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Grady Martin

Workers compensation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
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I have spent my entire legal career representing injured workers. I enjoy it because I get to help people with real injuries get the medical and other benefits they are entitled to under Washington law. I handle workers' compensation claims while they are being administered by the Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) or by a self insured employer. I also routinely represent injured workers in appeals before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) and higher Washington courts. I have two daughters.


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Posted by Jeni | March 28, 2013
Well versed in his field
I had a phone consultation with Mr. Martin, and was very pleased with the expert advice he offered. I applied his advice where it worked to my advantage. Although, I didn't hire Mr. Martin, my experience with him during my consultation left me reassured in the event if my Labor and Industries claims was not settled to my satisfaction he would be very happy to take my case. I highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Martin
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly reccomend
He is very respectful, understanding, and caring. He answers questions in a timely manner. When I went through financial hardship he did not take any money for four months. Even though he is not my attorney anymore he allows me to contact him with questions. It is very hard to find an attorney as understanding and caring as him.
Response from Grady Martin February 13, 2023
Thank you!
Posted by Tami | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Taking on big corporate attorneys
Me martin was very excellent at winning my case. He is very knowledgeable and worked very hard against big corporate attorney to win my case. I am recommending him to anyone who needs a L & I attorney.
Posted by George | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My L&I Case
Want/Need a no nonsense lawyer Grady Martin is for you-at first I was not sure how much I liked him as he is a GET TO THE POINT type person-However the longer I was with him the more I realized that this was me being dumb Grady's approach was actually the best for anyone's case! It was me trying to joke & kid around that was the problem !! ALL GRADY DOES IS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.He will tell you in no uncertain terms what is going on & what is BEST for you & YOUR case he truly is not the golf playing or I can not be reached till who knows when type-I would truthfully say EVERY time I had a question/problem that I had Grady's ear and attention.Never a problem with a callback if he was in court or something promptly I was in touch as soon as he had time NOT NEXT WEEK !!! He was my lawyer a long time as my L&I case lasted 9 years not because of Mr.Martin but the Bozo doctors the state has you deal with ,the states taking their time and truly just because it is the "government" I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Grady Martin and no I am NOT related to him-he is good simple as that.Thank you Grady for getting me my pension and for teaching me that there is a time to joke but all his time is time you are using and he wants it to be used wisely.
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Posted by Robert | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend Grady for L&I or SSDi
I have had the pleasure of knowing Grady Martin for close to 9 yrs and he is the most honest and fair attorney I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.He has encouraged me to keep going when I felt like giving up.In the beginning of this I was a very scared person that lost a lot and had no where to turn.What Grady has done for me is way more that what I pay him.He has releaved my stress so I could have my life back.And there is no amount of money that can buy that.I have always been able to talk directly to him and he has always kept me informed of what to expect and what to do "ALWAYS" I hired him close to 9 yrs ago and wouldn't recommend anyone looking any farther!! Thank you Grady Martin!!
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Posted by Jesse | January 27, 2016
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The Very Best Attorney
I had 5 L&I injury's. This was a very complicated fight for my benefits. It was amazing to see how focused and dedicated Grady Martin is. I do highly recommend Grady as the best. Sincerely, Jesse
Posted by Janice | March 13, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Martin took charge of my difficult Workmans comp claim. My case was extremely complex and he was able to with the skill and knowledge,- to win my case. i am very pleased with his abilities ,and the outcome.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2013
Good service
Grady Martin handled my Labor and Industries case in an efficient and timely fashion.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-30%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Grady B. Martin Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of William D. Hochberg
  • 2004 - 2012


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Hood v. Weyerhaeuser Company, Wash. Ct. App., Div. I, No. 64974-4-I (Jan. 10, 2011 unpublished)
  • Surviving spouse of worker who died of asbestos related disease entitled to full benefits.
  • In Re: Keith O. Browne, BIIA Dec., 06 13972 (2007)
  • Claimant entitled to hearing regarding medical benefits.
  • Cochran Elec. Co. v. Mahoney, 129 Wn. App. 687 (2005)
  • Electric worker's death found compensable under Washington's Industrial Insurance Act.


  • US District Court - Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Professionals in Workers' Compensation
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • WSAJ Workers' Compensation Section
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • WSAJ Workers' Compensation Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013


  • Trial News, vol. 46-8, April 2011
  • Looking to the Future
  • 2011
  • Trial News, vol. 46-8, April 2011
  • New Hope for Aggravation Cases
  • 2011
  • Trial News, vol. 40-9, May 2005
  • Jury Finds Reactive Arthritis Work-Related
  • 2005
  • Trial News, vol. 39-3, November 2003
  • Superior Court Grants PPD Award Despite Evidence of Pre-existing Symptomatic Degenerative Changes
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Seminar: A System Under Fire
  • Update from the Courts
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
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Workers compensation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the legal community successful lawyers often fall into one of two categories: 1) exceptional legal researchers, meticulous and creative in their analysis and approach to legal issues or 2) trial lawyers, lawyers that excel at oral advocacy and hearing/trial strategy. Grady is an exception to that rule. He excels in both categories--wherever a case may lead from negotiations to trial, Grady has the talent and experience to get results and a track record of success to back it up. I refer all my workers compensation cases to Grady without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Martin for quite some time and have had the opportunity to work with him on the workers' compensation side of many of my personal injury cases. His performance has been superb. He is my No. 1 recommendation for clients seeking assistance with a disputed workers' compensation claim and I submit that any prospective client can have the utmost confidence in his diligence, creativity, skill, and willingness to fight hard for his clients in the often complex world of workers compensation rules and regulations."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Grady for a long time. He is very bright and capable. I don't hesitate to refer him to my clients who need a workers compensation attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martin is a valuable resource to both this community and the Puget Sound. I have referred client's to Mr. Martin in the past and would do so again."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Grady is extremely well versed in workers' compensation matters and his clients are fortunate to have him as their attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martin's responses on Avvo are very insightful and helpful. He has a great understanding of the law. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Grady is a great advocate for his clients. He is well versed in the law and knows how to use that knowledge to his clients' benefit. Grady is also very candid and gives straight forward advice. This is one of the reasons Grady is so respected as a workers' compensation attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Martin is a smart advocate for his clients. He is professional and courteous at all times, which allows both sides to thoroughly do their jobs without resorting to unnecessary personal disputes. His knowledge of the law is exceptional, exactly what I would want in an attorney."
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Grady Martin
Workers compensation Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 19 years
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