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  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    4 years
  2. Insurance: 25%

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  • Martin W. Judnich

    Ms. Carter is a very experienced attorney that often contributes to complex areas of the law.


    Martin Judnich DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacob W Gent

    Melissa is a tenacious advocate. She is committed to obtaining excellent results and truly cares for her clients and their needs. Melissa is knowledgeable, creative, accessible and compassionate.


    Jacob Gent Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Adler Giersch, PS

14710 SE 36th Street
Bellevue, WA, 98006

Adler Giersch PS

4207 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA, 98203

Adler Giersch PS

1111 West Meeker Street
Kent, WA, 98032



MAAdministrative Suspension199908/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer HonoreeWashington Super Lawyers2015
100 Best Companies to Work ForSeattle Business Magazine2015
Super Lawyer HonoreeWashington Super Lawyers2014
Peer Review Rated AVMartindale-Hubbell2013
Millon Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Public Interest Law Grant Fellow: JRI Health Law InstituteSuffolk University Public Interest Law Grant Fellow1999
Public Interest Law Grant Fellow: JRI Health Law InstituteSuffolk University Public Interest Law Grant Fellow1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAdler Giersch, PS2011 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyNationwide Insurance Trial Dvision (Seattle)2009 - 2011
AttorneyPreg O'Donnell & Gillett, PLLC2004 - 2009
AttorneyZizik Powers O'Connell Spaulding & Lamontagne2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
Brain Injury Association of WashingtonMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2005 - 2011
Massachusetts Women's Bar AssociationN/A2001 - 2004
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1999 - 2005
Boston Bar AssociationN/A1999 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Student vs. Seattle Private SchoolConfidential six figure settlement
Driver vs. Distracted Driver$150,000.00 settlement
Multi-level Cervical Fusion for 12-year old Minor$200,000 policy limits settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeDirect and Cross ExaminationCertificate2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeOpening StatementsCertificate2012
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury CaseHow Insurers Control All Aspects of the Personal Injury Case2013
Navigating the Personal Injury Claim for Health Care ProvidersPersonal Injury Claim Management for Health Care Providers2013
Effectively Managing Your Personal Injury Cases from Start to FinishManaging Personal Injury Cases for Health Care Professionals2013
Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and the Personal Injury CaseLive Demonstration on Effectively Preparing and Presenting Chiropractic Testimony at Deposition2012
Washington State Chiropractic Association Fall ConferenceDocumentation and Medical Records2012
Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury CaseCommon Mistakes Plaintiff's Attorneys Make in the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case2012
Effectively Managing Your Personal Injury Cases, Insurers and AttorneysHow Insurers Attack Health Care Records and Deny Patient Claims2012
ADRAlternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitrations2011
Pacific Claims Executive Association Annual ConferenceLegal Implications and Electronic Data Recorders2008
Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury CasesPut Your Best Foot Forward in Trial2007
Fourth Annual Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury CasesAvoid Trial With Settlement Negotiations and Methods2007
Third Annual Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury CasesCover All the Bases in Pre-Trial Preparation2006
Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury CasesAvoid Trial With Settlement Negotiations and Methods2006