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Stuart Eric Shelton

Car accident Attorney at Lacey, WA

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 41 years

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About Stuart

Learn Stuart’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    75%

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    I have limited my practice to helping injured individuals successfully resolve their injury claims.

    40 years

  3. Mediation
    5%

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    5%

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.

Licensed for 41 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Stuart

Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC
Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC
1800 Cooper Point Rd SW #11
Olympia, WA, 98502
Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC
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Reviews

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Posted by James | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr Shelton helped me with a major accident I was involved in and made me feel as though I was almost a friend/family. He was available to me anytime, listened to my concerns, then went about making things better. Thank you for all you do and have done for my family sir. Hopefully I won’t need you again but if anything happens I know who I can call.
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Posted by Don | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overdue
This is the first review that I have ever written (now age 62), and feel compelled to do so after again talking to Stu the other day. It has been a couple years ago since my claim closed and he still has time to promptly answer any questions I have, like WOW. I was injured in 2010 when rear ended by a semi on the freeway and Stu and his staff got me through 6 years of legal and medical HELL, with a very favorable out come for me and my family! Your crazy if you don't hire this guy! Thank again to and his crew!!!
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Posted by Rick | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
I was referred to Stuart Shelton from another lawyer whom I trust to give good advice. Mr. Shelton was very patient with my young adult daughter who was injured in an auto accident. He was expert in the handling of the insurance claim and the results were better than I had expected. He is a good listener and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended him to others.
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Posted by Rod | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent business from the time I walked in the door.
I hired Stuart and his staff for an auto accident I was involved in a few years ago. Stuart and his staff explained everything to me in plain English. Sort of like how I explain computer work to none IT people. I hope to never see Stuart and his staff again. But if needed I will call him immediately. Thank you Stuart. Enjoy life!
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Posted by Katina | August 16, 2013
Stuart Shelton
Stuart Shelton did an exceptional job handling my claim. He was responsive and quick to return messages and answer questions. When an issue arose between my insurance company and a treatment provider, Stuart responded quickly by drafting and submitting a letter to both involved parties so I could continue treatment. He kept me informed and updated throughout the claim process. I would recommend him to family and friends in the future if they require a lawyer.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Stuart E. Shelton Injury Law, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Settlement Judge
  • Thurston County District Court
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Henderson & Shelton, Lawyers
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Attorney - Of Counsel
  • Fuller & Fuller
  • 1991 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • John A. Hoglund & Associates
  • 1983 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
  • 1981 - 1983
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Legislative Committee
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Thurston County Round Table
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services
  • Mediation Panel
  • 1989 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 20 Year Eagle Member Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 25 Years of Service Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2006
  • Member
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fratenity
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Leadership Conference
  • How To Prevent Distractions From Building Your Business
  • 2014
  • WSTLA Convention
  • Police Liability
  • 1989
  • WSTLA Seminar
  • Arbitration
  • 1988
  • UIM Arbitration
  • Tort Reform in the 80's, Was There Really A Crisis
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Stuart
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stu is an excellent attorney who knows that you win cases by doing the up front work necessary to understand liability and to develop damages. He has a great attitude and a great work ethic that gets equally great results!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stu Shelton without hesitation. He is an experienced, talented, knowledgeable attorney who practices law with compassion for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stu Shelton is the consummate professional. He is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has the people skills to deal with insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. I have worked with him in his capacities as a lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator and found him to be skilled in any role he takes."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stu is one of the leading personal injury attorneys in Washington. He does an excellent job for his clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stu is an excellent attorney, a skilled and fair mediator, and a true advocate of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stu is a great lawyer and good human being. Before focusing his practice exclusively on plaintiff's work, Stu did spend some time defending against personal injury claims. This experience gives Stu a unique perspective that most lawyers don't have--he knows how the other side thinks! This "inside knowledge" works to the benefit of his clients."
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