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Dean Forrest Swanson

Car accident Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 7 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dean

Learn Dean’s areas of practice.

I represent people who have been injured due to someone else’s fault. The circumstances and complexity of my cases vary greatly. There is also a commonality to my cases. In each case, a regular person has been hurt, and on the other side is an insurance company or corporation that is very large, complex, and motivated only by its own profit. In today’s world, there are lots of ways to get distracted from the truth. In each case I handle, my objective is to make the truth known. There is no better way to get a fair amount of money paid through settlement or trial.

After graduating with honors from Boston University School of Law, I became a public defender in Bellingham, Washington. I did that work because I care deeply about fairness and protecting regular, and imperfect people in our adversarial court system. After doing that work, it was not long until I transitioned into representing people in personal injury cases. My cases involve motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice, construction site injuries, and numerous other circumstances.

If you are in need of my services, I look forward to meeting you.

Location

Russell and Hill
3811-A Broadway
Everett, WA, 98201

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Reviews

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Posted by Bob | July 1, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I was rear ended by a vehicle while sitting in traffic. Had to have carpel tunnel surgery on both hands as a result. The other driver's insurance settlement offer was not enough to cover the bills. I consulted with Matt at Russell and Hill in Everett and was assigned to Dean. Dean was very helpful. He got what medicare had paid forgiven so I did not have to pay back what they had paid. Got the maximum amount the other driver was insured for from their insurance. And got more from my uninsured/under insured policy from my insurance. Dean kept me informed of what was going on, took the time to answer my questions and made sure I understood the answers. I am very pleased with Dean and Russell and Hill and would hire them again. They went above and beyond my expectations. After the first couple of visits even the receptionist called me by name when I walked in.
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Posted by Jenny | February 19, 2019
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Great Attorney!
I had a complicated case that involved 3 car accidents that happened within a year. The first one I was at fault for and because of that, the other two I was involved in made my case very difficult. It was very confusing for all the providers I saw to know which claim to bill because some of my injuries were the same in each claim (those injuries just got worse each accident). In the negotiation process, each insurance company wanted the other insurance company to be accountable for some the injuries I sustained, when really each claim had a part in it. I was restless and irritable from all the “blame game” going on, but in the end Dean made sure that everything was sorted correctly and settled fairly. In conclusion, everything is over and all my claims are closed and I feel good about the outcome of each one. I also had a claim for diminished value of my car (from the third accident), the insurance company didn’t want to consider my car totaled because they thought the repair costs wouldn’t exceed the value of the car, but over the time it was being repaired the mechanics kept finding more damage and in the end my car had over $20,000 worth of repairs so basically I was left with a car that should of been totaled. Dean also made sure that was settled fairly. Overall, I am very happy I hired Dean and have no regrets. If you need help and don’t know where to start, you should give him a call.
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Posted by Mike | December 27, 2018
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My Personal Injury Lawyer
Dean worked tirelessly on my difficult Car Accident case. I had multiple Doctors, insurance companies involved, medical bills and he has helped my get my life back, thank you Dean!
Posted by Ruslan | June 29, 2018
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Car accident
A few years back was in a car accident with a commercial vehicle and driver whose vehicle was self-insured. I tried doing all the work myself but kept getting dead ends and delays. Dean was able to finallly get some results and allow me to move on with my life and finally will remove a totaled vehicle off my property. Thanks to Dean I can close this chapter of my life and pay for all my expenses that I had incurred as a result of this car accident. Thanks Dean! You did a great job!
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Posted by Brandi | April 21, 2017
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Above and Beyond!
My son was in a pretty significant car accident and my sister had recommended me to Dean Swanson. The process of medical treatments, scans, surgery, physical therapy, you name it, Dean was there. He would call or email to see how my son was doing, or answer any questions that we had. I was very impressed by him as a person. He is a straight forward man that I believe always kept my son's best interest at heart. When we met up for finalizing papers and discuss payout (which was highest insurance could go), he explained every detail to my minor son. Dean even offered my son with options for his future and took into consideration every detail that my son wanted explained. I realize that when my son was hurting as a mom I could not make it all better, but I believe that by retaining Dean Swanson, he helped things get close to better. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a detail oriented and caring lawyer that will fight for what's fair. We appreciate him.
