Michael practices in the areas of personal injury - including car accidents, traumatic brain injury cases, slip and falls, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents among others. He has represnted clients through trial, mediation, and arbitration; and recently convinced the Washington Court of Appeals to uphold a $5 million judgment in his client's favor (including recovery of all attorneys fees and costs).
In addition, Michael practices employment law - representing people who have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against.
He is involved in several political activities, having served as campaign coordinator in multiple statewide campaigns, and raised over a million dollars in direct mail fundraising for a Washington state gubernatorial campaign.
Michael is a member of the Tyee Club and a season ticket holder for the University of Washington football team.
Languages spoken: English, German
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
I endorse Michael Gustafson for his dedication and knowledge in the area of personal injury. Michael and his firm have a great reputation as "can do" litigators, successfully going up against a variety of defendants on personal injury claims.
Talis Abolins Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Rising Star||SuperLawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Magna Cum Laude||N/A||2004|
|Moot Court Board||N/A||2004|
|Presidential Law Scholar||N/A||2004|
|National Competitor ATLA Mock Trial||American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)||2003|
|Partner||Emerald Law Group PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Stanislaw - Ashbaugh, LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Floyd & Pflueger, P.S.||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2010 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Washington||Tyee Club Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Puget Sound Federalist Society||Executive Committee||2007 - 2008|
|Client With Broken Back - Case Settled||Settled for policy limits well into six figures|
|Settled Roll-Over Car Wreck Case||Settled|
|Settled Catastrophic Pedestrian Injury||Settled|
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|Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce||"Watch what you 'agree' to in fine print"||2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Washington||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|