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Peter John Kesling

Car accident Attorney at Lacey, WA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
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About Peter

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“Mr. Kesling has handled several of my legal matters over the past near decade. He is passionate and knowledgeable on legal matters and really cares about his clients and the outcome of their legal issue. I have recommended him to several friends and they too have been impressed with his services.”

~Bill, former client

Peter Kesling was born for litigation. He is smart and tenacious. He also has supreme communication skills. Peter is known as a lawyer who will get things done, and his clients know they are in good hands. As Bill noted in his kind review, Peter really cares about his clients and is passionate about good results.

Peter knows how insurance companies work, and he knows how to get excellent results for injured clients. He started his career on “the dark side” representing defendants and insurance companies against injury claims. He never really enjoyed representing the interests of corporations. He cares about people. However, the defense work was fast and voluminous. He was often in Court. He learned a lot about litigation from highly successful trial lawyers. Most importantly, he learned how insurance companies work, and this is knowledge he has taken and used for the benefit of representing injured people. He has represented clients from rear-end matters involving relatively minor injuries to matters involving catastrophic injuries, seven-figure damages, and complex liability issues.

Peter is driven. He graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 1999, and passed the bar examination right away. By 2004, he was a partner in a local law firm, which would come to be known as Sloan Bobrick and Kesling. In 2008, Peter went out on his own, starting his own firm. He has also owned other successful businesses. He truly believes that in business, like in advocating for clients, success does not come through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.

Peter J. Kesling is a true Puget Sound native. He was born at Madigan Medical Center on what is now Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, and grew up in nearby Gig Harbor. He graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory High School. He attended Santa Clara University in California, but transferred and received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He completed his education with a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 1999. He has practiced law in South Puget Sound ever since.

Peter limits his practice to plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. He has effectively appeared for clients in cases in State Courts and Federal Courts of Western Washington. He has also represented clients before hearings officers and judges in several Federal and State Administrative Agencies. Peter is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, and he is licensed to practice in any court in the State of Washington as well as the Western District of Washington Federal District Court.

Peter lives on a ranch in the wilds of Pierce County with his lovely wife Katherine. He is an avid, albeit bad, golfer and also thoroughly enjoys fly-fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports. He and his family are also heavily involved in the sport of wrestling; Peter has coached collegiate wrestling to youth since 2009.

