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SWANSON GARDNER MEYERS is one of the most respected and successful plaintiff personal injury, wrongful death and medical negligence law firms in the State of Washington.

We are a firm of trial lawyers, focusing entirely on obtaining fair compensation for clients who have been injured or who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our philosophy is simple: preparation and hard work win cases. The attorneys and staff at Swanson Gardner Meyers PLLC do their best to secure results for their clients because they tap their experience and professionalism to out-prepare and outwork the opposing insurance companies and the defense.

While the firm and its lawyers have earned many awards over the years, results matter. In 2013, we achieved a $50 million verdict on behalf of our clients in a complex and lengthy medical negligence case. This remains the largest personal injury a verdict in Washington history and one of the largest in U.S. history for a case of its type. In recent years, the firm has obtained jury verdicts in other cases of over $1,000,000 fourteen times and obtained multiple verdicts in excess of $10 million.

We prepare every case for trial, believing strongly that this always results in greater compensation for our clients, but the decision to try a case to verdict or settle before trial is always the client’s decision. As a result of thorough trial preparation the firm has regularly earned settlements for its clients in the million and multi-million dollar range.

Direct client communication and immediate response to client needs are core values at Swanson Gardner Meyers. We are a small, efficient firm with a strong team of experienced trial lawyers, paralegals and staff who have worked together for many years. Client questions and concerns are answered quickly and directly, and clients are always kept well informed.

We believe the attorney-client relationship is important and that both the attorney and the client should enter into this relationship carefully. We are not a “high pressure” sales firm. We rarely advertise and, instead, many of our clients come to us through referral from former clients, colleagues, and others in the community who know our reputation. We take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis, requiring no fee until our work is complete and the client has recovered compensation. We will, in most cases, advance costs to prevent clients from having to pay out-of-pocket expenses while we prepare the case. In every case we will communicate directly with the client’s personal injury protection (PIP) insurance carrier and health insurance carrier to secure all available insurance coverage while the case proceeds.

We are experienced in many types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including claims involving medical negligence, traumatic brain injury, automobile collisions, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, defective highway design, defective products, hazardous substances, and sexual assault. On behalf of injured clients, we also pursue insurance companies directly in Underinsured Motorist (UIM) claims and in claims for bad faith, breach of contract, for violations of the Washington Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) and the Washington Consumer Protection Act (CPA).

Our attorneys and staff secure fair results for our clients through experience and professionalism, and we always strive to out-prepare the opposing insurance companies and their defense attorneys.


If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another,
please contact us to set up a free consultation. We care and we can help.