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William Dalson Pickett

Personal injury Attorney at Yakima, WA

5.0   4 reviews

About William

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As the founder and sole attorney at The Pickett Law Firm, Bill Pickett has dedicated his practice to helping people in the Yakima, Washington, community. Since 1997, Bill has been a licensed attorney practicing in personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights (police misconduct), and medical malpractice matters.

Before college, Bill worked in Alaska as a Commercial Fisherman and Deep Sea Diver. That experience taught him to work hard and accept the risks that come from living life.

His legal path began with his curiosity of how intertwined our lives are with the law. As he got older, Bill realized that he wanted to understand the laws that we try to abide by every day. He saw many inconsistencies in people’s understanding of the law. People would talk about what “the law” tells them to do or prevents them from doing, but they wouldn’t have any basis for saying so. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Washington, Bill graduated from Lewis & Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon. Bill also holds an LL.M. degree in Trial advocacy from Temple Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bill is continuously driven by his work because he loves to help people. He understands the challenges he may face while representing them, but he knows his job is more than just legal representation; Bill’s job is to take all the puzzle pieces that go along with each of his clients’ situations and take a deep dive—much like he once did in the sea—to put the pieces back together. This exploration involves learning as much as he can about everyone that steps into his office in order to tell his client’s story as honestly and accurately as possible.

His passion to help people goes much further than Yakima; Bill is a board member for YWAM of Battambang, Cambodia. YWAM, “Youth with a Mission,” is a global organization that strives to bring hope and a future to people in need around the world. During the summer of 2014, Bill and his family traveled to Cambodia, where they helped build a classroom where Cambodian children will be able to safely learn and gain necessary skills to build better lives.

Bill formerly served on the Board of Governors for Washington State Bar Association for the 4th District. He served as the President of the organization from 2017-2018, and currently serves as the Immediate-Past-President.

Outside of work, Bill is a family man. He and his wife, Laura, have three kids between the ages of 16 and 22: Jack, Grant, and Maddie. If he isn’t in the office, you can either find him spending time with his family, teaching mock trial to high school students, or cheering on the Seattle Seahawks. His favorite book is Just Listen by Mark Goulston, and he has a number of favorite TV shows and movies, including: It’s A Wonderful Life, Brave Heart, Mutiny on the Bounty, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Bill genuinely cares about what has happened to his clients, and he is willing to fight to set things right. He is driven by the people he encounters every day. Bill believes that walking side by side with hurting people is both an honor and a privilege. Helping clients heal and regain their lives following a tragedy is both miraculous and inspiring.

“I believe in the underdog. I cherish the Biblical story of David and Goliath. I believe that mean-spirited Giants still roam this earth, and that they continue to prey on anyone they perceive as weak. I am absolutely passionate about strengthening people to fight back.” – Bill Pickett

Personal Perspective:
“Before college, I worked in Alaska as a Commercial Fisherman and Deep Sea Diver. That experience taught me to work hard and accept the risks that come from living life. I believe in the underdog. I cherish the Biblical story of David and Goliath. I believe that mean-spirited Giants still roam this earth, and that they continue to prey on anyone they perceive as weak. I am absolutely passionate about strengthening people to fight back.”

Licensed for 25 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 09/18/2022
State AK
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/08/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/20/2022
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/09/2022

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

Contact William

The Pickett Law Firm
Law Offices of William D. Pickett
917 Triple Crown Way Ste 100
Yakima, WA, 98908-2426

