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James Banks is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and has been admitted to argue before the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington.  He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, the state’s premier organization of personal injury attorneys, and he was chosen as a 2012 Super Lawyers "Rising Star."


Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 25%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
  3. Car Accident: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%



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Bernard Law Group, PLLC

900 Aurora Avenue S.
Suite 100
Seattle, WA, 98109


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyBernard Law Group, PLLC2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyBishop Legal2011 - 2013
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent2009 - 2011
Legal ExternSeattle City Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Legal Intern/Constituent RelationsKing County Council2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationTrial Advocacy Program Co-Chair2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ian Cassel v. Dragon Gate Chinese RestaurantJudgment for Plaintiff $226,096.77
Flores-Rivera v. BaileyVerdict in favor of Plaintiff
Sunny Gautam v. Donald HicksJury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Rules To Live By2016
Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)The Summation by Moe Levine2012
Washington State Bar AssociationPutting the "Personal" Back in "Personal Injury Lawyer"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Bob Dawson's Trial WorkshopJury TrialsN/A2012
Steve Fury's Trial Skills CourseJury TrialsN/A2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeClosing ArgumentCertificate2010
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of WashingtonPolitical Science/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Trial Advocacy Program CommitteeModerator2013