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Eric Michael Fong

Personal injury Attorney at Port Orchard, WA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eric

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Eric is part of a dying breed of trial lawyers who tries civil and criminal cases with equal passion, sophistication, and success. Landmark cases include the creation of the constitutional right of intimate association in Washington State (Eric protected the rights of low income housing residents against oppressive “crime control” measures). Eric represented George Clinton, the iconic funk musician/artist in the largest copyright case in American history, and helped him keep his catalogue of work. Eric’s $91,000,000 verdict is the largest compensatory damages verdict for one person in Washington State history, and one of the largest ever in the United States.

With over 100 cases tried to a verdict, few lawyers can match Eric’s experience in court. With cases ranging from Murder to white collar crime, and medical malpractice to toxic fume cases, even fewer lawyers can match the breadth of experience in various fields of law. A student in the art of trying cases, Eric’s mentors are Paul Luvera, Gerry Spence and Rick Friedman. Eric has tried cases with Nick Rowley, and Bill Barton is a kindred spirit and close personal friend. Through these relationships, Eric is privy to the insights and thoughts of the greatest trial lawyers ever to walk the earth.

Location

Eric Michael Fong
569 Division St Ste A
Port Orchard, WA, 98366-4600

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Reviews

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Posted by Brian | February 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ONCE IN A WHILE GREATNESS.....
You will never be in the presence of anyone more moral,kind, caring and truthful than Eric Fong. I have known him since he was still in law school when he rented an apt and my roomate and best friend,Vitginia, showed AND he bought his first home. It has been a pleasure watching this young man turn into the well developed distinguished man that he is!!!. We love him now and forever!!!!!
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Posted by Ryan | June 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As promised
Eric represented me for a DUI and did very well. Fair price, easy and clear communication, good results. I recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I came to Fong Law after two rear end collisions. Eric is the best. I have referred several friends and family to him. Rick Pope
Posted by Anita | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true advocate !!
When I was wrongly charged with a violation of a DUI that had been deferred for three years I knew I needed a good lawyer that would work for me. After talking with Eric I knew he was not only compassionate, kind, nonjudgmental and Very knowledgeable, I knew he had my better interest at heart. I knew that I was more than just a c very knowledgeable, I knew he had my better interest at heart. I knew that I He saw me from myself worth and that it was more than a client lawyer relationship.. he took the time to make me feel like my case was the most important case he had. He made me feel like a human being that deserved their day in court and I knew he would fight for me! He was relentless ! He made phone calls and spoke to people and put me on the right track. My case was stricken from the record and I know that would not of happened without Eric Fong as my lawyer. If you want somebody tenacious and that is diligent and honorable and still stays humble about his journey on this planet... don’t hesitate to call him if you’re in need of a lawyer that will represent you And always have time to let you know what’s going on and of course give you a great end result if it is within his powers !
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Posted by Kelly | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will actually get your money's worth if you hire Eric Fong!
As a paralegal I have dealt with many attorney's. Mr. Fong definitely breaks the mold! He is compassionate and seems to really care about his clients. He is available to speak with by text which is super convenient! Even though our matter is now resolved, he is still available to talk at any time, and truly cares about his clients as people. I appreciate his work on my matter and hope you give him a shot! You will not be disapointed!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The most caring, courteous lawyer you could ask for
Eric Fong represented me in a personal family matter in a truly professional and caring manner. At my age it is very rare you meet such a professional, caring and devoted individual/firm. I truly am at lost for words for his compassion and concern for my personal situation, which was handled professionally, in a timely manner. Truly words cannot express how grateful I am to him and his firm. He comes highly recommended for all of your representation/legal needs.
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Posted by Michael | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client since 2006
Eric Fong is professional, thoughtful, and incredibly intuitive. He will deliver the best possible outcome of your case. A real pleasure to watch this guy work...
Posted by Sharon | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Fong is "The Attorney" who will go above and beyond to fight for your justice
I was involved in a head on collision with a driver having road rage and losing control. It resulted in me breaking my back along with serious neck and shoulder injuries. My mother was a passenger in the front seat and had multiple broken ribs, whiplash and knee injuries. Not even a year later I was hit by another driver and had reijured my healing body. It was very depressing for me. I was an electrician before the accidents, and was not able to go back to work. Eric Fong was there for me not only as an attorney but, was there as a friend and really cared about me and my mother. Eric Fong and his professional group were there for me when I needed them. His staff also went out of their way contacting the insurance companies, and were able to get the money I deserved. Eric will listen to your case and make sure you will get justice.
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Posted by Vince | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Fong Law Group
Dear fellow law-abiding citizens, In giving this recommendation, I want to let you all know, I am still standing strong as a upstanding member of our community, thanks to the diligent, attentive, efforts and talent of Mr. Eric Fong as he defended my case. I was wrongfully charged with a serious crime, his hard work and exceptional abilities resulted in the complete dismissal of those charges and proved to the court that I was actually the victim of a crime. You can’t do much better than that! Eric Fong impressed me immediately with his personal connection to me as a client. He made me feel at ease. His command presence reassured me, as he helped me through one of most difficult periods in my life. Eric is a bright educated individual. He is an excellent communicator endowed with a passion and positive energy that is rarely seen in most individuals. Eric has a proven track record and was recommended to me by a Dr. and lifelong friend. I highly recommend Eric as an attorney, advocate and council for those seeking Justice and Truth. You can choose Eric and his team with confidence, rest assured in the knowledge that you have made the right decision to hire Fong Law Group in the representation of your case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Must have Attorney!
