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Paul Bruce Apple

Car accident Attorney at Tukwila, WA

4.9   10 reviews

also known as Paul B. Apple, Paul Apple

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 31 years
    Oregon - OR 21 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%

    32 years, 1,900 cases

  2. Wills and living wills
    40%

    32 years, 350 cases

  3. Litigation
    5%

    32 years, 1,100 cases

  4. Probate
    5%

    32 years, 120 cases

Paul B. Apple is an experienced and highly effective attorney, skilled in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims at trial. His accomplishments include being the current  Secretary/Treaser for the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section of the WSBA, being selected as a member of the  Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more, winning an appeal in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and serving a number of times as an arbitrator for Pierce County and King County Superior Court Cases. Mr. Apple has successfully represented numerous clients on cases involving, wrongful death, serious personal injury, premise liability, and general aviation sample of cases handled by Mr. Apple includes:

 -Serving as lead counsel in wrongful death case of Lee et.al., v. WA Dept. of Corrections(2011) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in $1.1 million dollar settlement for clients. -Serving as lead appellate counsel drafted and orally argued prevailing brief published in the case of Kim v. Pham, 95 Wn.App. 439, 975 P.2d 544 (Div. 1 1999), (review denied) 139 Wn.2d 1009, 994 P.2d 844 (1999). -Serving as lead counsel in general aviation accident case of No v. Schweizer Aircraft Corp. et al. (2004) filed in Superior Court King County Washington resulting in settlement of over one half of a million dollars.
Mr. Apple is originally from Waukegan, Illinois and has lived in Seattle since 1992. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, graduating 43 of 136 in his class. Mr. Apple also served in the United States Army Reserve as a commissioned officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps as Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel at Courts Martial. He is also a veteran of the Iraq War, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and also Operation Enduring Freedom.  Outside of the office Mr. Apple skis, hikes, snow shoes, climbs, bicycles, and enjoys camping. He is proud to have climbed Mt. Rainier and slept on the summit. Mr. Apple also enjoys traveling, writing and touring museums and art galleries. top of page

Photos and videos

Climbing  Kautz Glacier Mt. Rainier, WA (1997)
CPT Apple on "Route Irish" Baghdad, Iraq 2006
CPT (now LTC) Paul Apple USAR Home from Iraq 2006.
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Location

Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS
331 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA, 98188
Law Offices of Steven D. Weier, PS
1201 Pacific Avenue, Ste 600
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Weier Law Offices
Paul was an excellent representative for me. He showed compassion and cared for my health and well-being. The entire staff at Weier Law Offices in Tukwila took great care of me. I appreciated the continual communication, updates, and progress of my case. Thank you!
Posted by Stephanie | October 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident settlement
Im so thankful Mr Apple represented me in my case, he is professional, personanable and made me prepared and comfortable through each step of the process. I know he was looking out for my best interests and Itrusted his integrity in every matter.
Posted by Anna | April 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
True Service to the Community
Paul is a well informed individual that is looking out for your best interest. He will note when he starts his clock and will ask what support you are looking for. From there he will be able guide you through his knowledge of how the system works and what the process is like one way or another. He will take you down multiple paths in order to paint a large picture for you, so you can make the best decisive decision possible. He was able to answer my questions within the hour period, so I felt we used our time wisely. I certainly would recommend going to him for any legal advice needed as he was upfront and honest about his experiences and recommendations on how you should proceed forward.
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Posted by Don | October 22, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Estate Settlement
My sister and I went to see Paul for advice on how to settle my mom's estate. He made time for us at the last minute because I had to leave town to return home the next morning. He gave us great advice and guidance on how to proceed with settlement of her estate.
Posted by Ron | October 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick return phone call
I called Paul based only on his bio. He was out of the office when I called, but I left a message. Just like the receptionist said, at 11 am received a prompt phone call. He answered my question in terms I was able to understand.
Posted by Tom | September 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Paul provided great advice on an insurance claim
I've known Paul for over a year and he's always come across as being incredibly knowledgeable about the law and in dealing with insurance companies. So when I needed a consultation on an insurance claim - I immediately reached out to him. His advice solved my problem, it was timely, and it was much better than I could have hoped for.
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Posted by Darik | September 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation, extremely helpful
He is true to his word and gave us a free consultation on a possible injury case. As everything played out, we didn't need to hire Paul but the advice he gave helped guide us if we did. And for that am very thankful as he saved us time, and piece of mind. I know who to call when the situation arises.
Posted by Peter | September 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I have known and worked with Paul for almost 2 years, and have seen him handle extremely challenging and sensitive matters like the true professional he is. I can attest to his work product, his attitude, and courage to do the right thing, even when inconvenient. I have seen Paul make difficult calls that have affected people's careers, money and reputation, always with a strict eye toward the law and justice. It has been a pleasure to work with, and learn from him.
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Posted by Fred | July 17, 2015
Personal injury and Estate Planning
Paul is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, who incorporates interpersonal relations with his lawyering. A lot of new lawyers focus mainly on the law, but for Paul, him being a member of the Washington State national guard and having served in combat, he has life experiences which he uses in his lawyering, which makes me feel comfortable in recommending him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul Apple Customer Review
I met Attorney Paul Apple at Steven D. Weeir, PS law firm. He was assigned to work on my son's case. He is very sharp and has handled the case with professionalism. Within a short period of time, the case was successfully processed. Paul is very a detailed oriented Attorney that I would recommend to anyone living in Washington state.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-550 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Steven D. Weier, PS
  • 2015 - Present
  • ASG-Qatar Command Judge Advocate
  • United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2012 - 2013
  • JAG
  • United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Buckley & Associates PS INC
  • 1992 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Foster & Harmon, Attorneys at Law
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lee et al, v. Wa DOC (2011)
  • 1.1 Million dollar settlement
  • Kim v. Pham
  • prevailed on appeal
  • No v. Schweizer Aircraft
  • settled over $500,000

