Bellevue Personal Injury Lawyer
Mr. Williams has tried jury trials to verdict in a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, legal malpractice, first-party insurance bad faith, wrongful termination, and construction. He has tried jury trials to verdict in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Yakima County, Benton County and Spokane County, and has handled cases through settlement in virtually every county in the state. In addition, he has handled through resolution, cases in Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah, South Carolina and Wyoming. He "sees his cases through", and has appeared in all three divisions of Washington's Court of Appeals, as well as twice appearing in the State Supreme Court. Mr. Williams' practice is essentially limited to the representation of injured persons.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.