about what could/would happen and what to expect. There were absolutely no surprises. Everything went exactly as he said it would. He is an extremely caring person/lawyer, always looking out for the best interest of his client. He is a joy to work with and I have recommended him to several people!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation
My husband & i both spoke with Mr. Cunnane re a personal injury case & he was very patient, knowledgeable & caring. Unfortunately, my husband died unexpectedly shortly after the consultation, & the matter is now in abeyance. However, Mr. Cunnane stood out as one of the most informative attorneys we contacted.
Posted by ryan | August 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great lawyer
I was in a pretty bad car accident in 2014 and spent over 2 years trying to recover but was left with some permanent injury and a ins. company that was fighting hard not to compensate me. I called Joe and he immediately took over and did a great job closing my case in just a few months.
Posted by Denise | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honorable Advocate
I needed help to settle a car accident case; had suffered both physical and brain injuries that made it very challenging to keep details straight in my head. I didn't know what to do or how to proceed. I was worried about engaging an attorney but a trusted friend offered Joe Cunnane’s name and suggested I give him a call. Mr. Cunnane's approach was both knowledgeable and kind. He patiently gathered facts, listened very well, and kept everything organized through a recovery that stretched to 2+ years. He responded in a caring and competent way to my questions regarding the legal implications of the various evaluation and treatment protocols I needed to recover enough to close my case. Through it all, I was very impressed by Mr. Cunnane's deep experience and also his low-key style. He was unfailingly concerned for my well-being and sincerely interested in my recovery. I appreciated the time we spent discussing developments; never felt rushed on the phone, but rather, respected and valued as an individual with other interests beyond having been injured in a car accident. We recently settled for more than I'd anticipated, and Joe kept his costs quite low. All told, my faith in the legal profession has been restored. I hope I never have another incident requiring legal assistance, but I would again seek Joe Cunnane’s help without hesitation should the need arise.
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Posted by Lori | December 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Joe Cunnane for my car accident based on a referral from another attorney. He far exceeded any expectations I had for settling my case and getting a fair settlement. He worked hard and made my life as easy as possible during my recovery and did get me the maximum settlement I could get. He is very easy to talk to and explained everything to me in terms I could understand and kept me well informed through the entire process. I highly recommend Joe, he will work hard for you.
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Posted by Virgie | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Higly recommended
I highly recommend this lawyer for he is really very professional and very helpful. He is very patient in explaining to me all terms that is not really clear to me. I am really satisfied with the end result of what was referred to him.
Posted by Ron | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did What He Promised
Joe clearly explained my options and what could likely be achieved. He was always accessible, got it all done speedily and was successful. And he's a pleasant guy to deal with.
Posted by Jason | March 31, 2015
Awsome Lawyer
I was a passenger in bad in a car wreck that's we didn't cause. I was convinced by other lawyers that I was going to have to pay for it out of my pocket, but when I got with Joe Cunnane I new right away this guy cared an was committed to helping me out he was very knowledgeable about how to deal with the other persons insurance company who didn't want to pay for my bills there client caused. Iv never been in a wreck before but i thought if someone cause an wreck they should at least pay for the hospital bills for the people they hurt, but the insurance company didn't want to cover all my bills. Thankfully I had Joe cunnane who went way above what I expected an not only got all my bills taken care of but he also got me cash settlement witch I didn't expect. Joe cunnane in my book is the best lawyer I ever met. I highly recommend him
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Posted by Paul | July 20, 2014
Auto Accident
We hired Joe to resolve my auto accident case with the other party’s insurance company. Joe and his staff were informative of the process, where the case was in the process, what the next steps were and the approximately how long it would take to resolve the case. He and his staff were very responsive to the questions we had. Thanks Joe for all your help.
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Posted by Randy & Anita | June 28, 2014
A true professional that knows his stuff
A true professional, knows what he ie doing and doesn't talk down to you. You will not find a better person to litigate your claim and win you a fair and equitable settlement. Totally exceeded any expectations we had
Posted by Oleg,Katerina | March 6, 2014
Highly recommend
Joe keeps you updated ,always returns your calls.We would refer him to our closest friends and family members.We were very pleased with the outcome,highly recommend.
Posted by Jeff | January 17, 2014
Trustworthy and compassionate
Trust is such a big factor in hiring a lawyer. I found joe Cunnane to be one of the most trustworthy people I have ever worked with. He's compassionate and genuinely caring. I would refer him to my closest friends and family members without hesitation.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-33%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • J. Cunnane Law Office
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Johanson & Cunnane
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Assistant Code Reviser
  • Washington State
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington State Attorney General - Tort Division
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Legal assistant
  • Nelson Anderson
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Bernard Nevoral Law Firm
  • 1990 - 1993
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  • Mt. Carmel
  • H.S.
  • 1985
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bad Faith Insurance against Progressive
  • $3,000,000.00 for my client


  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Chick Evans Scholar
  • Alumni
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors -- Young Lawyers
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
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  • Trial News
  • Going Solo
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Running your own law practice
  • Solo practice of Law
  • 2007
  • CLE - The Early Years of Litigation Practice
  • The Early Years of Litigation Practice
  • 2004
  • CLE - Trial Skills in the Courtroom
  • Advocating for your client in the Mid-Value Auto case
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A first-rate attorney who works tirelessly for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've know Joe for 7 years and we worked together on several major cases. Joe knows how to work with the insurance companies to get fair settlements for his clients, and he knows how to be tough with opposing attorneys and their insurers if they make him go into battle. Joe is an active member of our State's most influential trial lawyers organization WSAJ / WSTLA and is also involved in a number of important committees. Joe has an excellent and dedicated staff. You will be well taken care of."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"We share the same last name Cunnane and we are not related, yet it was enough for Joe to introduce me to the Washington legal community. He even employed me with contract work while I was searching for employment as a newly admitted attorney. Thanks Joe!"
Car accident Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
" Joe Cunnane is a collegue, friend and lawyer with whom I have worked over the years. Joe does a great job for his clients, and is also quite involved with the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. You can trust Joe to handle your injury claim competently and professionally. Joe is a credit to our profession, and someone you can trust. Brad Fulton, fellow lawyer, Everett, WA."
Edmonds Car accident Lawyer Joseph M. Cunnane
Joseph M. Cunnane
Car accident Attorney
Edmonds, WA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation
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