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Scott Carness

Personal injury Attorney at Edmonds, WA

4.9   38 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    Includes car accidents, medical negligence, "slip-and-falls," dangerous products, brain injury, wrongful death, and insurance disputes.

  2. Car accident
    25%

  3. Slip and fall accident
    25%

REPRESENTING INJURED VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON SINCE 2002.

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Location

Carness Law Firm
Suite 308, Waterfront Park Building
144 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA, 98020

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MVA other party fault
Scott did an excellent job advocating on my behalf. The other party’s insurance was not negotiating in good faith for the settlement and he was able to get them to agree to a larger payment that was more in line with the scope of the case.
Posted by Misty | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good human
I appreciate the personal support Scott provided while navigating the world following an auto accident. Scott is warm, accessible and excellent in guiding this process. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Domenick | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Quality Experience; Highly recommended!
Although he didn't stand to make much money for my case, Scott devoted himself to me completely every time we communicated. I never felt like my time with him was monitored, he always patiently and thoroughly answered all my questions, and, most importantly, I came away feeling like I had gained a trusted friend after all was said and done. I will definitely seek his help if ever needed again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to Work With
Scott provided continuous updates on the status of my case & explained everything clearly throughout the process; I never had any questions or doubts about what was going on. I would highly recommend utilizing Scott's expertise, if needed!
Posted by Shaye | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch representation
Following a complicated auto accident situation, Scott helped me to navigate the challenging process of dealing with insurance, taking most of the burden off of me. I felt he compassionately advocated for my best interest and reached the best possible settlement outcome for my case. Highly recommend Scott.
Posted by Logan | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly invested
Scott was amazingly committed to my case. He was great at fighing for my issues to be resolved. He kept in touch and was very clear with his communication. I couldn't have asked for anything else. It was definitely a positive experience.
Posted by Masyn | March 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and caring
He took care of everything we needed very quick. When something would hold us on time for my settlement he figured it out quickly and had a plan to solve it. He also did a great job negotiating my settlement to avoid any court and I am very happy with the end results.
Posted by Morgan | March 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Reliable Representation
Scott Carness is a fantastic lawyer that I first reached out to about four years ago. I have utilized his expertise twice in settling two seperate accident claims. He is very knowledgable and considerate with his legal advice and has always listened to gain his best understanding. I look forward to referring him to others and maintaining my loyalty as well.
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Posted by Terry | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He represented me after rear end accident
I felt very confident with Mr. Carnes representation. I feel he has good communication, responds timely to my concerns or questions and is always friendly. Anytime I have questions or need advice I reach out to him and he's always helpful. He was very honest with me about what and why my accident settlement was what is was. He consulted me every step of the way and helped ease my mind about the process by explaining it to me.
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Posted by Marla | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST personal injury attorney you need
Scott is honestly amazing. His communication is great, he explains everything well, and always always has your best interests at heart. He has worked so hard for me on two separate occasions now and both times he has been such a pleasure to work with. He does an amazing job at taking the stress off of you while you’re trying to heal from your injuries. I would recommend him time and time again to any and everyone who needs representation. If you are in need of an attorney that will take care of both you and your case look no further, Scott Carness is the guy you want and need on your side. Thank you Scott!
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Posted by Robert | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Very thoughtful and caring human being very patient and was very thoroughAnd downright cared for everyone involved
Posted by Elizabeth | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious fighter!
Scott worked very hard on my behalf as we had to fight my own auto insurance company. He confidently guided me through my deposition and mediation, and we were ultimately able to get the full benefits of my claim amount.
Posted by Susie | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott did a good job
I can recommend Scott. I hired him for help with compensation for medical bills due to a fall. He got the job done ✅
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped us get a personal injury settlement
I suffered a permanent injury while at a local business. Scott worked to get a settlement to help offset future costs I will incur dealing with the injury and its impact on my life.
Posted by Lisa | April 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very thorough and knowledgeable
We consulted Scott regarding automobile liability laws. Scott was very detailed in explaining the law, with a calm, level-headed, and patient manner. We highly recommend Scott Carness, and will definitely seek his legal advice in the future if we need a personal injury attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I have been rear-ended two times, both by uninsured motorists. The first time, Scott represented me against my own insurance company that ended in a trial. He was professional, poised and confident and I was grateful for his help. The second time, Kendra represented me and completed all of the details, making it easy for me to focus on healing. I appreciate them both tremendously and recommend them to anyone who might possibly need their expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest integrity, compassionate, knowledgeable, personable, and helpful
Our accident occurred at a fire station. We would have preferred to not involve lawyers, because who wants to do anything that would take resources away from your cities fire fighters. It turns out that paying large doctor bills is not part of insurance companies business model. Our health insurance company didn't want to pay. The fire departments insurance company offered us a small percentage of the hospital bill if we signed a document we did not understand. We interviewed a number of attorneys and Scott was by far the most organized, personable, and helpful. Most importantly we felt that he would handle our case with integrity, which was important to us because this was a fire dept. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Scott always put our health at the highest priority. When a decision had to be made that favored our health vs. making our case stronger he always counseled us to do what was best for our health. I feel a less scrupulous attorney may have pressured us to do things that would make the case stronger. For us health was more important than a big pay out. Since our case was settled I have asked Scott for advice on other matters and he has been helpful. In my opinion Scott understands and values relationships. From what I can tell Scott is a respected attorney among his peers and expert witnesses. Throughout the settlement process whenever we worked with others I could tell Scott was well respected. I hope this helps.
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Posted by Chris | August 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, Efficient, and Proactive
This is the first time that I’ve ever worked with Scott, and I couldn’t be more pleased, he was genuine and sincere and cared about mine and my wife’s health and care. I would highly recommend working with Scott and would go to him in the future as well.
Posted by Beth | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Man of Integrity
I am extremely glad I hired Scott for my personal injury case. What was obvious and impressive from our initial meeting was his friendliness, his courtesy, his sense of humor and his ability to really listen. Having been in a frightening auto accident, I was feeling vulnerable, and he put me right at ease. He answered all my questions with patience, and was extremely personable. As the months went by, Scott always kept me apprised of the progress of the case. Any time I contacted him with questions or concerns, he responded to me promptly and politely. When it came time for the settlement negotiations, Scott explained his thinking regarding our steps forward, and gave me options to consider. Having the benefit of his sage advice helped me make the right decisions as we moved ahead. Scott achieved a reasonable, realistic and satisfying settlement for me. I would absolutely recommend Scott to anyone who suffers from a personal injury and needs an attorney who is kind and personable, smart, extremely knowledgeable in his field, and willing to fight for what is right for his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto Accident
Scott is an amazing compassionate lawyer. He did all the heavy lifting in my situation, which I needed because I have a hectic life. He was true to his word from day one and I recommend him all the time. He asked my input for important things (I've dealt with other lawyers who werent so considerate) and we absolutely got the outcome we had hoped for.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner / Member
  • The Carness Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Donchez Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Gulliford McGaughey & Dunlap
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Gosanko Law Firm
  • 1994 - 2004
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Education

