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Carrie M. Coppinger Carter

Personal injury Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   8 reviews

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About Carrie

Learn Carrie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Cases involving injuries and death resulting from medical malpractice, auto collisions, auto injuries, premise liability, slip and fall, product liability, design flaws, assaults and all related insurance disputes.

    24 years

  2. Wrongful death
    20%
    Cases involving injuries and death resulting from medical malpractice, auto collisions, auto injuries, premise liability, product liability, design flaws, assaults and all related insurance disputes.

    22 years

  3. Wrongful termination
    15%
    Employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims based on race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, and disability including hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and retaliation under state and federal laws.

    20 years

  4. Discrimination
    10%
    Employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims based on race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, and disability including hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and retaliation under state and federal laws.

    20 years

  5. Sexual harassment
    10%
    Employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims based on race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, and disability including hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and retaliation under state and federal laws.

  6. Employment and labor
    5%
    Wage and hour, severance negotiations and unemployment hearings/appeals

At Coppinger Carter P.S., our mission it to advance justice by empowering people in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and employment claims involving discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. I have spent my career doing just that. I take great pride in serving the Pacific Northwest from Whatcom County down to King County in both state and federal courts. I am committed to making sure our clients feel welcomed and empowered on their journey to resolution despite their loss or stressful life event they've encountered.

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Licensed for 23 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 01/30/2023

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

Contact Carrie

Coppinger Carter P.S., Attorneys at Law
100 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA, 98225

