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Randolph Ian Gordon

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Randy Gordon, Senator Gordon

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Licensed for 44 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 05/19/2023

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Law Offices of Randolph I. Gordon PLLC
1218 3rd Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101

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Posted by David | September 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A talented and multifaceted attorney that has your back.
I've had the pleasure of hiring Randy twice and am left throughly impressed a second time. The feeling of having an attorney who is fair, honest and well rehearsed in his craft is a very reassuring feeling to have. This second time around I hired Randy for his counsel regarding a HOA issue and his approach and execution was spot on and what was required in my situation. So far all the times I have contacted Randy he was able to achieve the results I needed in a variety of situations. I couldn't be happier for having him in my corner.
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Posted by David M | April 1, 2015
A truly elite law office in Seattle that encompasses honesty, professionalism and the pursuit of outstanding results.
My case was a motor vehicle accident that took place more than one year ago. From the beginning the case a handful because it was a multi-vehicle accident involving numerous individuals and insurance providers. I fought for over 8 months and decided that the best plan of action was to seek legal counsel because it was affecting my work and personal schedule. I was fortunate to be referred to Randy and I can tell you without any doubts or hesitation that Randy was the bright spot in this whole process. You will be fortunate enough to work with Jennifer who was a joy to work with. She helped me out tremendously and walked me through things when I was uncertain, never judgmental and always there when you needed her. Randy and Jennifer make a great team and without going into any details the outcome of my settlement has made me a lifetime client and friend.
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Posted by Dawn | September 10, 2014
Ready to rest assured your case is in THE BEST hands? Hire Randy Gordon!
How would it feel to know you can return to focusing on what's important -- your recovery and reclaiming your life -- because you have someone who will get the best settlement for your case? This was my experience with Randy Gordon! I would highly recommend that you call and meet with him, for your legal representation needs. Randy is a very caring man who correctly responded to his calling to become a lawyer. His litigation experience, expertise and negotiation skills have made a huge difference to my family, my sanity and my ability to move on after two motor vehicle collisions that were no fault of my own. Randy has also taken the time and care to hire great staff. Jennifer is personally warm and genuine while being a consummate professional. Kathy, Randy's receptionist, is also delightful. It's true, I can't recommend them all enough! All of us will forever be deeply grateful and appreciative. - Dawn, Will and Sarah
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Posted by Marlene | June 24, 2014
Don't waste your time, start with the best!
Randy Gordon was not the first attorney I consulted after I was injured in an automobile accident. Other attorneys had told me that my case was too small, and that perhaps a Junior Associate would “take it”. I was told I would be destroyed on the stand. But, that was before I met Mr. Gordon, who looked me straight in the eye, and said, “there is no small case or big case, you have a legitimate claim, and I will do anything I can to get you a just settlement”. Not only did Randy Gordon keep his initial promise, he went above and beyond. I was already happy with the settlement he negotiated; yet he continued to bargain with my own insurance company, in order to reduce the amount of money I would have to pay back. From the very first day, Randy worked tirelessly on my case. He was personally present at every interrogatory with adjustors, and had me come into the office whenever I needed to make statements or conference calls in order to provide much needed support. I know Randy Gordon handles million dollar cases, yet whenever I was in his office or on the phone with him, I was always treated as if I was his only client. Randy Gordon exudes such charisma and positive energy that even opposing parties can’t help but like him. I truly respect and admire Mr. Gordon greatly, however, I also consider him a friend. As a mother of seven, and grandmother of five, if any of my loved ones needed an attorney, I would insist that Randy represent them.
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Posted by David | September 12, 2012
WITHOUT QUESTION, THE BEST IN SEATTLE
I was referred to Randy several years ago by a mutual friend following a car accident. I had just begun a new job and Randy being sensitive to this, on our first meeting, came to my office after hours. Immediately, I was impressed with his professionalism, his friendliness his integrity and his genuine high degree of compassion. Throughout the next several months, Randy, without hesitation, always made himself available to answer any question I may have had. From fees to expenses and reimbursements, Randy explained everything in a clear and concise way. In the end, his efforts were successful. Fast forward to 18 months ago and again, I was in need of legal representation. My first and only choice was to place a phone call to Randy. Again, his compassion and ability to clearly outline the path we’d need to take left no doubt in my mind he was the only choice. With his guidance and high degree of knowledge regarding the law, a positive outcome was achieved. Even after reaching a successful result, he continued to work to make sure that I received the maximum amounts available, including negotiating with insurance companies regarding potential claims for reimbursement. On several occasions, I have referred others to Randy; all of whom were more than pleased with the results he obtained for them. Over the years, Randy and I have gotten to know each other on a personal level. It’s not just my privilege to know Randy as an attorney but also as a friend.
