|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduation with Honors - Cum Laude||N/A||2006|
|CALI Excellence Award for Legal Writing II – Appellate Briefs||CALI (formerly American Jurisprudence)||2005|
|Invitation - Frederic C. Tausend Moot Court Competition||N/A||2005|
|Partner||Nelson Blair Langer Engle, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Nelson Langer Engle, PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Nelson Langer Nelson, PLLC||2006 - 2008|
|Rule 9 Law Clerk||Nelson Tyler Langer||2004 - 2006|
|Policy Research Intern||Audobon Washington||2003 - 2005|
|Head Bartender||Leschi Lake Cafe||1999 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Constitution Society||Membership Chair - Seattle Univ. School of Law Chapter 2004-06||2003 - Present|
|Brain Injury Alliance of Washington||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Access to Justice||Central District Community Law Center, Volunteer||2003 - 2005|
|Confidential v. Confidential||Confidential Settlement|
|Confidential v. Confidential||Confidential Settlement of MVA case|
|Burkett v. Union Security Insurance Co.||Settlement|
|See all legal cases|
|Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers||Insurance Commissioner helps to level playing field by banning discretionary clauses||2009|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Insurance Law Seminar||New Developments — ERISA — The Impact of Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Medical Services||2007|
|Audubon Washington 2005 Legislative Priorities||Beach Driving: A Study of Federal, State, and Municipal Regulations||2005|
|Environmental Perspectives: The Journal of Seattle University School of Law’s Environmental Law Society||The Aviation Industry and the Air We Breathe||2003|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Washington -Seattle||History and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
Posted by Debra
Aaron Engel is not only one of Seattle’s top ten attorneys, Aaron Engle is a hero.
How do I know?
I know because Aaron saved my life.
I could have started this out, sharing the details of Aaron’s excellent communication skills, or his
professional mannerisms, or telling how wonderful everyone is in the office. I could tell you he returned all my calls, responded timely to my emails, or made sure all my questions were answered. But what I want you to know, first and foremost, is that I am grateful to Aaron that I can type this today, and more.
I never doubted Aaron’s professional commitment to helping my family or me survive an injustice.
He was the perfect attorney – professional, kind, caring, and a man with a plan. I agreed and complied with his plan for my case, which proved successful. For this, too, we are grateful.
But during this time something else happened. I talked and Aaron listened. It was during our first
appointment that I shared some of my alarming neurological symptoms, and how I felt that two
neurologists weren’t really listening to me. I was discouraged and depressed. I really felt no one was
listening. But Aaron listened.
Fast forwarding –Aaron advised I see a specialist and he provided her name. Again, I agreed and
complied and will be eternally grateful to Aaron for not only listening to me complain – he had a
solution. This, too, paid off because I now have an incredible Neurologist, a name for all my symptoms and the best part – I am being treated. I will never be cured but I feel I have been given my life back.It is a very humbling experience to realize what Aaron Engle did for me and my family. He won my case, he went the extra mile to listen and to care. Aaron Engle, you are my hero.
Posted by Larry
Before I contacted Aaron Engle, I had been on social security & private disability insurance for over 20 years for a disabling spinal deformity & a spinal cord injury in my neck, caused mainly by car accidents on two different occasions where my wife & I were hit by trucks. Medical techniques had not developed to the point where I could get my problems fixed without a lot of risk. Finally I couldn't go on any longer & had to have surgery -- I couldn't walk & was becoming slowly paralysed from the neck down. I had three major surgeries last December, on my neck, & two on my back -- they went in through my belly once, & my back two days later. I had a fusion & a metal plate installed in my neck, & 7-levels of fusion in my back, with long screws installed into my pelvis to support 10-vertebrae levels of double titanium rods attached to 20-pedicle screws from L-5 to T-10. This was the most major rebuild of a spine that my regular doctor had ever heard of. I was in the hospital for 10 days, then spent two weeks in a rehab center -- I couldn't walk one step after the surgery. It takes three YEARS to recover from a surgery like this. Well, six MONTHS after the surgery -- June of this year, 2011, my private disability insurance company cut off my monthly benefits, saying that in their opinion, I was ready to go back to work! I couldn't believe it! I still couldn't walk! I couldn't drive a car, & was still on morphine & oxycodone around the clock because of bad pain. I still had multiple associated problems from my previous condition & from the surgery itself. In no way was I ready to go back to work -- I was in the middle of a rough recovery & still very much disabled. The insurance company didn't even have ANY of the records from my primary care doctor, which documented my ongoing disability & monthly visits with him. My surgeon, who I also was seeing regularly, couldn't believe that they had done that to me. I didn't know what to do, as the benefit was over $1000 a month, & my also disabled wife & myself really needed those benefits to pay the rent each month. All I can say is that the Lord led me to Aaron Engle & his firm. I knew that I had only one chance to appeal & get reinstated with my benefits, & I knew that I really shouldn't risk doing it by myself. I searched for an attorney online, & kept coming back to Nelson, Langer & Engle. I just had a feeling about them. So I called them up & they really hated my insurance company, having dealt with them before, & they were experts in this area of the disability law that is so complex. So I decided to let them take on the giant for me. Aaron & his wonderful paralegal John Boone & staff went to work on my behalf & literally brought that insurance company to their knees! What could have taken years to resolve was over in only 4 months! I was on the brink of bankruptcy when Aaron called a few days ago to say it was over, & the same day I got a check in the mail from the insurance company for over $4000, saying that I had been reinstated with continuing monthly benefits! And this happened before an official appeal had even been filed! Aaron & his firm presented such an overwhelming amount of medical documentation to the insurance company, along with the threat of the company having to eventually pay a big attorney fee award, that they just reversed their decision prior to the appeal process -- something that they usually NEVER do. I was amazed with the results -- the money came just in time to save us from financial ruin. So I'm happy to write about it all here & to highly recommend Aaron Engle & the firm Nelson, Langer, & Engle, in Seattle. I couldn't have asked for better representation or a better result for my case. I still can't believe it! I thought it would drag on for a much longer time. Aaron kept me in the loop every step of the way & did for me what I couldn't do for myself. That's what I call a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous
He took my case when no one else would and stayed with me throughout the whole time. He was up front with me and informed my of my options and kept me informed what was going on. I was very happy with the outcome and would recommend him to anyone.
J. Grega, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Aaron Engle for a number of years now. He is an extremely knowledgeable, hardworking, and talented attorney. I strongly recommend him. His clients are lucky to have such a skilled and dedicated advocate!
Elizabeth Hanley, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I consider Aaron one of the top attorneys in ERISA subrogation matters in the nation- and Mike Nelson, who is in the same law firm as Aaron, to be the other one. You cannot find a smarter attorney who gets fast practical results for clients. I cannot more highly recommend Aaron and his firm.