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For nearly 18 years, Phil has litigated and tried complex medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases throughout Washington State.  He also assists healthcare providers in professional licensing matters and disciplinary actions.  He also defends individuals and businesses in all types of employment-related matters, including wrongful termination, sexual harrassment, and other alleged discrimination cases.  


Phil lives in the South Sound area with his wife and two kids and enjoys coaching their baseball and soccer teams in his spare time.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    18 years, 300 cases
  3. Licensing: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Heather Z Bliss

    Philip is well respected in the legal community, a great advocate for his clients. I endorse this attorney.


    Heather Bliss Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James J Holland

    Phil and I worked as opposing counsel on a contentious case. I found Phil to be a strong adversary who carefully and ethically fought for his client's rights. He also is willing and able to listen to reason and work a matter through to a mutually beneficial conclusion - a trait which serves his clients well. Phil has strong legal acumen and a good grasp of the factual and emotional issues involved in each case and presented at each trial. This ability allows Phil to see around corners and reach an early resolution based on an accurate assessment of the probable outcome range.


    James Holland Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

2115 N 30th St Ste 101
Tacoma, WA, 98403-3396


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP2008 - Present
AssociateJohnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP1998 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Society of Health Care AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMedical Liability and Health Care Law2011 - Present
PrimerusMember2006 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2006 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2005 - Present
Washington Health Care Risk Management SocietyMember2000 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2000 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Washington State Healthcare Risk Management SocietyImmediate Past President2008 - 2009
Washington Health Care Risk Management SocietyPresident2007 - 2008
Washington Health Care Risk Management SocietyPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
American Inns of CourtMember2001 - 2003
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Simpson v. Thorslund, 151 Wn. App. 276, 287, 211 P.3d 469 (2009).Client prevailed at trial and on appeal.
Bolan v. BuckDefense verdict for Mr. deMaine's client
Baker v. NguyenDefense verdict for Mr. deMaine's client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor- cum laude1998
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Health Law ClassMedical Malpractice: A Practitioner's Perspective2016
Radio InterviewMedical Malpractice2014
Annual MeetingDental Malpractice Claims2011
King County Dental Association Educational MeetingEmployment Law2008
WHCRMS Annual ConferenceLegislative Update2007
Annual Northwest Dental ConventionEmployment Litigation2007
WHCRMS Monthly MeetingTrial Consultants: Privileged Information?2006