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Posted by Tish | January 10, 2017
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Dean Swanson, Russell and Hill
Dean recently closed the deal on an insurance claim for an auto accident in which I was involved in 2014. When I first met him I knew within a few minutes that I had found my guy. He is quietly spoken but direct and his demeanor put me at ease immediately. He suggested to me that in order to receive the best possible settlement we should not rush the process and I was in agreement. He was also very patient with me because I am untidy and sloppy with paperwork and didn't always give him what he needed in a timely manner. Suffice it to say that the settlement I received thanks to this lovely man's intuitive and creative thinking, was more that I had ever dreamed of. He's an amazing attorney.
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Posted by Debbie | December 6, 2016
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Professional, caring, hardworking lawyer
Very hard working lawyer that spends the time with you getting all the information needed for your case. Honest and compassionate, really cares about his clients. This is the second time we have went through Russell and Hill and they gave us great lawyers for our case's. In a stressful situation Mr Swanson always made it comfortable and calm and handled everything so professional. I believe we couldn't have gotten a better lawyer. The outcome isn't always about how much you got for your case, but how your case was handled in a professional, caring matter. You wont be disappointed hiring Mr. Swanson
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Posted by Patrick | December 2, 2016
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Excel in service/detail
I felt comfortable in all aspects and learned how the process works in full detail. Outcome of my case was more than I would have ever expected.
Posted by Dylan | June 10, 2016
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Unquestionably the best decision you will make for your case!
After hiring Dean Swanson to take on my case, I only regretted that I didn't make the decision sooner. Almost 4 years ago, I was driving on I-5 and rear ended at a dead stop by an SUV moving at 60 MPH. It was a 4 car pile up which caused me to miss work for almost a year. For the first two years I handled everything myself, but dealing with a major insurance company is a huge task. Even though my injuries were still prevalent, I decided to try to move on, and get this case behind me. I was ready to just take whatever settlement, get by hospital bills paid, and be done with it. After being slapped in the face with a low-ball offer from the insurance company, I decided to take the advice of a friend who referred me to Dean. I truly wish I would have done it earlier. He knows the game, and he knows how to win. While it did take a good amount of time to finish this ordeal, it paid off in the long run. Dean was able to prove beyond any doubt that my case was exactly what I knew it was, and won me an award almost 10 times the amount of the initial low-ball offer. Dean understands what his clients are dealing with, and will fight tooth and nail to back them up. He's a pleasure to work with, and a true professional. He never over promised on any outcome, but he definitely over delivered. I'm confident that he consistently produces favorable results. I would recommend not being taken advantage of by an insurance company. In my humble opinion, Dean is really the only choice when it comes to who you want on your team.
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Posted by Danielle | April 3, 2016
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Dean is Amazing!
Dean really is the best around. He was recommended by a family member and I could not have made a better choice for myself and my case. I was involved in a car accident a few years back and he truly makes you feel better about everything. I never had to call or email to see where the case was at, he is very good communicating to his clients. I never felt like I did not have his support,and my thoughts and feelings were always in the forefront of all decisions. I could not thank him enough for everything he has done for us. I would recommend him to anyone and I already have!
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Posted by Hal | September 11, 2015
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CLIENT
Dean was extremely thorough, thought outside of the box to find a resolution to my problem. Dean’s communication was timely, consistent, he kept me informed every step of the way. I never felt lost or afraid through the stages to resolution. Dean grasped the exactness of my problem, he worked tireless to resolve it, gave me advice that was spot on, and I could not be more happy with his hard work and the result. When I told a friend who worked in the King County Court system that I had retained Dean Swanson, she told me Dean was really good and I would be well taken care of. That made me feel even better that Dean’s reputation had gone before him. She was so right, he took excellent care my situation. I am thrilled to recommend Dean at any chance I get.
