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Scott Shawver

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Scott is a passionate advocate for his personal injury clients, with over 24 years experience. Having worked as a defense attorney and plaintiff's attorney, he has a unique experience that allows him to get the best results possible for his clients.

    30 years

  2. Brain injury

    30 years

  3. Car accident
    Scott never stops until the best possible result is achieved. He has represented hundreds of clients on automobile collision cases and has completed numerous trials throughout Washington State.

    30 years

  4. Trucking accident

    30 years

  5. Litigation

Scott Shawver is a Partner at GLP Attorneys based out of the firm’s Seattle office.

Scott’s deep experience in the legal field started long before he joined the firm as a personal injury attorney in 2012. He spent many years as a criminal lawyer, where he gained a great deal of trial experience and a detailed knowledge of courtroom strategy, and as an attorney at a national insurance defense firm, where he handled cases involving automobile accidents, product liability defects, premises liability claims, defamation claims, and commercial litigation. In all, Scott has tried over one hundred cases throughout his career – a level of courtroom experience rare among even the most seasoned attorneys. It is this experience of serving clients from so many different perspectives that makes Scott such an effective advocate for the wrongfully injured.

Scott has been recognized as a Top Attorney by Avvo and as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers – an honor awarded only to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state. He is also an active member of the Washington State Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

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

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Posted by Michael | October 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bicycle accident
I almost didn’t engage a lawyer after being in a bike/auto accident (I was on the bike). I felt that I should have been more aware while riding and fortunate that my considerable medical bills were being paid by the PIP and my own health insurance. I was advised by some friends that the legal process was nothing but a headache and I would receive little for my trouble. After going it on my own for a short while and being stonewalled directly by the driver’s insurance company even for some small settlement, I decided to hire a lawyer. Scott was recommended to me by a fellow bike rider. He reassured me that I had a fairly good case, represented me successfully on my ‘unreasonable speed’ ticket issued to me at the accident while unconscious on the pavement, then put together a very thorough presentation to the insurance companies of my case. It was settled out of court for the full amounts allowed under the policies. Scott kept me well informed during the whole process, which contrary to my friend’s advice went very smoothly. I am lucky to have had his assistance and will certainly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Anthony | August 29, 2009
I highly recommend Scott Shawver
I engaged Mr. Shawver to handle the legal aftermath of a auto/bicycle collision (I was on the bike.) Mr. Shawver met my expectations and got the settlement I deserved. During the long negotiation, Mr. Shawver kept me apprised of development and was always very pleasant and responsive. I will not hesitate to seek his counsel again and certainly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2009
Mr. Shawver is an exceptionally talented lawyer. He does not "sugar-coat" any situation giving one false hope. However, I was always well-informed of exactly what my expectations should be based on his research. Mr. Shawver is proficient in his inter-personal skills in and out of the court room. He has always returned my calls/emails in a timely manner and does not hesitate to call me with pertinent information or simply to see how I'm progressing during or after the fact. I have used Mr. Shawver's services regarding four different cases and each and every outcome was the very best possible within the law. I highly respect and recommend Mr. Shawver.
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Posted by mbugua | January 28, 2011
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having been in an accident , i consulted with mr. shawver who adviced me on the legality of the matter. he followed up on documentation ,adviced me to fully exhaused my medical care and once i start to feel much better only then should we consider closure on the matter. needless to say he negotiated for a resonable compensation.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Shawver Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Associated Counsel For The Accused
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Staff Attorney
  • King County Office Of Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1996 - 1996
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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • G.P. v. O.
  • Settlement for $700,000
  • L.W. v. T.B.
  • $2,000,000.00
  • R.H. v. C.T.
  • $562,500
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law--Beyond the Basics
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Scott
Car accident Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"This is a phenomenal attorney to co-counsel with. Great results for the client, has a phenomenal team, and is very committed to this clients. Look forward to future work with this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Scott on many cases involving Insurance Bad Faith, and have come to know him as a dedicated and passionate attorney for Plaintiffs in this field of law. An endorsement for his work on Insurance Bad Faith cases is well deserved."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Scott is a very talented and compassionate trial attorney. He has obtained outstanding results for his clients, and has impressed me with his ability to understand and present his clients cases in and out of court. He is a valuable member of GLP Attorneys."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Having worked with Scott on many cases, I know him to be a passionate and detail driven advocate for his personal injury clients. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure to know Scott the last four years and have seen first-hand his work. Scott is a compassionate advocate and experienced trial attorney. I recommend him for his work on personal injury cases."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is a great advocate for his clients. He works tirelessly and fights hard to get his clients the best possible results. It is my pleasure to endorse Scott."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Shawver is an accomplished trial attorney, who has never shied away from taking a tough case to trial when the opposing party acts unreasonably. At the same time, as a former trial attorney for a major insurance company, Scott knows how to present a settlement proposal in the best possible light so as to maximize the likelihood of settlement. I fully endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot recommend Mr. Shawver enough. I have seen first hand how he fights for his clients with such compassionate dedication. If someone in my family needed legal counsel, I would trust Mr. Shawver wholeheartedly because I know Mr. Shawver would be the best person to handle their case."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Scott when he was working for an insurance company defending drivers in auto collision cases. I was impressed with his abilities as an opponent, and glad to hear when he changed his practice to representing those injured by those he used to defend. That insight into both sides of an auto claim makes him a great resource for me. I absolutely endorse Scott's skills as a lawyer and his commitment to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Shawver without reservation. He is analytical, has a wonderful "desk-side manner" with his clients, and has the experience to get things done. He is pleasant to work with or against, and yet he is not afraid of a fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a dedicated, hard working and outstanding advocate for his clients both in the criminal and personal injury fields. I have tried an extremely difficult first degree murder case with Scott. He demonstrated a keen ability to present effective legal arguments and handle extremely difficult witnesses (including a brain surgeon testifying for the state). I have referred many clients to Scott over the past several years and will continue doing so knowing they will receive the best legal representation availble. Carl Luer"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Shawver's work. I have known Mr. Shawver for thirteen years. He is a conscientious, aggressive, and effective advocate for his clients."
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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer Scott Shawver
Scott Shawver
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 29 years
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