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Rafael Edward Urquia

Car accident Attorney at Port Townsend, WA

5.0   26 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
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About Rafael

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PERSONAL INJURY & INSURANCE CLAIMS - ZERO FEES UNLESS WE WIN

Rafael grew up in Sequim, Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington, he attended Wake Forest Law School with a focus in trial law. Rafael’s mission is to help the injured on the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.

After law school, Rafael served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Jefferson County, Washington. Rafael fought hard for every victim and took over 75 cases to trial.

Rafael’s passion for protecting victims and their rights at the prosecutor’s office attracted him to personal injury and insurance law – where he focuses on car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, wrongful death cases, and insurance bad faith claims.

Rafael is committed to helping and protecting the community. He twice served as the president of the Jefferson County Bar Association. He currently sits on the board for Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Attorneys Organization and has served as the president for this organization. He is also active in the Washington State Association of Justice organization and is a proud member of the Port Townsend Film Festival board.

Rafael is dedicated to bringing justice to clients and protecting the Olympic Peninsula community.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019
Client's Choice
2020 2019

Location

Urquia Law, PLLC
Urquia Law, PLLC
415 North Sequim Avenue
Sequim, WA, 98382
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Carrie | February 22, 2019
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Don't Settle for Anything Less Than the Best Lawyer!
I was represented by Urquia Law after being involved in a major vehicle accident. Mr. Urquia and his staff were very attentive to my legal needs. They stayed in regular contact with me regarding my case, and handled all interactions with insurance companies and other involved entities, freeing me from that pressure and stress. Their high level of skill in managing all aspects of my legal claim assured me that they were caring for both my immediate and long term needs. When the case was settled, Urquia Law had secured a settlement that surpassed what I thought I would ever receive. I would highly recommend them for their integrity, attentiveness to their clients, and overall skill. I will always be grateful to Urquia Law for their service.
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Posted by Ariel | February 28, 2019
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Best Lawyer
I was in a car accident this year (hit from behind by another car while stopped at a red light). Rafael and his team made a scary and confusing process, including dealing with medical providers and car mechanics, an easy and very manageable process. I also work full time and didn’t feel like I could get to all the logistics alone. Rafael and his office helped me prioritize what to do first and they took care of the rest. This meant I could focus on getting better and didn’t have to worry. The best part, they got a very favorable settlement that paid for my medical care, my car repair, and compensated me for missed work. This helped my family move forward without having to suffer unintended consequences from an accident that wasn’t my fault. I am so grateful and would recommend anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer to Urquia Law. They were always professional, timely, and incredibly helpful and understanding. No fuss or hidden catches, everything was very straight forward - just high quality representation and people who care about doing the right thing. Urquia Law will do an excellent job for you too!
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Posted by Elizabeth | January 18, 2022
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“I had a consultation with Urquia Law regarding a motor vehicle accident I was involved in. The other driver was at fault, and I sustained significant injuries which required surgical intervention. When I spoke to their paralegal, it was very easy to express my concerns and needs. I was asked thorough questions and was kept informed throughout the whole settlement process. I was so nervous about going through the settlement process and working with insurance companies but not with the assistance of Urquia Law. I would recommend anyone in need of legal counsel to seek their expertise. Thank you, Urquia Law for the care and respect.”
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Posted by Linda | January 3, 2021
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Extremely Pleased
My massage therapist recommended and referred me to Urquia Law after my car accident. I found that Rafael and Eva were both extremely knowledgeable with my personal injury case. They were very responsive, professional, and empathic throughout my entire case. They both explained each step to me from being to end. (and more than one time). Simply phenomenal. I am very pleased with the outcome. I recommend them to anyone!!! Linda D.
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Posted by Harmony | December 26, 2020
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He was there for me all the way through.
Urquia Law helped me after I was rear-ended by a bus. Amongst many physical injuries, I got a traumatic brain injury and couldn’t think straight, let alone see or talk right for a while. Rafael handled everything for me. He went above and beyond all the way. I liked working with him and Eva because they are very honest, kind, and respectful. He made himself available to me as quickly as possible when I wanted to speak to him. It was important to me that I had an attorney that was/is honest. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs someone who is truly on their side.
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Posted by Kim | November 16, 2020
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First-rate, honorable, ethical, honest, and kind
I was injured in a motor vehicle collision that occurred in Seattle. After not being able on my own to reach a fair settlement agreement with the insurance company, I received a recommendation to contact Rafael Urquia. I felt a huge relief like a burden lifted away the instant Rafael and Eva expertly began advocating for me. They always communicated updates promptly and took the time to answer my questions or address any concerns in a caring, friendly, professional manner. I’m very happy with the resolution of my case and with the settlement Rafael obtained for me. I will always be thankful for the great care, consideration, and encouragement I received from Rafael and Eva. I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Urquia Law.
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Posted by RAVEN | September 24, 2020
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Exceptional Representation
I had a truly positive experience from start to finish with the team at Urquia Law. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew I was in good hands. They were truly wonderful about explaining the entire legal process, answering all of my questions, and alleviating my many fears. They handled every last detail for me, which allowed me to focus fully on my physical recovery. Throughout the entire process they checked in on me, kept me well informed, and offered me kind words of support and encouragement. I will always be grateful to them for representing me with such honor and integrity.
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Posted by Marilyn | September 20, 2020
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Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
Rafael showed the breadth of his legal knowledge and expertise in a complex liability case. He explained the legal process in a manor easily understood by a layperson like me. He expertly prepared me for my deposition to prevent me from becoming flustered nor intimidated by opposing counsel. The entire injury and insurance matter took nearly 2 years and he and his staff were there for me every step of the way. For potential clients seeking legal representation, I highly recommend Mr. Urquia. I could never thank him enough for what he and his firm has done for me.
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Posted by Carolyn | September 18, 2020
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Helped over a Bad Bump in the Road
