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Christopher B. Rounds

Personal injury Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Chris Rounds

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 36 years
    Oregon - OR 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    With over 25 years of experience defending injury claims for insurance companies and their policyholders, Chris knows how insurers think, and what makes them settle.

  2. Litigation
    Chris enjoys working on non-injury claims such as professional negligence, boundary disputes, construction defects, and a variety of business and contractual disputes. He also knows how to minimize expenses by focusing on those parts of a case that matter the most.

  3. Insurance
    When insurance companies deny coverage to their policyholders, Chris knows how and when to push back. He understands insurance policies and the laws that regulate insurance companies in Washington and Oregon.

  4. Wrongful death
    In addition to wrongful deaths claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, Chris has handled death claims arising from industrial accidents and defective products.

Chris spent over 20 years as an insurance defense attorney.  After practicing with one of the Pacific Northwest's leading law firms, Chris worked as a staff attorney at Safeco and Liberty Mutual insurance companies.  With his extensive courtroom experience and negotiation skills, Chris is a strong advocate for his clients.  He also makes great barbecued chicken.


Rounds Law Office PC
1409 Franklin St Ste 217
Vancouver, WA, 98660-2826

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5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by FLOYD | September 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Never thought I would need a lawyer
I was driving for LYFT and after a minor fender bender (6 months past), I was surprised to get a court summons to pay the other guys insurance company the repair bill (about $5000). I thought LYFT had taken care of it but for whatever reason, they let it slip by without settling the problem. I started calling lawyers but w/o a personal injury component most would not even discuss it. Several referred me to Chris Rounds but I was a bit worried about how much it would cost! After a free consultation, I felt much better about the initial $1500 retainer. Chris quickly made some phone calls and wrote a letter and presto, Lyft settled the issue and I got a refund of almost $1000. I would highly recommend Chris as an ethical lawyer that explains your options very well.
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Posted by Dan | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Chris Rounds was recommended to us by an attorney friend as the best attorney in Clark County, Wa to defend against a homeowner liability claim. Given his 30+ years experience in this specific field and the competent way he walked us through the process, we heartily agree. Chris was hired to oversee our insurance carrier’s defense of our case, which resulted from a sidewalk tripping incident in front of our residential property. After months of his involvement and counsel, it is clear to us that Chris’ role was highly effective in the securing of the plaintiff’s settlement for our homeowners insurance limit. The original claim was for over five times as much! Chris is easy to work with and efficient with his time. The extra we spent for Chris’ services was well worth it.
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Posted by Stephen | November 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Good negotiator, very helpful and friendly
My wife and our very young daughter were in a car accident that was clearly the fault of the other driver and they suffered some injuries. We hired Chris to negotiate on our behalf so we would receive a fair settlement. Chris was an assertive, ethical, and diligent negotiator and his office handled all the paperwork which included dealing with various hospitals and medical office claims and insurance companies. During the process, Chris answered all our questions and checked in with us quite often to make sure he was representing us in a way that we were happy with. It took awhile, but we ended up getting settlements both for my wife and our daughter that we are pleased with.
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Posted by Adriana | June 15, 2015
Search no more!
After a couple of lawyers, I almost gave up.... Then someone referred me to Chris, I had nothing to lose after all. To me and my family, he was a God sent... He made it happen. That's why I say, "Search no more!" Thank you again Chris!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Response was pragmatic
I'm a 4th year JD/MBA student, so I feel comfortable being critical of the typical gobbledygook attorneys provide when clients seek advice. Yes, it's the attorney's job to peel away the layers of the onion, but a good attorney avoids confounding the issues and helps his clients make informed decisions that are in their best interests. Christopher's answer was straightforward and pragmatic, and most importantly -- it helped me make a decision.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2013
My experience with Chris Rounds.
Good guy, kept me up to speed. I refer to him whenever I have a question in his field.
Posted by Arlis | August 17, 2013
What a crazy world
Christopher repersented me in a law-suit that was against my deceased husband which was very challenging, to say the least. The lady was suing for pain and suffering from a rear end accident, that happened in 1998 my husband passed in 2005. it was a very interesting trial. the lady was making up things (stories) threating me and argueing with the court officials and on and on
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Posted by Amy | August 16, 2013
Great Lawyer, helpful and responsive
Chris, Was such a help in my car accident case, where a drive hit me and didn't have insurance. He gave me advice that was soooo important in getting the care I needed. I am really thankful for his responsiveness and overall professionalism. I would entirely recommend him in the future to any of my friends or family member or anyone else. Amy
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Posted by Jan | August 15, 2013
Great attorney
Chris was an excellent attorney. His advice and grounded approach to my case was right on target. I would recommend Chris to my acquaintances.
Posted by Allison | August 12, 2013
Great attorney and staff
We had never hired an attorney before and were very nervous. Chris and his staff were so easy to work with and guided us through the process. They were very knowledgeable and encouraging when appropriate. I appreciated how they helped manage expectations yet validated our case. I would and have already suggested Chris to anyone who is need of his services.
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Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2013
Did excellent work and his projections were grounded
Responsive, accurate, grounded and trustworthy in billing and advice. Excellent follow through and easy to communicate with.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rounds Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Safeco/Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey
  • 1991 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Cox & Peterson Attorneys At Law
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Case, Dusterhoff & Mehlhaf
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic, Race for Justice
  • Founding Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Admitted
  • 1986 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, Uniform Civil Jury Instructions Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Alumni Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • Chair
  • 1997 - 1998
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 1986
  • Top Fundraiser (8+ years), annual Race for Justice
  • St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Paralegals Association
  • Washington Practice 101
  • 2016
  • Legal Lunchbox
  • Washington Practice 101
  • 2015
  • Crossing the Border
  • Interstate Discovery
  • 2015
  • Fall Seminar
  • Ethics for Tort Attorneys
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (28)
Endorse Christopher
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had cases against Chris when he was in defense, and I've hired him as an arbitrator. That should tell you that I know him to be competent, fair minded, thorough, and very intelligent. I endorse Chris whole heartily."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris as both a defense attorney and in his current practice doing personal injury work. Chris is well-prepared, hard-working and very knowledgeable in his practice areas. He zealously advocates for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is compassionate, knowledgeable, and tenacious in his fight to help client's who have been injured in accidents (or otherwise), get what they deserve. Chris has a detailed understanding of insurance practice and procedures. I endorse Chris as a talented advocate for clients in need of support with an injury claim."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris Rounds without reservation. He has the highest degree of ethics, competence, and compassion, all of which make him an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris and I have worked together as opposing counsel on a few cases over the years. Chris is a worthy opponent, and advocates with professionalism. I recommend Chris without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would trust him fully to handle any case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a good lawyer. He works hard, and is as smart as they come."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris has a rock solid blue-collar work ethic and communcation style that good people relate to. Through his words and actions, Chris demonstrates his commitment and compassion for those who have been injured as a result of the negligent actions of others. His experience speaks for itself."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for 30 years and never cease to be impressed with his ability and expertise. He is skilled, compassionate and dedicated to his profession, his clients, and his colleagues. He is a strong advocate with deep integrity (and a wry sense of humor) and I cannot endorse him highly enough."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Competent and knowledgeable, do listen to this attorney's advice"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris was my first boss. He was a great mentor and a good lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a smart, resourceful, and experienced lawyer. I turn to him whenever I have a question about one of my cases. I would not hesitate for a minute to refer a friend or family member his way."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Chris Rounds as a lawyer. Whenever I have a question about a case or an interpretation of the law, Chris is the first colleague I turn to. If you need a sharp, funny, down to earth lawyer who is highly respected, look no further. You've found him."
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