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Christopher M. Grimes

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 30 years
    Idaho - ID 18 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2006
    Former Member - Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Brain injury

  2. Car accident

  3. Personal injury
    Car Accidents (Serious injury claims) Medical Malpractice (Medical Negligence) Accidental Death Brain Injury

    31 years

  4. Wrongful death


Founder and managing attorney of Grimes Law Group, pllc, Chris has over 25 years experience litigating cases involving serious injuries and death and valuable experience as a former insurance trial attorney.  Chris earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Brigham Young University in 1984 and his Law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1992.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, admitted to Federal Court and is an "EAGLE" member of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association).


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Christopher M. Grimes P.S.
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA, 98101
Grimes Law Group, PLLC
1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402
Grimes Law Group, PLLC
1312 N. Monroe St.
Suite 102
Spokane, WA, 99201
Grimes Law Group
2018 156th Ave. NE #100
Bellevue, WA, 98007
Grimes Law Group, PLLC
1220 Main Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, WA, 98660
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  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Thomas | July 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mahalo for the Great Representation!
Words alone cannot express my gratitude to Chris and Heather for their help in representing me in this injury claim. It took awhile collecting all the documents, change of address and various doctors, but it was worth it. Good things always happen by being patient. To those who live in Washington State, Chris Grimes Law Firm is who you should call for injury representation. To Chris, Heather and the rest of the team, Mahalo Nui Loa! (Thank You Very Much)
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Posted by Walt | June 7, 2019
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Excellent caring lawyer and staff...
I was in a rear end collision which totaled my car and resulted in significant back injuries. I feel very lucky to have found Chris to represent me. He kept in close touch through out all my surgery and recovery, checking in with me along the way. I received a highly satisfactory settlement from the insurance companies which I am happy with. Not only is Chris an excellent attorney, he and his staff are genuinely nice and caring people. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer I don't believe you can go wrong with Chris Grimes.
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Posted by Ridha | December 30, 2022
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Appreciation and recommendation for a good lawyer
Mr Christopher Grimes help us a lot in our case . He explained to us the process and the different steps that are required before the final settlement. He was very clear and explained well during the process. He gave as the required information and time to allow us make the right decision. Helped reduce the medical bills and never put any pressure on us to accept any thing out of our will. Thank you a lot Mr Grimes, My wife, my daughter and myself appreciate your help in our case and we will recommend you to all our friends in case they need your help
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Posted by Stacia | December 5, 2022
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Exceptional, Outstanding work!!!
One of the best decisions I made hiring attorney Chris Grimes and paralegal Heather Crabb to represent me in a insurance injury claim. The driver that hit me was 100 percent her fault and she didn't have insurance or driver's license and it wasn't her vehicle. Thank goodness I had uninsured motorist coverage. Very professional and easy to work with. Kept me in the loop in my case. Answered all my questions respectfully and in a timely manner. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Grimes Law Group again or recommend their services to others. Very happy that we got what we were asking for and deserved. Thank you Chris and Heather. It was a pleasure working with you. Stacia
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Response from Christopher Grimes December 30, 2022
Thank you Stacia! It was my privilege to represent you! Chris
Posted by David | July 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Chris and Heather are *amazing*
In 2019, I was hit by a car and was seriously injured. I got an ambulance ride and spent 6 hours in the ER and the next day I contacted Grimes Law Group. From the beginning, Chris was empathetic and informative about my rights and the legal process in Washington. I chose to sign his on-contingency retainer (so I paid nothing upfront), which was a single page written in plain English, and immediately Heather (the paralegal) began the process of coordinating payment of my medical bills and damage to my bicycle. I spent 6 months recovering from surgery and going to physical therapy, and Heather made sure the at-fault driver's insurance paid those bills. Then I suffered another shoulder dislocation which was caused by the car crash, and I had two more surgeries plus a longer and more painful recovery/rehabilitation period. Once again Heather and Chris were invaluable in ensuring the bills got paid and not out of my pocket. Along the way there were numerous delays by everyone involved --- the insurance companies and the medical providers --- but Heather and Chris kept me informed on the process, and more importantly they handled everything so I didn't have to worry about a thing! In the end, we settled the claim for very nearly the insurance policies' liability limits and in addition to covering almost six figures in medical bills, I received a healthy payout for my pain and suffering, time off work, etc. Heather and Chris insulated me from all the (rather extensive) bureaucracy, and knowing that burden was in good hands really helped my mental health throughout the very challenging two-and-a-half year process. My experience with Chris and Heather has led me to tell all my friends that they should *always* get a lawyer if they're injured and need to deal with insurance companies.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2022
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Great experience! Highly Recommended!
