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Shawn B. Briggs

Personal injury Attorney at Lakewood, WA

4.9   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1986
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Shawn Briggs is an experienced personal injury lawyer whose practice is devoted entirely to people and families
who have been harmed by the negligence of others.

Shawn Briggs began his career in 1986 after graduating cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of
Law. He joined his father, Robert R. Briggs, who had been a prominent trial lawyer since 1952. Together they formed
the personal injury law firm of Briggs & Briggs.

Shawn is a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy and a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
He has chaired and presented trial skills seminars to local, state and national trial lawyer's associations and has
served in numerous board and committee positions. Shawn was elected to chair the Small Office Practice Section of
the American Association for Justice (AAJ is the world's largest trial bar). He was also a founding member of the AAJ's
Low-Speed Impact Group. He has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics and a top Trial Lawyer
by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Today Shawn handles cases ranging from modest auto accidents to multi-million dollar claims involving catastrophic
injuries or death from auto, truck, motorcycle, construction, police pursuits and governmental negligence. His results
have successfully helped compensate his clients for the damages they have suffered and led to changes in how people,
corporations, police and government act to make us all safer from negligence.

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Location

Law Offices Of Briggs & Briggs
10222 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499

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Reviews

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Posted by Shanna | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Shawn is the most compassionate, kind and caring man. He listens intently to your story and helps you heal from the trauma of an accident. He is so relatable and does not pass judgement. He is available for conversation all along the way. He won my case for more then I ever thought I would get. Jenny was the paralegal on my case and she went over and beyond to keep me updated along the way. Her upbeat and positive manner kept me hopeful of a positive outcome. She talked with me when I had questions and always put me in touch with Shawn when needed. Shawn has a stellar team around him to get justice out of a tragic situation! Can’t forget Debi who worked diligently behind the scenes wit all the paperwork and letters! Thank you team Briggs! I highly recommend Shawn Briggs if you find yourself in a vehicular accident. You will be grateful you made the decision!
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Posted by Jeff | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We are so thankful we chose Shawn Briggs, Personal Injury Attorney, to represent us in our case. At first, I really didn't know if we even had a case or if an attorney would take it. The driver who hit us didn't have any insurance. And we didn't have PIP coverage on our own insurance. But Shawn fought for us and we were able to settle with our own insurance company. From the first day, Shawn and his team made us feel at ease, listened intently, and patiently answered all of our questions. He’s very sharp, professional, extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly, he is true to his word. We couldn’t be more grateful. Shawn and his associates will give you the best legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a great attorney
This attorney and his staff was fantastic and very Professional in helping me with my legal matter I would highly recommend this law office to handle your personal injury case they are very skilled and experienced !! .
Posted by Stephanie Sotomish | March 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Advice
Mr. Briggs was extremely kind and honest. I appreciated the callback. He was the first attorney to speak to me personally.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
I have dealt with Shawn over the years and he's an outstanding guy and attorney. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Victoria | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful
I hired Shawn Briggs and his Law Firm two years ago after I was rear-ended and the insurance company was denying my claim. Mr. Briggs is so personal and also professional at the same time his staff was always available when I needed to speak to one of them. Words cannot express how thankful I am, my claim went from being denied to Mr. Briggs getting all my medical paid and also getting the insurance to agree it was not my fault. The staff is amazing and take you under their wing, you feel very protected and stress free. Thank you so much, if you need a good attorney Briggs and Briggs is an excellent law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
I hired Mr. Briggs after I got into an accident over a year ago. He listened to everything I had to say and immediately went to work on my case. Both him and his staff were very helpful and kept me well informed every step of the way. I was very satisfied with the outcome of it all!
Posted by Ed | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation and results
Legal cases take time and the work of a good lawyer on your behalf -- with good results -- makes it worth the wait. Shawn Briggs represented us well with professionalism, confidence and excellence without being haughty. And we were exceedingly pleased with the outcome of our case. We highly recommend Mr. Briggs because of his depth of knowledge, impressive expertise, and years of experience as a downright good lawyer.
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Posted by Laurel | August 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My husband's and my lawyer for our Car Accident
The day after our car accident which took place on our way to work, my husband and I met with Shawn Briggs and his staff. Our journey through the rigors of sorting through the fall-out from a serious car accident began. Mr. Brigg's office guided us through our medical needs while he, himself, tackled the legal ramifications. I especially appreciated Mr. Briggs professional coverage on the day of our depositions. I felt like I was next to the "Master" during these moments of high stress. His experience in these matters was almost like a "warm blanket" that day while being questioned for 2 1/2 hours in a very cold-like legal environment. Thank you Shawn and your staff for your excellence and expertise in our case. Laurie Winkle
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Posted by Rocio | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest Lawyer Ever!
Shawn Briggs and his team have done an outstanding job with my case and my daughters case! Made it so easy and stress free! Jenny, paralegal was so kind and helpful and always available with answers when I had questions!
Posted by Barbara | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review Shawn B. Briggs Attorney at Law
Shawn did an excellent job for me in my case (Personal Injury). He & his staff kept me advised of the status my case at all times.. He successfully negotiated a settlement that was in my favor. The amount will help ease some of the problems I have because of the accident. The ability to hire "help" when needed makes quality of my life so much better! Kudos to his staff for their assistance & help during this very stressful time in my life! (especially Jennie & Debbie)
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Posted by Francine | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Efficient, and Excellent work!
