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Betsylew R. Miale-Gix

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
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YOUR CHAMPION FOR PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY

I have been winning personal injury and insurance cases for my clients for over 30 years. I am successful not only because I win, but because I care about, listen,  relate to, and treat my client's with respect  whatever path they walk in life.


I use knowledge, skill, perseverance combined with great advocacy to facilitate each client's maximum rehabilitation and recovery, and to obtain the highest financial compensation for them. The years of defense law practice experience early in my career allow me to anticipate and defeat the defendant's insurance companies’ strategies. I provide excellent representation in all aspects of my client's cases from the first meeting to the successful conclusion in negotiation, mediation, arbitration hearing or trial.


I give back to the community by working with non-profit and plaintiff attorney organizations, and through charitable donations. When not working for my clients, I enjoy throwing boomerangs as an elite level national and international competitor. I am a rock hounder, gardener, Mariner, Husky Tyee, Storm and live music fan. I love being outdoors and with my family. I look forward to providing you the compassionate assistance, justice and compensation you deserve in your personal injury case.

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Location

GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
2601 Fourth Avenue
Floor 6
Seattle, WA, 98121

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Sheri | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Amazing Lawyer"
After having an egregious experience with a "known" local attorney, whose firm had absolutely zero communication skills, and left me with nothing but disappointment, I sought for new representation. After calling a few firms, I was referred to Betsylew Miale-Gix. For me she was a breath of fresh air and the exact opposite from my previous experience. From the first time I met with her, she was very friendly, courteous, informative, and professional. She explained the entire process and spent a sufficient amount of time with me. She answered all of my questions and was very thorough. She has done an outstanding job. I really appreciated her clear communication, her timely responses to my questions, and keeping me informed with every step of the process. I wish I had found her first. I would recommend anyone and everyone seeking representation to hire Betsylew Miale-Gix. She has the utmost integrity, sound judgment, great communication skills and perseverance…. I never write reviews, but from my experience with Betsylew Miale-Gix I can easily give her 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Posted by Gary | December 9, 2014
Betsylew is the best
My daughter was involved in an automobile crash and suffered some serious injuries. Betsylew R. Miale-Gix, helped us along in the process of recovering from those injuries, while allowing my daughter's needs to be kept as the priority. Each time there was a difficult insurance or medical situation , Betsylew knew exactly how to proceed. My daughter has had a remarkable recovery and has been fairly treated by the legal process; that says a lot. We liked how calm Betsylew was while accessing our predicament and the professional manner in how she advised us of how to proceed. We give her the highest of praise and recommend her as a great choice for legal representation; she will get you what you should receive.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this advocate for your legal needs
I have had the pleasure of working with Betsylew and recommending her to clients for many years and then most recently having her as my personal attorney on a large accident case. She is extremely personable to you her client, but a bull dog when it comes to your case and getting you everything you deserve. She goes the extra mile in making sure no stone is unturned so that every penny you deserve in a case is won. She is honest with you about the possible results up front setting the right expectations. She works to be your advocate at every step of the process, I can't say enough good about her here other than you owe it to yourself to engage Betsylew for all your personal injury legal needs. You will not be disappointed. I would never use another attorney. She is that good!
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A truly genuine, honest, and exceptional attorney
I have a tendency toward verbosity in my communications; but if I had to distill the fundamentals of why I believe Betsylew to be among the best attorneys in the business, I would say the following: First, she is a genuine person. By that, I mean that she takes an honest and caring position toward you and your injuries. She communicates in a lucid and cogent manner all the relevant information in a way that yields a clear understanding of what the details of your case are and keeps you informed throughout the oft-lengthy process. In my case, it took over eight months (seven from when I retained Betsylew.) I was in an MVC and there were going to be multiple insureds’ policies to deal with. She was a demonstrably fierce negotiator with both insurers and through experience and tenacity was able to obtain a limits settlement on both policies. This means that she obtained the maximum amount of funds that each insured’s policy had stipulated in their respective PIP coverage. This result exceeded my expectations. It ensured that my medical costs (special damages) were completely covered now and in the future and provided a safety net in the form of general damages- up to the limits of each insured’s policy. Her keen insight and base of knowledge is impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed working and communicating with Betsylew. I had several more paragraphs I was going to include; but I realized that the precise details of my case, though ostensibly helpful to some, are not germane to this review. Suffice it to say that I can recommend Betsylew without reservation or hesitation and would retain her services again should I ever require them.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Betsylew will fight for you no matter how difficult your case may be. I have had Betsylew represent me twice in personal injury claims. Both times I was very happy with the outcomes. I recommend Betsylew 100%.
Posted by Gerald and Judy | February 19, 2014
We loved our attorney Betsylew Miale-Gix
We are not sure there are enough words to explain how Betsylew Miale-Gix represented us not only professionally but gave us great personal support. She was always upfront and honest with our entire case. She made herself very available when we had questions and concerns.We always say if she was not our attorney and had met on different circumstances we would have been great friends. We believe on a professional level a great friendship was formed.We put all our trust in her and have never regretted it. Betsylew will represent you with great knowledge and patience and much respect. We have a new normal we live by but with her help it is bareable. Thanks Betsylew!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
Great job well done!
Betsylew was efficient and meticulous in the handling of my case. I wasn't always sure of the possible outcomes, but she was very good about explaining different and possible scenarios. I was very pleased with how she approached the other party in my case and came to a reasonable solution that worked for all in a reasonable amount of time. I would highly recommend her for anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2011
Amazing!
