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Over the years Phil has been named a Washington Super Lawyer, placed in the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington, nationally nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year, and received the Washington State Association for Justice President's Award for his work. He is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbell's highest (AV) rating for ethics and ability.  


He is experienced in litigating plaintiff personal injury state and federal cases in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, California and Washington. His cases in the product liability field have involved manufacturers in China, FInland, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.


He limits his work to only representing seriously injured victims of defective products, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, maritime negligence, insurance bad faith, and other neglient acts.  He has been fortunate to represent many union workers injured in the longshore, railroad and maritime industries. 


In the Washington State Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals he represented injured victims in cases creating new law permitting children to recover when parents are seriously injured damaging the parent-child relationship, holding insurance companies accountable to their customers, and protecting railroad workers in employer provided housing.


For many years he participated and chaired the Washington State Bar Association's Court Rules and Procedures Committee formulating many of the rules used in civil litigation and personal injury actions.


He is driven by the belief that each case must be done right because for his client there is no second chance.





Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Defective Products: 20%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lisa Benedetti

    Phil is an outstanding lawyer with a brilliant legal mind. He sees every angle and pursues them relentlessly. He's particularly good at cases involving issues of safety and how a defendant--be it an employer, a product manufacturer, a property owner, or the like--caused there to be an unsafe condition. You can't go wrong seeking out Phil's help and advice!


    Lisa Benedetti Personal injury Attorney
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  • Andrew Eugene Cherin

    I can easily endorse Phil as an outstanding attorney. Phil is a competent, professional, and experienced practitioner with a solid reputation in the community. He is also charismatic and caring, and will work relentlessly on behalf of his clients. I would definitely recommend Phil.


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Contact info

Campiche Arnold PLLC

2025 1st Ave Ste 830
Seattle, WA, 98121-2179


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
President's AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers Association1992
Nominated for Trial Lawyer of the YearAmerican Association for Justice1985
Managing Editor Law ReviewGonzaga University School Of Law1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCampiche Arnold2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Court Congestion and Improvement Committee1996 - 1998
Washington State Bar AssociationChair, WSB Court Rules & Procedures Committee1994 - 1995
Washington State Bar AssociationMember, Interprofessional Committee1990 - 1991
Washington State Bar AssociationMember Court Rules & Procedures Committee1989 - 1998
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSecond V.P. and Chair Court Rules Committee1987 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ueland v Pengo Hydra-Pull Corp, 103 Wn.2d 131 (1984)The State Supreme Court recognized the right of children to recovery for damage to the patent-child relationship when a parent is injured.
Armstrong v Burlington Northern Railroad, 139 F.3d 1277 (9th Cir. 1998)Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized a new cause of action protecting railroad workers when working away from home and staying in employer paid housing.
Hajek v. BNSF, 186 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 1999)The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the appointment of a Magistrate Judge without proper consent violates Article III of the United States Constitution.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBread and Butter: Evidentiary Uses of Medical Records1995
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationProposed Rule Changes1993
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationAdmissions as Evidence1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/ADoctor of Law (J.D.)1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
EVIDENCEBread and Butter: Evidentiary Uses of Medical Records1995
BEST SELLERSAdmissions as Evidence1990