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Michael John Fisher

Car accident Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Mike Fisher

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%

    22 years, 100 cases

  2. Wrongful death
    20%

    22 years, 10 cases

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%

    22 years, 15 cases

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%

    22 years, 6 cases

  5. Trucking accident
    10%

    22 years, 12 cases

  6. Brain injury
    5%

    22 years, 5 cases

  7. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

    22 years, 5 cases

  8. Motorcycle accident
    5%

    22 years, 5 cases

When a loved one dies or is catastrophically injured , due to the fault of another person or company, monetary damages cannot bring them back or restore their health, but it can provide medical or other necessities and comforts of life to help face an uncertain future. While no lawyer can guarantee a result, I know what kind of dedication, hard work and resources it takes to successfully settle or try these types of cases.


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Mike is a tenacious trial lawyer who puts every ounce of effort and enthusiasm possible into his work.  His approach to each project is thorough, exhausting all possible angles to a problem.  His legal research on a number of cases - from procedural issues to medical malpractice - is a trusted tool in the office. Mike has a unique understanding of the dynamics and strategies involved in preparing personal injury and wrongful death cases for trial in such a way that defendants often settle. "I can't let these people down," Mike says.  "These people are hard-working, sincere in their efforts and have had the worst of all things happen to them because of physical injuries or death.  Even in the era of 'tort reform,' I refuse to apologize for representing these people.  It's a privilege.  All I try to do is bring them back to as nearly as whole as possible within the bounds of the law, so they can rebuild their shattered lives.  Perfect justice would require the undoing of the tragedy that has visited my clients.  We all know, however, that that cannot be done, which is why the law requires that full compensation be paid,"  Mike said.  "I think I'm lucky to be doing positive things for so many people."

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Location

Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, PLLC
4701 S. 19th Street
Suite 300
Tacoma, WA, 98405

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2008
MVA
Mike was very patient and courteous with us. This was a very stressful situation and he seemed to make it less stressful. I would definately recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2008
Business client
Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2007
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Fisher is an outstanding lawyer. He's knowledgeable, responsive and kept me informed at all times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
Great lawyer
Mr Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2007
A Lawyer & A Gentleman
My father was sick and dieing, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns I had had about how my situation was going to turn out. Mr. Fisher’s assistance was professional and I felt a type of relatedness, a friendship, that understanding one desires but doesn’t expect from a stranger. He worked his schedule to mine, drove miles out of his way to meet with me and talked to me in language I could understand without being condescending. I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alberto Mendoza v. Concrete Nor'West
  • Verdict $895,462.00
  • Steve Crow v. James J. Williams Bulk Haul Transport
  • Verdict $6,490,000.00
  • Carolyn Counts v. Valree Muth
  • Verdict of $2,876,950
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Associations

  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Northwest Junior Rodeo Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2017
  • WSAJ Nursing Home Litigation Section
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • TPCBA Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Hon. Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2007 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Superlawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Finalist Trial Lawyers Care Award
  • Trial Lawyers Care
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • ABA TIPS National Trial Academy
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "Twin careers of service: Getting to know Pierce County Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin"
  • 2014
  • Washington Nursing Home Litigation Desk Book
  • "Falls." Chapter 14
  • 2013
  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "WSAJ members help Taylor Bridge Fire Victims"
  • 2012
  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "Nursing Home Dignity Claims"
  • 2010
  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "Counts v. Muth and how the Allstate Litigation Strategy can be used to your advantage"
  • 2010
  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "Past medical bill review: Who is best qualified to determine the reasonableness of costs"
  • 2010
  • Trial News (Washington State Association for Justice)
  • "Voir dire in the nursing home negligence case"
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nursing Home CLE
  • Developing Damages in Nursing Home Cases
  • 2010
  • Betrayers of Trust, Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable
  • Nursing Home Negligence Litigation
  • 2009
  • Tort Seminar
  • Nursing Home Liability Claims
  • 2008
  • Damages CLE
  • Elder Abuse and Nursing Home cases
  • 2008
  • Advanced Auto Accident Litigation
  • Effective Jury Selection
  • 2008
  • Personal Injury CLE
  • Effective Discovery - A Case Study
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is one of the hardest working lawyers I know. He fights hard for his clients. He constantly is putting innovative strategies to work in his cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike Fisher is an excellent lawyer and is very aggressive in representing his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike Fisher is an outstanding lawyer and advocate for the rights of injure people."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Fisher is an excellent attorney. I have worked with him on matters and have referred matters to him. He takes a great deal of time educating his clients and his communication with them is excellent. I have no reservations about referring my clients to him for litigation work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few attorneys show the dedication and focus that Mike does in his practice. He has a genuine interest in his clients and is tenacious as their advocate. I would recommend using Mike for any kind of injury claim."
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