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David B. Richardson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Law Offices of David Richardson PS
2135 112th Ave NE Ste 200
Bellevue, WA 98004-2912
Phone: 425-646-9801
Fax: 425-451-2661
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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An experienced attorney who handles matters of personal injury, David B. Richardson represents the people of Washington state, including Seattle and Bellevue. For almost 30 years, he has fought for the rights of his clients in injury matters such as auto accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, dog bites, premises liability, mass torts and class actions, and medical malpractice. For his extensive success, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a "Super Lawyer" in the field of personal injury law by Thomson West.

Mr. Richardson is admitted to practice in the state of Washington and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the Washington State Supreme Court. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association of Justice.  For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he is included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and has been awarded an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

In 1985, he graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in economics with minors in environmental conservation and political science. Mr. Richardson then earned a Master of Arts in international politics at New York University.  He worked in the United States Congress as a foreign policy analyst before deciding to become an attorney.  He graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law in 1992, and has been representing the rights of individuals ever since.  He has advised low-income clients as a volunteer attorney at the King County Bar Association's Southeast Legal Clinic since the day he was sworn in as an attorney in 1992.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Class Actions, Toxic Torts, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About David B. Richardson

First Admitted: 1992, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated as "Excellent," Avvo
  • One of the Top Personal Injury Attorneys in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Met Magazine
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Eagle Member, Washington Association of Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Washington Bar
  • Washington State Supreme Court

Educational Background

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.A., Deans List, Major: Economics Minors: Political Science and Environmental Conservation, 1985, 1985
  • New York University, New York, NY, M.A., International Politics, Strategic Studies and Arms Control Invited into Ph.D program, granted Teaching Assistantship, 1995, 1987

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Attorney, King County Bar Association, Southeast Legal Clinic, 1992 - present, 1992

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • SGAL Training, King County Bar Association 25 Appointments by King County Superior Court to oversee and report to the Court on minor settlements., 2015
  • Certified as Arbitrator Served as Arbitrator in 17 King County Superior Court cases since 2015, 2015


  • $1 million settlement in Elder abuse case against an Adult Family Home. , 2021
  • $500,000 recovery for a motorcycle accident victim, 2020
  • $1.75 million dollar settlement including UIM and 3rd party recoveries in a motorcycle accident.  , 2020
  • $821, 000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident, 2020
  • $250,000 settlement for a motor vehicle accident., 2020
  • $250K settlement for motor vehicle accident, 2021

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • Washington Association Of Justice
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Office Location for David B. Richardson

2135 112th Ave NE Ste 200
Bellevue, WA 98004-2912

Phone: 425-646-9801

Fax: 425-451-2661

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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