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Edward Cranston Harper

Personal injury Attorney at Kirkland, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Ed Harper

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 29 years
    California - CA 32 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

I have adopted the following statement of values as the basis for my legal practice. Each statement is rooted in one or more of these important principles: Respect, Responsibility and Relationship.


  1. As an attorney who is a Christian, I am guided by my faith. It is my goal to provide legal services in a skilled and experienced manner to people in need of assistance. It is our aim to provide the best possible customer service for personal injury clients.
  2. My staff and I place the needs of our clients at the forefront in advocating for their individual interests. We strive to treat all clients with compassion, understanding and respect.
  3. I speak honestly with my clients when advising and representing their interests. I feel strongly that my clients are entitled to high-quality legal advice. While I cannot guarantee any particular result, I am committed to providing each client with a thorough and accurate assessment of their case, based on my education and sixteen years of experience practicing law.
  4. It is my desire to establish long-lasting relationships with my clients. I strive to maintain these relationships in such a way that each client feels confident referring others who may require legal assistance to Harper Law, PLLC.
  5. I strive to set an example for my staff by taking responsibility for performing tasks correctly the first time. My staff and I strive to handle every claim as though each of us has a personal interest in the outcome.

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Harper Law PLLC
826 6th St S Ste 101
Kirkland, WA, 98033-6740

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Posted by Linda | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ed Harper excellent attorney
He was caring and personable. He explained things in a manner that I could comprehend. He consulted other attorneys and partnered with one to better represent me. I am very content with the outcome of our situation.
Posted by Christine | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
I've dealt with other attorneys with my previous auto accident cases and my experience with attorney Ed Harper has been absolutely great. Previously, dealt with attorneys who's best interests were to claim what they can and get their cut and not much of sincere concern when it comes to client. Also when the case is not big enough, they would simply close the case rapidly without much concerns of client's well-being. Attorney Harper was not one of them. Him and his team guided me with care and advised based on client's interest. I am glad that I've resolved my case with attorney Harper and his team.
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Posted by Collin | May 17, 2011
Caring Employer and Lawyer
As a law clerk for Harper Law, I got to know Ed and his staff quite well. Dealing with victims of traumatic personal injury accidents is by no means an easy task but Ed and his staff take on not only the role of legal advisor, but that of counselor and confidant as well. I would recommend Harper Law to anyone I know in need of a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Dave | April 25, 2011
Hard-working, honest and dedicated.
My case began when I was rear-ended and nearly killed in a traffic accident in 2004. Because Harper, Gibbs, Shishmanian had helped me in smaller matters I didn't hesitate to call them for this major accident case. Through the several years it took to bring this to successful conclusion, Mr. Harper and his team were there for me with good counsel every step of the way. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Brian | February 4, 2010
Ed Harper's legal acumen is exemplary
Ed Harper exhibits a professional demeanor uncommon with PI Attorneys. He is sensitive and caring without loosing focus on the goal nor backing-down from unseemly odds. He is a true professional I would recommend to any of my friends or relatives or anyone else in need of the services he provides.
Posted by Erin | February 4, 2010
So helpful
Ed Harper helped me with an auto accident and well exceeded my expectations. He delivered on his promises, kept me well informed, and explained everything to me along the way. I was did not have to pay anything up front. If I am ever in an auto accident again, he will be the first person I call. There can never be a price placed on quality service. I would recommend Ed Harper to ANYONE!
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Posted by David | January 6, 2010
personal injury case
Ed worked hard to gain a fair settlement for my wife and I. We always found Ed to be courteous, helpful and honest. David M
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Harper Law, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Harper Gibbs & Shismanian
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Olmstead Gibbs & Harper
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Law Offices of Donald Carstens
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Judicial Intern
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • Thomas Jefferson SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Univ of Southern Calif
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lawrence v Trugreen Landcare
  • Verdict for almost $1.4 million
  • Doe v. Martin
  • $5.86 Million for Brain Injury


  • USA Swimming
  • Official
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Asst. Scoutmaster
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Bellevue Farmers Market
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2013
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic All-American
  • NCAA
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Law
  • 2013
  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Case Review of John Doe v. Martin
  • 2009
  • Annual Convention
  • Personal Injury Practice and Using a Private Investigator
  • 2008
  • Seattle Pacific Univ.
  • Ethics in the Field of Psychology
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
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Mediation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on multiple matters with Ed Harper. In each and every case he has been well prepared and the cases have resolved effectively. Ed is also a mediator and arbitrator to whom I refer cases for alternative dispute resolution. He consistently delivers results that all parties endorse as fair and thoughtful."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ed is a caring, thoughtful, and excellent attorney who puts his clients at ease and advocates strongly on their behalf. Also, if you ever want to win a scramble golf tournament, have Ed join your team!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed Harper is a fine lawyer, thorough, committed and caring of his clients. I do not respect or admire many lawyer colleagues, but I respect and admire Ed and consider him one of the few lawyers in the community that I would trust with my own case or a case of a family member or friend. In addition to his skills and proven results, Ed follows an impeccable code of personal and professional ethics."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Harper brings to his work a rare combination of insight, creativity, preparation, integrity, and hard work. He's the kind of attorney other lawyers respect (in that they know he will always practice ethically), but he's also the kind of attorney other lawyers dread opposing (simply because they know that, at the end of the day, he'll outwork them). In short, he's the sort of lawyer this lawyer would hire, and has. Ed represented me in a personal injury matter. Ed’s experience, understanding of the law, preparation, and working relationship within the legal community were invaluable. The matter settled, and the final resolution was excellent."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Ed for a number of years. Ed's practice is focused on serious injury cases, and he has done great work for his clients. I don't hesitate to endorse him as an effective advocate, and a great person to boot."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding personal injury attorney! Ed is very effective and aggressive for his clients, who always come first. Last year he had a multimillion dollar jury verdict in a very difficult case. I have no reservations recommending him, and have referred my own clients to him in the past."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a lawyer of integrity who works hard and delivers the best for his clients. Though he focuses on personal injury, he represented my last company in a litigation matter and did an excellent job, acting efficently and getting the outcome we wanted."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is an exceptional lawyer who genuinely cares for the people he represents. I highly recommend Ed, not only because is he is a great advocate for his clients, but because he adheres to the highest ethical standards."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ed on a personal injury case. He resisted insurance company strong arm tactics and was a dedicated advocate for his client. I highly recommend him."
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