Victor J. Torres

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Maple Valley, Washington

Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson
Victor J. Torres
Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2007

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
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Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson

22520 SE 218th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038 Visit website


Victor J. Torres is an attorney and partner at the law firm of Torres & Haroldson, PLLC, in Maple Valley, Washington. Mr. Torres focuses his practice on personal injury law and handles all types of catastrophic injury cases, including those involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death. He represents clients in Maple Valley, Bellevue, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and throughout the Puget Sound.

Mr. Torres has more than 10 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his legal knowledge with others, writing and speaking on various legal topics for groups, including the Washington State Association for Justice and the Washington Employment Lawyers Association. In addition, he volunteers his time to his community in south King County.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Torres maintains active membership in several organizations, including the King County Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Northwest Indian Bar Association. He is also a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington.

Mr. Torres graduated from the University of San Francisco, where he majored in English and minored in accounting. He went on to graduate cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, serving as editor-in-chief of the Seattle University Law Review. He is qualified to practice before all Washington state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, General Litigation

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 2007, Washington

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member
  • Federal Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Northwest Indian Bar Association, Treasurer, 2006–2007
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington, Founding Member
  • Washington State Bar, 2007
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Chair, Employment Law Section, 2012–2014
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Maple Valley.  Bringing together a wide range of professional and business backgrounds, the Club meets weekly toward a common purpose: the betterment of our community and the world.  "Service above self" and continuing the work first started by attorney Paul Harris.
Educational Background:
  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Major: English (emphasis in writing), Minor: Accounting, 1997
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This Note explores the Tegman decision in the context of joint and several liability between negligent and intentional actors within Washington State. Part II places Washington tort law into perspective, including the doctrine of joint and several liability, both before and after the Tort Reform Act of 1986. Part III discusses the Tegman decision, methods used in other jurisdictions for dealing with similar situations, and potential solutions to the problems posed by the Tegman holding. Finally, Part IV concludes and urges both the court to reconsider its ruling in Tegman and the legislature to clarify its intent., Tegman v. Accident & Medical Investigations, Inc.: The Re-Modification of Modified Joint and Several Liability by Judicial Fiat, Seattle University Law Review (29 Seattle U. L. Rev. 729 (2006)), 2006
  • Speaker, WSAJ CLE, e-Discovery, Beyond Files and Folders (Jun. 2014)
  • Examines issues of diversity that may arise during your case., Diversity: The New Reality, Washington State Association for Justice (Trial News), 2013
  • Practice guide and reference for cases involving disability discrimination including disparate treatment, disparate impact, and failure to accommodate., Disability Discrimination, Washington State Association for Justice Employment Law Deskbook, 2013
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Employment Law Seminar, Chair of the WSAJ Employment Law Section, Co-Chair of Seminar, Author & Presenter on "Disability Discrimination.", Co-Chair & Presenter, 2013
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA) Annual Seminar 2014, Speaker & Presenter on Federal v. State: Disability Discrimination Law., Speaker & Presenter, 2014
  • City of Auburn, Office of Economic Development, Insurance & Human Resources Workshop, presentation on Employment Law 101 and best practices for a new business with an eye towards avoiding litigation., Speaker & Presenter,, City of Auburn, 2015

Office location for Victor J. Torres

22520 SE 218th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425-553-0894


5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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