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Stacie Elizabeth Bain

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stacie

Learn Stacie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    15%

    17 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    15%
    I focus mostly on bicycle accidents, but also handle motorcycle accidents.

  4. Brain injury
    10%

    17 years

My practice focuses on helping injured cyclists, motorcyclists and scooter riders obtain just compensation for their injuries. I provide superior legal representation through compassionate counseling and tenacious advocacy for all of my bike-accident clients. Once I take your case, I take care of all the paperwork, phone calls and negotiations so you can stop worrying about dealing with insurance companies and focus on recovering from your injuries.  As a daily bike commuter, former competitive cyclist, veteran bike messenger and advocate for bicyclists’ rights, I am uniquely suited to work with you on your bike accident case.  I can advise you, at no charge, on how to evaluate your claim and whether you would benefit from hiring a lawyer.

 

 

 

Photos and videos

My firm is one of the sponsors for Team Mutineers, a charity bike riding team that raises funds for rides like the MS 150.  Aaargh, go Mutineers!!

Location

Law Office of Stacie Bain PLLC
255 S King Street
Suite 800
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Annie | October 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassion, patience, and confidence all in one!
I fractured my tailbone and suffered some other injuries after being hit by a car this summer while riding my bike. After receiving some misleading communication from the at-fault party's insurance, I contacted a few attorneys for some perspective. Stacie was the only attorney I spoke with who clearly took the time to understand my concerns, walk me through my options, and explain the insurance and legal jargon to me. Our initial phone consultation lasted almost an hour--Stacie was patient, informative, and kind even before I hired her as my attorney. She even met with me in my home because I was unable to travel due to my injuries at the time. Throughout the process, Stacie was extremely honest in giving me perspective on my case and helping me understand my rights. She was always quick to respond to questions or confusion I had about the claim process and made sure I was getting the treatments I needed to manage my pain and heal my injuries. She definitely became a friend and mentor during my healing process. Thanks to Stacie, I was able to receive my settlement earlier than anticipated, and Stacie has continued to make herself available as I finish my treatments. I am so grateful to have the resources I needed to heal properly, and also to be able to pay off some prior debts with my settlement! Stacie connects with her clients on a human level and fights hard for them to ensure they get the compensation and clarity they deserve. I respect her strong bicycle advocacy and appreciate her supportive professional working style. Thank you, Stacie!
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Posted by Cameron | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stacie is the best in Bike Law!
I was recommended to Stacie after I was run over by a Metro bus whilst riding my bike, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Before I hired her, I attempted to handle the claim myself and it was a complete nightmare. Metro was putting all the burden of recovery on me and made me continually jump through hoops in order to frustrate me and make me go away. Dealing with them was like having a part time job in of itself. When I decided it was time for professional help, a friend recommended Stacie to me and she lifted all the burden of the accident off my shoulders. Working with her allowed me to focus on my physical recovery and gave me time to get back to normal life. Any loop Metro threw at me from that point forward was no longer my problem. Stacie handled all their BS for me. Due the length of time for my physical recovery, I was with Stacie for quite some time. Throughout the process Stacie gave me consistent updates on her side of things. She would also check in on recovery and helped defer payment with a practitioner until after I had received my settlement. When it came time to submit a claim, Metro twice low balled us and forced us into to arbitration. They were also claiming some of my treatments used were invalid and they weren't going to compensate them. She was able to circumvent all their tactics and I ended up walking away with double of what I would have received pre-arbitration. Besides her legal skills, Stacie is also very kind and was genuinely concerned for my wellbeing through the process. If you are in any sort of bicycle related accident in Seattle, I don't think there is any better Lawyer to represent you than Stacie. You won't regret it!
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Posted by Linn | April 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Representation
