David B. Richardson, owner of 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 served as an extern-clerk 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 injury law, 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 worked 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 opening his own practice in 1995.
Professional Associations and Awards
David B. 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 finds great satisfaction from helping regular people exercise their civil rights under the law. He also takes political asylum cases on a pro bono basis.
David Richardson has lived in Seattle with his wife Paula and their two children, Nick and Anne, for the past 28 years. He coached little league and soccer, and was part of a small group who founded the Seattle United Premier soccer club, which is now the largest youth soccer club on the west coast. He is an avid mountain biker, road biker, white water rafter, hiker and sports fan, particularly soccer. He lives and dies with his beloved Liverpool Reds and Seattle Sounders.
- 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.
- B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1985, Dean’s List, Major: Economics Minors: Political Science and Environmental Conservation
- Personal Injury
- Car Accident
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- “Independent Medical Examinations Under CR 35”