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Harold D. Carr

Personal injury Attorney at Olympia, WA

3.8   25 reviews
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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Harold

Learn Harold’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Personal Injury & Auto Accidents. Car Accident? Call Carr.

    42 years, 11,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    Auto & Pedestrian Accidents • Motorcycle Accidents • Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death • Neck and Back Injuries • Traumatic Brain Injuries • Dog Bites • Child Injuries • Nursing Home Neglect Burn Cases • Premise Liability Claims •

    42 years, 11,000 cases

A GREAT LAWYER WITH A GREAT REPUTATION. THAT'S WHY EVERYONE SAYS "CAR ACCIDENT? CALL CARR!" 866-615-1280

Harold D. Carr was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1981. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice, and also an elected representative on the Board of Governors.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Thurston County Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association, and is admitted to the Federal District Court for Western Washington.

 

Prior to establishing the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr, P.S. in 1989, Mr. Carr actively practiced in law firms in King County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.  He obtained a Juris Doctor degree from University of Kansas School of Law in 1981 and his undergraduate B.S and graduate Masters degree from Kansas State University in 1977 and 1978, respectively.  

 

He devotes his law practice to obtaining just and fair compensation from insurance companies for those individuals injured as a result of negligence in cases primarily involving motor vehicle accidents. He has served as a mediator on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel and as an arbitrator on numerous UIM panels.

 

Mr. Carr is actively involved in the community and has served as President of the Lacey Lamplighter Lions for three terms and as chairperson for several Lion's committees.

 