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Posted by Kathy | June 6, 2012
Randy is the best personal injury attorney in Puget Sound!
I was referred to Randy Gordon by a good friend who told me he is the best. After meeting him I found him to be personable, caring and an expert in his field. He not only took my case information he explained everything to me in detail so that I understood what I was up against and how he could best represent me. He displayed excellence in his ability to work with the insurance companies, doctors and other practitioners. He and his staff kept excellent records and spreadsheets, outlining what had been spent, what I should be reimbursed, and what I could expect when we went to settlement and mediation. I highly recommend Randy for any personal injury case. When I hear of friends or acquaintances who have been hurt and need representation, I always refer them to Randy Gordon, he is the best!
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Posted by Anne | June 5, 2012
Insurance Case
Randy is an extremely thorough and compassionate attorney. From the beginning I felt very confident that my case was in excellent hands. Randy and his team knew what they were doing and in my opinion are leading the way when it comes to insurance cases. The prompt response from the insurance company in my favor proved it. The research that went into my case, the information that was constantly available to me, the correspondence back and forth, the updates, always keeping me in the loop was deeply appreciated. Even after the favorable response from the insurance company Randy stayed with us through to the end, until every check was delivered to us. When a question was asked of me by the insurance company he answered for me. He made sure we were properly taken care of, with no additional fees charged to me. Going forward I consider Randy Gordon my attorney for any legal matters I will encounter in the future. I hope to have the opportunity of referring him to everyone I come in contact with. I know several attorneys, I have worked with many in the past. Randy Gordon is a thoughtful, caring, man who happens to be an attorney. It has been my pleasure to have him represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2011
Don't use anyone else!
I contacted Randy almost a year ago when a large corporation threatened and followed through with their threats to disrupt the smooth operation of my small business by reneging on a contract we had in place. Randy, from the very beginning, listened to my story and asked the appropriate questions to see if my case was winnable. After my hour consultation, Randy had a firm grasp on the case and even laid out the strategy that he felt we needed to follow. A year later, the case was over and the strategy he laid out from our initial meeting did not detour one iota! While I cannot comment on the case, and can say that I am thrilled with the outcome and the excellent representation I received. If you are looking for an attorney who is dependable, reliable, and economical, look no further. Randy is a pit bull that will take your cause and make it his own. When I need representation in the future, I will look no further than Randy Gordon.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2007
A Lawyer I Would Trust My Kids With
I am a former personal injury client of Randy's. Before I met Randy, I had contacted tens of lawyers who dismissed my claim after only a few minutes of conversation. However, when I first met with Randy he took the time to listen to my entire story. Afterwards, he explained all aspects of my case without using a ton of legal jargon. Randy was forthright and honest when he explained the positive and negative aspects of my case. He told me that he and his firm would do everything they possibly could for me -- and they did. Throughout the litigation process, Randy and his staff kept me well informed of the goings on of my case. He became personally involved, such that the pain and suffering I felt appeared to become his own. Randy and I met on a number of occassion to develop the best strategy for reaching a positive resolution of my claim. In the end, Randy's diligent efforts led to a very successful settlement of my claims. Anyone thinking of retaining the services of an attorney would be wise to give Randy Gordon a call.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member and Founder
  • Law Offices of Randolph I. Gordon PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • Member
  • Gordon Edmunds Grelish PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • State Senator, 41st Legislative District
  • Washington State Senate
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Member
  • Gordon Edmunds Elder PLLC
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Principal
  • Casey Gordon Davis PS
  • 1983 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Riddell Williams
  • 1978 - 1983
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Birklid v. Boeing, 127 Wn.2d 853, 904 P.2d 278 (1995)
  • Plaintiffs prevail in State Supreme Court (1995); Settled (1998)

