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Robert B. Crary

Personal injury Attorney at Spokane Valley, WA

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 43 years
    Idaho - ID 26 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Senior No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    25%

    44 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    I have handled numerous personnal injury cases involving Wrongful Death, serious injury resulting in long term, permanent disability and disfigurement. I have also handled numerous automobile collisions, product liability claims, and other types of personnal injury cases.

    44 years, 500 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    44 years, 25 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    I have represented numerous individuals who have lost loved ones to the negligence of others. These types of case are very emotional and difficult due to the losses involved. I have 29 years experience in handling these matters in a competent and compassionate manner.

    44 years, 30 cases

  5. Probate
    10%

  6. Brain injury
    5%

    44 years

The following is a small sample of the cases I have handled over the years and some of the results I have received.  This list is not exhaustive of all the cases I have worked on.

 

NEGLIGENT SUPERVISION CLAIM AGAINST A LOCAL SCHOOL

 

A 12-year old boy was left seriously injured as a result of the school districts failure to properly insure that he boards school bus home. Case settled for $735,.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

 

A 78-year old man suffered fractured ribs and subsequent infection when he was struck by a vehicle that failed to yield the right of way. The case settled for $165, which represented the full available insurance policy limits.

 

WRONGFUL DEATH

 

Our client was an 18-year old man who was working with his stepfather when a semi-truck driver crossed the centerline and hit them head-on. The case settled for $365, which represented all available insurance limits. At the time of this unfortunate accident Washington did not allow for the recovery of an adult child. As a result of our lobbying efforts and those of his mother in this case the Senate has passed legislation allowing parents to bring suit to recover for injuries and death of an adult child.

 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

 

Our client was a 30-year old female that was complaining of symptoms consistent with appendicitis. The doctor failed to order appropriate testing for determining appendicitis. Her appendix burst causing medical complications. Case settled for $150,.

  

PEDESTRIAN VERSUS MOTOR VEHICLE

 

Our client was a 21-year old college student on her way to watch a basketball game when she was crossing in a crosswalk and was struck by the defendant. She suffered closed head injury and loss of smell. Plaintiff made a good recovery and was able to return to school. A lawsuit was filed and the case settled for $450,.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

 

Client, 47-year old mechanic, traveling to work when defendant cross the centerline hitting our client head-on. Our client suffered a fractured neck and had surgery. A lawsuit was filed and the case settled for $312,.

 

NURSING HOME ACCIDENT

 

Our client was a 79-year old gentleman who fell from his bed, suffered a fractured hip. Case settled $90,

 

REAR-END MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

 

Our client was a 34-year old truck driver. He was rear-ended. He suffered a neck injury and had subsequent surgery due to the accident. Case settled for $260,

 

PEDESTRIAN VERSUS MOTOR VEHICLE

 

Our client was a 47-year old woman who was walking on the sidewalk and was struck by an inattentive driver. She suffered a fractured hip and multiple abrasions. A lawsuit was filed and the case settled for $225,.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

 

A 41-year old teacher was traveling home when she was broad-sided by the defendant who failed to stop for a red-light. Our client suffered soft tissue injuries. The case settled for $190,.

  

PEDESTRIAN VERSUS MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

 

Our 23-year old client was crossing the street in a crosswalk when she was struck by the defendant. She suffered a non-displaced fracture of the hip. She had an excellent recovery. The case settled for policy limits of $100,

 

 

 

   