Reviews

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Posted by Tim The Truck Man | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Friends Till The End I.W.A.L.Y
Carrie is one of the most exceptional attorneys in this community matter fact probably in the state and even across this country bar none and I literally mean bar none she will give you every inch every possible Avenue that could actually be litigated she is 100% by the book and she calls it by the ball straight and narrow and she only throws strikes once in awhile because she works so hard she'll throw a slider when you least expect it I know no other woman nor attorney on this planet that could actually do a better job for you your corporation family business or personal she'll tell it to you straight I hope that's what you like to hear she's not going to fluff things up but she's here to win she's not a loser matter of fact she has saved one and litigated some claim that I never thought would even get off the ground she sees through all the muck and mire because she is a Coppinger,.! She comes I'm a family that sticks together and I don't mean to make this racial but you don't see white families stick together like this normally everyday like they do I don't know if you know how Hispanic people and other races help out the elderly and stick by their family but you don't see too many white families caucasians doing but this family does she is extremely versed an extremely connected all the way to the top she does not use her connections to win the fight on the contrary when they see her coming they know that they have a battle before them I'm about to give up even before the the shooting starts I've always I've always wanted her on my team but I can't say that I could afford her he's not cheap on any aspect nor should anybody be with a talent and the expertise that she has you have to pay to play so to speak I would do anything that I possibly could for this person in which she is actually stuck out her neck far beyond anybody that I've ever known and of course she is the only Christian woman that holds the line matter of fact to a T you cannot make this woman false her when it comes to Jesus and who other that you want on your side I'm not saying that you need to be a Christian to actually hire her but I'm not going to say that she's not going to mention her savior if you come through her doors without him it doesn't really matter anyway you might as well throw in the towel but don't quite give up yet she'll see your last breath and she'll put out her hand pull you back up dust you off and push you across the the finish line in which you may never think that you would have made it and without her more than likely you wouldn't give her a call let her check out your case I promise you there isn't a better attorney in town none zero mark my word Godspeed
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Posted by Kamree | May 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She goes above and beyond!
Carrie not only handled the rest of my husband's wrongful death, she also went through every detail and spotted errors that would have costed me thousands! And shes now trying to help me gather information to file for social security for my daughter and I. Shes genuine and shell take care of her clients. She did this all during the chaos of covid19, she dont quit!
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Posted by Susan | February 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"You can do it!"
I met with Carrie today regarding a very challenging employment situation. I went in feeling beat down and fearful. I left feeling informed, empowered and confident in what my next steps need to be. Carrie is extremely intelligent and quickly grasps the details and uses her extensive knowledge to shine light. She answered my questions, validated my feelings and helped me find the words to communicate to my employer. She made me feel she believed in my ability to take action and she helped me see things from a different perspective. She actually assured me that "You can do it!" and gave me the information and tools to take the next steps. I am extremely impressed with her kindness, down-to-earth style, and brilliance. She is worth the cost of a consultation and I would turn to her again if I needed legal help. I highly recommend her!
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Response from Carrie Coppinger Carter February 27, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. This exemplifies our firm's mission - Advancing Justice by Empowering People!
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Up to the task
Carrie Coppinger Carter and Karen Phillips handled my very difficult discrimination case. I had never been thru anything like this before. I needed a team that would be aggressive, detail oriented as well as a hand holder when emotions ran high, a cheerleader when it felt I could not go on. There was a great deal of information to be discovered and they were up to the task. I knew it was the right decision for me the moment I walked into their office and the office manager was warm and geniune when greeting me. From that point on I felt someone had my best interest foremost and would be there every step along the way. At the end of the day, I felt supported, empowered and back to being me.
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Posted by Catherine | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former Clent
Ms. Coppinger Carter and staff did a wonderful job for me. I would recommend Carrie Coppinger Carter to others. She is an excellent attorney and is very concerned with her clients well-being and with the settlement of their cases. Her staff is excellent as well. I would not hesitate to use her services again and would recommend her to others who are in need of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2008
Prompt & Efficient
My husband and I used Ms. Coppinger Carter for our case regarding a motor vehicle accident that we had in the US 4 years ago. We are Canadian citizens and needed to find a US attorney as our previous attorney abandoned our case. We were referred to Ms. Coppinger Carter and have been very impressed with her work. Our case was going off the rails as our previous attorney had made some mistakes and Ms. Coppinger Carter was able to not only put the train back on the rails, she was also able to settle our case without going to court. We believe this would not have happened without her expertise, knowledge and professionalism. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal assistance. Ron & Judy
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Posted by lisa | July 15, 2008
Client Review
My case was a little odd as I am a Canadian citizen and was dealing with a US establishment. Carrie took my case and was very honest from the very beginning. She had a hard time tracking down the owners of the establishment, but with perserverance she found then and some time, she got a very nice settlement for me. I would definately recomment this lawyer to any on my friends that were in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2008
Client Review
Carries Great, if you want the best see her she will treat you right and is very down to Earth.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Whatcom County District Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Coppinger Carter P.S.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shepherd Abbott Carter
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Brett & Daugert PLLC
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Peery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Rule 9 Clerk
  • Peery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1998
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with honors
  • 1991
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Attorney Invited Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Disciplinary Board & Leadership Institute's Advisory Board
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as Washington Association for Justice)
  • Board of Govenors, 2nd Congressional District
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Whatcom County Roundtable Chair
  • 2001 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Invited Inagural Fellow
  • Judicial Institute
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Graduate for Service to School, Community & Career
  • Nooksack Valley School District
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Attorney Recognition
  • LAW (Legal Assistance by Whatcom) Advocates
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Invited Fellow, Leadership Institute
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
  • Warren R. Pederson Advocacy Award
  • Puget Sound Inn of Courts
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Trial News
  • "Broad v Mannesmann: Tolling Washington's Statute of Limitations for Foreign Service under the Hague Convention"
  • 2000
  • Washington State Bar Association International Law Newsletter
  • "The Effects of Foreign Service under the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters on the Tolling of Washington's Statute of Limitations"
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Getting into the Game: Informal Discovery
  • 2015
  • Auto CLE
  • The Unimpeachable Witness
  • 2007
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Tools of Transition
  • 2006
  • Federal Practice
  • “Bankruptcy Reform, the Class Action Fairness Act, & the Schiavo Legislation: Where is Congress taking federal jurisdiction and practice?”
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Voir Dire
  • 2005
  • Auto CLE
  • “Maximizing Damages In A Soft Tissue Injury Case”
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • “Controlling The Flow Of Information: When Should Releases Be Signed Or Resisted”
  • 2002
  • Auto CLE
  • Strategies For Multiple Plaintiffs And Multiple Defendants In Indivisible Claims
  • 2002
  • Ski & CLE
  • “The Pitfalls of Foreign Service under the Hague Convention & Tolling Washington’s Statute of Limitations”
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carrie is a fantastic lawyer, and knows the law forward and backward. I go to her with my own questions on plaintiffs' employment law and civil litigation. She fights tenaciously for her clients' best interests and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Carrie for years. She is dedicated to service in the community and to her clients. I refer to her with confidence."
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carrie is a powerful advocate in the courtroom. We recently worked together on a complex adoption litigation matter and Carrie's advocacy for the client, the adoptive parent, was top notch. Her written briefing was clear and concise. Her courtroom presence was strong and powerful. And her interaction with the client demonstrated great empathy and understanding for the emotional issues at play. I welcome the opportunity to work with Carrie again and I absolutely recommend her to clients who need a strong advocate in a litigation matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I absolutely endorse and recommend Carrie. She is the epitome of what it means to be a genuine advocate for clients. She truly cares about her clients, and is very competent and supremely qualified to take on a variety of matters. She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and is a prime example of a great attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well-respected across the state as a passionate and capable advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is extremely knowledgeable of the law and court procedure, and is a strong advocate for her clients. I confidently refer clients to her, and I wholeheartedly endorse Carrie Coppinger Carter."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She does what she says she is going to do. She is timely in her responses. She is active in her community and assumes leadership roles."
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