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors 2001-2003
  • 1985 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors 2003-2005
  • 1978 - Present
  • East King County Bar Association
  • Trustee, 1989-1994; Vice President, 1994; President, 1995
  • 1989 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2006
  • King County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees, 1996-1999
  • 1978 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Silver Tongue Award
  • TVW
  • 2010
  • "Outstanding" Rating
  • Municipal League of King County
  • 2010
  • Bronze Crayon Award
  • Foundation for Early Learning
  • 2010
  • Rookie-of-the-Year, Washington State Legislature
  • Everett Herald
  • 2010
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Person of the Year Award
  • USA - National Karate-do Federation
  • 2008
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • King County Democrats
  • 2005
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Washington Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • President's Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Washington Karate Association
  • 2001
  • Award of Merit
  • United States of America-National Karate-do Association
  • 1999
  • Public Justice Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • A Tale of Two Initiatives: Where Propaganda Meets Fact in the Debate Over America's Health Care
  • 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial News
  • Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them by Al Franken and First Among Equals by Kenneth Starr
  • 2004
  • King County Bar Bulletin
  • First Ascent: Jim Frush and the Untrodden Path
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Chapters IV [Litigation Techniques and Strategies], VI [Troubleshooting or How to be Prepared for Anything]
  • 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Indian Law: A Classroom Discussion
  • 2002
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Acceptance Speech: President's Award
  • 2001
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • Proud to be a Lawyer
  • 2001
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Deliberate Intention Exception to the Industrial Insurance Act Since Birklid v. Boeing: A Guidebook for Bench and Bar
  • 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Lawyer as Hero, A Pride of Lions, a Justice of Lawyers
  • 2000
  • Unknown
  • Chapters I [Cyber Discovery], VI [Discovery Abuse]
  • 2000
  • Defining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • No Balm in Gilead: Why Workers; Compensation Fails Workers in a Toxic Age
  • 1998
  • Unknown
  • Chapters 1 [Using Direct Examination to Win Your Case], 4 [Putting it All Together to Win Your Case]
  • 1998
  • Unknown
  • The Blood of the Worker
  • 1997
  • Unknown
  • Chapters 2 [Developing the Plan], 3 [The Importance of Effective Communication], 5 [Voir Dire and the Art of Asking the Right Questions], and 7 [Special Tools for Selecting the Right Jury]
  • 1996
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • No Balm in Gilead: An Examination of the Intentional Tort Exclusion to Coverage Under the Industrial Insurance Act in Light of Birklid v. Boeing
  • 1996
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • How Much Justice Can We Afford? The Argument for Mandatory Arbitration
  • 1996
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Riddle of Fisons: When is Discovery not Discovery?
  • 1996
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial News
  • Boeing workers change 73 years of Washington law
  • 1996
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • A Modest Proposal for Improvement of the Legal System
  • 1993
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves and Other Helpful Hints on The Practice of Law
  • 1991
  • Washington State Bar Association Bar News
  • A Meditation on Mediation
  • 1991
  • Unknown
  • Walt Whitman as a Franciscan Within the Modern Universal Construct
  • 1976
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce, Washington Style
  • Ethics Preview, Washington Style
  • 2012
  • Guest on "Moral Politics" TV Show
  • Medical Malpractice Reform
  • 2007
  • What Judges Want You to Know about Washington Family Court
  • Legal Ethics in Civil Litigation
  • 2006
  • Faculty, NITA Training
  • Direct and Cross-Examination Techniques
  • 2006
  • Author's Forum: Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • Tort Reform Initiatives
  • 2006
  • Guest on "Moral Politics" TV Show
  • Election Reform
  • 2005
  • Winter Commencement Address
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I share an office suite with Randy and had the privilege of working with him on one of my personal injury cases this year. Throughout our association, Randy worked tenaciously to ensure we were able to obtain fair compensation for our client. His knowledge, experience and compassion are top notch. I highly recommend Randy to anyone looking for a caring, experienced trial lawyer for their own case and to other attorneys looking to associate on a case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Gordon. He is knowledgeable and skilled in the area of personal injury and is committed to providing his clients with the very best representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Randy is a fine lawyer. I have known him since law school together. Peter Maier"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with other lawyers and the experience has not always been enjoyable or mutually productive. Randy's analysis and client compatibility was always right-on. And no greater praise can one offer for co-counsel than this: Randy packs his own weight, and then some. His response to a tough summary judgment motion was masterful, with defense counsel asking afterword how he had developed such a seamless presentation. Defeat of that motion set up the case for settlement, in a matter which would have been a very difficult trial in an extremely conservative county."
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Seattle Litigation Lawyer Randolph Ian Gordon
Randolph Ian Gordon
Litigation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 44 years
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