Reviews

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Posted by AhnaLisa | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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They actually care
I was in an auto accident and my entire world turned upside down. It was very difficult to get my medical care providers to take me seriously. After five months of asking for an MRI and being ignored, I hired Pickett law firm. One phone call later from them, it was scheduled. Bill and his team made me feel like they actually cared for me the person. Not just about getting paid. He helped me get a fair settlement and explained everything that was going on. He and his team always made me feel like I matter.
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Posted by GLEE | April 25, 2016
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bill pickett
I HAVE BEEN TO BILL FOR 2 ISSUES. ONE WAS A FALL AT WALMART WHICH ANOTHER LAW FIRM PLAYED WITH FOR A YEAR AND THEN WOULDNT PROCEED. WITHIN A VERY SHORT TIME , BILL HAD A SETTLEMENT THE SECOND WAS AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND WAS SETTLED WELL. HE IS A SMART CARING GUY!
Posted by Sarah M. | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Caring, conscientious, and capable
After l lost my job and suffered civil rights violations in the process, I was completely distraught as I had never had any sort of employment issue, ever. Mr. Pickett and his team went above and beyond to always make sure I was well taken care of, and that we were both on the same page. We ultimately ended up working out a settlement that was beneficial to all parties and it could not have been accomplished without Bill and his team. I am forever blessed and grateful to have had his assistance during what was the worst time in my entire life. I can't thank them enough. -Sarah
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Posted by Katelyn | February 10, 2016
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Caring and extremely helpful
After I was injured in a car accident that wasn't my fault, I felt like I was second guessing everything I said to the insurance companies. It was such a relief when I contacted The Pickett Law Firm and they took everything over. I was able to focus on my physical therapy and actually getting back to where I was before the accident. When it came to closing the claim they made sure I was treated fairly. I am so grateful for their help and am so glad I no longer had to deal with the insurance companies. There was so much more to a car accident claim that I was not aware of and I would not of had such a great outcome without the help of The Pickett Law Firm. Thank you so much!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Pickett Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate/Jr. Partner
  • Lyon, Weigand & Gustafson PS
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (Trial Advocacy)
  • 2007
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Society and Justice)
  • 1994

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 4th District Govenor
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I work with Bill on the WSBA Board of Governors. Bill is currently the President-Elect, and will be the President of the WSBA for the 2018-2019 year. He is someone that fights for the rights of his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pickett fully represents his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill started his career at our law firm, became a partner after 3 years, but on his own left in the fall of his 4th year to establish a litigation only practice, largely representing plaintiffs with injury and civil rights claims. He co-counseled several cases with me, the last being a hearing injury due to a medication mix up at a pharmacy. He really evidenced his ability to advocate for his clients and is a fearless bulldog, irrespective of who is on the other side. It doesn't make him the most popular person in town because he will take on the powers that be and the upper sphere of society when others won't. He does so with integrity and tenacity. I refer cases to him when they are not a fit for our office."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a bright, conscientious, hardworking lawyer, who practices in several states and in the federal courts. He's currently on the Board of Governors of the WA State Bar Assn, and is on track to become President of the Board. If I needed a litigation lawyer I wouldn't hesitate to work with Bill Pickett. Dick Johnson"
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a fellow civil litigator, I have nothing but the utmost respect for Bill. He has the rare combination of tenacity, confidence and humility. I first came to know Bill through our work together as elected Governors of the WSBA, where I quickly learned that Bill has a keen mind and a passion for true justice. He is unrelentingly honest and is not afraid to take on the establishment or the unpopular position if it is the correct one. I view him as a mentor and role-model even as I enter my 10th year of litigation, and would refer my clients to him without any reservation."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Friend
"Bill is a zealous advocate for his clients and has a true passion for the practice of law. His integrity is beyond reproach. Anybody would be well-served by hiring Bill as their attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met and worked with Bill at Trial Lawyers College and was impressed with his intelligence and integrity. And the best thing about Bill is that his heart is in the right place. I endorse Bill Pickett."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a dogged advocate for his clients. He takes on the government, big corporations, insurance companies, etc., and gets great results for his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Picket is an exceptional attorney. He is a passionate advocate for his clients. Bill is very personable and his excitement about his job is evident on a daily basis. Over many years, Bill’s hard work has bestowed upon him a reputation as a top lawyer in Central Washington. Specifically, he is a well-known expert in the area of civil rights violations. I have consulted with Bill on such matters and his advice is invaluable. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill has a passion for law and justice. He is also very dedicated to his clients. We have worked on many cases together and I can say that he will burn the midnight oil to make sure he has done the best for his client. If I needed an attorney I would go to Bill."
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Yakima Personal injury Lawyer William Dalson Pickett
William Dalson Pickett
Personal injury Attorney
Yakima, WA
Licensed for 25 years