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In 2009, David Brown joined Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers.  Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Washington and the University of Colorado School of Law before working for two years as a trial attorney with the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office.  At Brett Murphy he will utilize his strong litigation experience and negotiation skills to help individuals deal with insurance companies to recover their losses in major personal injury and wrongful death claims.

In January of 2015, David became a Managing Partner of Brett McCandlis & Brown PLLC. The firm continues with its mission to deliver comprehensive legal support for personal injury and wrongful death clients across Washington State.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    9 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Car Accident: 20%



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lee Grochmal

    I have worked with David Brown in the past and highly recommend him. His work is top-notch and he fights tenaciously for his clients.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Brett McCandlis & Brown

1001 4th Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1003

Brett McCandlis & Brown

4400 NE 77th Ave.
Suite 275
Vancouver, WA, 98662



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 10 Attorney Award under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrett McCandlis & Brown PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerBrett Murphy Knapp McCandlis & Brown, PLLC2011 - 2015
AttorneyBrett & Coats Personal Injury Attorneys2009 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderWhatcom County Public Defenders Office2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard Representative in 2nd Congressional District2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeRoundtable Chair2012 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeEagle2009 - Present
Whatcom County Public Defender Advisory CommitteeWhatcom County Bar Association Representative2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Golf Cart Accident Caused by Drunk Driver$215,000 settlement
$182,500 for serious back strain causing long term disability$182,500 for plaintiff
$100K for broken wrist from car-pedestrian accident$100,000 settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal industry speaking engagementThe Death Penalty in American Society2012
Legal industry speaking engagementHistory and Function of Voire Dire in the American Justice System2012