About The Firm
We will spend time with you and ultimately do something that is crucial to your claim that you absolutely cannot do yourself: We will document your injuries and the effect your injuries have on your life. You cannot do this. We can.
At the Law Offices of David B. Richardson, P.S., we represent victims of injuries caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. After an accident, people often do not know where to start and have decisions to make about medical care and how to pay for it. Some people find themselves unable to work. For most people, this process is new. We have been through it many, many times. We will help you make sense of the maze of medical options and the seemingly complicated process of getting medical care covered by insurance. And throughout this process, we will be gathering information to document your injuries. In the end, we will have documented your injuries through the healing process so that the insurance claims and the legal system can and understand and fairly compensate them. Let us help.
What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?
I think that clients should educate themselves as much as they can so that they understand the process and their rights. An educated client is often one who has the best experience in the claims and litigation process. A good attorney should make it part of their representation to adequately educate their clients regarding the process so that they can most effectively participate in their own case.
Are you willing to review documents prepared by clients?
Of course, documents prepared by clients are often the most relevant and helpful documents of all.
Are you willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?
Yes, in appropriate cases.
Why did you decide to be a lawyer?
I initially wanted to be a lawyer to be more effective as a policy analyst in the United States Congress. During law school I learned that I enjoyed representing individuals in our civil justice system as opposed to focusing on broad legislative policy changes. It is extremely satisfying to make a real change for deserving individuals.
What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?
All of one’s work and life experiences combine to allow a trained attorney to be an effective advocate, but the most important experience is representing hundreds and hundreds of injured people. There is no substitute for actually encountering and then overcoming the many challenges facing injured people and learning the most efficient path to a desired outcome.
Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?
My decision to become a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney is in keeping with my desire to represent regular people against entrenched economic interests, such as insurance companies, so that individuals’ civil rights can be realized.
What do you like best about your career?
I like helping people out of the difficult circumstances which injuries present, and helping them to move on to rebuild their lives.
Tell us about your law firm:
We are a small firm with one attorney, two paralegals, one legal assistant, one medical records clerk, an office manager and a bookkeeper. This requires us to carefully select the cases we take, but allows us to give personal attention and representation to our clients. We are informal and extremely effective.
What are your strengths and style?
I have been named a SuperLawyer, reserved for the top 5% of attorney’s in our field. I have been awarded the highest rating (AV – Preeminant) by other attorneys by the Martindale-Hubbell Organization. I have been named a “top lawyer” by Seattle Met Magazine. I have been rated as “Excellent” by the Avvo attorney rating website. Our firm prides itself in producing a high quality work product which results in a much higher than average percentage of negotiated settlements rather than trials.
We listen hard to our clients and take the time to understand the full details of their case before presenting it to the other side. We have a very high level of experience with the treatment of most traumatic injuries and can therefore assist and guide our clients through their medical treatment options, as recommended by their medical care providers. We work cooperatively and professionally with our client’s treating medical care providers and have very good relationships with many medical practitioners in the area. We also work cooperatively with insurance adjustors and opposing counsel to most effectively represent our clients. We are very experienced and skilled in the art of negotiation and often achieve our best results through mediation and settlement of our clients’ cases.
Some of the best experiences I have had over the past several decades have been coaching little league baseball and soccer. Personally, I enjoy competitive team sports, mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. I also enjoy discussing politics.