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Sean Bennet Malcolm

Wrongful death Attorney at Redmond, WA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Sean Malcolm, Sean B. Malcolm

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    Represent families in cases where a loved one has died due to the wrongful acts and negligence of others.

    19 years, 25 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Represent individuals on personal injury matters, including brain injury (TBI), motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle cases, trucking cases, wrongful death, slip and fall and other injury cases.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Slip and fall accident
    Represent individuals on complex slip/trip and fall matters.

    19 years, 250 cases


Sean B. Malcolm. 

My trial practice focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death.  We also defend accused persons at trial in select instances.

I gained experience as a defense attorney at Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP and a boutique litigation law firm in Seattle, Washington.  I gained my initial trial experience in criminal defense as a public defender in King County, WA.  I won my first trial while I was still a law student, after being appointed by the court to represent an accused person.  Prior to law school, I owned a forestry business in British Columbia, Canada.

When not working, I am herded by my two miniature Australian shepherds, Sadie and Chloe. 


U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington Association for Justice (WSAJ), EAGLE member


Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Graduate, 2016

University of Washington, School of Law, JD with honors, 2004
    Order of the Coif (top 10%)
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology

University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, 2000 to 2002
    B.C. Competitive Appellate Moot

University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.), B.Sc., Geography / Environmental Studies

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program, passed Level I and II

Legal Extern, The Honorable John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


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Malcolm Law Firm PLLC
8201 164th Ave NE
Ste. 200
Redmond, WA, 98052


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Fareed | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beat a long tough Marijuana DUI Charge with many nuances
Sean helped defend me in a Marijuana DUI charge in King County District Court and Superior Court. The case was long with many odd occurrence which Sean handled well. The case actually went to trial and key mistakes were made by the prosecution. An appeal occurred which eventually caused the charge to be dismissed. Great job Sean!
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Posted by Ric | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sean Malcolm is a Great Attorney
I had a motorcycle accident. Sean prevented my insurance company and that of the person who hit me from screwing me out of tens of thousands of dollars. He was extremely responsive to all of my emails and telephone calls, always patient, always collaborative. He explained legal technicalities so that they were easily understood. In short: Sean Malcolm is all that one should expect from an excellent attorney...and more.
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Posted by Sara | April 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Smart responsive and diligent
Sean got me an excellent settlement on my personal injury matter. I found him to be hard working smart and responsive to my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome representation!
Sean was able to work with me on every piece of my case. He was also very supportive, responsive and left no rock un turned. I made a great decision to work with Sean!
Posted by Mary Kay | August 7, 2014
Thank you, Sean Bennet Malcolm
Sean worked on a residential real estate negotiation issue for me. Throughout the negotiations, I found Sean to be highly conscientious. In all our dealings, he was thorough, responsive, personable, honest and direct. I recommend Sean to anyone seeking legal council in many areas. He will be representing me in an upcoming legal matter.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2009
Legal advice
I would say Sean B. Malcolm has a humanly approach, which distinguishes him from other lawyers I talked to, he is also attentive to details, responsive and creative. I am looking forward to working with him.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2009
Sean Malcolm is an excellent lawyer!
Sean is both an excellent transactional lawyer and litigator. His broad array of skills is a rare find in an attorney. When he drafted a new contract for my small business it became clear that he pays attention to detail and stays abreast of new laws. I have consulted with Sean on many legal matters. His compassion for people and sheer drive for success will keep me a loyal client!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2009
Bright lawyer and well researched
Sean helped me on my DWLS case. I wasn't expecting an NVOL in my case, but he got it. I never saw a criminal lawyer pull out the research he did and take my case from so many angles. He is good in court and I highly recommend him. Worth every penny.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sean B Malcolm pllc
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Keller Rohrback, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Betts, Patterson & Mines, PS
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Corr Cronin LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Externship
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Washington
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Grad 1
  • 2017
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Grad 2
  • 2017
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Washington Regional
  • 2016
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Texas Regional
  • 2016
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2016
  • WSAJ Trial Workshop
  • 2012
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of British Columbia School of Law
  • 2002
  • University of Victoria
  • B.Sc
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Policy limits settlement >$200,000
  • Construction Litigation (various)
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Settlement > $100,000
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch Club
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Board of Bar Examiners
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • EAGLE Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted
  • 2006 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Services Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
  • Director
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Canada America Society
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif, Washington Chapter
  • 2004
  • Top 10% class
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2004
  • Best Brief
  • B.C. Law Schools Competitive Moot
  • 2002
  • Richard Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • UBC Law
  • 2000
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  • National Instrument 54-101
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • B.C. Law School Competitive Appellate Moot
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
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Litigation Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"Sean is an incredibly talented trial attorney with a heart of gold. His compassion for clients and their families is a rare asset among trial lawyers. I fully endorse Sean."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a smart, knowledeable lawyer and I strongly endorse him."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Sean and give him my highest recomendation. Smart, capable, efficient, Sean knows how to find a practical solution. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sean's work. Having had the pleasure of working with Sean, I know first hand that he possesses the necessary skills of analyzing complex legal issues and persuading a judge or jury. What makes Sean a complete lawyer, however, is his client advocacy and ability to really help people. I would recommend Sean to anyone, including my close friends and family."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean was a classmate of mine several years ago at the University of Washington where he graduated near the very top of our class. Sean is a gifted lawyer and a class act, although he needs to work on his chess game. :)"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Sean Malcolm and have and will continue to refer clients to him for his outstanding criminal defense work. He is extremely knowledgable and treats the clients I have referred to him with respect and compassion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend Sean to provide defense services in any criminal or auto matters that arise. I referred a friend to Sean, and his representation was thorough, personable and successful. Not only is he a knowledgeable and experienced attorney but a great pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Sean, and he possesses a rare combination of intelligence, a sense of humor, and a personable demeanor. In short, Sean is smart, effective, and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sean is an excellent attorney who consistently brings an in-depth knowledge of the law, zealous advocacy and a diligent and responsible work ethic to bear on his courtroom skills. Having worked on matters with Sean in the past, I have seen how he achieves top notch results for his clients and serves as a great model for professionalism in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Sean, for Sean, and have referred clients to him for legal work. Those clients were extremely satisfied. He is an excellent lawyer who is personable, thorough, and is an acute thinker. I give him my highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Malcolm is a champion for his clients and is dedicated to obtaining the outcome they deserve. I particularly recommend Mr. Malcom for his expertise in transactions between Canada and the United States."
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Redmond Wrongful death Lawyer Sean Bennet Malcolm
Sean Bennet Malcolm
Wrongful death Attorney
Redmond, WA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation