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Derek P Radtke

Personal injury Attorney at Everett, WA

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Derek

Learn Derek’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    I’ve spent 25 years representing people injured by the negligence of others. Over that time, I’ve worked on cases from straight-forward auto accidents to complex cases involving premises liability, medical malpractice, and product liability.

    27 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Brain injury
    20%
    Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

    27 years

I started working on personal injury cases just before my last year of law school. I was fortunate to work as an intern for a solo-practitioner, and learned all that I could in my time there, assisting with personal injury cases from intake to completion. This crash course in personal injury was unlike any class in law school. I learned how to work with and advocate for my clients. I’m thankful for the guidance and collegiality I received early on in my career and will pay it forward.

After graduating from Gonzaga School of Law in 1997, I continued handling personal injury matters, almost exclusively, working for two busy law firms over the next 20 years, gaining valuable litigation experience.

I opened my own firm, Radtke Law Firm, in October 2017. My focus and passion remain on plaintiff personal injury law, which allows me to continue to help those that have been wrongly injured by the negligence of others.

If you are hurt because of another's failure to follow a duty, an established rule, or exercise reasonable care you can pursue a personal injury claim to hold them accountable. Holding those negligent accountable leads to greater safety for us all. If you’ve been hurt, contact me for a free consultation.

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Derek is admitted to practice in all Washington State Courts, in Federal Court for the Eastern and Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Derek is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association).  Outside of law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, hiking, travelling and attending Husky Football games.

 