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The Firm Of Crary Clark & Domanico P S
9417 East Trent Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA, 99206-4218
Crary, Clark & Domanico, P.S.
East 9417 Trent Avenue
Spokane, WA, 99206
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Posted by stephen | January 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Personable Lawyer
Rob helped my family in our estate administration. There were a lot of family members and Rob made the process flow very smoothly. Rob was very responsive and helped us close our estate in a timely manner. Rob did a great job.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Rob represented me when a negligent driver ran a red light. I did not see it coming and there was nothing I could do to avoid the collision. The collision happened while I was on the job. Since the case happened while I was on the job we had to deal with the insurance company for workman’s comp and the insurance company who represented the negligent driver. The process was very complicated and I was totally confused and frustrated after trying to deal with both insurance companies. It was clear that they were not there to help me. I hired the firm of Crary, Clark Domanico & Chuang and I was amazed how quickly they took control of my case, stood up to the insurance companies and got my case resolved. I trusted their advice and we were able to take all the available insurance coverage from the negligent driver and get me back to work. I was extremely satisfied with the representation I received and would highly recommend their firm for your personal injury claim.
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Response from Robert Crary March 25, 2015
Thanks for the endorsement.
Posted by Susan | February 18, 2015
Attacked by dogs
I was walking in a neighborhood below my house when I was attacked by two German Shepard dogs. One bite me hard on my leg and broke the skin. I was dazed and in pain and called my husband who immediately came to pick me up. I called Animal Control and gave the officer all the required information. A few days later, I contacted Attorney, Rob Crary. He came highly recommended through mutual friends and associates. I was advised to seek legal action because these dogs attacked unprovoked and were loose. My initial conversation with Attorney, Rob Crary and Tami, his assistant was very through and professional. I was informed in a timely manner and kept up to date as to the status of my case throughout the entire legal process. I found Rob Crary to be a very skilled, knowledgeable and effective attorney. My claim was resolved to my satisfaction. I appreciated Rob Crary's legal expertise and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Natalie | December 19, 2014
The best lawyer
ROBERT CRARY IS THE BEST ATTORNEY IN HIS FIELD HIS EXPERIENCE MADE MY CASE REALLY SMOOTH, HIS EXPERTISE IS INCREDIBLE. I COULD NOT IMAGINE A BETTER ATTORNEY. I FULLY ATTRIBUTE THE SUCCESS OF MY CASE TO MY ATTORNEY, ROBERT CRARY.
Posted by Mary | September 17, 2014
I recommend Rob Crary without any hesitation. He is professional and personable.
Rob just closed a personal injury case from a motor vehicle accident in which I was injured. I hired Rob shortly after the accident because the insurance adjuster would not stop calling and harassing me at work and at home. The calls immediately stopped and Rob gave me the time and space to seek necessary medical care and work towards healing. Throughout the process Rob and his assistant Tami were supportive and concerned. They kept me informed, without unnecessarily taking up my time. Rob was always understanding, compassionate and respectful, and he settled the case in mediation with better results than we had anticipated. A big thank you to both Rob and Tami!
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Posted by Sherry | August 8, 2014
A True Professional on Your Side
Robert Crary came highly recommended by a trusted friend: My vehicle & one other were struck on an icy Mt. road. The party at fault was underinsured & there was not enough coverage on his policy for damages to both vehicles. I had no choice, but to go through my auto insurance carrier for compensation. They deemed my vehicle as totaled & were less than generous with the value, & they were unwilling to negotiate on the settlement. I also had to resort to my provider's PIP coverage for physical therapy. Upon learning through an MRI that I needed surgery on my shoulder, I contacted Rob. He took the reins and handled everything from there on. His assistant Tami followed up on every bill my insurance carrier rejected & held them accountable. When the bills were finally settled up, Rob approached the At-Fault party's insurance company. Rob won the maximum allowable settlement for my Personal Injury compensation. For anyone who finds that dealing with their auto insurance carrier is a major hassle, Rob will take that pressure off your mind and let you concentrate on your recovery. I can't Thank You enough Rob & Tami !!
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Posted by MADELEINE | July 2, 2014
ROBERT CRARY IS AN EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY, AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
ROBERT CRARY GUIDED ME THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS SMOOTHLY AND WITH WISDOM. I ALWAYS FELT I WAS IN CAPABLE HANDS. ROB KNOWS HOW TO RELATE TO A JURY. HE EXPLAINED FACTS AND ISSUES CLEARLY. HE PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT VISUAL PRESENTATION THAT HIS WITNESSES CLEARLY EXPLAINED. HE WAS PROACTIVE IN HANDLING POTENTIAL ISSUES THE DEFENSE WOULD BRING UP. HIS CLOSING REBUTTAL CLARIFIED A FABRICATED ISSUE THE DEFENSE HAD MADE. ROB LISTENED AND RESPONDED TO TESTIMONY PERFECTLY. ROB HAS A PROFESSIONAL BUT LIKEABLE MANNER. HE IS FORTHRIGHT WHICH THE JURY APPRECIATED. I COULD NOT IMAGINE A BETTER ATTORNEY. I FULLY ATTRIBUTE THE SUCCESS OF MY CASE TO MY ATTORNEY, ROBERT CRARY.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2012
rear ended by logging truck :(
Rob handled my 1 year old son and my car accident case. We were rear ended by a logging truck. I met with Rob a few months after the accident and Rob worked with me during our recovery, for a couple of years to get my sons case and mine settled. Rob took time to meet with me and explain the process and what needed to be done, why and what would happen next. I greatly appreciated the time he took to answer all of my questions and my mothers questions. Rob (or his assistant, Tammi) was always available to answer our phone calls, questions, attend meetings. Rob was very upfront and honest through the entire case. Rob volunteered to take 25%, instead of the 1/3 of my sons settlement :) He even would take time and research case history and print off cases for our knowledge! My family greatly appreciates Rob's help during our time of need and confusion. Thank you Rob!
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Posted by Brooke | October 25, 2011
Hands down the best lawyer!
Rob has been my lawyer for over 2 years on my car accident case. I was extremely happy that he was not willing to settle at the very beginning, since the other side was trying to settle for a ridiculously low amount, and wanted to build the case and see what we had to work with before jumping to conclusions. It was nice having someone who's opinion I trusted and who was not in a rush to get through the case so he could move on to another. 2 years later w/lots of negotiations, an arbitration and finally a settlement, to say I was an extremely satisfied customer would be an under-statement. The results surpassed my expectations and left me extremely happy. What I appreciated most about Rob was him keeping me in the loop w/all negotiations and always asking my opinion first to make sure he was doing what was in my best interests and made sure I was always on board. This made me value his opinion and expertise even more. Never once did I feel as though he was on a different track then me or was rushing through. He took his time, knew all the details and succeeded! If I am ever in need of legal advice or a lawyer he will be my first call.
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Posted by Michael | October 25, 2010
Injured Party--Vehicle Collision
Robert Crary successfully handled my claim against my insurance carrier (under insured motorist coverage). Rob interviewed my physicians and through his negotiations more than doubled the monetary amount awarded to my claim. Rob kept me informed during the investigation, interview and negotiation processes. Additionally, I was quite impressed with the quick resolution of my claim! Thanks, Rob! Mike
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Posted by Mark | September 22, 2010
Personal Injury Case
Rob handled my case for several years. He and his staff were always professional and treated me and my wife with compassion and respect. He listened to me when I had concerns and remembered the specifics of my case when there were times I couldn't recall everything. Rob was always honest with his assessments of my case and never misled me as to what could happen when we finally settled. I believe I was able to get the settlement I got because Rob kept telling me to take my time and don't be in a hurry to settle. My wife and I were very pleased with the amount of time Rob and his staff spent on my case and followed up with everything once we settled. He is a great attorney that I would recommend him to anyone going through any type of personal injury case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2008
Very Professional Lawyer! Excellent for personal injury cases!
A great attorney who I highly recommend. He fights for his clients, he is a real bulldog. He is very brilliant in understanding law and related subject matter related to personal injury. He is very professional,but yet has a great sense of humor so makes times more enjoyable. Very easy guy to work with . Thanks for every moment put into my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Crary, Clark & Domanico, PS
  • 1980 - 2014

