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About me

My wife, Lauren, and I live in the Ames Lake region of Carnation, Washington, with our baby boy, Alexander.  We also have a border collie/lab mix named Bailey. 

Although I always planned to become a physician, I decided to change my career path as a result of injuries I suffered while working construction.

While I finished my undergraduate degree at UW, I worked as a carpenter/laborer. On October 10, 2002, a roofing subcontractor's negligence caused me to fall approximately 20 feet, leaving me wheelchair bound for approximately 18 months. My experience in the wheelchair and later as a plaintiff gave me an education in the struggles faced by injured persons and provided the motivation for me to become an attorney.

I am lucky enough to say that I have recovered better than was expected.  I love advocating for individuals who are in the position I once found myself.

Prior to becoming an attorney, I played baseball at the University of Washington.  I grew up in Billings, Montana.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    7 years, 750 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    7 years, 25 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 25%
    7 years, 50 cases
  4. Car Accident: 25%
    7 years, 750 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Paul Laurence Schneiderman

    Greg is a a very competent, able, and ethical lawyer.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in WashingtonNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in WashingtonNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top 10 Attorney AwardAmerican Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2013
Rising StarAmerican Lawyer Academy2013
Rising StarAmerican Lawyer Academy2012
Rising StarAmerican Lawyer Academy2011
Magna Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law2008
CALI Award for Comprehensive Pre-Trial AdvocacySeattle University School of Law2008
Mary Gates Research Grant ScholarUniversity of Washington2002
Mary Gates Research Grant ScholarUniversity of Washington2001
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium ScholarWashington NASA Space Grant Consortium2001
Mary Gates Research Grant ScholarUniversity of Washington2000
Washington NASA Space Grant ScholarWashington NASA Space Grant Consortium2000
Dean's List, Multiple SemestersSeattle University School of LawN/A
Dean's List, Multiple QuartersUniversity of WashingtonN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDavis Law Group, P.S.2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Bierlein Law Office, P.S.2006 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Lawyer AcademyMember2011 - Present
Institute for a Democratic Future (Fellow)Fellow2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A2009 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEAGLE member2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEAGLE Member2006 - Present
Big W Club (University of Washington Student-Athlete Alumni)Member2002 - Present
Washington NASA Space Grant Alumni GroupFellow2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$450,000 for pedestrian hit in crosswalk$450,000 Settlement
$1,000,000 for two years in a wheelchair$1,000,000 Settlement
$2,150,000 for traumatic brain injury$2,150,000.00 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial NewsNew EAGLE soars high, tragedy to triumph2009
The Daily“UW Not So Accessible”2003
Unpublished“Effects of Wheelchair Rider on Public’s Personal Space”N/A
Unpublished“J.S. Mill’s On Liberty in the 21st Century”N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJ.D. - magna cum laude2008
University of WashingtonN/AB.S.2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish SeminarPersonal Injury Case Investigation2015
Scholar Athlete Awards BanquetOn Being A Scholar Athlete2011