Jenny is a complete sweetheart that gives you updates as soon as you need them. She is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that any of your questions are answered, and I definitely appreciate that a lot! Shawn is also amazing with negotiating and his work! The other insurance decided that they only wanted to pay $13,000 which Shawn did not agree with, so we filed a lawsuit against them for more money. They ended up settling to pay out the maximum for their insurance, but Shawn was determined that that was still not enough for the accident that was caused, so he negotiated with my insurance company to get more. My PIP reimbursement ($5,000) was completely waived, I received $25,400 from the other insurance, and $20,000 from my insurance. The whole process took only a matter of 2-3 months after being discharged from the doctors and they received all of my medical chart. I'm currently just waiting on my final settlement check to go through now, but should receive it within the next 2-3 weeks. I couldn't be any more happier with the end results and will definitely recommend using them to anyone interested in looking for lawyer.
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Posted by Vikki | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shawn Briggs and his team are fabulous!
Shawn Briggs and his team have been fabulous. I was in 2 accidents in less than 2 years, neither of them my fault. From the initial consultation with Shawn and throughout the process of settling the first claim (2nd one is still ongoing), the entire team was just WONDERFUL. My paralegal, Jennifer Roper, has been in constant contact with me throughout the duration, and is always willing to answer any question I have, no matter how trivial I thought the question was. I would HIGHLY recommend Shawn and his team to anyone who has been involved in an accident. I was unsure about obtaining a lawyer in the beginning, but I am so glad I did. PROTECT YOURSELF and call Shawn Briggs!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Shawn Briggs & staff
I was very happy to have Shawn Briggs as my attorney for my case. He is really easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. After my accident I was getting overwhelmed with everything that was going on and Shawn Briggs and his staff made everything so much easier to deal with. I hope I never go through something like this again but if I do I will definitely be hiring Shawn Briggs. Thank you
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Posted by Jung | May 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
This is the second time for me going to Mr. Shawn Briggs and his office. Mr. Shawn Briggs and everyone there (especially Jenny) are all helpful and kind. They will take the time to answer any of your concerns or questions. I've had nothing but good experience with them and I have continued to refer family and friends to the Law Office of Briggs and Briggs. I highly recommend this place if you are need of a lawyer for a car accident.
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Posted by Laura | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Auto accident/Personal Injury
Shawn Briggs and his caring professional staff are the best thing that could have happened for me and my small family- in which I am the sole bread winner. Insurance companies have a way of manipulating and taking advantage of innocent, injured victims. I was inundated with Dr. appointments, therapies, surgery-not to mention being in a great deal of pain. Shawn Briggs and his staff were a much needed reprieve! They handled communication with the insurance companies, and my medical billers. Things got much worse before they got better. I almost lost my job and home because of the accident and injuries. As a single grandparent raising a grandchild from birth, I was terrified of losing the only home my grand daughter had ever known. Stress does not help with the healing process! Honestly Shawn Briggs and his staff came in like a knight in shinning armor, rescuing the damsel in distress. In the end my home was preserved and medical bills were taken care of. Insurance companies are ruthless and very uncaring. I highly recommend Shawn Briggs to anybody who is injured and trying to heal/recover. I needed an advocate! I was so fortunate to choose the right attorney! Choosing the right attorney is a life changing decision! You want an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable, knowing the in's and outs of complicated law, paperwork, and procedure. I highly recommend Shawn and his team!
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Posted by Jeff | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the field bar none. Avvo needs 10 stars for this guy.
I found that dealing with insurance companies by myself was like being bloody while swimming in shark infested waters. Shawn and his team acted like the US Navy showing up with aircraft carriers and helicopters to pluck me from those waters. The insurance company wanted to act like there was barely any wrong doing by their client, after the second recorded phone call, or interrogation as I call it, they were willing to “acknowledge” fault. They drug their feet, devalued my totaled vehicle, discounted my injuries. Sadly my insurance company wasn’t very proactive either. While this was going on they kept trying to get me to take some cash sign off and walk away with no vehicle and no ability to work. After a million phone calls to yet another supervisor who was “sorry it was the most they could do for me…” I almost threw in the towel. After meeting with Shawn everything was just like the Office Depot commercial. Push the easy button. It took some time, but Shawn got me in to see the doctors and physical therapists I needed. He explained EVERYTHING that the lawyers and insurance people were saying in easy to understand terms and told me what we should do next. Some lawyers seem to be “business only”. Shaun took a personal interest in how I was doing and what I needed. The insurance company will disagree, but Shawn is a pro that is a super nice guy. Eventually, through his persistence and expert negotiation, we received a fair settlement offer that took care of all of my medical bills and compensation for the time I needed off from work for rehab. I was worried about upfront cash because I didn’t have any at the time. He didn’t need any at the onset and made sure that the settlement covered all of my needs, including his fees. I can’t say enough good things about Shawn. There are few people you meet that can change your life in such a positive way. Shaun and his team are a godsend.
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Posted by Brittany | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Shawn and his team are absolutely amazing! I was in a car accident and my case seemed like a mess! Shawn made everything seem so simple and really eased my mind. Him and his team took care of everything in a very timely manner and made sure the outcome was fair for me. He is very informational and let me know step by step what was going on with my case. Couldn't ask for anything better! Thank you!
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Posted by Laura | October 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, individual, caring service!
I was involved in a car accident and was feeling overwhelmed by the insurance companies. I went to Shawn Briggs, and he handled everything! What a relief! He and his professional staff handled my case with great care and I am beyond thrilled with the outcome.
Posted by Lew | May 19, 2015
Extended Care
I wasn’t expecting too much because of the circumstances of the accident. I explained everything to Shawn as I could remember it knowing there were questions I could not answer. Looking back after the resolution of this case it was very clear that the level of his investigation of this incident and time spent preparing was much more than I had expected. I was also amazed at the abilities of his staff. How they worked together and how I was treated as his client. To say I was very happy would be a gross understatement.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Briggs & Briggs
  • 1986 - Present
  • Clerkship for Judge J. Kelley Arnold
  • 1985 - 1986

