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James Nathan Bingham

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Nate Bingham

  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 4 years
    Washington - WA 10 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

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Practice areas

Nate Bingham represents victims of aviation accidents, civil rights violations, and other catastrophic accidents. He has been involved in numerous high-profile trials, but takes pride in aggressively pursuing each and every one of his cases. Several of Nate’s cases have attracted considerable media attention and have been profiled by the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, and dozens of other news outlets.

Nate has successfully litigated airplane and helicopter crash cases against airlines, government entities, product manufacturers, and aerospace companies both large and small. Due to his expertise, other plaintiffs’ attorneys frequently engage Nate as co-counsel, to help them navigate the complexities of aviation accident litigation in their own cases. Nate is also regularly invited to give presentations to other attorneys and students on legal issues relevant to aviation, such as international treaties related to commercial air travel, and the ever-changing case law on personal jurisdiction.

In his civil rights practice, Nate represents individuals in lawsuits against police, jails, prisons, and government contactors that violate the rights of individuals. Nate has experience as lead counsel representing the families of individuals who died as a result of police shootings, medical neglect by jail medical providers, and poor monitoring by corrections officers that led to in-custody suicides and fatal drug overdoses.

Prior to joining Krutch Lindell, Nate worked for a national insurance defense firm, where he defended personal injury lawsuits on behalf of insurers and corporations. This experience provided Nate with a unique understanding of the defense’s perspective that now helps him effectively litigate and negotiate cases on behalf of plaintiffs. Nate also worked as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Seattle, which gives him an insider’s perspective of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Nate is licensed to practice law in Washington state and Alaska, but regularly litigates cases in other states and Canadian provinces on a pro hac vice basis.

Nate is the chair of the King County Bar Association’s Aviation Law Section, a member of AAJ’s Aviation Law Section, and an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice.

Highly regarded by clients and peers alike, Nate was selected to the Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for 2020, 2021, and 2022, an honor limited to just 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Nate graduated in 2013 from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was selected to The Order of the Barristers, a national honor society recognizing outstanding oral and written advocacy.

Before attending law school, Nate earned his B.A. in anthropology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. At Bowdoin, Nate played football and was a co-captain of the track and field team, receiving both all-conference academic honors and all-New England athletic honors.

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Location

Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, P.S.
3316 Fuhrman Ave. E
Suite 250
Seattle, WA, 98102

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Reviews

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Posted by Andrei Andreescu | February 21, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Aviation Accidents Attorney
Nate is a brilliant and collaborative colleague and attorney representing plaintiffs in aviation accident cases. He is definitely a prominent authority in his field in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. I have referred such cases to him in the past and I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and professionalism.
Posted by Gaelen | November 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
I recently came to a final settlement, a year in the making, which almost ruined me; financially and emotionally, but for the steady, professional guidance and advocacy I received from Nate. From the moment I reached out to him (referred by a trusted, long-time friend who is also an attorney) I was treated with respect and compassion. Throughout the year; from my week in the hospital, to having to find a new place to live while rehabilitating my injured arm, to navigating credit agencies that threatened to ruin my credit without immediate payment; Nate took as much off my plate as possible, but also always presented me with choices; leaving the decision with me, at each stage. Nate negotiated earnest money to pay for immediate expenses/bills, wrangled with hospital billing departments, the insurance staff, and basically helped me to be free to take care of my own business (and I had a lot to keep up with), providing me with a relatively smooth ride, in what could have been an absolute catastrophe. I absolutely recommend hiring him; he earns his fee many times over and reminds you why we have attorneys in the first place. I can't thank him and his staff enough. Gaelen
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Posted by James | January 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Helped with a personal injury case. Excellent attorney. He had great communication throughout the process and did a good job of letting me know what to expect.
Posted by Robert | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Opposing Counsel
I have had Nate as opposing counsel in a few matters and I have always been impressed with him. He is a very good attorney & one will be in good hands with him on your side.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Advice
Nate was able to provide guidance regarding an out of county traffic violation to help me understand and respond to a summons. It helped me save time and resources and was great legal context.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch
Working with James was fantastic. He represents a rare breed of lawyer that really makes you feel well respected in a professional manner. He listens extremely well and I felt well taken care of during our consultation. In the end, the matter dissipated and his services were not required. However, he provided some key advice that led to an amicable outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Project Manager
Nate gave excellent counsel on a few legal questions I had about a rental agreement and a few other real estate related questions. Extremely helpful and very professional.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Krutch Lindell Bingham Jones, PS
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Assistant City Prosecutor
  • Seattle City Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Bowdoin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Doe (construction worker) v. Doe Corp (general contractor)
  • Settlement
  • Doe (bicyclist) v. Doe (driver)
  • Settlement
  • Doe (passenger) v. Doe (driver of other car)
  • Settlement

Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Aviation Section
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • The Order of the Barristers
  • 2013
  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Regional Champion
  • NAPABA
  • 2012
  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition National Finalist
  • NAPABA
  • 2012
  • Mock Trial Champion
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition
  • Assistant coach of the University of Washington School of Law's Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition team
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (25)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Nate on multiple cases. He's a smart, strategic thinker as well as a strong advocate. I'm quick to give his name to those looking for a litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. because James is very knowledgeable and a good trial lawyer. Also, James has been very helpful, and is always willing to assist when I or other lawyers needed help."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked on the other side of a matter with Nate and always found him to be professional, prepared and courteous."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When Nate worked with the prrosecutor's office I had several cases with him. I always found him to be fair, respectful, measured and discerning. I am confident that he will exercise the same level of professionalism and care in his new practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nate is an effective trial lawyer and reasonable negotiator. His ability to work well with opposing counsel helps him obtain the best possible results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Nate Bingham on a number of cases. He has a brilliant legal mind and is a strong and caring advocate for his clients. In addition, he possesses a unique combination of skills in that he is an excellent writer, as well as being prepared and quick on his feet while making arguments in court. I would refer a family member to Nate without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nate is a straight shooter. I know he has trial chops and is very reliable. I strongly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer James Nathan Bingham
James Nathan Bingham
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 10 years
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