It was a pleasure working with Grimes Law Group. Chris and Heather helped us get our case settled and overall it was a smooth process and experience. We would work with them again and would recommend them to our family and friends. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Work!
Chris and Heather did amazing work on my case! I sustained injury's from helping out a local government employee in 2019. Not knowing where to go and how to proceed with getting reimbursed for medial costs and lost wages my employer recommended Chris Grimes at Grimes Law Group so I made initial contact with his firm. Going into the process of filing a claim against a government entity I had no idea how this would go. From the on-set Chris could tell that I had a strong case against this local government entity. Chris was happy to help me through the process of setting up a case and proceeding, even though the case could take a long time. All the while encouraging me to try and relax and just heal my injuries. Chris took the time to explain, in detail, how my case could go, what could and could not happen. With all details in hand Chris filed first claim and my initial case was automatically denied with no explanation as to why it was denied. The whole case was "radio silence" from the beginning! A little discouraged at the initial case denial Chris worked with me for next steps to file a new lawsuit and after many weeks and attempts at communicating Chris was finally given consideration from the government entity. The case dragged on for several months without a word from the governments legal group, however, Chris did have a line of communication. Chris would get me involved when needed and also stuck with me and encouraged me to "hang in there" while we let the processes play out. After 2 some years of working and waiting patiently and going through the government entity's processes we were finally able to settle my claim at a level I never thought would be possible. When the case settled Chris was very compassionate as to the weight of this case and the stressful and emotional journey this case had taken me on. When all was said done Chris put it best "from complete denial, through litigation and then a great result!" I would highly recommend Chris and Heather as your legal team to get you through an injury case. They are both patient and explain every legal matter in detail so you know whats happening and the wont give up on you!
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Posted by Jennifer | April 12, 2021
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Respect For People!!!
Mr. Grimes and Mrs. Crabb were exceptional at helping me through the legal process of my automobile accident. From the beginning consult throughout the entire process they both demonstrated perseverance, respect and a high level of expertise for the details. They both are trusting, transparent and 100% about respect for people. I felt comfort as if they had my back when I was unable to defend myself. The life changing experience for me was less tress because of them! Mr. Grimes know the law and Heather knows her role that is far exceeding expectations. The process is a long haul, but the both of them make it seamless & completely transparent. The compassion that Heather showed during the rough patch in my recovery was incredible. Not ever meeting prior to this and 100% over the phone or virtual due to the pandemic, she accepted me without judgement! Both Heather and Chris listen to your personal story and go to work! They are there for you. The people skills are what sets them above. THANK YOU!
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Posted by Shea | March 1, 2021
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Chris Grimes's has been my lawyer 2011. He's not only extremely knowledgeable and intelligent, but is compassionate and thoughtful. He carefully explains your next right steps and listens well to your concerns addressing each and everyone with patience and kindness.
Posted by Donovan | January 12, 2021
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Very Professional
Christopher Grimes fought for me and worked hard to get the maximum settlement. He explained all the legal issues and kept me informed of any developments.
Posted by Rachael | December 27, 2020
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Trustworthy, Professional, and Effective Attorney
Mr. Grimes did an absolutely excellent job with my personal injury case. From the first consultation to the final settlement, Mr. Grimes was professional, honest, and responsive. He answered all of my questions and was clear and upfront about how the entire process would unfold. His billing was transparent and easy to understand. He worked hard to get me a fair settlement with those who had injured me, and even worked to negotiate a reduced settlement with my health insurance company too. I would hire him again in a heartbeat, and would recommend him to anyone seeking a personal injury claim.
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Posted by Larissa | December 2, 2020
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Compassionate Lawyer
I am so grateful for Chris’s passion, dedication, and professionalism. He made things so much easier, and simpler through one of the toughest battles. Chris was very compassionate in every single thing he did during my case, and really showed that he cared and was with me 100%. If I ever had a question there was no hesitation because I knew he would have no problem discussing whatever may have been going on. He has wonderful staff as well !!! Definitely recommend this awesome and amazing lawyer.
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Posted by Dan | March 30, 2020
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Christopher Grimes evaluation.
Having Christopher Grimes as my attorney was a great experience.Not only was he and his legal team very professional, he made me feel very comfortable and confident as his client representing me. He was very thorough, and I felt very well informed. I highly recommend Christopher Grimes and his staff for any legal representation. Dan
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2020
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Broke Back Attack
Needless to say when I got hit by a car as a pedestrian and broke my back essentially in a state that I do not reside, I needed help figuring all my arrangements. I was on bed rest for 3 months and lived 6 states away and had no idea where to start. I called EAP through my job after almost 2 weeks of trying to get the police report from the accident. I was suggested Chris's office which was in the city where I was hit and hired him as my attorney after he kindly explained to me for 45mins what the process was, how much it would cost me to hire him and how he could help in my situation. He had my police report within HOURS! Fast forward, 5 months of physical therapy, 4 pillows needed to sleep, over $50,000 in medical bills and a year and a half later...I have finally settled. Chris and Heather, his paralegal did an amazing job in communicating with me even if it was to just see how I was doing. I will forever love them for it. They did their job more than well!
