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Kamela J James

Car accident Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kamela

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In 2000, I began my law career as a defense attorney working for numerous insurance companies. In this position, I gained extensive trial experience. After suffering a significant injury in 2001 that resulted in 3 years of litigation, I knew I wanted to help others. I knew the support they would need. I also knew that I wanted to provide a personalized experience for each and every case. I wanted to fight just as hard for them as someone had fought for me. Since opening my firm in 2006, I have been a passionate, aggressive advocate for victims of negligence.

I purchased the building that you will visit in downtown Olympia. It was once a house that I converted into office space. My goal was to create a space for victims that feels safe and welcoming, rather than place the firm in a traditional office setting. My goal was to create a space that feels like home for our clients. 

I truly love what I do. I love all of the relationships I have developed with my clients over the years. My clients are truly like family to me. 

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Law Offices of Kamela James, PLLC
209 Quince Street NE
Olympia, WA, 98506-4041


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Posted by Jeffrey | March 30, 2021
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Justice for Jeffrey
I was involved in a horrific motor vehicle collision on my way home from work. A very young, inexperienced driver made a u-turn in front of me causing a violent full speed collision. The officer didn't cite him which I quickly learned would cause issues for me in my case. The insurance company asked questions that I later discovered would be used against me to claim their insured was not responsible. Once they denied the claim I knew I needed help. I hired Kamela James. She worked tirelessly fighting them and was able to obtain what I felt was over the full value of my claim. I could not be happier. Kamela and her entire staff were unbelievable in turning my case around and taking the stress off me so that I could focus on healing. I cannot say enough about how great this firm is.
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Posted by Andy | March 12, 2021
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Attorney in Olympia
Excellent and extremely knowledgeable attorney. I used Ms. James for my Will. She was timely and responsive and I received the end document I was looking for. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Marion | March 12, 2021
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I highly recommend this firm!
I retained the Law Offices of Kamela James to assist me with my car accident. I spent over a year being bullied by the insurance company before finally retaining an attorney. Kamela worked hard and obtained a better result than I had ever hoped for. I only wish that I had retained her office sooner to relieve the stress of dealing with this on my own.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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My experiance with Kamela James
I hired Kamela James to represent me in 2011 in a civil action. She was very dedicated to keeping the case moving forward, and the communication with her and her firm was constant throughout the entire process. I always felt up-to-date on the status of my case. I could not be happier with the ultimate outcome. I believe her experience, knowledge, and personal dedication to my case were priceless. I would highly recommend MORGAN JAMES, PLLC. Their entire legal team is truly top-notch.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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Personal injury case
Kamela James represented me in a dog attack case and motor vehicle accident. I found her to be professional, timely, accurate and aggressive favoring my legal best interest. She delivered exceptional results in each case by understanding how the law applies to the specific situation and leveraging that knowledge to achieve the best possible result. She is an exceptionally talented lawyer, which I would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2009
A personal injury case
Speaking for my family, I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone Kamela James as their attorney in matters involving personal injury to insurance law. A few months ago, my parents were involved in an automobile accident due to the negligence of the other driver. We were searching for a personal injury attorney who could represent us in our case. And we are still grateful for the service of Kamela James. She is very professional and honest. She cares about her clients and really goes the extra mile for them. I highly recommend Kamela James for anyone wanting to hire an attorney for personal injury and insurance matters.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2008
Rating for Kamela James
I was involved in a MVA in 2005. I put my trust into attorney Kamela James. She was an amazing attorney. She kept me informed frequently about the progress of the case and what to expect. She was extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to do the best she could for us. I recommend her to anyone who has been involved in a personal injury. I rate her with the highest marks. I personally want to say thanks again for all the hard work you have done.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kamela James PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Burgess Fitzer, P.S.
  • 2000 - 2008


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Orris v. Estate of Lingley
  • Confidential Settlement


  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Puget Sound Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Excellence in the Practice of Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Best of the Bar 2019
  • Best of the Bar
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There are so great trial lawyers left. Ms. James is one of them. Bright, aggressive, and truly cares about her clients. I refer all of my family members and friends to her for personal injury matters. I highly recommend her"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kamela is as bright as they come. I've been fortunate to get to know and rely on her for sound advice in several complex matters. Each encounter has widen my understanding and empowered me with greater tools to advocate for my clients. Any client fortunate enough to have Kamela on their side will be able to sleep well at night knowing they have a fierce, competent, and engaging advocate working tirelessly for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We met many years ago when we were on different sides in a multi-party lawsuit. She was professional, courteous and aggressive in representing her client's best interests. She got a good result. She was very good then and she is even better now."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for many reasons. She is not only very skilled she is a true professional. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Kamela on a difficult case a couple of years ago. She is an excellant attorney who works hard for her clients and knows how to get results."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege to work with Kamela for several years. She displayed the highest quality of work, marked professionalism and, perhaps most notably, grace under pressure during trial. She is an outstanding attorney with a strong commitment to her clients and a record of proven results. Because she represents both plaintiffs and defendants, she also brings a nuanced understanding of personal injury law to her practice. Since working with her, we have remained in touch, and I have referred others to her. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been fortunate to watch Kamela's law practice develop over the years. She began handling simple car crash cases to more recently defending manufacturers in complex asbestos cases, as well as catastrophic personal injury claims. And she works as hard at the former as she does the latter. Kamela has become proficient at all levels of personal injury claims as both a defense attorney and as a plaintiff's attorney. Her ability to evaluate a case from both perspectives separates her from most other personal injury attorneys. If I needed a personal injury attorney, I would not hesitate in having Kamela as my attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kamela is a tremendous personal injury lawyer. She has a wealth of experience in her field and does an excellent job on behalf of her clients. I refer my clients to her because I know that she will handle their cases in an appropriate manner. Not only is Kamela an excellent lawyer, she really cares about people. She is conscientious and works above and beyond anyones expectations. I highly recommend her."
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Olympia Car accident Lawyer Kamela J James
Kamela J James
Car accident Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 24 years