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Shakespear N. Feyissa

Car accident Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shakespear

Learn Shakespear’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    85%
    We represent people who get injured by a car or truck accident crashes, and victims of various personal injury claimants.

    21 years, 450 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%

    21 years, 45 cases

  3. Civil rights
    5%

    21 years, 10 cases

 

I was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to United States.  Prior to coming to the U.S., I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for about three years.  I attended undergraduate colleges here in Washington State, and graduated with B.A. degrees of: Political Science, Social Sciences, and Minor in History.  Then, I attended Seattle University School of Law and graduated with Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2002.

My primary practice areas are: Civil litigation, Personal Injury (including Serious injuries), Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, and Selected Immigration Cases. I care about all my clients and their cases, I work very hard to advance my clients causes and committed to obtaining favorable results.  

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Location

Law Offices Of Shakespear N. Feyissa
1001 4th Ave
Safeco Plaza Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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Reviews

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Posted by Hadish | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
I knew Shekspear through one of my family and he is a nice person trying to help me a lot Meanwhile, I had two car accidents in 2016 and 2018 both. I just wanna say he did a good job with a lot of experience and thank you .
Posted by Solomon | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good jOB
I can’t Thanks Mr Shakisper Feyissa enough he was very helpful and super professional he has represented me in an auto accident where he fought hard and tirelessly to Seattle my case he was very professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire long process highly recommended him everyone
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Quality, knowledgable and honest
I can't Thank Mr. Feyissa enough. He was very helpful and super professional. He has represented me and my family in an auto accident where he fought hard and tirelessly to settle our case for the compensation amount beyond our expectations. He was very professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire long process. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Tariku | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Shakespear Feyissa for successfully defending me and settling my case. I am very happy with the professional services I received from the LAW OFFICES OF SHAKESPEAR N. FEYISSA. Once again thankyou for your guidance, legal advice, professional support, time, efforts and concern you have shown me. Respectfully
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Posted by Galma | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job
I hear about Shakespear from my friend. And I hired him for my Personal injury claim.He push hard against the wall known company. He is a passionate hard-working Lawyer and he really Push and settle my claim and put extra money in my pocket, I recommended him as a very good lawyer thank you Shakespear God bless you for work you have done for me!
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Posted by Amber | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Persistent
I worked with Shakespear over a three year period to settle a car accident claim. He did an excellent job always sharing with me the options at hand with his recommendations. However what I appreciated is he always told me whatever I wanted to do he would fully support and fight for since at the end of the day it was my case. We were able to settle and avoid a long, drawn out court trial.
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Posted by Kristin | August 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good job!!
I hired Shakespear for a personal injury claim against a well known company. He really pushed through with the insurance company to settle my claim for the most it was worth. He went above and help negotiate my medical costs as well, to put extra money in my wallet. Very much appreciated!!
Posted by Yilma | June 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr
Year ago I was in Truck accident and I call to lawyer shakespier feyssa he advised me about my medical treatment and he works hard on my case he is so amazing good listener, patience.advisor he does all the best on my case i really appreciate him and speacally people who live near by him I mean in seattle we are so lucky having him.again I want to say thank you shakespier.
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Posted by Napoleon | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I am pleased to share my experience with Mr Shakespear Feyissa I had a car accident a year ago and I was helped with my case I am very happy with the results all thanks to Shakespear I recommend him to anybody if you need a good attorney Mr Feyissa is the right person to call to take care of your case I'm very thankful for his hard work.
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Posted by Misty | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
My son was in accident, and Mr. Feyissa's office staff was amazing. I dealt with Teena mostly, and she handle all my phones and really stepped me through the process. It was very difficult as my son has been incarcerated a lot of this time, Teena helped with documentation that I needed to provide her to act as a POA. This has taken us almost 2 years to finish, but they got my son a very nice settlement. Thank you Shakespear and Teena you both are wonderful and had a lot of compassion for our situation.
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Posted by Jason | October 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident!
I got into an accident and was referred to Shakespear from a friend. When I met with him he was very professional and friendly. It was my first being in an accident and I didn’t have a clue what to do. With no knowledge of anything, he walked me through the entire process. It was awesome to know and see how he cared for me every step of the way. I greatly appreciate EVERYTHING he did for me and would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone. Thanks again for all you did :)
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2018
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Abba Risa
