Edward Le

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Renton, WA

Edward K. Le, PLLC
 | 135 Park Avenue North, Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 425-336-2255
Fax: 425-901-0182
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Vietnamese
Attorney Profile

Edward K. Le has represented clients throughout Seattle and Washington for over 30 years.  However, he occasionally will serve as lead counsel with local attorneys in other states.  His focus is serious and catastrophic personal injury, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, and disfigurement from car accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, construction accidents, dangerous premises, and defective products.    Mr. Le is also board-certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Le has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, along with the American Association for Justice, the Washington and King County bar associations and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Mr. Le additionally holds a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo.

Unafraid to take cases to trial, Mr. Le has either tried or arbitrated in excess of 100 cases over his career. In recognition of his skill, knowledge and fairness, his peers have requested him as an arbitrator for their own cases more than 70 times.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (100%)

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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White Papers

  • Using the Defense Experts to Help Prove Damages (2015) - Strategy paper on how to use the defense experts in litigation to prove the plaintiff's expert.

  • Setting the Stage to Make the Insurers Pay the Excess Verdicts (2015) - Published article on Martindale.com on how to collect and enforce excess verdicts against insurers.

  • About Edward Le

    Admitted: 1997, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://www.edwardkle.com/edward-le/

    Honors and Awards:

    • Martindale Hubbell - Client Champion [Platinum], 2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2017
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
    • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
    • Litigator's Award Nominee, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, 2015
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
    • AV - Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015
    • AV - Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
    • Litigators Award by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regent, 2014
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
    • AVVO Client Choice Award - Brain Injury Lawyer, 2013
    • Top 100 Lawyers - Washington State, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2012
    • Rue Ratings – Best Attorney of America
    • AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell – Highest rating possible for legal ability and ethical standards
    • AVVO 10.0 "Superb" Rating
    • Lifetime Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Lifetime Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Washington State Association for Justice, CLE committee, 2018
    • Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors, 2018
    • Washington Association for Justice Board of Governors, 2017
    • Washington Association for Justice Development Committee Member, 2015
    • National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association
    • National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • Washington State Bar
    • Texas [inactive]
    • Western District Court of Washington
    • Southern District Court of Texas
    • Northern District Court of Texas
    • Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Ninth US Circuit of Appeals
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Member of the Vietnamese Bar Association
    • Member of the Brain Injury Section, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Member of Brain Injury Association of Washington
    • Member of King County Bar Association
    • Member of American Bar Association
    • Member of American Association of Justice, 2009-2013
    • Member of American Trial Lawyers Association from 1997-2009
    • Eagle Member of Washington Association for Justice from 2010 to present
    • Eagle member of Washington State Trial Lawyers Association from 2005- 2010

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Nationally broadcast seminar speaker on garden variety topics relating to litigating trucking crashes and collisions.  , Speaker, Trucking Crash Cases – Gaining Knowledge and Pursuing Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Washington Associaton of Justice, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Smith, 2017
    • Speaker to group of local trial attorneys with less than 5 years of experience on topics and issues relating to developing evidentiary proof of damages in the personal injury case., Speaker, Working Up Damages in the Personal Injury Case – WASJ Getting Started Series, Washington Association for Justice, 2017
    • Nationally broadcast seminar speaker on topics relating to finding, using, and working with experts on a host of premise liability cases including slip and falls, construction cases, inadequate security, stairway falls, and worksites., Speaker, Effectively Using Experts in the Premise Liability Case, American Association of Justice, Washington Association of Justice, 2017
    • Rountable speaking presentation and presentation to group of trial attorneys on how to address common defenses and issues in mild traumatic brain injury cases, Speaker, Tackling Common Issues and Problems In the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Washington State Association of Justice, Trial Attorneys, 2016
    • Lecturer at annual seminar for medical and legal professionals who treat and represent patients with traumatic brain injury.  The topic is where to find medical literature to effectively guide patients and represent them in legal proceedings, Speaker , Using Medical Literature in the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Association of Washington, Attorneys & Physicians, 2016
    • Co-Chairperson and Speaker, The Legal Team: Battle Ready, Washington State Association for Justice, Plaintiff's Attorneys, 2016
    • Speakar and Presenter, Recognizing the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Washington State Association for Justice, Attorneys, 2016
    • Speaker and Author, Use and Misuse of the MMPI, Washington State Association for Justice, 2015
    • Speaker and Author, Motions and Arbitration Practice in King County, Washington State Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Speaker, Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Washington State Association for Justice, 2015
    • Speaker and Author, Practical Strategies for Handling a Dram Shop Case, Washington State Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers, 2015
    • Speaker and Author, Setting the Stage to Make the Insurers Pay the Excess Verdicts, Washington State Association of Justice, Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Speaker and Author, Reptile on the Road, Washington State Association of Justice, Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Lecturer and Write, Using Rules of the Road, Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Lecturer and Writer, Using the Defense Expert to Prove Damages, Washington State Association for Justice, Trial Lawyers, 2009
    • Speaker at Trial Lawyers Convention, Representing People of Diverse Background, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers, 2006
    • Speaker, Why You Should Be a Plaintiff's Lawyer, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers, 2006
    • Speaker, Representing Minority Clients After 9/11, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers, 2006

