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Mike is a Seattle native and graduated from Franklin High School.  He attended Yale College and graduated magna cum laude in History.  At Yale, Mike won a fellowship from the Yale-China Association, allowing him to spend two years studying Chinese and teaching in China. After returning from China, Mike attended the University of Washington School of Law where he was the President of the Moot Court Honor Board. Following law school, Mike became a third-generation trial lawyer.  Both his father and grandfather were Seattle lawyers.  Mike has had a successful career to date including numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts for injured clients.  Mike has received many accolades for his work, including: named one of the top 40 personal injury attorneys, and one of the top 100 attorneys overall, in the State of Washington by Washington Law & Politics; inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); invited to join the Damage Attorney's Round Table (DART); and named Mentor of the Year by the Young Lawyers Division of the WSBA. Since his days in China, Mike has continued his teaching career as a trial advocacy instructor at the UW Law School and regularly teaches at legal seminars. In 2012, he received one of the highest awards given by the UW School of Law, the Service Recognition Award. Mike has been an active member of his community as well. The following are just an example of his numerous community activities: King County Bar Association Judicial Selection Committee, 2002-Present (Chair 2008-2009); Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the WSBA, 2008-2011; University of Washington School of Law Foundation Board, 2012-Present. Mike is also a devoted husband and father of three young children- Ava, Lydia, and Chaney. In his almost non-existent free time, Mike can be seen running marathons including Seattle (2x), New York (2x), Big Sur, Skagit Valley Flats, and Malibu.



Languages spoken: Mandarin, Italian, Spanish

Contact info

Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp

1501 4th Avenue Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98101

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Martin W. Judnich

    Mr. Wampold is a very experienced attorney that often contributes to complex areas of the law.


    Martin Judnich DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lee Tucker

    Mike and I worked together recently on a medical negligence case. Mike is a very tenacious, thorough, and compassionate attorney. Mike's expertise assisted tremendously in resolving the case favorably for our client. I feel very lucky to have had that experience working with Mike and his firm. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lee Tucker Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service Recognition AwardUniversity of Washington School of Law2012
Super Lawyer®Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Mentor of the YearWashington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2007
Top 100 Attorneys in WashingtonWashington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPeterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp2012 - Present
ShareholderPeterson Young Putra, P.S.2004 - 2011
OwnerLaw Office of Michael S. Wampold2002 - 2004
AssociateHillis Clark Martin & Peterson1996 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Washington School of Law Foundation BoardMember2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Judicial Selection CommitteeMember2002 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Damage Attorney's Round TableMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Judicial Selection CommitteeChair2008 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionExecutive Committee2008 - 2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyInstructor2003 - 2007
King County Bar Association, Judicial Conferencing CommitteeMember2002 - 2006
Spanish Legal ClinicMember1997 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hoang v. DyJury Verdict for $5.4 million
Smith v. Goon$3.0 million
Newman v. Group Health$3.0 million verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Litigation Section "Litigation News"The Dead Man's Statute: Practical Considerations2010
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationDo homeowners or CGL policies cover an accident involving an automobile?2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsBusiness sale gone bad? You might have a franchise claim2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsWrongful death of single man, no kids: do you take the case?2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Yale UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Franklin High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills WorkshopTechnology: Friend or Foe?; Handling the Difficult Witness and/or Opposing Counsel; Handling Documents & Exhibits2012
Personal Injury Boot CampPersonal Injury Boot Camp2010
Bad Faith Litigation in WashingtonUIM Jury Trials in the IFCA Age2010
Annual Senior Lawyers Conference: The Past, Present and Future of LawOpening Statement in a Medical Malpractice Case2010
Obtaining Fair SettlementsSettling with Multiple Defendants2008
Professional Development WorkshopTrials2007
Disciplined Discovery30(b)(6) Depositions2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationHot Commercial Torts2006
Senior LawyersTechnology in the Courtroom2006
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationYou Need to Learn PowerPoint Now! A Plan for Action.2005
KCBA Young Lawyers DivisionExpert Witnesses2005