Brett Kobes

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in North Bend, Washington

Kobes Legal PLLC
Brett Kobes
Kobes Legal PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2019

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023
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Kobes Legal PLLC

118 Downing Ave N
Suite B
North Bend, WA 98045 Visit website


Attorney Brett Kobes is the founder and owner of Kobes Legal PLLC, which has law offices in Seattle and North Bend, Washington. A top-rated lawyer, Mr. Kobes provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Seattle metro and surrounding areas of the Puget Sound region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Personal injury, including car accidents and premises liability

Naturally competitive, Mr. Kobes played soccer and wrestled during his time at West Point Academy, where he was the latest in a long line of family members to attend the school. He also served as an Airborne Ranger with the U.S. Army, so he understands the virtues of hard work and service to others. He employs these qualities in his practice, and he has achieved considerable success helping his clients find the favorable outcomes they seek for their complex and pressing legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Among his legal credentials, Mr. Kobes received his certificate for having completed the ISO 27001 Foundations Course, and he holds his certification as an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer. He has become a recognized authority on data privacy and information security. He also holds his MBA, and he uses his considerable business acumen to better understand the business side of law and how the employers in companies operate to help maximize results for his clients.

In 2018, Mr. Kobes obtained his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and his Master of Business Administration from the Albers School of Business and Economics. The Washington State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the Snoqualmie Tribal Court and the Puyallup Tribal Court. He is admitted to practice in Arizona State, and he has passed the bar in a third state awaiting licensure pending the character and fitness background check. He is an active member of the King County Bar Association and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2019, Washington

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Notary Public
  • Motorcycle License, 2017
  • Army Combat Lifesaver. I was trained in the Army to be a combat lifesaver providing life-saving treatment to Soldiers such as  implementing IVs, sucking chest wounds, etc. In 2016, during my first year of law school, about a month before 1L finals, my dad had a complete cardiac arrest while I was asleep in the basement. I provided emergency care, emergency CPR breaking two of his ribs in the process for approximately six (6) minutes before the paramedics arrived. Paramedics shocked my dad's heart 3-4 times before they were able to get a pulse again. After a two week coma and every doctor telling my family that my dad would be a vegetable, my dad woke up. He is alive and well today thanks to my military training.
  • Information Security ISO 27001 Foundations Course Certificate., 2019
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona
  • I passed the Florida Bar July 2022. Out of approximately 3,036 test-takers, I believe there was approximately a 50-60% pass rate. I am now licensed in WA, AZ and awaiting licensure in FL.  , 2022
  • Washington
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2019
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Served over 50 hours pro bono to low income, minority and marginalized communities, 2019
  • Admitted to practice in the Snoqualmie Tribal Court, 2019
  • Admitted to the Courts of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, 2019
  • Admitted to the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2019
  • Offered low bono and pro bono service with a commitment to access to justice in the Seattle University School of Law Incubator program, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Notary Public in the State of Washington
  • Volunteer to Mt Si high school CTE program. I served as a volunteer within the local community to interview Mt Si High School students in preparation and practice to enter to work force. This volunteer program organizes local professionals in a one-night event where students in the CTE program can come, produce a resume and practice being interviewed. , 2022
  • Major cash contributor to Provail, a non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities to fulfill their life choices focused on inclusion of others., 2022
  • Board Member of a non-profit religious school specializing in classical education., 2022
  • I have volunteered over 200 hours in pro bono service this year with a focus in family law and domestic violence. I helped a single mom obtain a temporary restraining order to protect her children resulting in an outstanding outcome for the mother and her children. I am particularly proud of this representation as it came at a significant cost to my firm but the personal satisfaction of doing this great thing for my client's family was well worth it., 2022
  • I volunteered over 100 hours serving clients in business entities and employment law. I set up an entire business for a client pro bono., 2021
  • Over 100 hours of Pro Bono service, 2020
Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Kobes Legal PLLC was recognized for excellent pro bono service, Bar News, Legal Pro Bono
  • I was featured in the Fall 2021 Seattle U Lawyer Magazine for an article on Lawyer's with practices that work from home. I currently have an office in North Bend and share a space in Seattle; however, my law firm could be managed entirely from home., There's No Place Like Home; Lawyer Magazine, Law
Educational Background:
  • Albers School of Business and Economics (M.B.A.), 2019
  • Rogers High School
  • United State Military Academy at West Point, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: Economics and Minor: Environmental Engineering, 2004
  • I was awarded the Rising Star award from SuperLawyers, Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2020
  • I volunteered no less than 150 prop bono hours this year., Pro Bono, SuperLawyers, 2023
  • I was awarded a Rising Star from SuperLawyers for 2021., Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2021
  • Kobes Legal PLLC was recognized for substantial pro bono service to the community, Pro Bono Publico, Bar News, 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Attorney Brett Kobes is a solo practitioner with three office locations while also serving as the assistant general counsel for Pendulum Partners, Inc., 2020
  • Brett Kobes passed the Florida Bar first time and achieved acceptance to practice in Florida. He opened another office and represents clients on the West and East Coast., 2023
  • Brett Kobes was selected as a rising star., 2022
  • Brett Kobes is duly admitted and qualified to practice as an attorney before the Supreme Court of the United States of America., 2023
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Resolved a matter against a three major insurance companies for the client settling her claim for $110,000 with the client only having approximately $12,000 in medical specials after a day of mediation. This was essentially a 10x settlement., 2022
  • Settled a medical malpractice case against a chiropractor that was represented by three different teaks of lawyers. Although my demand was ignored and they only offered $25,000 at mediation, I settled the lawsuit for policy limits of $1,000,000., 2023
  • Served over 150 pro bono hours., 2023
  • I represented a client pro bono in a family law matter because it was the right thing to do. The single mom needed representation against an abusive ex-husband who was abusing the two children. I was successful in obtaining a restraining order; however, opposing counsel was litigious and unethical requiring me to invest approximately 100 pro bono hours to continue representing my client to conclusion. I am very proud of my work as I improved the lives of the two minor children and I was successful in protecting my client and her children from an unethical lawyer and his abusive client.  I do not generally do family law, but I take my life's work as an officer of the court and servant to society seriously, and therefore, used what knowledge I had of the family law system to help an indigent client., 2022
  • Settled the third-party claim against a major insurance company for a client with only approximately $1015 in medical specials for a third-party settlement of $12,250, which was approximately a 12x settlement., 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against a chiropractor represented by a team of lawyers as trial counsel from Tennessee, Bullivant Houser Bailey in Washington and the chiropractor's independent counsel in Washington State. After our demand was ignored and $25,000 was offered at mediation, my firm successfully settled the matter for policy limits of $1,000,000., 2023

Office location for Brett Kobes

118 Downing Ave N
Suite B
North Bend, WA 98045

Phone: 206-915-7177


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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