He is married to Dorrie Carr, retired former personal assistant for the past 16 years to the Commander of Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis. They have three daughters and one son.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Law Offices of Harold D. Carr
10136 Bridgeport Way
Lakewood, WA, 98498
Law Offices of Harold D. Carr
4002 Tacoma Mall Blvd Suite 203
in the Bank of America Bldg, 2nd Floor
Tacoma, WA, 98409-7702
Law Offices of Harold D. Carr
Law Offices Of Harold D. Carr, PS
5262 Olympic Drive
Suite A
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injured in car accident? You need Harold Carr. Insurance Co will take advantage!
I was in a car accident that seemed "basic". My car was totaled when I was rear ended while stopped at a stop light. I had several injuries; none of which required a visit to the ER. So I tried to work with the insurances. A year into doctor visits and physical therapy, I found the insurance companies (mine and the other drivers) began to play doctor and dictate what medical care was necessary for me. They make money by wearing you down and making life miserable so that you will settle. In my case, I was injured and wanted to get better so I didn't settle. That is when the insurance companies became unreasonable. I consulted and then hired Harold Carr's services. They took care of all the back and forth arguments (bickering) between the insurance companies, and handled the paperwork so I could finally concentrate on my health. They stuck by my side, explaining everything along the way. In the end, the insurance companies only wanted to pay for medical, leaving me no compensation for all the time spent in and out of doctor offices. I learned so much about how insurance companies work when in an accident, and it isn't pretty. If you are in an accident and the insurance company is dictating your care and you feel they are not being fair, call Harold Carr. You need someone on your side because the insurance companies will not be.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2019
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AUTO ACCIDENT
I hired the lawyer and the case is in progress, I am amazed by the way they treat you with dignity, call answered timely, wormly welcomed whenever you visit there office. Attentively lawyer who will listen to you and guide you with questions concerns. In whatever outcome of the claimI feel that I am at the right persons and will ask them to keep! Keeping on the excellent work.!!!!...
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Posted by Terry | October 26, 2023
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Top Quality Law Office
I am a lawyer. When I had need for legal representation on an accident case, I chose Harold’s office. I received highly competent representation. His office obtained a fair settlement, working effectively and efficiently. If you want highly skilled representation, Harold and his lawyers will provide that for you.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
I worked with John Mango from this law office in regard to a car accident where I was a victim. He was always professional and always willing to answer to answer any questions that I may have had. He handled my case in a way that left me satisfied beyond my expectations. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who was involved in a car accident.
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Posted by Janene | January 15, 2023
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Super caring, people at lakewood iffice
I have hired them twice now. Nothing but very caring people. I can't believe anyone would say different I've been totally grateful for how they communicated with me. Very prompt with voice mail. I've maybe if anybody have been the rude one . Cathy calmed me down whoever leaves bad reviews have a problem in their own head. Very happy with the lakewood office
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Posted by Deven | November 10, 2020
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Extremely pleasent
I had the pleasure of working with Stacy Rex for more than a year on my case. I couldn't have asked for anyone better for the job. She made things so easy and stress free throughout our lengthy process and was always honest about everything. She always went the extra mile to make sure that I was taken care of. I would recommend this firm to anybody who has been in a car accident!
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Posted by Julisa Gonzalez | May 8, 2019
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GREAT EXPERIENCE
I had a very positive experience with this Law Firm. They actually drove to me in Shelton so that I wouldn't have to drive all the way to Olympia. From the GetGo, they have gone above and beyond for me and have been extremely helpful. Michael Montgomery was my attorney and not only did he fight for me, but he took the time to hear me out and was very empathetic and kind. Plus, it's a bonus that he's super hot and looks like Clark Kent :) Unlike other attorney offices, they actually return my calls in a prompt manner and they're great communicators, which is very important to me. Overall, I had a great experience and I was happy with my settlement.
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Posted by Jimbo | October 17, 2018
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Stacey Rex
Stacey Rex should have on her desk name plate " Your Advocate" . Always pleasant, always responsive and always professional. In fact going the extra mile more than once! I felt comfortable navigating the system process with Stacey leading the way. Never once did I think she had nothing but my best interest in mind. Could not have been more pleased with the process and the firm.
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Posted by Chris | April 17, 2018
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Courteous and Professional Staff
Harold Carr and his staff made sure I received the treatment to recover from my injury from a car accident. The insurance company offered a low settlement, so my case went to arbitration. I received a fair and reasonable award.
Posted by Shawna | January 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
2016 accident
I was in 2 different car accidents only 4 months apart! Martin and Carr were able ti process my claim and get me the restitution i needed to proceed with my life. All i had to do was go to the dr and they handled the rest! I highly recommend to anyone who has an injury and would like to move forward after an auto accident.
Posted by Natalia | October 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I'm in good hands
I was in a bad car accident 2 years ago, the man totalled my friends car and tried to run away. I was sent to the hospital and from there received chiropractic therapy. I can say my back has never been the same, I wake up in the middle of the night and cry because of the pain. The only thing that has helped me though this process is my attorney. Him and his whole office have gone above and beyond to try and do everything they can to make things right again. I put my full trust in them. I can't imagine where I'd be with out my attorney. I am in good hands and I recommend him to anyone who needs help.
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Posted by Shannel | September 15, 2017
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No complaints
Hired this firm when my insurance failed to keep up with my medical/chiropractor recovery plan after my autoaccident. Satisfied with their work, their local offices, and their speedy reply to my questions and concerns.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
When I was in an auto accident and I hired Mr. Harold Carr and his firm, Harold Carr and Brett Stetzner (who is also an attorney for Harold D. Carr P.S.), and their paralegal Angie Smith-Babbit, they all worked hard for me and are some of the most wonderful people I have had the chance to get to know. They are very caring and helpful. My case was settled after mediation, but they were ready to go to trial if they had to. I will recommend Mr. Carr and his firm of lawyers and paralegals. They do care and will help you.
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Posted by Barbara | September 9, 2015
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Very Professional Representation-Great result
The entire team at the office of Harold Carr is excellent. I received very professional representation from all staff, from Mr. Carr, my assigned attorney Ann Marie Evans, and his very caring staff. My auto injury case went through negotiation, arbitration (good award) and finally mediation after opposing team appealed the arbitration. At each step, Mr. Carr, Ms. Evans, and their entire legal team communicated with me to give me my options. I communicated my expectations clearly and Mr. Carr and Ms. Evans worked diligently toward my goal and settlement. Specifically, during mediation, Mr. Carr and Ms. Evans showed a masterful and experienced approach. Mr. Carr and Ms. Evans were able to come up with unique solutions, or legal "gymnastics" to get me the settlement that I deserved. I know that Mr. Carr's office made no great amount of money on my case, but I felt that they treated me and my case as if it was very important. I would recommend Mr. Carr and Ms. Evans to anyone looking for an attorney who will work hard to get the best settlement for the client.
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Posted by MMJ | March 26, 2012
Very Pleased
I contracted the firm of Harold Carr to handle a claim for a car accident recently. The case itself was small but important to me because I found dealing with the other insurance company was difficult. The time between contracting Carr's firm and complete resolution was much shorter than I expected. I received more settlement than if I had taken the insurance company's offer. I consider that a great win.
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Posted by Kathleen | December 19, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Carr is an excellent lawyer. He, and all his staff, are not only good lawyers they are also good, and caring people. I would recommend him to anyone. He will go above and beyond to get you anything he can.
Posted by Donna | January 9, 2011
Great Representation
After an injury my child suffered, Mr. Carr was able to get right to work and handle his case with the most care. My child now has a CD in his name that he will be able to use once he is 18. Thank you Mr. Carr!
Posted by Jennifer | December 13, 2014
Made the best out of a difficult case...
I enjoyed working with the attorney Michael Montgomery and talking with Harold Carr. While my case didn't have the desired result, it was sufficient for my needs and I believe we had a biased arbitrator who aided the prosecuting attorney against me. I would recommend and seek this firm again if I ever have the need.
Posted by Amanda | March 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Incompetent so I fired them, now put a lien against me for $16K so doing virtually zero work
Where do I begin? I gave them many chances to make it right, but finally I had to move on to an attorney who would actually help me with my case. Complaints: 1. unprofessional - Harold Carr was over 20 min late to our scheduled phone session. He left a voicemail and charged me for that. The legal assistant scheduled another phone meeting for a time we did not agree upon and I got charged for that. One of the legal assistants told my chiropractic office to ignore a rejected charge and leave it for "patient responsibility". No attorney's office should be giving that advice. This comes out of my settlement at the end, which won't be much anyway after all the outstanding bills I have to pay and the cut that the office gets. 2. egregious billing - like I said, Harold put a lien against me for over $16K for very minimal work (my spouse and I did most of the back and forth with the providers and insurance companies). I counted almost 400 individual charges of $31.25 for literally opening an email, reading 1-2 sentences (or replying 1-2 sentences). This does NOT take 15 minutes and this is legal assistant rates. This alone totals to $12K of the insane amount of the lien. Very unusual and questionable practice for contingency cases. They also charged me for a "free" consultation. I'm guessing this is the only way they make money on cases is to do horrible work until the client fires them and then they can send a lien for some absurd amount. I wish I'd read their ratings before retaining them. Overall, it has been a terrible and stressful experience.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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Find someone else
I've never used an attorney for an auto claim before and this experience told me I should have tried to settle on my own. I was rear ended at 50mph and had a lot of soft tissue injuries and vertigo. Two years into the process I found out my doctor could not testify affirmatively that the accident caused my vertigo, never once did they suggest I see another doctor. They knew this early on and never said a word to me about it. My other care providers validated this injury but I needed a medical doctor to do the same so it pretty much killed 75% of my injury claim. I met Harold twice, and he told me I was better off settling and they would give me 4k, pay all of my providers and then get my 10k PIP claim money back for me. It turned out that was wishful thinking on their part because my insurance company demanded the 10k PIP claim be reimbursed. In short, Harold and my providers ALL received more money than I did. I would not recommend his firm, not once did anyone ever call me without being prompted by my messages. It was a terrible experience and in the end they didn't get me any more money than I could have negotiated on my own. They are greedy, lazy, and don't fight for your personal injury damanges at all.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Harold D. Carr
  • 1981 - Present

