Andrew N. Ackley

Andrew N. Ackley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Koehler Moore Kahler
 | 3600 15th Ave West, Ste. 300
Seattle, WA 98119-4204
Phone: 206-448-1777
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Consumer Law (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

I represent clients who have been injured personally or financially by the carelessness and wrongdoing of others.  My practice focuses on personal injury and consumer protection litigation, with an emphasis on premises liability, assault, products liability, and other catastrophic injury claims.

About Andrew Ackley

Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Andrew is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ--Eagle Member), the WSAJ Legislative Steering Committee, the Public Justice Foundation, and the American Association for Justice.  Andrew is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of a nonprofit specialized education school.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mercer Island School District Diversity Advisory Committee Member, 2016
  • Rule 9 Legal Intern Supervisor, 2015
  • Yellow Wood Academy Board Member, 2015
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Project, 2014
  • Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation Board Member, Secretary, Operations Chair, 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Overview of social media and how they are used by clients and lawyers., Nuts and Bolts of Social Media, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, OTLA, 2016
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington, Speaker, Solo and Small Practice Class, 2016
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington, Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, 2015
  • Seminar regarding the discovery and use of social media in civil litigation., Moderator, What Judges Want You to Know About Social Media in Civil Litigation, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Resisting and Compelling Discovery of Social Media, Speaker, Winning With Discovery, WSBA, 2015
  • Speaker on medical examinations in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 For Attorneys, 2014
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington., Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, 2014
  • Speaking on IMEs and DMEs in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Speaking on IMEs and DMEs in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 For Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Speaking on direct examination and cross examination for unemployment insurance appeals., Speaker, Unemployment Insurance Appeals, Washington State Association For Justice (WSAJ), 2013
  • Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, University of Washington School of Law, 2013
  • Speaker at University Student Legal Services western regional seminar regarding internet torts., Speaker, Internet Torts, 2013
  • This article for the OTLA Trial Lawyer publication, to be published in the spring of 2013, explores the cons of social media use and how to address them., Protecting Your Client From Social Media Self-Destruction, 2013
  • Panelist at Seattle University School of Law regarding the use of social media in promoting solo and small practice., Panelist, Social Media Marketing, 2012
  • Panelist on panel of four regarding srategies for efficiently running a solo or small practice., Panelist, 60 Tips for Solo Practitioners, 2012
  • Speaker at national conference on social media in personal injury discovery organized by NBI., Speaker, Social Media in Personal Injury Discovery, 2012
  • Mock trial demonstration of a direct examination utilizing computer technology., Trial Demonstration, Trial Revolution, 2012
  • Speaker at local WSAJ event regarding discovery of social media., Speaker, The Power & Pitfalls of Social Media, 2010
  • Speaker at University of Washington Student Legal Services regarding the insurance process and tort liability for typical accidents and injuries., Speaker, Insurance Claims and Tort Liability, 2009
  • This chapter in the Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook comprehensively addresses the jury trial., Contributor, The Jury Trial (chapter), 2009
  • Published in the book, "Medical Malpractice Liability: Emerging Issues," this article explores the ramifications of criminal liability for medical malpractice in Japan and the self-reporting procedures utilized and expected., Self-Diagnosing Medical Malpractice: How Japan’s Physician Self-Reporting Procedures Undermine Legal Deterrence and Medical Care, 2009

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $280,000 settlement for construction site injury., 2016
  • $235,000 recovery for pedestrian hit by car, 2016
  • $1,000,000+ settlement.  Products Wrongful Death Case--Confidential, 2015
  • $210,000 settlement for rear-end collision, 2015
  • $140,000 settlement for pedestrian injury, 2015
  • $357,000 settlement in Prius vs. Semi crash case, 2015
  • $285,000 settlement in complex litigation real property dispute, 2014
  • $190,000 pre-litigation settlement for premises liability fall, 2013
  • Oraivej v. Court Services Institute et al.  Client stabbed in shoulders inside anger management classroom by another student during a Dr. Phil video.  $94,210.14 award (reduced to arbitration limits), 2013
  • Policy Limits legal malpractice settlement.  Terms and case confidential, 2013
  • Stewart v. Nnanabu $1,500,000 settlement.  Landlord-tenant case involving another tenant shooting our client multiple times, 2013
  • Gorder's Nursery v. Puget Sound Energy et al.  $185,000 settlement for toxic tort and land use litigation against PSE, neighboring property owner, and construction contractor, 2013
  • $500,000 legal malpractice judgment., 2013
  • $380,000 Award, $250,000 Verdict for Plaintiff in construction site injury case for foot injury, Kittitas County, 2012
  • Intentional tort case (details confidential) resulting in $150,000 settlement, 2011
  • Wrongful death policy limits settlement within four months of representation, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • PADI Professional Scuba Divemaster, Wreck Diver, and Equipment Specialist., 2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Washington School of Law, Director of Operations of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, President of the Disability Law Alliance., 2009
  • Graduated from the University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, studying political science, geology, spanish, and french., 2006
Office Location for Andrew N. Ackley

3600 15th Ave West
Ste. 300
Seattle, WA 98119-4204


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Last Updated: 3/3/2017

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