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Morton Taylor Hardwick

Morton Taylor Hardwick

also known as Morton T. Hardwick, Morton Hardwick

About me

After 40 years, Morton Hardwick has retired from the daily practice of law with the firm but remains available for consultation and advice. He has successfully handled thousands of claims worth tens of millions of dollars with results that clients rate highly satisfactory. Mr. Hardwick also has been a tireless community advocate for over four decades.


A Yakima native, Mr. Hardwick graduated from Stanford University and the University of Washington Law School. He was admitted to the Washington bar in 1965. He is the former president of the South King County Bar Association. He served as chairman of the board of Valley Medical Center from 1982 to 1991, and as a board member for an additional seven years before that.


Mr. Hardwick has consistently been ranked by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has been rated as a preeminent lawyer in the community for his legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics.


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Practice areas

  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%

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WAVoluntarily Resigned196507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
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AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1989
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1987
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1985
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1984
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1983
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1982
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1981
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselHardwick & Pendergast, PS2005 - Present
PartnerHardwick & Pendergast, P.S.1965 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1972 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1967 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1965 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember1965 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationFormer President1972 - 1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1964
Stanford UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1959