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Kansas State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1978
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rahman v. State
  • Win (for the plaintiff)

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Thurston County Leadership
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Washington State Association for Justice: Auto Injury Seminar
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Nations Top One Percent
  • National Assoc. of Distinguished Council
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ: Thurston County Roundtable
  • Pitfalls in Auto Accident Cases
  • 2010
  • Grays Harbor Chiropractic Association
  • Current state of Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2010
  • WSTLA Auto Cases Seminar
  • Auto Cases
  • 2008
  • Auto Injury Seminar
  • Auto Cases
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Harold
Car accident Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for a handful of attorneys in the past 12 years, and Harold in one of the most compassionate, caring and knowledgable attorneys I have ever had the privilege to know. He works tirelessly for his clients and fights hard to ensure a successful resolution to their claims. And he works to instill the same values in his staff and the attorneys that work for him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harold is a great lawyer that provides excellent service to his clients. He is also very involved in the community and supports a number of organizations that do good work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Harold has a tremendous wealth of information on how to handle personal injury cases. He is a gifted negotiator and a fantastic person and friend. He understands how insurance companies work and knows how to get his clients great results. I was very fortunate to learn under him for several years."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harold. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his kindness, professionalism, and skill."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Harold since 2005 and strongly recommend his practice. He is a lawyer of great integrity and skill. He always puts the interests of his clients first with sound advise and strong advocacy. Not only is he a great lawyer but he has also cultivated a great law firm with pleasant and professional staff that provide high quality service to their clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carr's practice is primarily automobile related, representing plaintiffs. Mr. Carr and his firm are very professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Carr's work. He is well respected by opposing counsel because he knows what to expect. I've referred several clients to Mr. Carr and they have been pleased with his professional and resolution. "
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Olympia Personal injury Lawyer Harold D. Carr
Harold D. Carr
Personal injury Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 42 years
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