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About me

I am focused exclusively on personal injury litigation.  I have twenty five years of legal experience ranging criminal defense and prosecution as a Navy Judge Advocate to twenty years defending and prosecuting personal injury cases for both individuals and insurance companies.   The best part about being a lawyer is helping a client work their way through the legal system and most importantly getting to know them as a person. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: 10%
  5. Brain Injury: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($160/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steve C Franklin

    I endorse this lawyer's work. A tenacious litigator who is consistent with his sage advice.

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    Steve Franklin Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Maurice Dezzani

    Outstanding attorney. Hard negotiator who gets results for his clients.

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    John Dezzani Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Kopta & Macpherson

5801 Soundview Drive.
Suite. 258
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199608/16/2016
CAResigned 199208/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Noteworthy networkerBNI2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKopta & Macpherson2014 - Present
AttorneyGEICO2012 - 2014
AttorneyHarold D. Carr, PS2009 - 2012
AttorneyJ. Michael Koch and Associates2007 - 2009
Staff CounselSafeco Insurance Company2001 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pierce County Bar FoundationN/A2015 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Phi Beta KappaN/A1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shanta Steger v. Janice TurnerDismissal in favor of my client. On appeal by opposing counsel
Dominguez v. Snider Pierce County Case No. 14-2-13976-0The trier of fact found in favor of my client and awarded zero damages for the Plaintiff
Jesse Scott v. USAAObtained settlement requiring USAA to disclose preferred provider agreements
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Bates CollegeAsian StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
26 Legislative District DemocratsAmending Democratic Party Charter2016
Defense Counsel Round TableHandling Low Impact Cases2013