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Dean Standish Perkins

Car accident Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Stan Perkins

Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

About Dean

Learn Dean’s areas of practice.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO GOING THE EXTRA MILE FROM START TO FINISH IN OUR PERSONAL INJURY CASES.

 

I have been practicing personal injury law in Seattle for more than 36 years and have successfully tried, arbitrated, and settled thousands of personal injury cases since 1986, helping clients recover millions of dollars.

The opportunity I have to serve, to help, to counsel people through their challenging times is humbling and satisfying. I love my practice and serving my clients, to make their lives better.

I’m also committed to mentoring a new generation of lawyers, and I’m proud of my work as the Executive Director of the Seattle University School of Law’s Solo and Low Bono Incubator Program. I regularly speak about how to build a successful solo practice.

I am also a recipient of the APEX aware for Legal Innovation, and an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law.

 

 

 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Location

Dean Standish Perkins & Associates
119 First Ave S. Suite 310
Seattle, WA, 98104

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Yuri | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best in Seattle!
I have been working with Dean and Leslie since my car accident in July of 2015. Having sustained a head injury, I knew I needed outside help so I could focus on getting better. I was referred to Dean and I couldn't be more grateful for the support and services he and Leslie have provided me over the past year and half. They are easy to communicate with, thorough and so dedicated. My accident was/is complicated. I was hurt on the job and the other driver at fault denied responsibility after admitting fault at the accident. Dean was able to get the other driver's insurance accept full liability after a year of fighting for me. We still haven't closed this case but I have complete trust in his firm. I recommend Dean to anyone who is injured and in need of legal help. He is the absolute best in Seattle
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2009
Scarlette
Mr. Perkins was my attorney when I was struck by someone who did not have insurance. I was fully covered and figured that my own insurance company would compensate me fairly for the damages to my car and the injuries I received. They wern't. As a matter of fact, they wanted to settle immediately and the dollar amount was more than insulting. I found Perkins & Associates in the YP and found him and his staff to be friendly and easy to work with. My questions and concerned were handled professionally competantly. It took about 8 months for the case to be settled out, but ultimately, my car was fixed completely, my injuries were treated by a chiropractor and paid for by my PIP insurance AND I received money in my pocket as well. I HIGHLY recommend Dean Perkins & Associates to handle a personal injury case. I couldn't be happier.
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Posted by Connor | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very caring!
I came to Dean after I was hit by a car as a pedestrian. This was the first real car accident I had ever been in and I had no idea what I was supposed to do to. Then I went a head and Called Dean Standish Perkins and Associates. They pretty much just took my case and ran with it, supporting me in anyway I needed. Dealing with the insurance companies and making sure that I am getting the justice and compensation that I deserve. Everyone in the law office cared about me and what I was going through. I would recommend Dean and his associates to anyone who is facing personal injury or a nasty car accident.
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Posted by Cecilia | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Accomplished and Caring Law Group!
During the spring of 2016 I was horribly injured, resulting in extensive mouth surgery, weeks worth of pain, and a years worth of doctors appointments. I contacted Dean & Leslie after realizing that the injury I sustained was due to negligence on the property owners behalf seeing as the window well I fell in was 5ft. deep, uncovered, and unlight. Throughout the past year the two of them have made sure that I felt like a priority at all times, that my needs were being met and made settling the case feel like a breeze! They were so confident and practiced that I never once felt that I couldn't trust them with this lawsuit. Their professionalism was admirable and eased my anxieties regarding insurance, medical bills and the settlement. The injury I sustained was one that I hope no one else has to experience, but nevertheless, if you are researching attornies for your personal injury look no further, I highly, highly recommend this law firm. Thank you so much Dean & Leslie!
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Posted by Deborah | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dean Standish Perkins Law Group is the best.
"Dean Standish Perkins Law Group is the best. Dealing with insurance companies can be nerve-racking. When you are coping with an injury on top of all it can become overwhelming. I was hit by a drunk driver who didn't have a license and was driving someone else's car. I contacted Davis Law Group and they took care of everything. I would not have kept my sanity without his great team, Leslie and Susan. Leslie kept me up to date and eased my anxiety. I hope I am never in this situation again but if I am, I know Leslie is just a phone call away.
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Posted by Juan | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dean is not only a great lawyer but a great person as well
I will have to say Dean has exceded every expectation of mine, not only as a Lawyer but as a person as well. It is not easy to find a lawyer that is both competent and personable. I felt Dean was very empathetic and really cared about the outcome of my case, he took the time to sit down and address the nuances of my case, which, in the end, I believe rendered the best possible outcome for my case.
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Posted by Edward | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dean Perkins - Recommended!
I was in a serious auto injury / accident with my wife. The other party was at-fault, so the case was easy, but the settlement was the struggle. They wanted to settle for significantly less than the expenses we incurred medically and in having to replace our vehicle, but Dean made sure that while we had to strap in and wait for the settlement battle to take place, we had access to enough of the settlement to keep us afloat during the toughest time. He was always accessible and was good about providing status updates on our case, and in the end we came away with more than we expected on out settlement. Don't hire him if you want someone sleazy who'll make you quick cash, but if you have a genuine claim and you need someone who will fight for you the right way, give him a call.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 30%-40%

