David B. Richardson

David B. Richardson

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Bar Admissions: WA, Nov. 1992, WSBA No. 21991

David B. Richardson, owner of the Law Offices of David B. Richardson, P.S., is an experienced personal injury attorney based in Bellevue, Washington.  Practicing since 1992, Mr. Richardson provides vigorous legal representation in personal injury cases stemming from auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, and more.  He also accepts cases involving all aspects of insurance law.  Mr. Richardson’s personal injury law firm focuses on clients with severe injuries, where meaningful insurance recovery is possible to put accident victims back on their feet.


Education and Previous Experience

David B. Richardson received a law degree from Seattle University School of Law and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1992.

He clerked for the Honorable William L. Dwyer, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Previously, he earned a Masters Degree in International Studies from New York University, and a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As a practicing attorney, he stays current on personal liability law, and takes continuing legal education courses in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, and in medicine as it relates to his law practice.  For example, he has studied accident reconstruction and spinal injury treatments.  He has also taught continuing legal education in Washington.

Prior to becoming an accident attorney, Mr. Richardson had a career as a foreign policy analyst in the United States Congress.  He also worked for three personal injury law firms during and after law school before forming his own practice in 1995.

Professional Associations and Awards

David Richardson is an Eagle member of the Washington Association of Justice, a network of attorneys including trial lawyers all over Washington state and beyond.  He is also a member of the King County Bar Association.  He has been recognized by his peers in the legal community by receiving an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell organization, the highest rating that can be given to an attorney.  He is rated as “Excellent” by Avvo, another attorney rating organization, and has been named as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Puget Sound region by Seattle Met Magazine.  Since his admission to the bar in 1992, he has been a volunteer pro bono attorney at the Southeast Legal Clinic, helping low income clients with legal issues.  He takes great satisfaction from helping regular people exercise their civil rights under the law.  I also take political asylum cases on a pro bono basis.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Premises Liability; Insurance; Disability Insurance; Torts

David B. Richardson is a dedicated personal injury attorney and tireless advocate for his clients. Call for a free initial consultation at 425-646-9801. Alternatively, email the Law Offices of David B. Richardson in Bellevue.

Additional Details

Admitted: 1992, Washington; Washington State Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), Tacoma, WA, 1992, Cum Laude, American Jurisprudence Award, Professional Responsibility
  • M.A., International Politics, New York University, New York, NY, 1995, Strategic Studies and Arms Control Invited into Ph.D program, granted Teaching Assistantship
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1985, Dean’s List, Major: Economics Minors: Political Science and Environmental Conservation

Biography: Extern Law Clerk to Hon. William L. Dwyer, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 1992. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility (Legal Ethics), 1991.

Born: Washington, D.C., September 2, 1960

Reported Cases: Dreier v. United States, 106 F.3d 844 (1996).

Appellate Cases: McKibbin v. City of Seattle, Farole v. Pratt, Division I, State of Washington

Other Court Admissions: Washington Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, All Superior and District Courts, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Continuing Education: He has taken continuing education courses related to plaintiff’s personal injury practice including issues related to litigation, medicine (especially spinal medicine) and accident reconstruction.  He has also taught continuing legal education in Washington.

Papers and Publications: “Independent Medical Examinations Under CR 35″

Firm Focus and History: He has been a civil trial lawyer representing injured people since he became a lawyer in 1992.  He opened his own firm in 1995 and since then has focused exclusively on helping injured people.

Previous Employment Summary: Prior to becoming a lawyer, he had a career as a foreign policy analyst in the United States Congress.  He has a Master’s Degree in International Politics from New York University and has worked in the U.S. Congress for the Arms Control and the Foreign Policy Caucus.  He also worked for the Democratic National Committee and for the Paul Simon for President campaign.  During law school he worked for two extremely accomplished plaintiffs’ personal injury firms: Schroeder, Goldmark & Bender and MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless, both in Seattle, Washington.  After graduation, he worked for plaintiff’s personal injury firm Casey & Gordon for several years working primarily with noted personal injury lawyer Randy Gordon, before opening his own firm.

David B. Richardson is a dedicated personal injury attorney and tireless advocate for his clients. Call for a free initial consultation at 425-646-9801. Alternatively, email the Law Offices of David B. Richardson in Bellevue.