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Location

Capital Injury Law -- Olympia
4444 LACEY BLVD SE STE A
Lacey, WA, 98503
Capital Injury Law -- Tacoma
5406 B South Tacoma Way STE 204
Tacoma, WA, 98409
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Posted by Tammi | February 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
A Kind, caring, compassionate professional Firm. Excellent communication with Mr. Peter Kesling and his staff. From start to finish I was very impressed with the entire staff. Thank you for fighting for me & my injury with integrity and professionalism. Hope to never need an injury attorney again but if I did, they would be my first phone call. Abundant blessings to you and all of your staff for your diligent work!
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Posted by Tony | August 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident injury
I was referred to Mr. Kesling after my vehicle accident. I was at no fault and the insurance companies wanted to settle quickly. I needed some rehabilitation and was introduced to Mr Kesling at that time. I am someone who does not like litigation but I received significant compensation above what the insurance companies offered with little or no trouble on my part. I just let them deal with the process. I recommend Peter Kesling if you need an attorney to deal with personal injury.
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Posted by Roselie | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Peter was excellent at settling my case!
He was very personable, speaking so that we could clearly understand what he could & couldn't do. Peter explained how he persues a case "like a dog with a bone" and that is exactly what I needed him to do!
Posted by Daphanni | June 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Peter has gone out of his way to assist me on a matter when I needed quick and honest advice. I have consulted with him on a couple of legal matters, and he has helped me navigate my issues and ultimately come out on top. He is the first person I would recommend to anyone needing injury counsel
Posted by Mikey | June 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hit by Drunk Driver
Peter, Caitlyn, Sami, and the rest of the team over at Capital Injury Law were absolutely amazing! They helped me find care for my injuries from my accident as soon as I reached out and continued checking on me throughout my healing process and once healed came to a fast resolution for the maximum settlement amount! Can’t thank you guys enough!!
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Posted by Vince | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!
Thank you very much to Peter, Caitlin, Matt and the rest of the team at Capital Injury Law Group. The team that worked on my case was very professional and helpful. They were able to answer all of my questions and made the process very easy. Thanks to Capital Injury Law Group I was awarded a great settlement for all the injuries and damages sustained in my accident. I would absolutely recommend Capital Injury Law Group!
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Posted by Margaret | May 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic! An honest man with Integrity.
Peter listened to our situation, discussed the progression of actions to ensure he understood our position, and explained his advice clearly. He was kind, honest, and his patience was real; not forced in any way. He answered all our questions and made sure we understood. We hope to never be in this situation again, but will absolutely see Peter if the occasion arises.
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Posted by Michelle | March 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A real straight shooter
I consulted with Peter and was incredibly satisfied at the knowledge he provided and his honesty. If I need to hire an attorney regarding this matter he will be who I use. I didn't feel rushed through our consult, and I felt he truly cared about the issue at hand.
Posted by Charlene | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Pete Kesling is an excellent lawyer who knows the law well. He did an exceptional job with my case. Pete took the time to hear all of my concerns and clearly outlined my options. Furthermore, Pete and his team always responded to me in a timely manner. I could not have asked for better representation. Without hesitation, I give Pete Kesling my highest recommendation.
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Posted by James | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional & Responsive
Peter is very knowledgeable and professional. He helped me sort out issues with my case and was extremely attentive to my needs. I will absolutely recommend his services to anyone I know who may need help in the future.
Posted by Sami | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer You Can Find!
I have hired Peter to handle my personal injury matter and am beyond pleased with the consistent results and communication. Peter is generous, understanding, and beyond qualified to assist with any legal matter. I would highly recommend choosing Peter to protect your rights and help you become whole once again.
Posted by Kati | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything you could ask for and more.
Great Lawyer! Peter John has handled many legal matters for my family over the years and has always achieved the outcome we were looking for.
Posted by Matt | February 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Area Attorney
I have worked many times with Peter. He is an outstanding lawyer and human being.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2013
Very knowledgeable of the law, an exceptional attorney
Mr. Kesling has handled several of my legal matters over the past near decade. He is passionate and knowledgeable on legal matters and really cares about his clients and the outcome of their legal issue. I have recommended him to several friends and they too have been impressed with his services.
Posted by Ann | July 23, 2013
Client Review for Peter J. Kesling
Peter has been both my attorney and also a long time friend who I trust wholeheartedly with all my legal affiars both for my business and my personal affairs. I first became aquainted with him when he was an attorney representing my firm handling legal matters for us and then continued with this relationship for my personal matters, which included a Guardianship and personal injury situations to name a few. I respect his knowledge of these issues and his personal advice and his willingness to explain and answer my questions not in legal jargen but in a matter that I can understand to make an appropriate decision. I do not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone who would require his services and know that you will get the attention you deserve and an attorney that looks out for his client's best interest.
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Posted by Theodore | July 23, 2013
Peter The Ideal
I've known Peter for about five years and think of him as the ideal attorney that is very personable, down to earth and caring. He is intensely concerned about ones problems with walking, talking knowledge that is more than impressive. I feel blessed that Peter Kesling is my family attorney. Trust with Peter is a given.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2007
Credible and Moral!
Peter has handled my personal and business affairs for the past 5 years. Peter has proven to be extremely reliable and knowledgeable. Peter is a grounded person, humble yet zeal. Peter is the kind of attorney I have been happy to refer, in my personal experience people have been very satisfied with his results.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Capital Injury Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Jacobs & Jacobs
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Owner
  • The Kesling Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Managing Partner
  • Sloan Bobrick & Kesling, PS
  • 2001 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Meyers & Gormly
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Perez
  • Plaintiff's Award

Associations

  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Associate Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Wasington State Bar Association
  • Attorney at Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • 2003 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Kent
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Olympia
  • Expertise.com
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • The Rain is Coming 2021
  • What to do After a Car Accident -- 10 Steps
  • 2021
  • Spring CME Conference
  • Getting your Healthcare Bills Paid After Injury
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (15)
Endorse Peter
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an excellent lawyer and well-respected by his peers. He has tremendous knowledge and experience in the field of personal injury and is a strong advocate for injury victims. I highly recommend Peter."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many clients to Peter and they have all been very impressed with his compassion and customer service as well as his skills as an attorney. I highly recommend Peter for any personal injury matter."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years, I have had several matters in which Mr. Kesling was the opposing attorney. He is smart and well informed about personal injury and car accident matters. He does right by his clients. He is also a good person."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients. He leaves no stone unturned during litigation and takes pride in taking down insurance companies."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Peter Kesling"
Real estate Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have confidently referred clients to Peter over the years. His is ethical, hardworking and goes the extra mile in representing his clients. I recommend Peter without reservation and respect not only his ability but his approach to the practice of law."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Peter for over 15 years and can without hesitation state that he has the highest character and abilities. While I do not practice in the same jurisdiction, I happily refer Peter clients in Washington and know they will be represented well."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a dedicated and highly capable advocate for his clients. He is always well-prepared and has an excellent grasp of the law and what is necessary to obtain the best results in each case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Peter since law school and have the utmost respect for his work and would refer any client to him without a second thought."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Excellent and very knowledgeable."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is an excellent attorney who gets results."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter has excellent character. He is able to immediately gain trust and confidence with clients, co-counsel and opposing attorneys. He is positive, upbeat and easy to work with. "
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is very diligent, and has a sincere care for and respect for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is a fine attorney. He is intelligent, trustworthy and a strong advocate for his clients. I would recommend him to anybody."
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