Victor J. Torres

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Maple Valley, WA

Torres & Haroldson, PLLC
 | 22520 SE 218th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: 425-553-0894
Fax: 425-458-3173
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%)

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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About Victor Torres

Admitted: 2007, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.torresharoldson.com/victor-torres

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.

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

Educational Background:

  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Major: English (emphasis in writing), Minor: Accounting, 1997
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Office Location for Victor J. Torres

22520 SE 218th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425-553-0894

Fax: 425-458-3173

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Last Updated: 6/24/2019

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