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Sean P. Wickens

Car accident Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 27 years

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Immigration
    20%

    15 years, 500 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    20%

    19 years, 1,000 cases

DEDICATED TO SOLVING YOUR LEGAL PROBLEMS

Sean P. Wickens, has been practicing law in Western Washington for over 17 years.  During that time he has developed a reputation as an aggressive, innovative and skilled attorney who cares deeply for his clients and works tirelessly to protect their rights and interests.

Growing up on a family owned ranch in the State of Montana Sean learned the value of hard work and commitment, and he brings this strong work ethic and sense of duty to every case that he handles and every client that he represents.  Through his hard work and commitment to the interests of his clients, Sean has repeatedly obtained exceptional results on behalf of those clients in both State and Federal Courts and helped create legal precedent which has shaped the past, present, and future of litigation in the State of Washington.  The positive rulings which Sean has obtained in his representation of clients before the Appeals Courts and Supreme Court of the State of Washington continue to affect all residents of the State of Washington to this day.

Where other attorneys have told clients that they cannot win, Sean has stood shoulder to shoulder with those same clients fighting to successfully protect their rights and interests and helping them find the path to a successful outcome for themselves, their families and their loved ones. His passion and determination in the representation of his clients has earned him the respect and appreciation of those within the legal community.

When he is not working to protect his clients' interests, Sean is a devoted father of three who spends endless hours coaching youth sports and who donates generously of his time, efforts, and talents to various programs benefitting children.

Licensed for 27 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Sean

Sean P. Wickens
602 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4801

Reviews

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Posted by mark | January 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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sean handled my case received great settlement very skilled great lawyer
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2013
Highly Recommended Attorney
After being injured by a automobile accident, I tried to navigate the maze of insurance claims myself. It was very frustrating. A year after the accident I retained Sean to sort through everything. Within six months my claim was settled and I received monetary compensation from both my insurer and the driver's, which I had not expected. Sean and his staff were professional, prompt, compassionate and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with Sean if you have a personal injury claim.
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Posted by John | July 24, 2012
Criminal Defense
Sean Wickens is an honorable, honest and trustworthy Attorney. I was referred to him by another attorney. He immediately understood what I needed and expected of him as my attorney, kept me informed of progress in the case. Mr Wickens' word is his bond, something you do not see much of anymore. Thanks Sean for a job well done!
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Posted by Michael | May 3, 2012
Very Knowledgeable, Aggresive Representation
A legal maneuver by the courts caused a conflict of interest and forced Mr. Wickens to excuse himself as my attorney. His zealous representation meant that he had become a material witness in my case. I had to hire another attorney. I wish I could have ridden out the case with Mr. Wickens. If you want a hard working, honest attorney that wont sell you out, this is the lawyer for you
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2010
Best EVER
I have talked to lots of lawyers like shopping for cars... Sean was the only one that said yes we can do this... i can make this happen... the others said i took on a case like this and bla..bla..bla.. i don't want to do it again... Sean is the only lawyer i would trust with my life!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2010
A true professional you want on your side.
Sean was a referral to me from another attorney. I was impressed with him right away, but asked around anyway. I found he is well known in the Tacoma area and I heard a lot of good things about his abilities and knowledge as an attorney from other lawyers. I did not get the impression that they were just saying this out of professional courtesy either. A very well know criminal defense lawyer related to me that Sean is one of the best in the area...I can say I agree. Sean is an experienced trial lawyer that has a thorough understanding of the law and has a very keen analytical ability...you want all that working for you. It made a big difference in my case. You need the right lawyer and I strongly endorse Sean as a former client. Its people like Sean that make a difference. He is a true professional and a man with integrity. Become a student of your case and follow his counsel. Its money well spent. Be patient. Be thorough. Pick Sean.
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Posted by David Pickett | August 26, 2010
Good Job
When I met Sean I was a wreck. Sean calmed me down to get what happened from me. By the time Sean finished talking to me that day I knew I could trust. The D.A. pushed us into a corner Sean pushed back. Sean made it clear this would be going to court. Sean said he didn't know for a fact he could win but he would give it his all and thats all I could ask. Sean went above and beyond that of a lawyer keeping me calm and confident. When we went to court I was nervous. The tactic Sean used he didn't even let me know what was going on until afterwards. He did an incredible job in the court room that day. I could never thank him enough for what he did. I told everyone I know if they need a lawyer he is the man.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-225 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Wickens Law Group, P.S.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Berneburg Wickens Armijo, P.S.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Staurset Wickens Berneburg
  • 1993 - 2002

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • B.S.
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • State v. Johnson
  • Not Guilty all counts child molestation and rape.
  • State v. Riley, 143 Wn.App. 41, 177 P.3d 115 (2008)
  • Won Washington Court of Appeals Case which Allowed My Client to Vacate Criminal History
  • Winters v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 144 Wn.2d 869, 31 P.2d 1164 (2001)
  • Won Supreme Court case against State Farm
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Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Hon. Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Judicial Qualifications Commitee
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Personal Injury Settlements
  • 2006
  • WSTLA CLE
  • Disbursing Insurance Proceeds
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Sources of Recovery and Liens
  • 2017
  • American Inns of Court
  • Litigation Skills
  • 2012
  • Vacating Criminal Convictions
  • Vacating Criminal Convictions
  • 2009
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application
  • Personal Injury Settlements
  • 2006
  • Insurance Law Basics Seminar
  • Disbursing Insurance Proceeds
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sean. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a hard nosed and well respected lawyer. He fights tirelessly for his clients to achieve the best results possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is personable and effective. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sean for years. He is an excellent trial attorney, and knows how the systems works. He gets great results for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Sean for years. Sean is smart as a whip and a tireless advocate. He is a great negotiator and a great trial lawyer. You can't got wrong with Sean."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Sean for over 10 years. We have represented co-defendants in several cases. I often seek his advise on difficult issues. I know him to be a thorough and intelligent advocate for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wickens is a highly competent and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is well known in the community for being well prepared and zealous in his advocacy. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a zealous advocate for those charged with a crime. He is an experienced trial attorney and has the respect of Judges and opposing counsel alike. If a family member was charged with a crime, I would refer them to Sean."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Exceptional trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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