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Erik J Heipt

Civil rights Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 25 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    California - CA 28 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Erik

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I am a civil rights attorney with over two decades of litigation experience. I co-founded Budge & Heipt, PLLC, a law firm that represents victims of police brutality and jail/prison mistreatment. Our track records speaks for itself. My law partner and I have won multiple high profile cases, including some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the country for victims of civil rights violations. Please visit for more information about me and my law firm.

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Our civil rights cases often receive media attention. This news story is one example. For other news and press coverage of our cases, please visit www.budgeandheipt.ccom.

Location

Budge & Heipt PLLC, Attorneys At Law
808 East Roy Street
Seattle, WA, 98102

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Erik is a superstar lawyer and an incredibly caring individual. Unbeatable combination.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Budge & Heipt, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Litigation Associate
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hawaii Supreme Court
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Conroy v. Henry
  • $8 Million Jury Verdict
  • Theoharis v. Rongen
  • $5.5 Million Settlement
  • Bains LLC d/b/a Flying B v. ARCO
  • $5 Million Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2010
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  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
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  • 2008
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  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (16)
Endorse Erik
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is a superstar in civil rights law. His commitment to his clients, their cases, and the cause of justice, is extraordinary -- as are the results he achieves. I strongly endorse Erik."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erik is a terrific attorney. He is a skilled advocate, and is committed to obtaining the best possible results for his clients. He is not afraid to take on huge corporations, insurance companies or the government."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is a stellar advocate. Highly skilled and knowledgeable, he is a leading lawyer in the civil rights community. I have known Erik for more than ten years. He is deeply committed to achieving justice for his clients, and is very successful at doing so. His clients are lucky to be represented by him, and I strongly endorse Erik."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric prepares for trial harder than any other lawyer I know. His success in the courtroom is a testament to his formidable skills and rapport with jurors."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erik is one of the most successful trial lawyers in the Northwest, as well as one of the most modest. His belief in civil rights and bringing the fight to government and corporate institutions that harm individuals is (and always has been) inspiring to me and my colleagues."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If a friend or family member needed an attorney for a serious civil rights matter, Erik would be one of my top recommendations. Clients who hire Erik can expect exceptional representation from a passionate, intelligent, highly skilled advocate who is willing to go the distance in pursuit of justice. He has an excellent reputation among plaintiff attorneys and is generally regarded as being a top lawyer in his field."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is an excellent lawyer, and even better trial lawyer who consistently brings righteous cases that achieve impressive compensation for his clients and make society a little better along the way. He is also a pleasure to consult with and a great asset to Washington's civil rights bar."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erik is a highly skilled lawyer with a passion for justice. His skill, dedication and hard work yield tremendous results for his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Erik for ten to fifteen years. Erik is a superb civil rights lawyer with a fine record success. He is also a caring and sharing individual."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Erik Heipt and would hire him in the event that I needed a civil rights attorney. He is a tenacious advocate who gets results for his clients. Erik is an oustanding attorney and is very highly regarded by his colleagues in the legal profession."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional and works hard on behalf of his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric Heipt is a phenomenal lawyer. I have worked alongside Erik for over eleven years, and continue to be amazed at his highly skilled effectiveness. His intelligence, tenacity, creativity and attention to detail are simply unmatched. His trial preparation is unparalleled, from his exhaustive investigation and research, to his ingenious discovery techniques, and his selection of expert witnesses. His courtroom polish is rivaled only by his deep devotion to his clients. His ability to listen with such compassion, coupled with his outstanding lawyering, allow him to achieve such profound success for his clients. I emphatically endorse Erik."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erik gives his clients individual attention and exceptional representation. Every time. He is a smart litigator with exceptional work ethic. He cares about people and gets results. Erik holds a well deserved reputation as an excellent lawyer in the community. I'd hire him!"
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a phenomenal attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and their rights; he leaves no stone unturned, and always goes the extra mile to ensure he obtains the very best outcome for his clients. I refer Eric with an abundance of confidence. "
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Seattle Civil rights Lawyer Erik J Heipt
Erik J Heipt
Civil rights Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 28 years