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • United States Army Reserve JAG Corps
  • Major, USAR
  • 2002 - 2013
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2015
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Department of Defense
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • United States Department of Defense
  • 2006
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2006
  • The Iraq Campagain Medal
  • United States Department of Defense
  • 2006
  • Army Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Department of Corrections Settles Philadelphia Cheese Steak Restaurant Murder
  • 2012
  • Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Manufacturer on the Hook For Causing Glider Plane Crash
  • 2004
  • Kim v. Pham, 95 Wn.App. 439, 975 P.2d 544 (Div. 1 1999), (review denied) 139 Wn.2d 1009, 994 P.2d 844 (1999).
  • Washington Appellate Reports
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • WSCA New Members Welcome Dinner
  • Dealing with Patients' PIP & Health Insurance Claims in Auto Accident Cases
  • 2016
  • USAR Unit Soldier Readiness Training Event
  • The Posse Comitatus Act
  • 2014
  • USAR Unit Soldier Readiness Training Event
  • Standing Rules on the Use of Force
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Paul
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Paul professionally. He is dedicated to providing his clients quality, practical advice. His approachability is second to none. I do not hesitate to refer people to Paul."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Apple is smart, well organized and effective."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Paul from 1998 to 2009. Paul is trustworthy, honest, ethical and an effective advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Paul Apple on numerous occasions. He is highly skilled, diligent and professional. I endorse him."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul and I represented two separate plaintiffs in a case. Paul is diligent, thorough and gets results."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul's knowledge and experience translates into practical advice and zealous representation."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you're looking for an attorney with experience, you have found your guy!"
Car accident Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Apple is a top notch lawyer with a reputation for zealous advocacy."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Apple is a well-established and highly respected attorney. Paul is a fierce litigator for his clients that will take his clients from the initial sign up through developing their claim, negotiating the case and if needed litigating the case. Paul's extensive mediation and trial experience will assist his clients through will disputes and probate matters as well as personal injury and other litigation issues. I highly endorse Paul Apple as an attorney and member of our greater society."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Paul for years and have referred numerous cases to him. He is a skilled and effective attorney, with a reputation for fighting tirelessly for those he represents. In virtually every instance, the referred clients are pleased with his representation and express appreciation for having extended the referral to him. The best compliment an attorney can receive is to be told that if you had to hire an attorney, he would be the one you would call. For me, Paul is one of those attorneys. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Paul from 1995 - 1997, and we have shared a number of cases since then. Paul is a skilled and accomplished lawyer. I can always trust Paul to be ehical, competent and diligent. He is also an extraordinary advocate for his clients."
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