Eric is a great attorney that is extremely knowledgeable. He was very prompt on answering my calls or text and very prepared to take my case to trial. I had never been in any situations that required I had an attorney so I didn't know where to start or what the process was. I called my cousin who unfortunately has had many run ins with the law and asked who the best attorney in the area was. He had been appointed many attorneys in the past and had nothing good to say about any of them but Eric. He said " If you want to get your case dismissed you have to hire Eric Fong" thank god I took his advice. Eric did a great job and was able to get my case dropped. I would recommend if he is Willing to take your case you hire him!
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Posted by Raylene | April 8, 2015
Medical Malpractice
It's been almost 5 1/2 years ago since I walked into Eric Fong's Office. It was one of the most difficult days of our lives. Robert was at Harborview and was in ICU for almost 2 weeks. I told Eric why I as there, it was either the next day or shortly after when he went to Harborview to meet Robert, still in ICU. Robert was in Harborview for almost 3 months, October 9, 2009 to December 23, 2009, when e came home in a wheelchair. Eric would spend the next 5+ years coming to our home, traveling investigating, interviewing and all the crazy things that attorneys do to help their clients. Loss of sleep, less time with his two young daughters, all the hard work and sacrifice that he's made to help our family is far above and beyond what you would expect anyone to do. I don't think he ever once thought, "what have I gotten myself into"? He always stayed focused, had great faith in Robert and the outcome of this case, even when we sometimes found that hard to do. Eric is the most decent and honest human being we've even known. He is our attorney but he will always be so much more than that. He is a true friend. The situation that brought him into our lives has been life changing but so has knowing him, and that part we wouldn't change. He means more to us than I think he even really knows. I know that we will never be able to repay him or thank him enough for all he's done. It's very seldom in life that someone like Eric comes along, or eve exists at all. We love you Eric Robert, Raylene, Destiny and Coralie
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2013
Respectful, Thorough, Caring
The reason I am writing this review is because Eric did such an amazing job for me. When I started looking for a lawyer, Eric was the only lawyer that took the time to actually personally call me and listen to my case. As a result, I chose Eric to be my lawyer and I couldn't be happier with how he treated me and how he handled my case. From day one of working with Eric, he made me feel like a human being and not a number or a dollar sign. He took genuine interest in how I was coping throughout duration of my case. Furthermore, I come from a very close knit family and Eric took extra time to discuss the situation at hand with both my parents and me because he understood how important that was to me. He treated my family and me with the utmost respect. In addition, Eric was very quick to answer any questions that I had and took the time to make sure I understood those answers. Eric absolutely went above and beyond what he needed to, and I have a lot of respect and appreciation for him. If I ever need a lawyer again, Eric will be the one I will call. I highly recommend Eric Fong.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2012
Exellence, Kindness, and a Genuine Professional.
I hired Mr. Fong a few months ago in a time of need. Upon my first meeting with him he was very reassuring and understanding of my situation. He comforted me through a very difficult time in my life and helped me to better understand the legal process. He took the time to analize my case carefully and explain pertinant facts to me. Whenever there was any kind of update or development in my case I was informed immediately. He always kept my mind at ease with his calm and professional demeaner. Eric also has a "No Sweat" attitude that would give any client a feeling of relief. Ultimately, I was provided a service that was second to none. He was able to get the results we were both looking for as timely as possible. I highly recommend Eric for anyone that needs a great lawyer!
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Posted by Wyatt | May 31, 2011
This guy is a winner
When I was charged with a felony I did not know what to do. Should I plea guilty and take less jail time? Should I go to trial with my court appointed attorney? Maybe hire an attorney? I was confused, stressed to the max, and scared. I worked in Tacoma at the time as a bartender where most of my patrons were attorneys. I was advised by one of them to hire Eric Fong. It was the best advice I have ever got in my life. My case was a kind of complex and I thought the charge was BS. When I met Eric I was immediately impressed with his intelligence and his sharpness. The feeling of being helpless came to an end. Don't get me wrong I was still scared as hell. The charge I was facing was very serious so there was a lot of sleepless nights. Going into trial was I very nervous but ready. I didnt know what to expect in that courtroom. I had only seen trials on TV. Eric was awesome. When he spoke to the jury I knew I had a chance to win. This man knows the courtroom. He has a cool confident swagger about him and he has a gift when it comes to speaking. The jury deliberated for 5 hours and when the courtrooms closed they still had not reached a verdict. Eric assured me they needed to sleep on it and they would find me not guilty in the morning. Guess what happened in the morning? The jury had their verdict by 9:15 AM and I was found not guilty. WOW! DONE! Its over!! This guy will go to work for you. His staff are also great. He was worth every penny!! If you are being prosecuted hire Eric Fong as your attorney. The other person who gave him a bad rating on this site could not be more full of crap. His reputation speaks for itself. Thank you Eric!!! You saved me.........
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2009
The Best of The Best!
Honestly, I couldnt have asked for more!! He handled my case very well. He was very understanding and compassionate, while being extremely knowledgeable and professional. I am still thanking him for his great work!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trail Lawyer
  • Fong Law
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $91,000,000
  • Sex Abuse
  • $2,500,000
  • Medical Malpractice
  • $5,570,000.00
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Associations

