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Geoffrey M Grindeland

Litigation Attorney at Bainbridge Island, WA

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also known as Geoff Grindeland

  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 11 years
    Alaska - AK 11 years
    Washington - WA 19 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Geoff Grindeland is a trial lawyer who regularly defends police officers, municipalities, manufacturers, and other individuals and businesses in high-stakes litigation arising out of airplane crashes, officer-involved shootings, fatal accidents, and other serious incidents. Prior to attending law school, Geoff was a Navy pilot who managed safety, flight-training, and aircraft-maintenance programs. He is particularly proud of his work defending police officers, and he also enjoys cases that involve scientific, engineering, or other technical issues. Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Geoff to its “Super Lawyers” list each year since 2013.

Location

Seamark Law Group PLLC
400 Winslow Way E, Ste 230
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Managing Member
  • Seamark Law Group PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney & Principal
  • Mills Meyers Swartling
  • 2004 - 2018
  • Pilot & Naval Officer
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1990 - 2001

Education

  • University of Virginia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • United States Naval Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Associations

  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Helpline House
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Helpline House
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Helpline House
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Helpline House
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • United Way of Kitsap County
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • King County Bar Association
  • Chair, Aviation Section
  • 2007 - 2007
  • King County Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, Aviation Section
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Kitsap County Community Development Corp.
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2009
  • King County Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Aviation Section
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Kitsap County Community Development Corp.
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • "Rising Star"
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Toro Insurance Newsletter
  • Incorporation Is Not a Complete Shield Against Personal Liability
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Public Risk Management Association Workshop
  • Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts
  • 2022
  • Spring Conference, Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • Defense and Indemnification of Employees and Officials
  • 2018
  • Pacific Northwest Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar
  • Game Theory and the Rational Case for Cooperation in Litigation
  • 2014
  • Washington Public Risk Management Association Workshop
  • The 20/20 Vision of Hindsight: Police Liability for Use of Force
  • 2013
  • Lorman "Police Liability" Seminar
  • Reasonable Force & Qualified Immunity
  • 2013
  • "Recent Trends in the Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure" CLE
  • The Law of Arrest
  • 2012
  • Lorman "Police Liability" Seminar
  • Qualified Immunity: The Basics and the New Methodology
  • 2011
  • In-House CLE
  • 12 Tips on Making Your Case
  • 2010
  • "Police Liability in Washington" CLE
  • The Rights of Onlookers--When Does Observing Police Action Become Obstruction?
  • 2009
  • Pacific Northwest Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar
  • Aviation Case Law Update
  • 2004
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Bainbridge Island Litigation Lawyer Geoffrey M Grindeland
Geoffrey M Grindeland
Litigation Attorney
Bainbridge Island, WA
Licensed for 19 years