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William D. Hochberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Edmonds, WA

Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC
222 Third Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: 425-490-5580
Fax: 425-744-0464
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Social Security Disability
Attorney Profile

Attorney William D. Hochberg is a partner with Hochberg & Hamar, PLLC, law firm in Edmonds, Washington. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Hochberg provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the greater Puget Sound region and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

·       Workers' compensation

·       Personal injury

·       Social Security assistance

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Hochberg has achieved considerable success helping those who have suffered debilitating injuries or devastating losses deal with their legal challenges and obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve. He has served as lead counsel on a number of precedent-setting cases and appeals before the Washington Supreme Court, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his clients.

At all turns, Mr. Hochberg delivers highly personalized counsel to help his clients make the best informed decisions, and he has gained a reputation for his compassion and caring demeanor as well as his aggressive approach to helping his clients secure the positive outcomes they seek. Honored for his professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers, and he was the recipient of the Professionals in Workers' Compensation Kit Case Award in 2007.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Puget Sound in 1980, Mr. Hochberg attended the University of Washington School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1983. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Washington Supreme Court.

Mr. Hochberg is an active member of his legal community, and he currently serves as chair of the Washington Trial Lawyers Political Forum. He has also served on the board as well as several committees of the Washington State Association for Justice, and he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Washington State Bar Association, and the King and Snohomish County Bar Associations, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About William D. Hochberg

First Admitted: 1983, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Executive Committee of WSAJ
  • Current Chair of the WSAJ
  • Past Chair of the Legislative Steering section of WSAJ
  • Past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of WSAJ


  • Named “Super Lawyer” by Supers Lawyers (2004-present)
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation Kit Case Award (2007)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent speaker both on the Longshore and Industrial Insurance Acts for various organizations
  • Spoke before the Superior Court Judges Committee regarding Workers’ Compensation Update, 1900
  • Spoke before the Office of Administrative Law Judges regarding Longshore Workers’ Compensation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
  • Chair, Washington Trial Lawyers Political Forum
  • U.S. District Court for Western Washington
  • King County Bar Association
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • Washington State Bar

Educational Background

  • University Puget Sound, B.A., Summa Cum Laude


  • Department of Labor and Industries v. Avundes, 140 Wn.2d 282 (2000)
  • Cockle v. Department of Labor and Industries, 142 Wn.2d 801 (2001)
  • Department of Labor and Industries v. Landon, 117 Wn.2d 122 (1991)
  • Boeing v. Heidy, 147 Wn.2d 78 (2002)
  • Department of Labor and Industries v. Estate of MacMillan, 117 Wn.2d 222 (1991)
  • Kilpatrick v. Department of Labor and Industries, 125 Wn.2d 222 (1994)
  • Department of Labor and Industries v. Fankhauser, 121 Wn.2d 304 (1993)
  • Sebastian v. Department of Labor and Industries, 142 Wn.2d 280 (2000)
  • Harry v. Buse Timber & Sales, 166 Wn.2d 1 (2009)
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Office Location for William D. Hochberg

222 Third Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: 425-490-5580

Fax: 425-744-0464

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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