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Marie A Docter

Personal injury Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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Marie A Docter
10222 Gravelly Lake Dr Sw
Tacoma, WA, 98499-5005
Briggs & Briggs
10222 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499
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Posted by Michael | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Experience for Me
Although I was hesitant in retaining a lawyer so to speak. I think that the experience has left me with a good feeling. Unsure of things of this matter (personal injury claims). I'm glad that Marie had the time to help me in this matter. I am very grateful it's over for my part. It's been a long year of worry, with an acceptable outcome.
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Posted by Kerry | April 14, 2011
She works for you and with you
I was involved in an auto accident that was very complicated. I am employeed in WA state but my job took mr to Virginia. While there I was involved in an auto accident whereby I broke my back. I now had to deal with the other guys insurance company, my employer's insurance company, WA L&I and lawyers and doctors in Virginia. MArie did a great job representing me here and selected a great law firm to work with in Virginia. As I learned, Virginia ia the worse state to have to file a lawsuit with most cases settled for about $15,000. Marie got them to settle a week before trial for almost 10 times that amount. About 6 months ago, my adult son was involved in a motorcycle accident caused my another driver. I told him to call Marie BEFORE talking with any insurance company. He did and was very gald that he hired marie and Briggs and Briggs.
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Posted by christalle | February 7, 2011
one of the best!
marie is a very wounderful lady who is a strong woman who doesnt like to take no for an answer. i appreciate all the work she did for me. thank you so much marie.
Posted by Michael | January 22, 2010
Oh happy days
I can tell you what, Marie doctoer, and Shelly Rink are two ladies that deffinitly know what they are doin, and I was so impressed with, how quick and VERY knowledgeable they where when it came to crunch time.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2009
My Automobile Accident-Excellent attorney representation
Fantastic legal assistant-fantastic attorney-would recommend her and her firm, Briggs & Briggs to all my friends; and, whoever needs an attorney. In fact, I have recommended Marie Docter to my family physician.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2009
Highest regard for this Attorney
I started my ralationship with Marie almost four yeas ago and we had one of the most complicated and intricate cases that i have ever seen. With insurance companies refusing to provide for injury due to two accidents less than five days apart it seemed an up hill battle from the start. After dealing with all insurance companies involved and with the power from Marie and her highly devoloped skills she was able to gain a settlement that to most was unheard of. I recieved full and complete compensation for both accidents, and in the end with out marie I would have been a victim of the insurance company system.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
She failed me terribly, went the whole duration of limitations on a fake claim Number which left me with all my medicalBill's, she changed a number of different things in my claim, like my last name, the accident date, thetime it occurred. No one else went through the accident I endured , and i suffer daily from it. She took me for my money and ran me out of time to be able to do anything about it. Karma will get her for screwing me over.
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Response from Marie Docter February 19, 2024
This sounds awful! I am so sorry you had a bad experience with an attorney and would love to assist you to resolve this problem if possible. I have never handled a case with the situation you have describe above and I am concerned that we both may have been victims of someone falsely using my identity. Please reach out to me directly and we can work together to see if we can get to the bottom of this!
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  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Settlement Conference Judge
  • Thurston County District Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Various Counties
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Briggs & Briggs
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Thurston County District Court
  • 2017 - 2021
  • In House Claims Manager/Human Resources
  • Various Fishing Companies
  • 1988 - 2000
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • The Master's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lancaster v. Crowell, State of WA
  • Settlement in excess of 2 million
  • Sulzer Hip Implant Recall Class Action
  • Class Action Settlement


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Associaion
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Judicial Liason Position
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committe Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Student Member
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Cali Award - Worker's Compensation
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Cali Award - Wills & Trusts
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1999
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • University of Puget Sound Law School
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Legal Branch of Government
  • Roles of Government
  • 2009
  • How Laws are enacted or Made
  • Role of Legal Branch of Government
  • 2008
  • Law Week
  • How laws are enacted and changed
  • 2007
  • Law Week
  • How laws are enacted and changed
  • 2006
  • Law Week
  • Becca Bill
  • 2004
  • Law Week
  • How laws are enacted and changed
  • 2004
  • Law Week
  • Mediation
  • 2004
  • Continuing Education
  • Use of Expert Witnesses/Depositions
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie is a consummate professional with vast experience litigating and representing injured individuals through all aspects of an injury claim. She appreciates both sides and as such is able to find great resolutions for her clients. I appreciate consulting with and learning from her as her insights help me and my clients. You will be well served if you are fortunate enough to have Marie on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the privilege of working opposite Ms. Docter on many occasions. She is a skilled attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie is a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. I endorse her knowing that she works hard and compassionately on behalf of her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marie is one the best and brightest personal injury attorney's around. Her litigation skills and knowledge of the law is superb! I highly recommend Marie to anyone who needs a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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