I was referred to Urquia Law in Port Townsend through "The Dove House" recommended by The Washington State Attorney General's Office after a situation that left me hurting, shocked, and confused. Mr. Rafael Urquia and Ms. Eva Weber were empathetic, compassionate, and professional. With their help through a few easy steps I was able to recover money I thought was lost forever and them some, and have my faith restored in the belief that there are good people ready to help when you hit a bad place on your journey. They are my guardian angels. After all, in some writings, Rafael is the bringer of the morning light and an Archangel. Sincerely, Carolyn, R.N.
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Posted by Kimberly | September 18, 2020
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Compassionate knowledgeable assistance
“I cannot express my gratitude enough. My settlement money will help me continue my current treatments to my wholeness. I had no idea a concussion injury from a rear end collision could cause me so many problems and take so long to heal. I knew from the minute I met Rafael and Eva that I was in good hands.” – Kimberly K.
Posted by Denver | July 8, 2020
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Excellent Experienced lawyer
Words cannot express the gratitude of appreciation we have for all your hard work on our case. It took so much stress off of our family as my pregnant wife and I recovered after a hit and run collision on Highway 101 with a drunk driver. We received great medical and emotional support. Although we still faced the effects of the accident, Eva and Rafael worked hard to ensure we received a generous settlement without adding stress to our life.
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Posted by Michael | June 13, 2020
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Awesome lawyer who made the process easy
Rafael and Eva made the legal process for my automobile accident flow very smoothly. They were always available to answer my questions and kept me informed. Their expertise showed in my final settlement. Rafael and Eva were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommended Urquia Law to anyone. Knowledge is power! Thanks again Rafael and Eva for all the kindness you showed me.
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Posted by Emily | June 9, 2020
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Highly Recommended Attorney
Rafael and Eva were absolutely wonderful throughout this entire process. They were very personable and professional, I was well informed and felt taken care of every step of the way. I always felt they had my best interest in mind and I would absolutely seek their help again if I ever should need it. Thank you so much!!
Posted by Shelby | April 6, 2020
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Caring
Prior to my auto accident I had never needed a lawyer. Rafael made my first experience great, especially as a young woman! I had no clue how vicious insurance companies are following an accident! It was such a blessing to have such a transparent and caring team help guide me through the whole process. They were always easy to contact, and would always help me with my questions and concerns while also calling me and giving me updates as my case progressed. It was always apparent that they cared about my well being, and what was best for me. I would 10/10 recommend Rafael and Eva to anyone!
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Posted by Jesse | April 6, 2020
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Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thank you, Urquia Law!
When I first got into my car accident, I was scared and didn't know where to turn. Once I found Rafael and Eva, a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I instantly knew I could trust them. They made the process completely effortless. It was nice to have somebody on my side who actually cared. Thank you so much Rafael and Eva from the bottom of my heart. I will send anybody I can to you because you treated me so well during my difficult time.
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Posted by Marti | March 10, 2019
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Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Urquia Law, and would like to thank Rafael and Eva for their kind support and expertise. They were recommended to me in late 2017 after a rental car I was driving was hit by a drunk driver. Initially I didn’t understand the need for an attorney, but quickly realized the value of having a professional team on my side. Starting day one after the accident, I was barraged by phone, email and postal contact from insurance companies, the rental car agency, and hospital billing. It was overwhelming and stressful. We met at the Port Townsend office a few days after the accident. Rafael calmly listened and responded clearly to questions. He laid out options and an expected trajectory of what would likely occur. It was just enough to get things started, with more details offered at follow up appointments when I was less in shock and better able to process. As directed, I referred all related contacts and medical bills to their office. These were competently handled in the background, relieving me of the burden so I could focus on healing. Uraquia law was unfailingly respectful and reassuring. I so appreciate their knowledgeable, proactive negotiations on my behalf. The outcome was more than fair.
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Posted by Elaina | March 1, 2019
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Dedicated experts
I reached out to Urquia Law after I was in a car accident. At first, I was dealing with the insurance companies by myself, which was very overwhelming. I then contacted Urquia Law and they handled the entire process. They were very responsive, knowledgable, kept me up-to-date with everything, and would not let the insurance companies low-ball me. I was very impressed and could not recommend them more!
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Posted by Arendt | March 1, 2019
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Professional, Dedicated, Compassionate
Rafael and Urquia Law really care about the client; they care about you and your case. Rafael went out of his way to gather evidence in the right conditions, so he could make the most persuasive argument about my accident. He was there for me during a difficult time, and it never felt like I was merely a "settlement." He prepared me for deposition and advocated for me against a predatory insurance attorney. He demonstrated both determination and compassion, never forgetting that no matter what the outcome, I was hurt and needed help.
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Posted by Doc | February 28, 2019
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A great Guy to Have on Your Side
The woman behind me may have been texting. I don't know. But when I stopped for a pedestrian, she didn't. The police had not even finished climbing out of their car when her insurance company that saves everyone 15 percent was on the phone to me asking me if I was okay and if they could close my claim. I had no idea what was going on or what to do next. Luckily, I found Rafael Urquia. With his guidance I got the treatment I needed, the repairs done with good parts and a final settlement that was about seven times the ridiculous, lowball amount the insurance company offered. I have, do, and will recommend Urquia Law and Rafael to anyone who needs a great attorney.
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Posted by Kirk | February 27, 2019
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Reputable Attorney
There are many qualified attorneys out there. Urquia Law distinguishes itself because Rafael and Eva are very honorable people. They care, and it is reflected in the work they provide. Rafael has a calm and empathetic demeanor. He is both a good listener and orally articulate. Rafael provided excellent service by demonstrating professionalism, respect, and meticulous attention to the details of my case. Rafael did everything possible to ensure I had a positive outcome. I could not have asked for a better attorney and highly recommend Urquia Law. It will be a decision that you will not regret.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Urquia Law, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Jefferson County District Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • McMenamin & McMenamin PS
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Trial News Editorial Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Judiciary Relations Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Port Townsend Film Festival
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Attorneys Organization
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Attorneys Organization
  • President
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Attorneys Organization
  • 2016

