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I represent human beings, not big corporations or insurance companies. I fight for justice for my clients.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 85%
    34 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    24 years, 350 cases

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Heller Law Firm, PLLC

860 Southwest 143rd Street

Seattle, WA, 98166-1585


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingN/A1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHeller Law Firm, PLLC1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2007 - Present
NYHS Board of DirectorsPresident2006 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2007
Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary BoardMember2005 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2007
NYHS Board of DirectorsVice President2004 - 2006
NYHS Board of DirectorsMember2002 - 2004
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard of Directors1998 - 2004
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary/Treasurer1992 - 1993
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - 1997
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEditor in Chief1990 - 1992
Normandy Park Community Club Board of DirectorsMember1987 - 1990
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationEditorial Board1984 - 1988
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualPersonal Injury Cases - The Plaintiff's Perspective2006
Trial NewsThe Amistad — The Rest of the Story1998
Trial NewsA Dialogue Concerning Two Systems1997
Trial NewsLawyer Bashing -- Unjustified, Inevitable, Ignorable1993
Trial NewsBreach of Duty to Defend Costly1993
Trial NewsAttorney's Fees Awards in Restaurant Liability Cases1993
Trial NewsIs Anybody There? Does Anybody Care?1993
Trial NewsThe Impossible Dream1992
Trial NewsThe Silence of the Lambs -- Dow, Breast Implants, and Washington's Right to Know Law1992
Trial NewsToo Many Lawyers or Too Many Vice Presidents?1992
Trial NewsWhy Civil Practitioners Should Practice Criminal Law1992
Trial NewsWarning -- Nationwide v. Watson Trap for the Unwary1992
Trial NewsThe Gentle Art of Criminal Defense1992
Trial NewsThe Modern Use of Res Ipsa Loquitur1992
Trial NewsGetting Back the Sheep -- A Revolution in First Party Insurance Litigation?1992
Trial NewsQuotes Without Comment - the Importance of Oaths1991
Trial NewsTime to Raise the Price of Safety Violations1991
Trial NewsA Primer on the Sentencing Reform Act1991
Trial NewsThe Ancient Origins of Tort Law1991
Trial NewsThe Significance of Written Jury Instructions1991
Trial NewsGovernmental Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law1991
Trial NewsJury Confounds "Experts" and Decides Case Correctly1991
Trial NewsU.S. Supreme Court -- Some Bests & Worsts1991
Trial NewsStatutory Construction & the Empty Chair1991
Trial NewsWhy Does America Have Capital Punishment?1990
Trial NewsMultiple Accidents1990
Trial NewsRendering Moral Advice1990
Trial NewsThe Magna Charta1990
Trial NewsThe Economic Value of Life1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarCutting Edge Trial Strategies2005
Continuing Legal Education SeminarPlanning Your Case2004
Continuing Legal Education SeminarMaking & Meeting Objections2002
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Insurance LawUninsured Motorist Bad Faith Litigation2001
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Tort LawTort Law Update1998
Convention Continuing Legal Education Seminar on AutomobilesExcluding Bogus Expert Witnesses1997
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Tort LawTort Law Update1995
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Soft Tissue Injury CasesJury Instructions in Soft Tissue Injury Cases1995
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on New DevelopmentsThe Fight to Survive - Legal Issues in 3 Strikes and You're Out1994
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Civil Trials & EvidenceMotions in Limine1994
Teacher's Law SchoolFree Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Search & Seizure in Public Schools1993
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Automobile CasesJury Selection in Automobile Injury Cases1993
People's Law SchoolLegal system, torts & insurance, criminal law, constitutional law1988
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Civil ProcedureJurisdiction, Venue, & Service of Process1988
Annual Convention-SeminarResurrecting the Deadman's Statute1987
Annual Convention-SeminarPaying for the Forum: Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations1986