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Patrick A. Trudell

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Pat Trudell is a Seattle-area personal injury attorney. He has represented hundreds of people during his career in settlement negotiations, litigation, trials and appeals. In addition to his for-profit practice, Pat Trudell has been recognized by the Washington State Bar Association, King County Superior Court and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association for his public service work.


 


Pat has a blog-www.zenlawyerseattle.com-where he posts thoughts on personal injury, how he practices law, personal injury as tragedy, Stanislavski in the courtroom and other ares of interest to people who suffer personal injury and are faced with dealing with insurance companies for their losses.


 


Pat continues his legal education. In July/August of 2012 Pat attended and graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Dubois Wyoming. Pat uses TLC Methods in trial because TLC methods employ the truth in a way jurors are shown the story of his client. Pat continues to learn and grow as a personal injury lawyer.

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Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 60%
  2. Brain Injury: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Insurance: 5%

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Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Damian Salomon Mendez

    Pat is a very successful attorney with decades of experience. He has obtained amazing resolutions and verdicts for his clients. Pat's deep knowledge of the law and immeasurable trial experience make him a very effective litigator. Pat is a lawyer that really cares about his clients I highly recommend him.

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  • Max Jeffrey Meyers

    I endorse this lawyer. Pat is a great trial attorney who cares for his clients. He is a great choice.

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Contact info

Patrick A. Trudell, P.S.

3724 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E.
Kirkland, WA, 98033

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198007/16/2016
AKInactive198101/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer 2016Super Lawyers2016
Seattle's Best LawyersSeattle Metropolitian Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Certificate of Recognition for Pro Se Client RepresentationN/A2007
Twenty Five Year Law Service RecognitionN/A2005
Pro Bono Public Service CommendationN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink, PLLC1985 - Present
AttorneyLivengood, Silvernale, Carter, Tjossem1982 - 1985
Law ClerkUnited States Federal District Court, Alaska1980 - 1982
Editor-in-ChiefGonzaga Law Review1979 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary Club of KirklandCharter President2002 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1999 - Present
Gonzaga Law School Board of AdvisorsMember1997 - Present
King County Superior CourtPro Bono Divorce Mediation Panel Member1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Kirkland Arts CenterBoard Member2008 - 2014
Kirkland American Little LeagueBoard Member1991 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Two Separate Rear-end Collisions Worked Up as One Case$700,000
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Blogwww.zenlawyerseattle2010
UCLA Alaska Law ReviewFederal Practice in Alaska: Local Rules and Related Matters1982
Gonzaga Law ReviewDeadman's Statute in Washington1980
Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, 2d EditionCo-EditorN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegePlaintiff Personal InjuryUndergraduate2012
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SpeakerEastside Round Table (Personal Injury)2015
Rotary ClubBeyond the Reptilian Brain2011
Rotary ClubHow We Make Decisions2010
PI Basics & More: A Seminar for Paralegals & Young LawyersPersonal Injury Case Basics2009
Personal Injury Cases: Calculating and Proving DamagesRepresenting a Personal Injury Plaintiff: Pretrial and Trial Considerations2008
Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist ClaimEthical Traps to Avoid and Trial: Beyond the Basics2008
Handling Your Next Motor Vehicle Accident CaseRepresenting the Personal Injury Plaintiff: Pretrial and Trial Considerations2008
Automobile Cases from Start to Finish: A Paralegal PerspectiveAutomobile Cases2008
Auto Cases: A Crash CourseDon't Let it Get Away: Preserving the Evidence2007
Motor Vehicle Accident CasesMoving the Case Toward Resolution2001
Washington Personal Injury Practice for ParalegalsUnderstanding Washington Personal Injury LawN/A
Negotiating, Mediating, Settling & Trying Personal Injury CasesNegotiating, Mediating, Settling & Trying Personal Injury CasesN/A