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Location

Radtke Law Firm
3721 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Amber | March 18, 2024
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Amazing Lawyer!
As a First Responder, I found myself in the back of my ambulance treating a patient en route to the hospital when a drunk driver collided with us. Though the impact wasn't severe, it was enough to jolt me and initiate chronic issues that will persist for life. Seeking legal representation, I turned to Derek Radtke. Without a moment's hesitation, I chose him to advocate on my behalf. Throughout the process, Derek's unwavering communication and reassurance provided me with solace. While I hope never to require his services again, if faced with a similar circumstance, he would undoubtedly be my first choice. I place my complete trust in him, and you should too. Many thanks for his outstanding support!
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Posted by Jerod | January 27, 2024
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Great Lawyer
He will do everything in his power to help win your case and go the extra mile. Great guy first person I will call if I need a lawyer again.
Posted by Bronson | July 13, 2023
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Derek Radtke- Highly Recommended!
My daughter and I were in a serious car accident last year. I broke several bones, had surgery to place plates and pins, and was off work for almost 4 months. This was my first experience (fortunately) with an injury like this, and had no idea how to proceed. We were referred to Derek, and he made a horrible year bearable. He negotiated on our behalf, and made sure that we received the maximum benefit possible from insurance. He answered questions in a timely manner, and always made sure that we understood exactly what was going on. We couldn't have gotten through this without him. I highly recommend Derek Radtke.
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Posted by Claudia | September 4, 2022
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Best personal injury lawyer in Everett
My experience with Derek Radtke as my personal injury legal team has been nothing short of amazing. Derek was highly responsive in communication, answered all my questions, and explained situations that I did not understand. During my case, Derek guided me through anything I was unfamiliar with, as English is my second language. His patience is unparalleled. I was very happy with the end result and the amount he could get me awarded. I would highly recommend him, to anyone that is going through the hardships of an auto accident.
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Posted by Steve | September 1, 2022
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Do yourself a favor and hire Derek!
The best decision you can make in a lawsuit is hiring the right lawyer and Derek is that guy. He knew the facts of the case and effectively went after the defendant and won! He was available when I had questions and never left anything unanswered. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again. In a word he was awesome!
Posted by Kellie | July 25, 2022
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My experience with Radtke Law Firm
Derek was very professional handling my case. He explained everything to me to where I understood what was going on. Derek fought for me and won. I highly recommend Radtke law firm
Posted by Jon | June 24, 2021
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Would definitely recommend hiring.
Derek worked with me for nearly a year, And really went to battle with the insurance companies for me. After multiple other attorneys did not want to take my case, Derek took it with confidence, And we won. He was always in contact with me regarding updates and when I explained the problems I was having post-injuries, It seemed like he really cared and wasn't just in it for the check. I would definitely recommend hiring Derek for your personal injury case.
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 17, 2020
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Excellent and Diligent Attorney
I met Derek in 2018 after a rear ended car accident, and knew from the onset i was in Excellent hands. Derek, is Not only professional and hard working, he's an incredibly well knowledged attorney. He will explain all options to you (in an easy to understand way) and if its decided you have a case, i can assure you, he WILL work diligently on your behalf. Derek is An All round Fantastic Attorney and Great person. Thanks for everything Derek.
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Posted by Sandra | April 12, 2020
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Smart, respectful
I hadn't even thought about hiring a lawyer for my slipping and falling on a freshly mopped floor with no "wet floor" sign in the grocery store, since there was no video and no witness. I broke my wrist and required two surgeries. But a friend urged me to call Derek. She really felt that Derek was a "good guy" and could help me. While I had no expectations because there were no witnesses, Derek trusted me and wanted to pursue a settlement. About the time that I contacted Derek, socially I had had a brief conversation with a friend of a friend, a trial lawyer. She said she would never take a case without a witness and thought that Derek was wasting his time. I am so glad that I had already talked with Derek, otherwise after talking with her I doubt I would have bothered. Derek was always encouraging, respectful, patient and very thorough. He saw a case and worked hard for me. We settled! I was surprised and happy! I would recommend Derek Radtke to others!!
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Posted by Teresa | April 15, 2019
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Personal Injury Settlement
I could not have been luckier than to have Derek as my attorney. He fought for me and helped me keep my sanity through the whole almost 3 yrs of my ordeal. I was injured through no fault of my own. I was disabled and had fought with the insurance company for almost 3 yrs. Derek got me the best settlement possible without having to suffer the exhausting ordeal or going to court. He still continues to check with me to see how things are going,
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Posted by Venus | February 23, 2018
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Hit and Run Auto accident
I was referred to Derek by one of my best friends of over 20 yrs. She was a case manager and when I got into my auto accident in summer 2015, she immediately suggested I give Derek a call. I was involved in a hit and run accident in Aug 2015. The person rear ended me and then took off. Luckily, a good samaritan followed him and the police were able to locate the individual. He was driving under the influence. I contacted Derek and was explained what the process was and what my options were. The entire process was very thorough. Derek always kept me in the loop with updates and always explained every step. I felt very comfortable and confident. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and I will continue to use Derek for future legal needs and will highly recommend him to my friends and family. If you have any legal needs, don't hesitate to work with him!
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Posted by larry | October 14, 2017
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Derek
the main thing Derek was straight forward and gave no unreal expectation. He was thorough in putting together a plan and all ways keeping me informed. the main thing Derek is some one you can trust
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
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Awesome personal injury attorney
I hired Derek Radtke as my attorney from recommendations from my co-workers. I was rear ended by a semi-truck on I-5N right before Labor Day weekend in 2016. Derek goes over and beyond what is expected of him. He is very patient and will answer all your questions, is empathetic to your situation, and keeps you updated in the loop of communication. I would recommend Derek Radtke to my friends and family.
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Posted by Jeff | May 3, 2017
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Great results fast!
Our mom had been in a long term Alzheimer's care facility where the quality of care had severely diminished bordering on neglect. We were in a difficult, protracted, and confusing contract dispute with the company after removing her before the contract expired. Derek was very thoughtful when working with us and thoroughly reviewed our case, listened to our concerns, and provided excellent counsel on how he recommended we proceed. We wanted out of the contract (we were not seeking to sue), and Derek's very quick and detailed actions had immediate and positive results. Our family highly recommends this attorney!
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Posted by Kristi | December 5, 2016
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Derek Radtke
Derek showed a great deal of compassion to my husband and I. He wanted to get the very best settlement he could and did. Derek got us through a very long battle and continues to help us through the remaining loose ends. We appreciate him very much.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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crosswalk accident
My son had turned 18 two days prior to his accident. He was a pedestrian in a crosswalk hit by a driver, With his injuries obstained, medical bills and my son barely an adult we decided to consult with an attorney. Thank goodness Derek Radtke was there for us....his professional demeanor, attention to detail and promptly getting back with updates made the whole process much easier than ever!
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Posted by Martin H | October 18, 2015
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Recent successful litigation
I have had recent great success in the settlement of a complicated lawsuit and was very fortunate to have hired Mr. Radke to represent me. An accident had resulted in both business and personal losses which proved to be confusing to the defendant's counsel. Mr Radke was able to convey this complexity satisfactorily to the opposing party and we reached a fair and appropriate settlement in mediation. We had the court date scheduled 90 days away. Now we are done and I do not need to present my case to a judge and jury. I have realized how emotionally charged this entire incident had become for me. I was able to sleep fairly well the night before mediation. This was not the best night's sleep I have ever enjoyed, but I was able to assure myself that I had hired the right person and calm myself so I received the rest I needed. Mr. Radke proved this true at mediation. Thank you so very much, Mr. Radke! Now I can get on with my life!
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Posted by Victor | August 4, 2015
Derek Radtke's Review
From the beginning Derek let us know what to expect, how to proceed, and kept us informed during our lawsuit. He was always calm, reassuring, and gave us information about pros and cons of the case so we could make our own choices. In communicating with depositions, he allowed time to make appointments so people who wanted to add to the facts of the case could comfortably participate. We felt we were represented well and received a fair settlement with the insurance company we could live with.
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Posted by Liz | July 23, 2015
Great Service
Derek was there for me whenever I had a question or needed something. He kept me informed on a regular basis and always took whatever time was necessary to assure that I understood the processes and actions. I have complete confidence in Derek and would readily refer my friends and family to him.
Posted by Alice | September 2, 2013
Grateful client
Derek was able to help me start my life over. During the process I could call him, usually in tears, he was very calm, patient & caring. This calmed me & gave me the strength to keep going. He has helped me start the process to become more resiliant, as i move forward in my life, despite the health issues i have been left with. I would feel confident working with him again, should the need arise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Radtke Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Phillips Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Buckley & Associates, PS, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2009

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Shoreline Community College
  • AA
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Campbell v. Washington State DOT (Spokane County Superior Court)
  • Plaintiff Verdict $573,000.00
  • Slip and Fall
  • $495,000.00
  • Rearend Collision
  • $1,000,000.00
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Greater Seattle Working Dog Association
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2009
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2008
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2007
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2006
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2006
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2005
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2004
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2003
  • Litigator of the Year
  • Buckley & Associates
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • A Squirrel Goes Into a Bar....
  • 2008
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Arbitration Cases You Should Know
  • 2008
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Negligent Driver and Defective Vehicle Cause Severe Leg Injury
  • 2007
  • Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Farmers Gets Hammered
  • 2002
  • Whittier Law Review
  • State Encroachment Into Tribal Sovereignty By Means Of The Assimilative Crimes Act
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defending The Auto Crash
  • Mandatory Arbitration
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
Endorse Derek
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is outstanding trial lawyer. He has more court room experience then most lawyers, and he gets excellent results for his clients. Derek is honest and genuinely cares about people and the best interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my honor to endorse Derek. He is a skilled, hard working attorney who truly cares about his clients. Great guy and great attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Radtke is superb attorney who gets great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Derek Radtke is an accomplished personal injury attorney. In years past, when I used to work for insurance companies, I opposed Derek in a number of cases. I knew him to be a tireless advocate for his clients, who was not afraid to take a difficult case to trial if the insurance company refused to make a reasonable settlement offer. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Derek Radtke is an excellent trial lawyer. He is smart, hardworking, and a go-to guy when it comes to understanding the innumerable complexities and trends that exist in personal injury law. It is a pleasure working with Derek here at Phillips & Webster."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Derek's work. I have known Derek since law school. He has the highest standards in ethics and professionalism. He is very dedicated to his clients and their causes. He is a tireless worker. Recommend with confidence to Derek."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Derek is an honest and hardworking attorney who really knows the intricacies of personal injury law. I have referred my friends and my clients to Derek, without hesitation."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Derek is an excellent lawyer who's not afraid to take on big corporations and insurance companies."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Derek Radtke. I have had the opportunity to work wIth Mr. Radtke on multiple personal injury issues and know him to be a very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. I have reffered personal injury cases to Mr. Radtke and have know him to provide excellent services to his clients."
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Everett Personal injury Lawyer Derek P Radtke
Derek P Radtke
Personal injury Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 26 years
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