Publications

  • Trial News
  • Preparing for the Only Thing that Matters: What the Jury Will Think
  • 2018
  • Trial News
  • The Courtroom: Not the Me Show
  • 2017
  • Trial News
  • Judge Brian Coughenour: The Urban Cowboy Judge
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • 2019 WSAJ Winter Conference
  • The Complete Civil Arbitration CLE
  • 2019
  • Washington State Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention
  • Essential Tools for Arbitration
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Rafael on a number of cases over the past few years, and I have found him to be a skilled and compassionate attorney. He works hard to make sure his clients are well-informed and well-taken care of when they find themselves in need of a personal injury attorney, and he is successful in getting them the compensation they deserve when bad things happen to nice people. Hiring Rafael is a great choice if you want to work with a lawyer who you can trust to do his best for you."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a defense attorney I have gone up against Rafael many times. He has fought for his clients the right way. He works hard to put together a good case and makes it difficult for opposing counsel. Whenever I've defended a lawsuit against Rafael I've known he would relentlessly seek the best outcome for his clients in an honorable way."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Rafael and his law firm on several cases involving medical malpractice and automobile negligence cases. Rafael is an exceptional attorney, works well with clients, and his office is fantastic to work with. Rafael is also a really skilled trial lawyer. He is one of the select attorneys that has had jury verdicts and actually has the guts to try cases to juries. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Port Townsend Car accident Lawyer Rafael Edward Urquia
Rafael Edward Urquia
Car accident Attorney
Port Townsend, WA
Licensed for 15 years
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