I met Shakespeare about six years ago when my family involved in an auto accident. At the time, I thought the case would resolve without any hassle, but the reality of dealing with insurance company proved me wrong. Luckily, we had Mr, Feyissa on our side. He is a professional, committed, confrontational, and articulate lawyer. It is true that auto accident cases take some time to reach settlement, but if you are patient and give Shakespeare the time, you won’t regret for hiring him. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Zemed | August 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Accident Case
My name is Zemed Yitref and I am a recent client of attorney Shakespear N. Feyissa. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and work as an Investment Manager. Mr. Feyissa represented me with my accident case with an insurance company since February 2017. Since I am very satisfied with the way my case was handled by the Law Office of Shakespeare Feyissa, I just can’t pass this excellent work pass without any recognition. From the beginning, my case was handled by Shakespear and his staff on highly professional manner. I would like to comment on the following skills I observed: Excellent interpersonal skills – I contacted Mr. Feyissa after conducting an interview with the insurance company without an attorney present (big mistake on my part). I was also stressed and burned out from the way the insurance adjuster treated me before I contacted him. He listened to my case assertively with patience and advised me instantly the mistakes I made in handling the case and formulated a strategic action plan to follow to win the case. Superb analytical skills – Shakespeare’s ability to make sense of the large volume of information that came to his desk related my case was incredible. My treatment from my accident lasted more than a year and the billing from surgeons, physical therapists, and spine specialists was overwhelming. He followed logical inferences to figure out the best course of action suitable to resolve my case. Perseverance – Shakespeare and his staff spent many hours working diligently on my case to win my case with a well notorious and unrespectful insurance company by keeping my hopes up throughout the period he represented me. Exceptional negotiating skills – Despite my constant pressure from me to settle my case with the insurance company quickly, Shakespeare used his wealth of experience and wisdom in similar cases like mine, he stayed calm and focused. The final negotiation process took more than three months where the insurance attempted to low blow us several times on the settlement amount. Shakespear applied his exceptional negotiation skills by filing two counter offer which at last the insurance company agreed. He also negotiated successfully to reduce the claim from health insurance subrogation lien. In conclusion, I am very pleased with the Law Office of Shakespeare Feyissa in handling my accident case and the final settlement amount I got for my accident was very favorable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Reliable service
I got rear ended a couple years ago headed to downtown on Rainier Ave. South. I was pretty shook up and my car sustained damage with rear bumper and lights out of alignment and the trunk bent. I contacted the law office of Shakspeare Feyissa as I wasn’t equipped to handle the stress of dealing with the insurance agency. Shakspeare himself took my call and advised me on all necessary steps. I filled my claim through his office and followed their instructions. The case took a while as Shakespear and his office fought hard to win the most compensation possible. They did close the case after consulting with me and I was extremely satisfied with the results. I also wanted to point out that his office administration staff is awesome in assisting clients. Teena was specially instrumental in getting me setup with Chiripractic service, vehicle rental, keeping documents as well as facilitating anything needed to make my life easier from the start of the case. I highly recommend the law office of Shakspeare Feyissa.
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Posted by Yanira | April 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
STRESS-FREE ACCIDENT!
I got into my first car accident about a year ago and had no clue what to do. Attorney Feyissa handled every step of the claim very professionally, making it easy for me to focus on recovering from my injuries. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Nathan | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Our firm has served as co-counsel with Shakespear on a number of cases. He is a skilled lawyer who represents his clients and his community well.
Posted by James | March 3, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Feyissa's leaves no stone unturned
Mr. Feyissa is known in the legal community for working on cases both large and small relentlessly to secure the best outcome for his clients. He represents his clients diligently while leaving no stone unturned. I have seen him in practice in the courtroom. His passion is only outmatched by his legal skills.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Genuinely cares about his clients and their needs!
We have been working with Shakespear and his staff for little over a year now. They are not just honest, professional and humbling, but they really care about their clients. Shakespear always seems to understand his clients needs and in the times that we have seen him interact with his clients, he really shows that he cares and will support them 100% through all aspects of discovery.
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Posted by Deja | December 2, 2016
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Amazing Lawyer & Team!
Shakespear and Tina (his paralegal) outdid themselves. They were helpful every step of the way. I had never gotten into an auto accident before and having them fighting for my case made it that much keas stressful! Shakespear fought and fought for me to get a large settlement and that's just what I got. Him and his team are incredible and I would reccomend them to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!
WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND HE DID AN AWESOME JOB IN REPRESENTING ME FROM START TO FINISH. OUTCOME INCREDIBLE. I WILL CERTAINLY USE HIS FIRM AGAIN
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • LAW OFFICES OF SHAKESPEAR N. FEYISSA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney DATG
  • Preston Gates Ellis, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Washington State Attorney General Office
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Central Washington University
  • Social Science
  • 1999
  • Central Washington University
  • Political Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mengistu v Harrison
  • Jury verdict & Judgment of $323,000.00
  • Jones vs. Greyhound
  • Prevail on appeal and settled the case for reasonable amount.