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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Reprimand issued in WA, 2020
updated on 08/18/2020

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Dean Standish Perkins and Associates
  • 1986 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2017 - 2017

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hansen v. Friend, 797 P.2d 521 (Wash.App. Div. 1 1990)

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys In Washington
  • Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Washington
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Legal Innovation Award
  • Washington State Bar Association Apex Awards
  • 2017
  • Top Ten Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Personal Injury "10 Best Law Firm" Selection for Washington
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Nominated Membership
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 3% of Lawyers in the U.S.
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Torts - Law Firm of the Year - USA
  • Lawyer Monthly
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Litgators in Washington
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • National Top 1% attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Washington
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • 10 Mistakes New Lawyers Make (And Should Avoid)
  • N/A
  • CLE
  • Marketing 101 for New Lawyers
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stan is simply the best. Not only is he an excellent attorney and advocate for his clients, but he is also committed to mentoring new attorneys. He is always accessible, available, and eager to help. I cannot recommend him enough."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stan is my go-to referral for personal injury matters. He is an excellent attorney and an outstanding mentor to me and many other young lawyers in the Seattle area. He is incredibly generous with his time and legal expertise. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can easily endorse Dean as an outstanding attorney. Dean is a competent, professional, and experienced practitioner with a solid reputation in the community. He is also charismatic and caring, and will work relentlessly on behalf of his clients. I would definitely recommend Dean."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Perkins is an incredibly skilled personal injury attorney with more than 27 years of experience under his belt. Because of his proven record of success, and because of his professional yet personal approach, I refer all personal injury matters that come across my desk directly to his office. Mr. Perkins also gives back to the legal community. He works with area law schools to connect with new attorneys in need of a mentor. From personal experience, I can say that Mr. Perkins’ mentorship is of high value. Mr. Perkins knows the profession like very few do, and because of this, I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Perkins is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Perkins. He is experienced in this area of the law. Mr. Perkins is well-respected in the Pacific Northwest legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. You won't meet a nicer person than Dean Perkins."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dean Perkins is one of the best. He is a tremendously good lawyer, businessman, and friend. His company is well-run, efficient, congenial and thoroughly professional. I have worked with him and his company on several matters and the experience has been positive in every respect. I give him and his crew the highest and strongest recommendation and endorsement possible. Any client who retains Dean Perkins & Associates is very fortunate indeed to have the top quality of legal advice, representation and advocacy. In addition, Dean Perkins and his organization have the highest standards of ethics and integrity."
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Seattle Car accident Lawyer Dean Standish Perkins
Dean Standish Perkins
Car accident Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details