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Stuart E. Shelton was awarded a Juris Doctor from the Seattle University Law School in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts in Society and Justice from the University of Washington. Stuart devotes all his efforts exclusively to personal injury, auto trauma and medical malpractice law; helping people battle insurance companies for fair compensation in cases involving negligence by health care professionals, and in cases involving vehicle accidents. Further he often serves as a mediator assisting parties to resolve their claims.

In his free time Stuart enjoys playing golf and riding motorcycles. He has been married for 31 years and has three children.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    34 years
  2. Mediation: 5%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 5%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryan David Johnson

    Stu is a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney. I endorse him knowing that he works compassionately on behalf of his clients to achieve their objectives. Stu is also very personable and approachable.


    Bryan Johnson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David A. Jones

    I have worked on cases with Stu as an opponent, as a mediator, and as an arbitrator. He is very effective in all his roles, his character is rock solid, and he's a heck of a nice guy.


    David Jones Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC

8825 Tallon Lane NE, Suite G
Lacey, WA, 98516

Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC

1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
Olympia, WA, 98502



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
25 Years of Service AwardWashington State Association for Justice2006
MemberPhi Delta Phi International Legal Fratenity1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC2013 - Present
Settlement JudgeThurston County District Court2002 - Present
PartnerHenderson & Shelton, Lawyers2006 - 2013
Attorney - Of CounselFuller & Fuller1991 - 2005
Associate AttorneyJohn A. Hoglund & Associates1983 - 1991
Associate AttorneyRush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1997 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Legislative CommitteeFormer MemberN/A
Washington State Association for Justice, Thurston County Round TableFormer ChairN/A
Washington Arbitration and Mediation ServicesMediation Panel1989 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of WashingtonSociety and JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring Leadership ConferenceHow To Prevent Distractions From Building Your Business2014
WSTLA ConventionPolice Liability1989
WSTLA SeminarArbitration1988
UIM ArbitrationTort Reform in the 80's, Was There Really A Crisis1987