Care for our clients, outstanding service & great results. Auto Accidents - Personal Injury.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Managing Partner||Bill Coats Law||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Brett Murphy Coats Knapp McCandlis & Brown||2010 - 2014|
|Partner||Brett & Coats Personal Injury Attorneys||2006 - 2010|
|Attorney||Brett & Daugert||2003 - 2006|
|Assistant Attorney General||Washington State Attorney General's Office||2001 - 2003|
|Trial Lawyer||Whatcom County Public Defender's Office||1995 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Whatcom County Judicial Evaluation Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Eagle Member||2003 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|Whatcom County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2009 - 2011|
|Client's injuries require retirement and large lost wages claim||$525,000|
|Two separate accidents result in complicated negotiations||$745,000|
|Collision with farm equipment on a foggy night||$825,000|
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|Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter||In Defense of Jury Trials||2014|
|JD Supra Legal News||Washington Supreme Court corrects lower court ruling on faulty road design case leading to injury car crash||2013|
|Tulane Maritime Law Journal||Towing the line on damages for purely emotional injuries cognizable under the Jones Act: Plaisance v. Texaco, Inc.||1993|
|Tulane University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, graduated with honors||1994|
|University of Washington -Seattle||N/A||Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|Electronic Discovery and Live Depositions||Preparing your client for a deposition||2010|
|WSAJ Legal Education Seminars||Early Years of Litigation Practice||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I got into the accident while I was a minor and my family had just moved away (I was a graduated minor) and I was so worried about everything that was going on throughout the entire case. Bill Coats had kept me well informed and worked really hard to get me what I deserved and what I wanted. I felt very comfortable talking with him and I was glad to have someone looking out for me. I highly recommend Bill Coats.
Posted by Amariah
I will be forever thankful for Bill and his team, they helped me in a time when I felt completely hopeless and made me feel like I wasn't alone. They're hard work and dedication paid off greatly and thanks to their help, I can finally get my life back on track.
Thank you so much.
Charles Paglialunga, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Bill Coats is an outstanding lawyer. He cares about his clients and works hard to protect their rights. We have worked together on cases and have also confered on difficult cases. I have always been impressed with how hard Bill works and how well he represents his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone who has been injured and needs help.