I hired Stacie Bain to represent my case after being struck by a car while riding my bicycle. It was clearly the best decision I made in an otherwise dreadful situation. Stacie is at all times professional, compassionate and a tenacious advocate for her client - me! I could not be more pleased with her representation of my case or the settlement I received. I wholeheartedly recommend Stacie Bain to represent your personal injury case!
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Posted by Ryan | March 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stacie was Amazing
Stacie was amazing. I'm so glad she represented me. First, because she won - I got a much larger settlement than I thought I would, and I think that's because Stacie genuinely cared. Secondly, because mine wasn't an easy case. I was hit by a driver that ran, and tracking them down - and then their insurance company - took a lot of doing. But Stacie took the case anyway and overcame the obstacles, which is why I have a settlement at all. Thirdly, because of her compassion. I met with her months after the accident (http://seattlegreenways.org/blog/2015/04/23/ryanroosevelt/) but my emotions were still raw. The last thing I wanted was to feel like I was being victimized again, or treated as just another number. And when she told me that the expenses for the case would be coming out of my end of any eventual settlement, I thought that was unfair. But she explained that's the way things were done in Washington, and I later confirmed this on my own - it would have been impossible for her to make any other arrangement. And yet, because I was concerned, she tried to keep the expenses as low as possible. I got my own medical records, and she chose low-cost options on her end, so that the eventual expenses were extraordinarily low - as low as they possibly could have been. Stacie also kept me informed about the case and her work on it, and I always felt like I was being treated with care, and like a human being. She didn't just get me a settlement. She made me feel like I deserved justice, and, now that it's settled, like justice was done. I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by Louise | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Stacie was at all times professional, clear in presenting options available to me, and patient in answering any questions I had. I was completely unprepared to deal with insurance companies, the police, hospitals, billing departments...and I didn't have to! Stacie managed all the intricate legal aspects, communications, form-filling etc. As a cyclist herself she fully understands the pleasures and risks involved in bike-commuting, and exhibited a level of understanding and compassion regarding my accident that was genuine and greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Colin | September 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Change in Perception of Attorneys
I, like many other people, had a negative perception of attorneys before I hired Stacie Bain. I saw them as a necessary evil, but evil none the less. Her handling of two cases for me has completely changed that perception. At all times she worked for my best interests and made sure I understood all my options in a clear and concise manner. Stacie negotiated skillfully and firmly with insurance companies, medical providers, and the state to get the best outcome for me. I am not an easy client to work with, Stacie maintained a compassionate demeanor with me throughout the process. I would highly recommend her as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2014
Car/ Bike Collision
All aspects of my case were handled to the extent that my stress level was not a factor. Each step was explained and all decisions were cleared with me prior to any actions taken. The very reason I hired an attorney was to eliminate the hassle of dealing with insurance reps and doctors billing departments so doing it any other way is out of the question. The professionalism, experience and expertise required to guide clients through this potentially emotional and strained period is a must -her work is highly commendable and my choice in working with Stacie has proven to be a wise move in every way. My case couldn't have been resolved with a better result - even as much as I believe I should be compensated much more but I am sure all injury/accident victims feel this way. After their initial offer was deemed unacceptable and we declined it, they came back with more than expected. If you need a caring person on your side to take charge of your case you will not be disappointed when selecting Stacie Bain to do battle with, I am confident that if we went to court we would have fared very well, too!
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Posted by Phyllis | May 3, 2014
Outstanding Bike Lawyer!
I was incredibly pleased with Stacie's knowledge, skill, handling, and communication. I also felt like she really cared about me and my story and how the accident affected my life. She is very personable, yet very professional. When you call, she answers the phone, and will talk to you, unlike most lawyers, to whom you must first go through several layers of secretaries and paralegals. She worked with me and guided me through a process over two years that led to a successful arbitration outcome. I highly recommend Stacie Bain if you have been injured in a bike accident.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2013
