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Christopher Sharpe

About me

My law firm is a solid workers' compensation and personal injury law firm.  For the past 30 plus years, we have exclusively represented underdog employees against the Department of Labor and Industry and corporate giants.  The L&I system shortchanges injured workers of our state.  I tirelessly advocate for my clients to make sure that they receive every dollar they have coming to them.


I am a native of Seattle and am a member of the King County and Washington State Bar Associations, as well as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.  I received my law degree from the University of Puget Sound Law School and B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Washington.

When not battling L&I, I windsurf, snowboard, whitewater kayak, hike, camp, fish, golf, and play soccer.


Please, give me a call. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your case and to give you information to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    38 years
  3. Social Security: 5%
    6 years



Contingent (15-30%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cydney Campbell Webster

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Chris for 20 years on companion cases where he has handled the worker's compensation claim and I have handled the third party claim. He is able to obtain superior results for his clients who have been injured on the job by advocating for his clients to ensure they receive full and fair compensation for wage loss, permanent partial disability ratings or long term pensions.


    Cydney Webster Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert James Heller

    Christopher Sharpe is a trusted, bright and hard working attorney. He is admired by his peers and feared by L&I. He is committed to helping his clients and dedicated to maximizing their benefits. If I had a worker's compensation claim, Christopher Sharpe would be my lawyer.


    Robert Heller Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sharpe Law Firm

2775 Harbor Ave. SW
Suite D
Seattle, WA, 98126


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
One of the Nations Top Injured Workers' AttorneysWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2016
Top 100 Injured Workers' AttorneysWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Alvin Anderson AwardWashington State Association For Justice2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommentationWashington State Bar Association2003
Viet Nam Tour Ribbon (2 times)U.S. Army1970
Purple HeartU.S. Army1970
Bronze Star for Valor (4 V devices)U.S. Army1970
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and OwnerSharpe Law Firm1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Workplace Injury Litigation Group, Inc.Member2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1979 - Present
King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service CommitteeChair and member2007 - 2013
Washington State Bar Association Adjunct Investivative Counsel PanelMember2007 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
L&I vs. RWGPension for life
L&I vs. RWIPension
Self Insured Employer vs. FLSpousal pension
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sharpe Law FirmFrequently Asked L&I Questions2016
EzineArticles.comEmployment Law Is Not Workers' Compensation Law2010
Sharpe Law FirmStarting a Washington State L&I Claim2010
Sharpe Law FirmCan I Sue My Employer2010
Sharpe Law FirmEleven Things That Can Ruin Your Claim2010
Sharpe Law FirmHow To Get A Fair Permenant Partial Disability (PPD) Settlement2010
Sharpe Law FIrmRights of Covered Injured Workers2009
Sharpe Law FirmWashington Construction Site Injuries2009
Sharpe Law FirmHow Do I Get A Fair Time Loss Rate2008
Washington State Workers' CompensationVocational RehabilitationN/A
Injuries in Washington StateAuto AccidentsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of WashingtonPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Graham Lundberg & Peschel's 1st Annual Conference on Practice ManagementDealing with Labor and Industries Claims: the Benefits, Burdens, and How to Cut Through the Red Tape2006
Various Workers' Compensation seminarsWorkers' Compensation2004
Various Workers' Compensation seminarsWorkers' Compensation2003
KCBAWorkers' Compensation2002
Medical RoundsWorkers' Compensation2001