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My passion is  securing compensation for people catastrophically injured (including financial and life care planning to restore a hopeful and fulfilling life despite disability), securing a financial future for families losing a parent or child to wrongful death, and fighting to obtain medical treatment/wage loss and compensation for injuries ranging from "simple" (is there such a thing? It's all about degree) soft tissue injuries to more severe injuries requiring a painful and protracted recovery process due to the negligence of others. 

I'm proud of my family: my grandfather, attorney Karl Herrmann spent 12 years as a Washington State Senator chairing the Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions, and Insurance before his election as Washington State's Insurance Commissioner for 8 years. His signature legislation was signing PIP (Personal Injury Protection - coverage mandatory today for all auto insurance policies), into law in Washington state (one of the first states to do so), as well as the Washington Guarantee Fund (the fund insures that if your insurance company bankrupts, other insurance companies must step in and honor you policies). My father Charles Herrmann took on the South Korean government and Korean Airlines when KAL 007 was shot down by Russia, a case that took 16 years to achieve justice for the victims' families. His pivotal role in the case was portrayed in the HBO movie Tailspin. My uncle was a Washington State Supreme Court Justice, and his brother is currently a US attorney. In addition, 6 other members of my family are practicing lawyers, including my partners: my sister Lara Herrmann, her husband John Scholbe, and of course, my father, Charles Herrmann. Our family is proud and honored to represent the injured to level the playing field when taking on the well-funded, aggressive insurance industry, manufactures of defective products, incompetent lawyers, and corporations that value the bottom line over the safety of the public. This is the mission and passion of the four generations of lawyers in our family.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 60%
    21 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    21 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    21 years



Contingent (15-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Thomas Klusmeyer

    When I was an insurance defense attorney, I had the pleasure of working on the opposite side of several personal injury matters with Kathryn Hermann. I found Ms. Herrman to be tenacious in her representation of her clients, in addition to being honest and full of integrity. Because of her excellent representation, her clients recovered top dollar for their cases. I give her my highest recommendation.


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  • Carrie D. Umland

    I endorse this lawyer. When I was a defense attorney Kathryn was opposing counsel. She very thorough, thoughtful, and fair. I very much enjoyed working with her.


    Carrie Umland Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Kathryn Herrmann, PLLC

Tacoma Office
2522 N Proctor Street, #61
Tacoma, WA, 98406-5338

Kathryn Herrmann, PLLC

Seattle Office
Seattle, WA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Rising Star - Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2006
Super Lawyer Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2005
Certificate of Appreciation, Pro Bono Sevice Domestic ViolenceYWCA Pierce County2002
Certificate of AppreciationYMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial Volunteer1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Disciplinary CounselOffice Of Disciplinary Counsel2012 - Present
Litigation AttorneyHerrmann Scholbe, PS Inc.1995 - Present
Managing PartnerHerrmann Scholbe, PS, Inc.2002 - 2012
ParalegalHerrmann Law Firm1987 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA Lawyers' Fund for Client ProtectionVice-Chair2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionABA Advisory Panelist2012 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Better Business BureauA+ Member2009 - Present
Safe StreetsMember2005 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, Women of WSAJ (WOW) SectionMember2005 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1998 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection CommitteeBoard Member2012 - 2014
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationRoundtable Co-chair2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ju, Se Jin vs. John Kim, et al.Mediated Settlement, $4,167.000
Confidential v. Food Maker (Jack in the Box)N/A
Confidential vs. USFAA/KALOver 100 million recovered
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law ReportsWooh v. Home Insurance Company1997
Washington Motions and Practice GuideThe Pitfalls of RCW 4.84.250N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of WashingtonEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pierce County Bar AssociationPitfalls of RCW 4.84.2502001