Betsylew did an amazing job, and was constantly in contact with me letting me know what was happening as well as what was needed. I never had a doubt that she was in my corner and fighting for me. It was extremely reasuring to know that she was taking on the corporation to ensure that I could take care of my medical bills.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2011
Compassionate, Knowledgable, and Amazing Advocate
Being involved in personal injury litigation had to be just about one of the scariest things I've ever done. I've never wanted to be in such a position, but having Betsylew as my council made it possible for me to make it through my case with my sanity intact. She explains all of the relevant information to you in a way that you can really understand what is going on. I felt completely supported by Betsylew and had total and complete confidence in her skills as an attorney. Her confidence that my case would result in a positive outcome was inspiring and what really kept me afloat throughout the arduous process of personal injury litigation. I would absolutely recommend Betsylew to anyone needing representation for a personal injury loss. She will fight hard for you and make sure your case is resolved with your best interests in sight.
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Posted by Jody | October 28, 2010
very pleased
My case was extremely complicated with 5 surgeries and dozens of doctors due to my accident. I was exhausted and felt sure Betsylew would be tired of my case and would do whatever it took to get rid of me. To my surprise, Betsylew was very patient, understanding and encouraged me all throughout the four years it took to settle my case. Not once did she ever try and pressure me into making a hasty decision. She was always upfront, honest and very supportive. There was not one time that I called that she didn't know up to the minute full details about my case. During mediation, it was clear she is well respected by all attorneys involved, including our mediator. Betsylew was well prepared and her strong persona let opposing parties know she was all about business. She is extremely knowledgeable and worked every angle to get the best settlement for me. It was a long haul and I couldn't have been more fortunate to have Betsylew as my attorney. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs a competent attorney.
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Posted by Kristen | March 9, 2010
Amazing Lawyer
I had a wonderful experience working with Betsylew. She was always very professional and kept me informed on everything in my case. She was also very attentive and concerned about my needs and always put me at ease. I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to have a pleasant experience.
Posted by William | March 9, 2010
You want her on your side of the table!
I would recommend (and have) Betsylew to anyone looking for representation due to personal injury. She was incredibly thorough ready to take my case as far as necessary to fight for me - because of this we were able to achieve a settlement without having to drag the case through the formal courts. The opposing insurance company could clearly see she was ready for anything. After my case had settled and the checks had cleared issues continued to come up and yes Betsylew continued to fight on my behalf. For this I was incredibly impressed and blessed. She saved my family a tremendous amount of financial and emotional grief even after "her part was done". Additionally her compassion and support for myself and my family was wonderful. I suffered a disabling brain injury and she was willing to do whatever it took to not only represent me but keep as much stress off of my shoulders as possible. Often she would be fighting behind the scenes on complex issues and negotiations for me before burdening me with the details. A blessing, believe me. So if you are reading this you must be "shopping" for an attorney, do give her a call. The firm did not immediately sign me to a contract, rather they answered a lot of questions, gave me some excellent advice, and we both waited to see what my injuries were going to amount to and how the insurance companies were going to react. In the end as my brain injury did not resolve it was clear I was not going to be able to navigate the legal/insurance waters without representation. I have no problems recommending Betsylew and would most certainly seek her out again should the need arise.
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Posted by Delores | February 24, 2010
A Five Star Attorney
During my association with Betsylew R. Miale-Gix as her client in my auto accident/personal injury case, I observed her characteristics to be as follow: Highest integrity Extremely intelligent Very knowledgeable in Law Highly ethical Effective in preparation of my case Kept me informed and advised Thorough in documentation and followup Successful in presentation of my case at arbitration Loyal to me as her client and the firm's ethical standards I recommend Betsylew R. Miale-Gix without reservation for her excellent case preparation, presentation and successful representation in my personal injury auto accident case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
Caring heart, at times in need of a clear reset of expectations
I am very glad that I hired Betsylew to represent my case. Betsylew's knowledge and experience and her attentiveness to my request to not go to trial were key in my decision to choose her services. She was also more personable than other lawyers I interviewed. To me, her human approach really stood out. My case was unusual due to complex health issues caused by the accident. Her Independent Medical Examiner was able to provide an amazing write-up which, solid and clear, informative, and of course, ethical, I think made a big difference in the case's resolution to my satisfaction. A lowlight was that early on, more than once, I was not kept as informed as I would have liked. Also, there were times when Betsylew would seem to come out strongly and discount things out that were part of my experience -- it almost felt as if she was not on my side. I chock the latter up to both poor bedside manner and my disposition in dealing with lots of pain, stress, and overwhelmedness. When I spoke up about these things, Betsylew communicated more and acknowledged where she had fallen short. These were minor relative to the big picture. The big picture: Betsylew took my case at the last minute, went through tons and tons of medical bills and papers that I'd collected over the past years, and, made sense of it all. She developed a concise write-up of the impact to me by the accident and outlined reasonable courses for the responsible party to take. She was willing to meet in Seattle which was a big deal for me, with as much as I was coping with at the time. An extra blessing was that as a result of her willingness to see my case, relatively small compared to many others, as worth her time, I felt hopeful that I was worth fighting for and this helped my healing trajectory take a turn for the better. We achieved a small but helpful settlement while aiming for low stress. With four stars, I offer a very solid recommendation for Betsylew Miale-Gix and her team.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • GLP Attorneys, P>S>, Inc.
  • 2023 - Present
  • President/Attorney
  • Miale Gix Law, PLLC
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Dubin Law Group
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Attorney/Principal
  • Miale Gix Law PLLC
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Attorney/Principal
  • Adler Giersch PS
  • 1996 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BAs
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Auto
  • six figure settlement
  • Severely Injured by Construction Vehicle
  • 2.5 Million Settlement
  • Bennett v. Liberty Northwest Insurance
  • Six Figure Settlement at Mediation
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Associations

  • QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Snohomish County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Boomerang Association
  • Officer, Counsel and National Insurance Coordinator
  • 1986 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • TOP 100 CIVIL PLAINTIFF
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Americas Most Honored Lawyers
  • The American Registry
  • 2020
  • TOP RATED LAWYER
  • AVVO
  • 2020
  • 25 Year Eagle Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Award - Awarded 2012 - 2019
  • WSBA
  • 2012
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Recognition Award Referendum 67
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Recognition Award Initiative 330/336
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • The Advocate
  • Farmers Insurance, The Law and Injured Patients as Units
  • 2010
  • The Advocate
  • Fibromyalgia,Traumatic Injury and Washington Law
  • 2008
  • Text
  • Common Legal Terms in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2007
  • "The Advocate"
  • The Initiatives of 2005
  • 2005
  • "The Advocate"
  • How the Insurance Companies Determine Personal Injury Damages From Auto Collisions by Machine
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • Legal Memo: Setting the Record Straight on HIPAA. What Is and Is Not Required in a Medical Authorization.
  • 2003
  • Unknown
  • Summary of Application and Implication of HIPAA for the Healthcare Provider
  • 2003
  • Unknown
  • "Whiplash" Injuries - Newly Published Study Shows Significant Long Term Effects
  • 2002
  • Unknown
  • When is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a Compensable Injury Claim?
  • 2001
  • Unknown
  • "The Advocate"
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo Practice Round Table
  • MARKETING TECHNIQUES
  • 2017
  • MANDATORY ARBITRATION: BASICS, TACTICS & TRENDS
  • The Arbitration Hearing: Preparing for and Giving Persuasive Presentation
  • 2010
  • PI Basics & More: A Seminar for Paralegals and Young Lawyers.
  • "Ethics – Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • 2009
  • 31st Annual Insurance Law Seminar
  • "Electronic PIP/UIM Waiver: Are Electronic Signatures Valid as Signed or Written Waivers?
  • 2009
  • Whiplash, Spinal Trauma & The Personal Injury Case
  • Effectively Managing Your Personal Injury Cases
  • 2008
  • Medicine for Lawyers Part III, Chronic Pain
  • Building the Case for General Damages Through Lay and Expert Witnesses
  • 2008
  • PI for Paralegals
  • Seminar Chair and Moderator
  • 2007
  • Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and The Personal Injury Case
  • Untangling Some of the Key Medical Legal Words and Phrases in a Personal Injury Case
  • 2006
  • Insurance Law 2006
  • PIP Potpourri 2006
  • 2006
  • Cutting Edge Trial Strategies
  • Co-Chair, Speaker -Reconnecting With the Jury on General Damages
  • 2005
  • Brain Injuries Special Session Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation
  • Courtroom presentation: Voir Dire in Brain Injury Cases
  • 2005
  • Whiplash, Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case
  • HIPAA: Patient Rights, Provider Duties and Privacy Issues
  • 2003
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Trial
  • Direct Examination of an Expert
  • 2002
  • IME Trick or Treat
  • Co-Chair, Speaker - Preparing the Client: Appearance, memory, medication and other nuances.
  • 2001
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Brain injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Betsylew has a wonderful presence--that blend of intellect and warmth, which makes her such a great lawyer. As soon as a client meets her, s/he will know that Betsylew will serve as an outstanding advocate. She has a wealth of experience and is also an all around fascinating person."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Betsylew Miale-Gix over the years through involvement in the Washington State Association for Justice and more recently by working in the same building. Betslylew is an experienced, well-connected advocate, and I recommend her fully."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had an opportunity to work with Betsylew the past several years on the WSAJ Board of Governors and with its Development Committee. Bestylew is a passionate and effective advocate for her clients."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Betsylew has great positive energy that she applies to her clients' cases. She is highly experienced, skilled, and does the best for her clients."
Medical malpractice
Car accident

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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer Betsylew R. Miale-Gix
Betsylew R. Miale-Gix
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 39 years
Virtual consultation available