Stacie Bain saved my life.
There is no way to overstate the proficiency, the caring attitude, or the genuine advocacy I received at the hands of Ms. Bain. Several years ago, someone ran a red light and plowed into my car, causing me brain damage, multiple injuries and rendering me virtually unable to cope. When counselors ruled my condition PTSD, but therapy wasn't really addressing my brand new emotional discontrol, it was Stacie that realized I had a TBI, and that I needed to see some specialists. I am not the person I was, but I can now function at a much higher capacity than I could before my lawyer, of all people, helped me get the care I needed. Besides that, my case settled without my ever having to testify, saving me a lot of stress and scrutiny that would no doubt be incredibly difficult for me - and awarding me the policy limit that will allow me (someone with only catastrophic insurance) to afford to continue to seek treatment and not go into debt. Stacie was there every step of the way, often emailing me or calling me just to see how I was doing. I can honestly say that I feel like she saved my life. THIS IS THE LAWYER YOU WANT ON YOUR SIDE.
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Posted by Kevin | March 28, 2013
Stacie Bain
If you are reviewing these remarks in contemplation of hiring Stacie Bain as your advocate then look no further. Her dedication and sincerity is unmatched. She brings to the table an inspirational work ethic. Stacie established a relationship of trust and goodwill. She is accessible and communicates in a way that is easy to understand. She is practical in her approach. Stacie provides an excellent service of record keeping and case development in a way which makes sense to everyone involved. Stacie Bain has a networking capability that will astound you. She has resources few attorneys can match. I have known many and hired others before her and when it comes to bicycle law I think she is the real deal. I was pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Cameron | November 11, 2011
Fantastic Representation
Stacie is professional, kind, intelligent, steadfast, and hard-working. Throughout the three years represent my case, Stacie kept me informed and pushed the borders to provide me wonderful and successful legal services. Thank you Stacie for the enjoyable experience and smooth process!
Posted by Bradly | October 11, 2011
Great job, took care of everything!
I hired Stacie to be my lawyer after I got injured in a car accident. I had never been in a car accident before and I did not know what to do. After sitting and talking with Stacie I felt much better about what was going to happen. I gave her the info about my accident and she then told me all I need to worry about was getting better. After serveral months of physical therapy and getting back to 100% I meet back with Stacie. She took care of everything, getting my wage comensation taken care of, getting my physical therapy and doctors bills paid for, help with my car and getting my settlement to me. From day one Stacie took care of everything and took a very scary situation and made it very easy for me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2011
Thank you!
Stacie helped me throughout the entire process. When I didn't feel I was given the correct compensation from an insurance company after an accident, I sought a second opinion. Being a student at the University of Washington, at the time, I went for a free consultation with the UW Law School. The referred me to Anderton Law Office, where I referred to Stacie. The whole process took a few years and after graduating from college, time was scarce while trying to build a career. Stacie helped to work around my schedule and make time for me. She helped me maintain a normal life, never having to focus on the accident that had already passed. Even though it took a few years to get to a settlement, it was never an sweat off my back. I have complete confidence in Stacie's abilities and will refer her to anybody with my complete support. Thank you Stacie, for all your help. :)
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Bicycle Accident Attorney
  • Law Office of Stacie Bain, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Bicycle Accident Attorney
  • Anderton Law Office / Washington Bike Law
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fikso Kretschmer Smith Dixon
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Clinic Attorney
  • KCBA Elder Law Clinic
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Rule 9 Legal Intern
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Rule 2 Legal Extern
  • US Attorney's office
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Harry J. McCarthy
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude
  • 2004
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rear End Bicycle Accident
  • $750,000 settlement
  • Bicyclist Hit by Right-turning Driver
  • $305,000 settlement
  • Bicyclist Hit by Right-turning Driver
  • $125,000 insurance policy limits settlement
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Associations