  • Public Justice
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Association of Justice
  • Chair, Criminal law section
  • 2019 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • President F-Warrior Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Directiors
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors/Legislative Affairs
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • F-Warrior board member
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Port Orchard Rotary
  • Board of Directors/Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2003
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Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Washington State Association of Justice
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Washington State Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Port Orchard Independant
  • 2012
  • Trial lawyer of the year
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • Law and Politics
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Feel the Fear - Find the Courage
  • 2011
  • WSTLA News
  • Trial Tips for the Trial Lawyer
  • 2007
  • The Warrior
  • What the Trial Lawyers College Means to me
  • 2006
  • Trial News
  • The Problem With Today
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Association for Justice - Board Walk
  • How to depose a commerical truck driver
  • 2020
  • WSBA - Small Pracrtice Forum
  • Trial Tips from Trial Pros
  • 2019
  • WSAJ Annual Convention
  • Closing Argument
  • 2019
  • Alaska Annual Convention
  • Discovering the Story
  • 2018
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2015
  • California Regional Seminar
  • Voir Dire
  • 2015
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2014
  • Washington State Regional Semina
  • Closing Argument
  • 2013
  • Trial Workshop
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2012
  • All The Right Moves In Tort Litigation
  • Direct Examination
  • 2012
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2011
  • Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminar
  • Discovering the story
  • 2010
  • Motion and Trial Practice for the Criminal and Civil Practioner
  • Trial Practice
  • 2010
  • Red Flag Solutions for Criminal Defense
  • Criminal law
  • 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2008
  • Voir Dire with Paul Luver/A taste of the Trial Laweyrs College
  • Discovering the story of your client
  • 2007
  • TrialLawyers College
  • How to be a better trial lawyer
  • 2007
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Direct Examination of a brain injured client
  • 2007
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2007
  • Trial Lawyers College Graduate Course
  • The Jury Trial
  • 2006
  • Red Flags: Solutions for the Solo/Small Firm Practioner
  • Managing and running a law firm
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse Eric
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is a phenomenal story teller, who can and does successfully convey his client's story to a jury. He is a true trial lawyer through and through and is not afraid to do what it takes to get justice for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric has been a mentor any friend for over a decade. There are certain lawyers who just "click" with people. Eric is that kind of lawyer. He is high on my referral list and I would not hesitate to retain him personally as well. Best of the Best."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric has been my client in a complex litigation involving a defendant located abroad. That situation requires a significant amount of knowledge of international and foreign law, which most American lawyers lack. Many are determined to learn the relevant doctrines and get up to speed on the cross-border requirements involved in litigation, in may cases because they are arrogant or they refuse to believe that spending a few extra dollars on consulting outside counsel is beneficial for their client. Eric brought me on board because he is neither. He recognized and admitted without hesitation that “these international procedures are far beyond my expertise.” Within the first few minutes of our initial conversation, I could tell that foremost in his mind is the vigorous vindication of his clients’ rights. Not only am I proud to call him a colleague, but I hope to learn as much as I can from his skill and motivation and dedication to his clients—every single one of them."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional and competent. Your case will be in good hands with Eric."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Eric. As opposing counsel, the best endorsement I could give is "if I needed an attorney, I would hire him." Eric is a tenacious advocate for his clients while maintaining a great working relationship with opposing counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Fong. He is highly skilled and committed to providing his clients with the very best legal representation. Mr. Fong is one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Pacific Northwest."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is blessed with the rare gift of being both a very talented and an exceptionally caring trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very helpful and professional. He really knows his stuff! I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure or working with Eric at several TLC retreats “and the ranch” which has since lead to a great working relationship. I do not make referrals lightly so I know when I make a referral to Eric’s office that the client will be well taken care of."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Eric's compassion for his profession and his clients is exemplified in everything he does. He consistently gets great results against incredible odds. He is a true advocate, getting to know his clients and their story from the start. He is a TRIAL ATTORNEY, willing to try any case. A mentor to many, he spends a lot of time passing on the skills he has developed by teaching trial skills at various seminars and workshops across the country. His clients are fortunate to have such a dedicated lawyer."
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