Associations

  • Museum of History and Industry
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • NAACP
  • Legal Redress Chair
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Amharic
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA
  • "SuperLawyers®"
  • 2020
  • 10 Best 2018 Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers http://www.aiopia.org/washington-8-seattle-2/
  • 2018
  • Top 50 Verdicts in Washington State in 2016
  • Top Verdicts and Settlements .Com http://www.topverdict.com/
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Defending Free Press
  • EFPJA
  • 2008
  • CUD Of North America
  • PROMOTING DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Dutch Free Press Conference Africa, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • International Civil and Criminal Law
  • 2008
  • NORTH AMERICA ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF DEMOCRACY
  • LEGAL ACTION AGAINST DICTATORS
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (15)
Endorse Shakespear
Car accident Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shakespear is a passionate a tireless advocate for his clients. He brings this ethic to his practice and I highly endorse him and the work that he does."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have discussed a number of cases with Shakespear--he is an extremely knowledgeable and effective advocate."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shakespear is an excellent lawyer. He is an asset to the profession and works very hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is truly talented and dedicated to his craft."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Our firm has worked with Shakespear on a number of cases. He is a passionate and effective advocate for his clients and his community. I endorse this lawyer!"
Car accident Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Friend
"Candor dictates I state up front Shakespear Feyissa is a dear friend. I believe our friendship uniquely qualifies me to attest to his commitment to justice. We have talked for hours about his cases and I personally know he fights with every fiber of his being for just results for his clients. A true Warrior and believer. I am honored to endorse him."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer even better guy. Very tough and very ethical."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shakespear is a fearless and exceptional attorney. I highly endorse him as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shakespear is a caring and effective advocate. He is a tenacious attorney who truly cares about his clients. Shakespear has worked on cases both large and small and obtained outstanding results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shakespear is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is unafraid to be unconventional and do what it takes to get great results. He thinks outside the box and his clients are his first priority."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He leaves no stone unturned and his skills are only matched by his passion to secure benefits for his clients. I gladly refer personal cases to him knowing that those individuals will be made whole."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shakespeare. I have known Shakespeare since working on the same floor with him in 2012 and found him to be professional, hard working, and genuinely concerned about his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Shakespear N. Feyissa. Shakespear is smart, tenacious, and deeply conscientious. He is highly regarded in the legal community as a luminary in his field. I cannot recommend him highly enough to clients in need of a personal injury attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Feyissa has over a decade's experience fighting for his clients. He is a though negotiator who is not afraid to go to trial if he has too."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the same community as Mr. Feyissa for years. Mr. Feyissa is a remarkably approachable and helpful man. I regard Mr. Feyissa as a zealous and tireless advocate. He has an excellent knowledge of personal injury law and is a skilled trial lawyer. I have seen him routinely meet his client's objectives and prevail in litigation. I endorse Mr. Feyissa's practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Shakespaer is a very talented attorney who strives for justice and his clients' interest."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, detailed, and cares about his clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an excellent advocate and a caring individual. Shakespear is by far one of the best personal injury lawyers in Washington state."
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Seattle Car accident Lawyer Shakespear N. Feyissa
Shakespear N. Feyissa
Car accident Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 20 years

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