  • Cascade Bicycle Club
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington Bikes
  • 2011 - Present
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2007 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Law Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Presidential Law Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Presidential Law Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2001

Publications

  • Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook
  • Bicycle Law Chapter
  • 2019
  • Washington Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook
  • Bicycle Law Chapter
  • 2018
  • WSBA Litigation Section - Litigation News Summer 2013 Issue
  • Wheels of Justice: A Boutique Bike Law Practice
  • 2013
  • King County Bar Bulletin
  • Riding Along "Uninsured" with IFCA
  • 2009
  • King County Bar Bulletin
  • Changing Gears: Life in the Bike Lane
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane Bicycle Club
  • Riding a Bicycle in Washington: Bikes and the Law
  • 2019
  • Cascade Bicycle Club Presentation Series
  • Riding a Bicycle in Washington: Bikes and the Law
  • 2018
  • WSAJ Webinar Seriers
  • Riding a Bicycle in Washington -- Rights, Duties, Hazards, and Plaintiff Strategies
  • 2016
  • New Member Series: Getting Started in The Plaintiff's Practice
  • Marketing Basics
  • 2012
  • CBC Advocacy Meeting
  • Legal options for bicyclists injured on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (15)
Endorse Stacie
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacie is a dedicated and hard working attorney. She puts her clients first, and always makes sure to work to get the best recovery for them. Stacie has experience navigating the intersection between bicycle law and auto crashes. If you need an experienced bicycle lawyer, I highly recommend Stacie."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Stacie on a difficult personal injury case involving a disputed bicycle accident. She was awesome! I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, her compassion, her command of the relevant laws, and her drive. She is an exceptional personal injury lawyer, especially when it comes to pedestrian and bicycle accident cases. It would be impossible for me to give her a stronger endorsement. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Stacie on case last year: she is an excellent advocate, a delight to work with. She was on top of all aspects of her client’s case, knew the law, and was competent and efficient. This was alloyed with a rare mixture of compassion and tenacity. She could really turn up the heat when needed, but always maintained her professionalism with opposing counsel, so personality never got in the way of what was best for her client. As a result, we were able to get a great result in a challenging case. Stacie is many things: proud mother, caring counselor, skilled advocate. Above all, she is a delightful person, wonderful colleague, with a sure touch with people, an unpretentious grace, and great sense of humor. She is a force to be reckoned with. She has expertise in cycling accidents, so if you’re looking for a lawyer who cares about your bicycle injury and has the passion to get the job done, look no further."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stacie for several years and have watched her work and seen firsthand how detailed and thorough she is in the preparation of her cases for settlement or trial. She has an excellent command of the law and the legal system of justice, and uses this to her client’s advantage. She is diligent, persistent, and tenacious in her dealings with insurance adjusters and their lawyers, while being kind and considerate with her clients and mindful of the unique circumstances and challenges each client faces. I highly recommend her to those looking for an ethical, tenacious, and compassionate lawyer to represent them."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the chance to work alongside Stacie for two years. I enthusiastically recommend her. Her commitment to her clients is exceptional. She is fast, knowledgeable and attentive. Take the time to review her past clients' testimonials, and you'll have little question about her ability and high level of service."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacie is an outstanding advocate whose genuine and honest representation stands out against many of her peers. As both someone who honestly cares about her clients and who is highly skilled, I would not hesitate to recommend her to my family and close friends -- or anyone needing a lawyer after an injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have recently had the pleasure of working with Stacie on a case. Her commitment and compassion for her client are remarkable. She has a sharp legal mind and is ready to take on any challenge on behalf of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to Stacie Bain."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stacie Bain is committed to excellence. This is reflected in the time she takes to truly get to know her clients, her understanding of the personal injuries, and their real life consequences. She jumps right in and gets things done. In 2013 we associated on two cases together. I endorse not only her work but her humanity. I look forward to another opportunity to co-counsel with Stacie."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacie's experience as a lawyer and an avid cyclist combine to make her the perfect advocate for injured cyclists. People who are hit and injured while cycling often deal with complex problems. Stacie's knowledge of the law and rights of cyclists are key to her record of successfully representing her clients. Add to this a personable and compassionate demeanor and you have the total Stacie Bain package. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stacie is a smart and passionate advocate! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Bain for ten years. I know her to be a zealous advocate with a caring heart. I would trust her to represent me, because of her work ethic and tenacity. I whole heartedly endorse her."
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