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Bob is the founding attorney at Washington Bike Law.  He primarily represents bicyclists and pedestrians, but he also represents other seriously injured people, including drivers. He is an arbitrator in King County.  Bob also serves as a court-appointed settlement guardian ad litem where he reviews settlements proposed for minors and people with disabilities for fairness and ensures that these are actually in people's best interests.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 86%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    24 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 2%
    1 year
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 2%
    1 year

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Adam Phillip Karp

    Dedicated, intelligent, witty, puts clients at ease, walks the talk (or pedals the mettle, I should say). Unreservedly, I endorse Bob, whom I have known for over a decade.

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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Contact info

Anderton Law Office-Washington Bike Law

705 Second Avenue
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98104-1715

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bike Friendly BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Bike Friendly BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2015
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2011
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicycclists2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bicycle Friendy BusinessLeague of American Bicyclists2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Pro Bono PublicoWashington State Bar Association2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
Volunteer of the MonthKing County Bar Association2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyAnderton Law Office-Washington Bike Law2000 - Present
ArbitratorKing County Superior Court1999 - Present
Bar Bulletin EditorKing County Bar Association2001 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Washington BikesMember2007 - Present
League of American BicyclistsMember2007 - Present
Bike WorksRisk Management Committee2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Cascade Bicycle ClubMember1997 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
King County Bar AssociationBar Bulletin Editor2001 - 2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSeattle Roundtable Co-Chair1998 - 1999
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2007
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial NewsInsurance Issues in Bicycle and Pedestrian Cases2016
King County Bar BulletinBike Law: Takin' it to the Streets2012
King County Bar BulletinThe Battle for City Streets2011
King County Bar BulletinCity Cycling vs. Recreational Use Immunity2007
Bar BulletinOn the Road with Bikes and the Law2006
King County Bar BulletinAnd Let Slip the Dogs of Law2005
Iowa Law ReviewJust Say No to Judicial Review: The Impact of Oregon v. Smith on the Free Exercise Clause1991
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawN/AJD with Distinction1992
University of IowaJournalism and Mass CommunicationN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Connect Puget Sound Big Ideas FestivalA Vision to Achieve Vision Zero: Legislating a Presumption of Liability where Drivers Collide with Pedestrians or Bicyclists2016
2014 National Bike Summit, Washington DCRules of the Road for Bicyclists: Too Complicated to Enforce?2014
Bridging the GapBikes and Barks: Finding Your Ideal Niche Practice2012
Washington State Bar Association CLEGetting Rolling with Bike Law2011
2011 Mandatory Settlement Guardian ad Litem TrainingCoverage Issues and Adequate Damages2011
SGaL Mandatory TrainingOverview and Reports2004
Litigation PracticeWorking up the Case2004