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David Merritt Beninger

Wrongful death Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
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David Beninger  has successfully handled a number of complex and high profile cases. He has achieved over 70 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, including the largest results in the state for wrongful death, nursing home negligence, post-concussive syndrome and three of the four largest insurance bad faith outcomes in Washington.

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David Beninger

Location

Luvera Law Firm
701 5th Ave #6700
Seattle, WA, 98104-7016

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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
Simply the Best!
David is a truly great lawyer, as well as a tremendous human being. His character is impeccable: my personal experience, as well as his reputation in the community is that he is a straight shooter and a truth teller. There’s nothing fake about David. What you see is what you get; very refreshing. Rare qualities in this day and age. As a lawyer he is brilliant, aggressive when needed, thoughtful, confident, considerate, calm under fire, and most importantly has impeccable judgment. In addition he is a walking law library, and because of the depth of his knowledge and experience, able to think "out of the box" and with tremendous creative skill. As a client this was a huge advantage. When our son was tragically killed by a negligent driver I immediately called David. I didn’t really consider a different lawyer. He was the clear choice. He will always do the "right" thing and fight for justice, regardless of the time and energy needed and the insurance company’s unlimited financial resources. He’s was all in. The value of this to our family simply can't be overstated. David Beninger, both professionally and as a person, is one of a kind. David represented our family in a lawsuit where our son, a young man in his late 20s with a new wife and a baby on the way, was killed by a negligent driver while on his way to work. Initially the insurance company tried to blame our loved one for causing his own death. Many lawyers would have accepted the conclusions of the so called "experts" and insurance company, and turned us away. Not David. He instigated a thorough and comprehensive investigation that showed, through engineering and reconstruction, there was no fault on the part of our son. He was the innocent victim, not the cause. Through David's hard work we learned the company who employed the driver, either knew or should have known the driver had no business being behind the wheel of a truck. Without David's unfailing belief in our case our family, including his new wife and unborn child, would have been out in the cold. David cared for our family with unfaltering compassion, and answered each and every phone call any of us made to his office almost immediately. Our family was in the throws of the worst tragedy of our lives when David took on our case. David took the weight of the day to day dealing with the legal aftermath, leaving us the ability to begin healing, resulting in a well-founded a sense of security. David, and his carefully chosen partners and staff, were all there for not just me, but for our entire family through a lengthy and complex battle to hold those responsible for the tragic unnecessary death of our son responsible. At our request he successfully made sure we were largely insulated from the horrific facts of our case, to the extent that was reasonable under the circumstances. That was a blessing. I think it's also important to comment on David as a person. He told us what happened when we asked, even if it was not what we wanted to hear. David cares about people first. To that end he is extremely generous with his time. He wanted to know about our family. It was important to him to know who our family is and who our son was. He wanted to get to know our family: it wasn’t a chore. Did our son like fishing? What were his favorite hobbies? Did he enjoy playing soccer? Was he a Seahawks fan? How many children did he want? What was his personality? David couldn't change what happened, but as a person, not just as a lawyer, he made it clear that our family came first. What he could do was find justice our son and our family. His result far exceeded our expectations and assured the security of his widow and daughter. As a 2 time client and a lawyer myself when my family had an overwhelming life changing trauma, there was only one lawyer who came to mind to help our family, that was David Beninger. David is in a league of his own. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ron | March 23, 2015
An excellent lawyer
I have known David Beninger for more than 20 years and have consulted with him on a number of cases. David is highly knowledgable, capable, confident and resourceful. He has passion for his clients and is an extremely skilled advocate. I recomend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2008
Dr. TDJ
David is and excellent advocate and handled our case with grace toward us while maintaining an aggressive professional focus on results. The outcome was well beyond expectations.

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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Luvera Law Firm
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Luvera Law Firm
  • 1989 - 2015

Education

  • University of Washington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miller v. Safeco Ins.
  • $23 million verdict
  • Tesoro Refinery Blast
  • $50+ million
  • Langhorne
  • $11.75 million verdict
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Associations

  • Damage Attorney Round Table
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial News
  • Bad Faith Trims Insurer's Money Trees
  • 2012
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Policing the Other Side
  • 2010
  • Trial News
  • Settlement Agreements: Are Lions Now Tigers and Bears (Oh My)?,
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • DART
  • Common Interest Agreements
  • 2013
  • DART
  • Recovery of Fees and Costs
  • 2012
  • DART
  • Limitations to Discovery of Mental Health Records
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
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Seattle Wrongful death Lawyer David Merritt Beninger
David Merritt Beninger
Wrongful death Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 35 years