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Posted by Trevor S | January 5, 2014
An attorney you can trust
Dean is an amazing attorney. He and the entire Sorrels Law Firm helped me in a multi-year effort after a vehicular accident. Dean is extremely organized, trustworthy and communicates well. I can assure you that Dean acted in my best interests, not his and went above and beyond to get me more money than I would have otherwise received. I'd recommend Dean any day.
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Response from Dean Swanson January 22, 2014
Thank you Trevor! I am happy that things worked out for you.
Posted by Ashley | December 7, 2012
Couldn't imagine having a better person on your side!
Dean was an amazing Lawyer, so thankful he was on my side. I was never left wondering what was going on, he was always in contact and he was always available. Also, he never talked at me, always to me. He made sure I knew exactly what would be going on and made sure I was comfortable. I would definitely recommend Dean to my Family, friends and anyone looking for a strong, honest, hard working person to fight for them. I am so incredibly happy with the outcome of my case, and it's all thanks to Dean.
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Response from Dean Swanson January 11, 2013
Thank you Ashley! Your comments and recommendation mean a lot to me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Russell and Hill
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Dean's Award
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Cum Laude
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • 2005
  • Dean's Award
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Washington Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals - Seminar Materials
  • Indemnification, Subrogation, and Contribution
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals
  • Indemnification, Subrogation, and Contribution
  • 2015
  • WSAJ Speed Networking
  • The Plaintiff Attorney Practice
  • 2013
  • Career Day
  • Becoming an Attorney
  • 2013
  • Career Day
  • Becoming an Attorney
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
Endorse Dean
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is a very gifted and intelligent litigator. He truly believes in seeking justice for his clients and is relentless in that pursuit. I recommend Dean for any personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean is an intelligent and highly skilled lawyer who can be counted on for creative and thoughtful solutions to any legal issue. A vigorous advocate in the courtroom, Dean has the ability and experience necessary for each unique situation a case may present. I highly recommend Dean."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked very closely with Dean Swanson for the last 13 months. I hired Dean to help me on several cases that became lawsuits, and one case in particular. The work has been intense and demanding of both effort and legal skill in the contact sport of litigation. He has proven to be reliable and hard working; the jobs get done no matter the time required. He is a very skilled lawyer that I am comfortable, no – that I am very happy - to put between me and the lawyers for the insurance companies. Dean has also shown good judgment and insights that I think are beyond his years. And perhaps most importantly, Dean is not afraid to go all out for what he believes in. People could not hope for more in their lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is a great lawyer and a terrific advocate for his clients. You simply cannot go wrong choosing Dean to help you on a personal injury case."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Natural intelligence, hard work, and compassion for his clients are the attributes that make Dean Swanson an excellent lawyer. Dean is clearly committed to his client's cases from the start and few lawyers will work harder on a case than he will. I have had the good fortune of working with Dean and my practice benefited from his knowledge and insight. I have witnessed Dean's ability to deliver good and bad news) to clients skillfully, as well as his ability to listen to his clients sincerely. Finally, Dean is one of those rare but gifted attorneys who possesses the skills and personality needed to work cooperatively with all sides without ever losing sight of the ultimate goal: obtaining excellent results for his clients. In short, Dean is fantastic and I would not hesitate to engage his services if ever I needed them."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Dean on a committee with the Washington State Bar Association. Dean was fantastic to work with, energetic, positive, and insightful. I fully endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean Swanson has the ability to spot issues and analyze facts in a way that is seldom seen. He fights hard for his clients at all times and I have never seen him take a shortcut. If you hire Dean to help you on a matter you can rest assured that you are in good hands. I endorse his work to the fullest extent."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean is a highly intelligent and strategic trial attorney. I would not hesitate to have Dean represent close family or friends if they were injured or needed a very skilled litigator. Rest assured that Dean will protect your interests and fight to get the best results possible for you."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean is a very bright attorney and aggressive and creative in his representation. I do not hesitate in recommending Dean for any personal injury matter."
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