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • Cum Laude
  • 1986

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • EAGLE member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Chair of Small Office Section
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Chair-Madatory Arbitration Committee
  • 1996 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Fellow
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2003
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 1996
  • Graduate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Thurston County Roundtable
  • Using "Black Box" Data to Prove a Car Crash Case
  • 2019
  • TART
  • Using "Black Box" Data to Prove a Car Crash Case
  • 2019
  • Clark County Roundtable
  • Using "Black Box" Data to Prove a Car Crash Case
  • 2019
  • 10th Annual Tort Law Update
  • Using "Black Box" Data to Prove a Car Crash Case
  • 2018
  • WSAJ Roundtable
  • Settlements for Minors
  • 2015
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Cutting Edge Settlement Presentations
  • N/A
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Attorney Liens
  • N/A
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Auto Accident Cases
  • N/A
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Mandatory Arbitration
  • N/A
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Settlements for Minors
  • N/A
  • WSTLA Convention
  • Visual Presentations at Mediation
  • N/A
  • ATLA Convention
  • Trial Skills-Demonstrative Evidence
  • N/A
  • ATLA Winter Convention
  • Practice Management--Employee Compensation
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shawn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is the best. He is a lawyer of the highest integrity and his skills are unmatched. I do not hesitate in recommending Shawn to my colleagues and clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Lakewood Personal injury Lawyer Shawn B. Briggs
Shawn B. Briggs
Personal injury Attorney
Lakewood, WA
Licensed for 37 years
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