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Richard John Davies

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Richard J. Davies is a founding member of the Seattle law firm of Kraft 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.

Licensed for 27 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Richard

Kraft Davies, PLLC
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4131
Seattle, WA, 98154-1155

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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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Torn Rotator Cuff Muscle
I am from the east coast but tore one of my rotator cuff muscles permanently due to clear and unequivocal negligence by a WA based boat company. I described my situation in the box on KPD website and Rick called me long distance within only 5 mins. I hired him and, aided by his contacts, he laid out a compelling case of company negligence. It took several years and I had to fly across the US several times, but I finally received the best settlement possible under the totality of the circumstances. A skilled orthopedic surgeon tried to repair the tear, but it didn't hold and as part of the rehab, I had to acquire an electric stimulator from a medical supply co. For 3 years after settlement and after the stimulator and minor supplies were returned, I received harassing letters from this company stating that I owed them thousands of dollars and that the equipment had not been returned. I called Rick each time, and well after KPD had received its payment, he graciously advised me on this matter, wrote letters, and telephoned the company until I finally got a closure letter from them. Rick is a very friendly, affable person who smiles and laughs a lot and is a pleasure to be around, as opposed to many lawyers who are stiff and formal. While I will always have the torn muscle, the positive side to this experience is that I made a lifelong friend in the process. My only real regret is that Rick is 3,000+ miles away in Seattle and not in my east coast state and city where I could use him on a host of other legal matters for which I have hired effective but dry and rather withered local attorneys. I HIGHLY recommend Rick for any matter that he can possibly deal with. His personality lights up one's day.
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Posted by Michael | February 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Work Injury
Hello to all review readers! I had a work related injury so I seached the good ol Google for work related injury attornies in Seattle and there are a few different law offices that come up on the 1st page. Kraft Palmer Davies is one of them and that certainly is not by mistake. Everybody hears night mare stories when it comes to dealing with attornies, or finding the right attorney etc. but my experience with Kraft Palmer Davies working directly with Rick Davies was flawless. I tend to be a very meticulous person and do not have very much patience with others so that being said I might have had more questions and concerns than the average person. Every time I called the office I was always able to get a hold of Rick Davies and if I couldn't right away either his office or him was very prompt to get back with me. I felt like I was a part of the process of building my case from start to finish and I felt insured everyday that I couldn't have picked a better firm to represent me. In all and ending I don't normally write reviews because typically I am to busy of a person to make time but in this case I felt like I needed to spread the word that if you are in need of a good law office I highly recommend Kraft Palmer Davies. I recieved a very fair compensation to help me move on and better myself in a different career, put my self through college, and have now started my own company in Portland. I owe a lot of my success to Kraft Palmer Davies, and I am thankfully for the opportunity they helped provide me to find a fresh start. Hats off and cheers! Thanks Rick!! P.S. Thanks for the Christmas cards and birthday cards every year as well, classic example of going that extra mile!
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Posted by Carole | December 16, 2012
Richard Davies defined every detail of my personal injury case that resulted in a successful outcome.
I found Richard Davies to be very responsive in handling my personnel injury case. He made the entire process of building a strong case to support my claim seem simple...but very effective. His network of "Experts" to present supporting evidence in the form of videos and expert reports contributed to a successful outcome. Overall, a very professional and effective job by Richard Davies. I would definately recommend him to family and/or a friend(s). Very easy to work with.....Good Person.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2007
First class personal injury lawyer
After my bicycle accident in 2003, Rick explained all my options, and made recommendations regarding possible remedies. I took his advice, and the process worked exactly as he predicted. I was very satisfied with his service, his professionalism, and with the settlement he obtained for me. I would recommend Rick to others, without any reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
The attorney is W~O~N~D~E~R~F~U~L !!!!!!!
Mr. Davies handled a auto accident for me and I received a settlement offer far beyond what I was expecting. He kept in constant contact with me and always let me know where we were at in the process. He is highly skilled in personal injury law, and works very hard to reach a settlement that the client can honestly live with. I have recommended him to numerious people and they are all thanking ME for the recommendation. Richard Davoes is the one and only attorney you will need for your personal injuries case! He does it all!
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member / Partner
  • Kraft Davies, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Levinson Friedman, P.S.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Levinson Friedman, P.S.
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Rumbaugh, Rideout & Barnett, P.S.
  • 1996 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Tuyen Mai v. American Seafoods
  • Reported Case
  • Leg Amputation Below the Knee
  • $1.6 million
  • Back injury against Foss Maritime
  • $200,0000
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Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyrs Association
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2007 Who's Who in Admiralty / Maritime Law
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • 2002
  • Rising Star
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Unknown
  • McCart v. Prysmian Power Cables & Sys. USA, LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34413 (D. Wash. 2007)
  • 2007
  • Unknown
  • Dinklage v. Holland America Line-Westours, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21919 (2007)
  • 2007
  • Unknown
  • Ins. Co. of N. Am. v. San Juan Excursions, Inc., 2006 AMC 2758 (W.D. Wa. 2006)
  • 2006
  • Unknown
  • Ralston v. Port of Port Angeles, 135 Wn. App. 1050, 2006 Wash. App. LEXIS 2919 (2006)
  • 2006
  • Jury Verdicts Northwest, Inc.
  • Jesse G. Amador v. Cossack Cavier, Inc. et al.
  • 2003
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Farmers' Colossal Mistake
  • 2003
  • Unknown
  • Strain v. West Travel, Inc., 117 Wn. App. 251; 70 P.3d 158; 2003 Wash. App. LEXIS 1138
  • 2003
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Jones Act Seaman Electrocuted on Alaska Frontier
  • 2002
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Western district finds unseaworthiness for seaman injured while repairing a defective appliance
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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Seattle Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Richard John Davies
Richard John Davies
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 27 years