Steve Gordon has been serving King County since 1982, with primary practice areas including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, insurance disputes and other civil litigation. For injury cases, attorney fees are contingent upon recovery of damages by trial or settlement so people of all income levels can afford to get experienced professional help in dealing with insurance companies. No Recovery, No Fee. Hourly rates apply for other types of civil litigation.
Being injured (or having a loved one die) in an accident is painful and stressful. Nothing anyone says or does can make the pain of loss go away but sometimes it seems that insurance company representatives make it worse by minimizing the loss and offering pennies on the dollar for the true value of serious injury or death. Insurance companies hire trained professionals who will take advantage of your inexperience to settle your claim for less than it is worth. Get the help you deserve so you can receive adequate compensation for your injuries! Steve Gordon is a lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients and maintains direct contact with them (unlike most injury lawyers who delegate client contact to staff members). Steve is aggressive when necessary with insurance adjusters and defense lawyers but he remains sensitive to the needs of his clients. This combination of sensitivity and zealous representation has made Steve Gordon the personal injury lawyer of choice for hundreds of Eastsiders for more than 30 years. The firms's website at www.SteveGordonLawyer.com provides additional information and client testimonials. You deserve a personal injury lawyer who cares about you!
Personal injury and other damages cases on contingent fee basis, other civil litigation at hourly rate, currently $300.00.
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM except holidays. Home & Hospital visits can be arranged.
English as well as some Spanish (un poco). Translation services can be arranged.
Insurance companies and other gigantic corporations often deny people their rights in the search for ever-greater profits. I have always thought that people were more important than corporate profits (or ever-greater bonuses for insurance company CEOs), and I enjoy fighting for your rights against the rich and powerful. Given my attitude, it is not surprising that I have chosen a career as a personal injury lawyer.
I am a lifetime learner who has been reading law, history, biographies, psychology and other sciences for many years beyond my formal education. My undergraduate and law degrees were just the beginning of my higher education. I have learned a lot from my extensive reading, as well as from my pre-law experiences in the advertising and broadcasting fields. My pre-law professional background helped to prepare me to be an effective trial lawyer by developing my writing and speaking abilities. Of course, those writing and speaking skills have been sharpened by 30 years of practicing this type of law here in Bellevue.
Personal service. Most other lawyers meet the client, sign the fee agreement, and then have an assistant take all the client's calls thereafter. I believe in treating my clients as I would want to be treated myself so I personally deal with my clients. When you call me, I take the call myself or return it myself. Ditto for emails. Not only does this make most people feel better, it also gives me an on-going sense of how your recovery is progressing and gives me the opportunity to answer client questions and prepare the client for upcoming events in the course of the representation.
In King County Superior Court, EVERY case must be mediated before it can be tried. Mediation is a settlement conference with a professional trained to assist each side in understanding why a settlement might be better than going to trial. I have settled many cases with the help of a mediator. Arbitration is usually available only for smaller cases (such as King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration for cases under $50,000) or if the dispute involves a contract and the contract has an arbitration provision. Collaborative law doesn't apply to personal injury claims, where there is no possibility of one professional representing both your interests as a claimant and the interests of the insurance company that wants to minimize your claim.
Yes. Personal injury law (where the fee is paid from the monetary recovery) is unsuitable for pro bono work (because anyone can afford a contingent fee) so our pro bono work has been in other areas of law, such as foreclosure defense, criminal defense, and family law cases with real estate issues. We believe that pro bono work is an important way for lawyers to "give back" to the community.
I have been practicing personal injury law in Washington since 1982. I have not become jaded about the sometimes horrific injuries sustained by my clients and sincerely care about them as people to understand and respect (as well as zealously working to get money for them). That's probably why I maintain direct contact with my clients throughout our association (unlike most injury lawyers who deal with clients through support staff after the fee agreement is signed). I treat clients as I would like to be treated, and I don't delegate client communication to secretaries. I chose personal injury law as my primary area of practice to help people obtain justice from insurance companies, who are arrogant economic oppressors of ordinary people. In my observation, an insurance company will say or do just about anything to save money. People need help against the insurance juggernaut to get what they deserve. The website, www.SteveGordonLawyer.com, contains additional information about my law firm and comments from a few of my many satisfied clients.
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