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • St Cloud State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Barr V Day
  • The plaintiff prevailed and the case was settled.

Associations

  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • Washington State Associaton for Justice formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Continuing Legal Education Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Spokane Magazine Best Lawyer Rating 2008
  • Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2008
  • Spokane Magazine Best Lawyer Rating 2007
  • Spokane/Coeur d' Alene magazine
  • 2007
  • Spokane Magazine Best Lawyer Rating 2006
  • Spokane/Coeur d' Alene magazine
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Firm of the year
  • 1993
  • Pro Bono Firm of the year
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Spokane/Coeur d Alene Magazine
  • Fires Gone Wild!
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Spokane County Roundtable Coordinator.
  • Varied
  • 2006
  • Recent Ethincal Rule Changes
  • Ethics Rule Changes
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Robert
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob professionally for decades. I have come to know him as a friend and fellow bicycle rider on century rides in WA, ID and MT. Rob is an excellent personal injury attorney. He is a diligent worker who is always committed to his clients recovery and success in life and in their cases. I would use him in my own case if I were injured. Doug Spruance"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Rob for many years. He's knowledgeable and experienced. I've referred cases to him in the past, and I'll continue to do so in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly skilled lawyer that is well respected in the community. He was a pleasure to work with, and was an excellent advocate for our client."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rob is a terrific attorney and a staple in the Spokane and Spokane Valley communities. I worked for Rob for a couple of years and learned a great deal from him, especially concerning complex civil litigation. I have no hesitation in endorsing Rob's work."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a highly skilled and respected attorney in Spokane, whose firm handles a variety of matters ranging from personal injury to criminal defense. Rob is, quite simply, one of Eastern Washington's finest attorneys. He doesn't need my endorsement; he has the endorsement of the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I practice both Insurance Defense PI, and Plaintiff's PI. When I have had cases defending where Rob is representing the Plaintiff, I have found him to be one of the most professional, and competent lawyers I know."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rob is a superpersonal injury attorney. Has done great work for over 30 years."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Crary is an excellent attorney. He is well qualified and capable. Mr. Crary is professional and compassionate with his clients. I highly recommend him if you need a Personal Injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. Crary on several significant matters, and have also observed his very impressive results on cases I wish I had, but the clients were fortunate to have retained Mr. Crary. He is an outstanding attorney, highly admired by his clients and the opposition with a commanding presence in the court room. Rob sets an example of professionalism for all of us. Stephen Haskell"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Experienced and talented trial attorney."
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