Patrick A. Trudell

Patrick A. Trudell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kirkland, WA

Kornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink, PLLC
 | 3724 Lake Washington Boulevard, Northeast, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-822-2200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
I am dedicated to obtaining fairness for my injured clients which often means filing case and taking it through trial.

White Papers

  • Federal Practice in Alaska:Local Rules and Related Matters - Discussion of federal civil procedure in Alaska.

  • The Deadman's Statute in Washington - Discussion of Washington's Deadman's Statute

  • About Patrick Trudell

    Admitted: 1980, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://kirklandpersonalinjury.com/patrick-trudell/

    Honors and Awards:

    • 1980-1982-Law Clerk for Chief Judge James A. von der Heydt  United States Federal District Court for the District of Alaska. 1982-1985- Associate Attorney, Livengood Silvernale Carter & Tjossem (Kirkland, Washington). 1986-2000-Partner, Trudell & Bowen (Kirkland, Washington). 2000-2006-Partner, Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink (Kirkland, Washington). 2006-Present- Partner, Kornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink PLLC (Kirkland Washington).  (Initially my law practice concentrated on Family Law. I tried countless divorce bench trials at the King County Superior Court. Approximately 15 years ago I changed my emphasis to Personal Injury Law. I now try jury trial cases in King and Snohomish Counties. I have two quality legal assistants who work with me in the representation of injured people to obtain fairness which often involves filing the case and taking it through trial. I continue to study human behavior and learn from trial masters. When I stop growing as an attorney I will retire which will take me into old age).

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Graduate Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, July, 2012
    • Licensed to practice in Washington and Alaska. Licensed in Ninth Circuit and Federal District Court for Washington Western District

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Eagle Member
    • Co-Editor WSBA Automobile Law Desk Book 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • WSBA Pro Bono award 2007

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Deadman's Statute in Washington 15 Gonz. L. Rev. 501 (1980); Federal Practice in Alaska Local Rules and Related Matters 11 UCLA-Alaska Law Rev. 1 (1981); Frequent CLE Speaker in field of Personal Injury; WSBA Automobile Law Desk Book (2010 chapter author)

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • VERDICTS (See reports in West Publishing) Horse Trainer Collects 122k for Collision on Highway 2 (May 16, 2008); Baggage Handler Collects 104.6k for South King County Intersection Collision (May 14, 2009); Motorist Collects 110k for Aurora Rear-Ender (May 14, 2009).  SETTLEMENTS (All cases were filed) 625k for 70 year old man in head-on collision who sustained loss of sense of smell (July 28, 2008); 525k for 52 year old man rear-ended on 405 who sustained low back injury leading to lumbar fusion (November 18, 2009); 250k for temporary worker at Kinkisharyo Light Rail Plant in Everett who lost most of right index finger (December 21, 2009).   DISCLAIMER: All cases are unique. You should not allow prior results to create an expectation in your case, 2008

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Charter President Rotary Club of Kirkland Downtown, 2006

    Newsletters:

    • Pat Trudell's Blog where various topics including "Beyond the Reptilian Brain," "How I Practice Law," "Personal Injury as Tragedy," and "Stanislavski in the Courtroom," are discussed., Blog, Personal Blog

    Educational Background:

    • Graduate Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College-July, 2012
    • University of Washington BA History 1974; Gonzaga School of Law JD cum laude (1980) (Editor-in-Chief, 15 Gonzaga Law Review (1979-80)

    Industry Groups

  • Washington State Association For Justice (Eagle Member)
  • Office Location for Patrick A. Trudell

    3724 Lake Washington Boulevard, Northeast
    Kirkland, WA 98033

     

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    Last Updated: 11/2/2016

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