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Adam Berger

Medical malpractice Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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Schroeter Goldmark & Bender PS
401 Union Street
Suite 3400
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by Julia | June 30, 2022
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Clear, thoughtful and kind -- and successful!
Adam and his colleague were our attorneys for our successful settlement with a hospital that neglected to provide my husband appropriate care, leading to serious, life shortening repercussions. He was always clear with his thoughts and suggestions, answered all questions without making us feel like dopes, and genuinely cared for our family and the outcome of our case. He didn't promise the moon, but shared his expertise based on years of practice and the results showed, We received the amount of settlement we'd hoped for, allowing us to prepare for whatever changes we'd need to make as our husband's declining health requires. We interviewed three different, and likely excellent, attorneys/firms that specialized in our kind of case, but we're very glad we chose to hire Adam Berger.
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Posted by Joel and Dale | March 21, 2022
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Thanks for your help
While driving southbound on I-5 in Tacoma an underinsured motorist sideswiped a dump-truck causing it to spin around and go north in the southbound lanes and hitting us head-on. We were crushed between the spinning dump truck, the car that caused the accident and the car that rear-ended us. We hired Schroeter Goldmark & Bender to represent us. The insurance carrier for the underinsured motorist paid us the limits under their policy. Our own insurance company basically made an offer of zero to cover life-altering and permanent injuries. Our team at SGB of Adam Berger, Sergio Garcidueñas-Sease, Lindsay Halm and Alder Burgess took over for us. One of the most important things they did was to shield us from the stone-walling, delaying tactics of our own insurance company to whom we had paid premiums for more than 30 years. From the beginning they handled the case as if it would end up in litigation. You need attorneys like SGB that have your back and are not afraid to go to court if that is what it takes. They had the added challenge of doing this during Covid. Thank goodness for Zoom conferences. We ultimately got a court date. Two months prior to our court date, we went to mediation, via Zoom. We didn't hold out much hope for mediation, but we were willing to make an attempt. What a surprise when the insurance company came to mediation finally willing to negotiate. After a full day of the mediator going back and forth between Zoom rooms, we came to a fair monetary settlement. We are convinced that the insurance company, even then, was only willing to negotiate because, Adam and the rest of his team were well prepared bulldogs willing to go to court if mediation failed. As they like to say, "This was not their first rodeo". A car accident is horrible. You need the best attorneys you can find to protect your interests. Besides being professional and knowing the case inside and out, Adam and the rest of his team are compassionate and truly care about their clients. We strongly recommend them to anyone who needs their service. Without Adam and SGB our insurance company would have paid us nothing.
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Posted by Emily | October 10, 2020
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A highly effective, and very kind, lawyer
Adam represented our family and negotiated a very favorable settlement for my father's wrongful death. Adam co-counseled our case with Liz McLafferty, for whom I have also written a review. Liz and Adam were an outstanding team. They worked together very well, and you can tell they have a lot of respect for each other. Adam is a very experienced, skilled attorney, and it shows. He has incredible recall of the specific facts of the case he is working on, and wowed us more than once with that ability. Adam was an excellent advocate, and got us an excellent result. If my father were alive, he would have been so pleased, and proud, of the work Adam did on our behalf. You will not be disappointed if you hire him as your attorney.
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Posted by WILLIAM | June 29, 2018
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Wm Fairchild
I was referred to Adam by another firm who was not willing to travel to Spokane. Adam, after learning about my situation with my employer, took on my case. My employer stated they would have fought the lawsuit if I had not retained Adam with Schroter Goldmark Bender. My employer settled the class action at nearly 100% of the damages stated in my complaint. Thanks again Adam. Job well done!
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Posted by Michael | March 30, 2012
Great attention to detail, compassion and dedication
I just received the notice of settlement letter in our favor in the Pellino v. Brink's Incorporated class action lawsuit and I would like to express my deep appreciation for Adam Berger. His attention to detail, compassion and dedication to providing the best possible representation for the plaintiffs in this case was outstanding and deserves to be recognized. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. Many thanks and many blessings! Warmest Regards, -Michael [removed by Avvo Staff] [removed by Avvo Staff]
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Work Experience

  • Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
  • 1999 - Present
  • Earthjustice
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Law Clerk - U.S. District Court
  • 1989 - 1990


  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Harvard University
  • A.B
  • 1985


  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Execuitve Committee
  • 2005 - 2007
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Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer
  • 2007
  • AV Rating
  • 2007
  • SuperLawyer
  • 2006
  • Award for Professional Excellence
  • Washington Trout Conservation
  • 1998
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  • Environmental Law
  • An Insider's Perspective on NRIC v. Northwest Power Planning Council
  • 1995
  • Editor
  • Homes for the Homeless: A Handbook for Action
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Washington
  • Wrongful Death: Making Sense of Washington's Statutory Scheme
  • 2005
  • Handling Death Cases
  • Wrongful Death Statutes: Overview and Case Law
  • 2005
  • Clean Water - Storm Water
  • 401 Water Quality Certifications
  • 2004

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Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a brilliant legal mind, and a fierce advocate for his clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
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Seattle Medical malpractice Lawyer Adam Berger
Adam Berger
Medical malpractice Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 33 years