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • $1,000,000 recovery for a man who fell from a ladder at a construction site and suffered a broken wrist, necessitating several surgeries, and a mild traumatic brain injury, 2018
    • $1,035,000 Arbitration Verdict for woman with mild traumatic brain injury.  Last combined offer from 3 defendants was $400,000, 2018
    • $1,300,000 combined recovery for a woman, involved in two separate trucking crashes, who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, wrist injury, and a neck injury that led to a cervical fusion, 2018
    • $850,000 jury verdict for man with mild chosed head injury.  Last offer by the defense was $250,000 before trial., 2017
    • $350,000 uninsured motorist recovery for 65 year old man who sustained disc herniation from a car wreck, leading to a two level endoscopic discectomy.
    • $750,000 policy limits recovery for a minor passenger who sustain moderate to severe head injuries after being broadsided by a truck, resulting in a rollover and ejectiong from the car.
    • $925.000 combined recovery for woman who sustained neck, lower back, and mild head injury leading to cervical fusion, lumbar discectomy, and ongoing psychological treatment
    • $1,003,275 arbitration verdict for a young woman who sustained head trauma in successive motor vehicle collision leading to post-concussive syndrome with chronic sequelae 
    • $600,000 recovery for woman who sustain rotator cuff shoulder and facet joint injuries requiring rotator cuff repair and a neurotomy.
    • $800,000 recovery for pedestrian struck by a negligent driver while jogging on the side of the road.  Initial offer was $20,000 from insurance company.  
    • $500,000 recovery for a man who slipped on an industrial conveyor belt leading to moderately severe knee cartilage injury.
    • $550,000 settlement for a man who sustained a neck injury requiring a cervical fusion after a truck-car accident.
    • $500,000 recovery for a man who fell down the stairs, sustaining a serious knee injury.
    • $2,200,000 recovery for a man who sustained a mild to moderate brain injury from a truck collision, who had to change career due to cognitive deficits in visuo-spatial, short term memory, and executive functions.
    • $1,200,000 million dollar recovery for a man with mild traumatic brain injury and cervical spine injury
    • $450,000 dollar recovery for a man with a closed head injury but recovered 18 months later.
    • $3,750,000 malpractice settlement for a woman with severe vascular injuries resulting from failure to timely treat by the hospital.
    • $750,000 recovery for a man who fractured his knees in a stairway fall
    • $675,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury
    • $1,000,000 recovery for a man with a crushed foot injury and fractured tibia.
    • $2,500,000 recovery for an injured worker at a construction site who sustained a broken spine, lacerated spleen, a closed head injury, and broken hip.
    • $250,000 settlement for a man who sustained a hand injury following an automobile collision
    • $270,000 settlement for a man who sustained a back injury leading to disc surgery following an automobile collision with a courier company
    • $269,500 jury trial verdict for a woman who sustained back injuries and lumbar disc herniation following a very minor impact and low speed automobile collision. The insurance company did not offer any money before suit and $10,000 two weeks before trial
    • $276,000 jury trial verdict for a woman who sustained a lumbar disc herniation following an automobile collision where the insurance company offered $17,000 before suit and $100,000 policy limits the day before trial
    • $300,000 settlement for a woman who developed complex regional pain syndrome following a bicycle/automobile parking lot collision
    • $300,000 settlement for a man who sustained a shoulder/rotator cuff injury following an automobile collision.
    • $376,000 jury trial verdict for a man who sustained a vestibular/equilibrium disorder and chronic soft tissue neck injury following back to back collision where the insurance company offered $15,000 before tria
    • $386,000 recovery for a woman who developed a frozen shoulder and sustained mild cognitive difficulties following three consecutive collisions
    • $425,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a shoulder injury after falling on the bowling lane during her slide
    • $425,000 verdict or a woman who sustained neck injuries resulting following a rear end collision
    • $450,000 settlement for a woman who sustained a cervical disc herniation resulting in fusion surgery following a commercial trucking collision with a negligent driver
    • $487,500 settlement for a man who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury from a commercial trucking collision with a major commercial trucking company
    • $550,870 recovery for a man who sustained musculoskeletal injuries from a rear end collision, forcing him to pursue a different line of work
    • $650,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a cervical herniated disc from a trucking collision and underwent a spinal fusion surgery
    • $670,000 recovery for estate of crime victims of a gangland style shootings against a local bar for negligent security
    • $783,000 jury trial verdict for a cafeteria worker who sustained a mild head injury and vestibular disorder where the insurance company offered $100,000 before trial
    • $800,000 recovery for a man who sustained a recurrent disc herniation leading to a repeat lumbar spine surgery, where the insurance company last offered $210,000 two months before trial.
    • $925,000 jury trial verdict for a woman who sustained a closed head injury with mild cognitive deficits and lumbar disc herniation where the insurance company offered $100,000 before trial.
    • $975,000 settlement for the estate of a 73-year-old woman, with pre-existing end-stage liver disease, who died in an automobile collision. settlement for the estate of a 73-year-old woman, with pre-existing end-stage liver disease, who died in an automobile collision.
    • $1,009,083 verdict against an insurance company for a woman with thoracic outlet syndrome and whose insurance company never offered more than $25,000 to resolve her claim.
    • $1,100,000 recovery against a bar for a brain injured man involved in an auto accident with an intoxicated patron who was over-served alcohol.
    • $1,500,000 recovery for a man who sustained multiple fractures from a fall.

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    Educational Background:

    • UCLA: Bachelors of Art [double major], 1991
    • Gretchen Whitney High School [Cerritos, California], 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Brain Injury Lawyers
    • Insurance Bad Faith
    • Maritime Attorney
    • Trial Lawyers
    • Workers Comp
    Office Location for Edward Le

    135 Park Avenue North
    Renton, WA 98057

    Phone: 425-336-2255

    Fax: 425-901-0182

     

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    Last Updated: 4/9/2018

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