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Posted by Mallory | April 18, 2019
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Highly recommend
Chris and his paralegal Heather handled my car accident claim and I couldn’t be more satisfied with their service and the results of my claim. From day one Chris was patient answering all of my many questions and always kept me up to date on the status of my case. His knowledge and experience was very obvious in every conversation we had. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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Posted by John | March 5, 2019
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District Director, Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America
Chis walked me through the process. Explained everything up front about the case. Made sure I saw a doctor from an accident. Kept meeting me to insure I was comfortable with the process. He followed up and followed though in a professional manor. Would recommend his service to anyone and everyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2018
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Motorcycle Accident Claim
Mr Grimes and his paralegal team did a great job handling my case. They took care of notifying and dealing with all of my medical bills. Always kept in contact with me with updates with my case. He was honest and upfront with my case. Mr Grimes ended up getting my a great settlement.
Posted by Pauline | July 25, 2018
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Case Resolution
I was referred to the Grimes Law Group through my employer's Making Life Easier Program. Mr. Grimes made contact with me within 48 hours to consult regarding my case. Once we agreed that he would represent me, his assistant promptly provided the paperwork to begin the process. Him and his assistant were quick to respond to my inquiries and both were always professional and courteous. The communication was thorough and they never hesitated to clarify my questions.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2018
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Great lawyer!
I was involved in a car accident a few years back where the other driver was at fault and needed a lawyer to work with the insurance companies. The insurance company originally offered an amount that did not even cover the medical bills, and Chris was able to significantly increase the size of my settlement. He and his office were very receptive to my questions and kept me informed every step of the way. I never felt intimidated or talked down to as I have when working with other lawyers in the past. He was honest and open with what I could expect throughout the process so there were no surprises along the way. I highly recommend Chris Grimes and give him my full endorsement. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by Murray | March 14, 2018
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auto accident injury settlement
Due to my particular circumstances, I was unable to devote the time or attention necessary to pursue a reasonable settlement after I was injured when my car was struck from behind. I would have had to accept whatever token offer was made. Mr. Grimes was able to help me through the process, making each step understandable and achievable. I am extremely pleased with his results. This was a difficult time for me, and Mr. Grimes was very understanding and professional. He demonstrated a very high level of knowledge and professional competence. If I ever again have need for legal assistance, Mr. Grimes will be the person I will call.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Grimes Law Group, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner/Partner
  • Ford & Grimes, PS
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Eugster & Grimes, PS
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Eugster, Haskell & Grimes, PS
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Haskell Law Offices, PS
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontorolo & Walker
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Business Management/Finance
  • 1984
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Associates of Science - Business Management
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death
  • Settled in Mediation after extended litigation


  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Federal Court Eastern District of WA
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Roundtable Chair
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • CLE Committee member
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • CLE Committee
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Civil Plaintiff - Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Law Talk
  • Panelist: Personal Injury
  • 2019
  • CLC Conference
  • Integrating technology for paperless law firm
  • 2016
  • Noon Lecture Series for Gonzaga Law Students
  • Personal Injury and Ethics
  • 2010
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Legal Ethics
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Christopher
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares deeply about the quality of his work and about serving his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a experienced and savvy lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Grimes on a number of personal injury cases and he's always done a great job. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethical, experienced and knowledgeable lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is no doubt in my mind, when I need to refer a case to a Washington lawyer for a serious injury, Chris is my first choice. Chris has an excellent balance of experience and competence while maintaining an approachability that is hard to come by."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for over 20 years. He is a great advocate for his clients. Very honest and hard working. I would be comfortable sending a friend or family member to him for representation ... that's the highest endorsement I can give."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christoper is a very capable attorney willing to go the length for his clients."
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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer Christopher M. Grimes
Christopher M. Grimes
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 30 years