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Carrie M. Coppinger Carter

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    17 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    15 years
  3. Wrongful Termination: 15%
    12 years
  4. Discrimination: 15%
    12 years
  5. Employment: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Erin Crisman Glass

    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.


    Erin Glass Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edwardo Morfin

    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.


    Edwardo Morfin Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Coppinger Carter P.S., Attorneys at Law

100 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA, 98225


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Invited Inagural FellowJudicial Institute2012
Distinguished Graduate for Service to School, Community & CareerNooksack Valley School District2011
Volunteer Attorney RecognitionLAW (Legal Assistance by Whatcom) Advocates2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Invited Fellow, Leadership InstituteWashington State Bar Association2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Warren R. Pederson Advocacy AwardPuget Sound Inn of Courts1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemWhatcom County District Court2007 - Present
OwnerCoppinger Carter P.S.2006 - Present
PartnerShepherd Abbott Carter2006 - 2009
AssociateBrett & Daugert PLLC2000 - 2006
AssociatePeery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody1999 - 2000
Rule 9 ClerkPeery Hiscock Kingman & Peabody1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Attorney Invited Member2015 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationDisciplinary Board & Leadership Institute's Advisory Board2007 - 2010
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now known as Washington Association for Justice)Board of Govenors, 2nd Congressional District2001 - 2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationWhatcom County Roundtable Chair2001 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of WashingtonSociety & JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
University of WashingtonEnglish with a Writing EmphasisBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association, Litigation SectionGetting into the Game: Informal Discovery2015
Auto CLEThe Unimpeachable Witness2007
Pride & PrejudiceTools of Transition2006
Federal Practice“Bankruptcy Reform, the Class Action Fairness Act, & the Schiavo Legislation: Where is Congress taking federal jurisdiction and practice?”2005
CLEVoir Dire2005
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 CLEStrategies For Multiple Plaintiffs And Multiple Defendants In Indivisible Claims2002
Ski & CLE“The Pitfalls of Foreign Service under the Hague Convention & Tolling Washington’s Statute of Limitations”2001