  • WSBA Law Clerk Program
  • 2001
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • (PLaintiff) v. (Defendant Fire & Rescue)
  • Settlement $300,000.00
  • (Plaintiff) v. (Defendant Attorney)
  • Settlement $115,000.00
  • (Plaintiff) v. (Defendant Apartment Owner)
  • Settlement $125,000.00
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Vice President of Publications
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • "Trial News" Editorial Board
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Editor in Chief of Trial News
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Washinton State Association for Justice
  • Assistant Editor of Trial News
  • 2013 - 2015
  • WSAJ Mentor Program
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Vice President of Membership
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Director, 1st Congressional District
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Snohomish County Roundtable
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008

Publications

  • Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook (WSAJ)
  • Editor
  • 2018
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook (WSAJ)
  • Chapter Author
  • 2018
  • Trial News
  • Trial News Editor's Column
  • 2017
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation Deskbook
  • Chapter 9 - LOCATING ALL APPLICABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE
  • 2010
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Elevator litigation: owners, maintenance contractors, and common carriers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ Annual Convention (Seminar Chairperson)
  • Motor Vehicle Litigation
  • 2018
  • Conference
  • Overcoming Barriers - A Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2017
  • Builing a Practice
  • Law Office Management
  • 2014
  • Seattle King County Bar Association
  • Case Strategies Using the Internet
  • 2012
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • 2011
  • Patient Advocacy Roundtable
  • Insurance Fair Conduct Act
  • 2009
  • District Court 101 (Seminar Chairperson)
  • Litigating in District Court
  • 2006
  • East King County Roundtable
  • Litigation Stratgies
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott and I have worked together on several personal injury matters and I also refer cases to Scott with absolute confidence. I am continually impressed by Scott's breadth of knowledge and with his consistent ability to take on tough cases and win excellent results. David Crump"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has unmatched judgment and the ability to move his cases in the right direction even in difficult situations. His vision, coupled with his legal skill and analytical prowess, gets results. I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and committed to serving the interests of justice. I gladly endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott Carness has represented injured victims and their families throughout the State of Washington for over ten years. Scott is extremely knowledge in the field of personal injury and knows how to deal with complex issues that arise both inside and out of the courtroom. It is Scott's commitment to his clients, however, that set him above other personal injury practitioners. He is meticulous and works diligently to make sure that each client he represents gets the best result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Carness represents the best qualities of a legal professional. His commitment to pursuing meaningful results for his clients, while also providing mentorship and guidance to the legal community demonstrates his passion for high-caliber legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Family member
"Scott Carness is your BEST option for legal services in the Edmonds/Everett area. He is dedicated to his clients, and personally provides individualized service to each client. If you are looking for an attorney who will get you successful results AND keep you updated on the status of your case, Scott is the man to call."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a great lawyer. He offers personal service and a compassionate demeanor to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott knows his stuff. While I was working as defense counsel, I had multiple cases with Scott. He was always extremely professional, hard-working and a tough litigator. I respect Scott's work; simply put, he is a great lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has a breadth of experience that few attorneys in personal injury can claim. He worked for insurance companies before, so he knows how to present his clients' claims to them in order to get them full compensation. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Scott on various matters and found him to be well prepared on issues facing attorneys. He is also a nice guy."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott's drive and passion in the law is evident in every representation of his clients. He fights hard to get the best possible outcome for each case. I have had the privilege to work with Scott on the WSAJ Board and Committees and think he is an amazing leader in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott and I go way back to college days. This is a great and knowledgeable lawyer who is very active in the legal community. He is involved with the plaintiff's bar and knows the subjecft matter of civil litigation very well. I would highly recommend him as your attorney on any type of case you feel you would need help on."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Carness is an excellent lawyer, and I would recommend him to anyone needing help with personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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