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Richard J. Davies is a founding member of the Seattle law firm of Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC. Practicing in federal and state courts since 1995, Rick has assisted his clients and their families in collecting millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in complex personal injury cases in order to help them begin putting their lives back together after devastating injuries. His work has allowed injured persons the ability to transition into new careers after career-ending injuries, provided dignity after a loss, and allowed them to provide for their families when they cannot work due to the negligence of another. He has a track record for winning difficult personal injury cases against the denials of large corporations, fishing companies, insurance companies, and government agencies. Rick has been honored multiple times by Washington Law & Politics magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the Washington legal community.

Rick limits his practice to serious personal injury and wrongful death claims for seamen, fishermen, tug boat workers, ferry workers, cruise ship passengers, maritime workers, construction workers, iron workers, victims of defective products, automobile and trucking collision victims, persons injured by the negligence of store employees, and victims of crimes.


Practice areas


  1. Maritime: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%



Contingent (33%)

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Contact info

Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC

1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4131
Seattle, WA, 98154-1155


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best 2016 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyrs Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
2007 Who's Who in Admiralty / Maritime LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002
Rising StarN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member / PartnerKraft Palmer Davies, PLLC2005 - Present
ShareholderLevinson Friedman, P.S.2003 - 2005
AssociateLevinson Friedman, P.S.1998 - 2003
AssociateRumbaugh, Rideout & Barnett, P.S.1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tuyen Mai v. American SeafoodsReported Case
Leg Amputation Below the Knee$1.6 million
Back injury against Foss Maritime$200,0000
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Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownMcCart v. Prysmian Power Cables & Sys. USA, LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34413 (D. Wash. 2007)2007
UnknownDinklage v. Holland America Line-Westours, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21919 (2007)2007
UnknownIns. Co. of N. Am. v. San Juan Excursions, Inc., 2006 AMC 2758 (W.D. Wa. 2006)2006
UnknownRalston v. Port of Port Angeles, 135 Wn. App. 1050, 2006 Wash. App. LEXIS 2919 (2006)2006
Lawyers.comWhen You've Been Injured at Sea2006
Jury Verdicts Northwest, Inc.Jesse G. Amador v. Cossack Cavier, Inc. et al.2003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersFarmers' Colossal Mistake2003
UnknownStrain v. West Travel, Inc., 117 Wn. App. 251; 70 P.3d 158; 2003 Wash. App. LEXIS 11382003
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersJones Act Seaman Electrocuted on Alaska Frontier2002
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWestern district finds unseaworthiness for seaman injured while repairing a defective appliance2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget SoundEconomics; Politics and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A