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Joseph "J.P." Pendergast

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Renton, WA

Pendergast Law
555 South Renton Village Place, Suite 640
Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 425-390-5098
Fax: 425-226-4988
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Washington Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Joseph "J.P." Pendergast, is the owner and managing attorney at the personal injury law firm of Pendergast Law in Renton, Washington. As a former King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, he saw first-hand how people's lives were changed as a result of an accident. He has twenty-five years of experience in personal injury law representing the rights and interests of injured people throughout the state of Washington.

With extensive trial experience and intimate familiarity with the law, Mr. Pendergast has successfully procured well over a hundred million dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has handled a variety of personal injury cases involving wrongful death, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, animal attacks and highway design.

As a result of his successful track record and committed client services, Mr. Pendergast has received many awards and recognitions. He was:

  • Rated “10.0 Superb” by Avvo and Distinguished* by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Winner of Avvo's Client Choice Award
  • Winner of the Litigator Award in Wrongful Death in 2014 and 2015
  • Named “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Selected in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized as the "Best Personal Injury Lawyer” in Seattle by Expertise.com in 2019
  • Awarded membership in the national Lawyers of Distinction
  • Named "Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney" for Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Named among “America’s Most Honored Lawyers” by the American Registry
  • Listed among the “Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Lead Counsel Rating for Personal Injury Law
  • "Best Law Firms" of 2018-2021 by U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers®
  • Voted Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Washington by Best Attorneys Online 2014 -2018

Born and raised in Seattle, Mr. Pendergast completed his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1989 followed by his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1993. He was licensed to practice in Washington the same year.

When not lawyering, Mr. Pendergast gives back to the legal community by maintaining active memberships in professional organizations such as the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Joseph "J.P." Pendergast

First Admitted: 1993, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.pendergastlaw.com/about/joseph-pendergast.html

Honors/Awards

  • , Litigator Award Winner in Wrongful Death Law, 2014 and 2015
  • , Named Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Lead Counsel Rating for Personal Injury Law
  • Rated Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo
  • Rated A+ Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau
  • "Best Personal Injury Lawyer” in Seattle by Expertise, 2018
  • , "Best Law Firms" of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®
  • Received the "America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award", 2017
  • , Voted 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014-2022
  • Received Avvo’s Client Choice Award for Personal Injury, 2012-2015, 2018, and 2021
  • , Named "National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers", 2013-2022
  • Named "Top 100 Litigation Lawyers" by The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014-2019
  • , Named "Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney" by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013-2022
  • Voted Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Washington by Best Attorneys Online, 2014 -2018
  • Listed on American Registry's “America’s Most Honored Lawyers”, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Member of Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member of the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
  • Member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the Washington State Association for Justice

Educational Background

  • University of Washington in 1989
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Office Location for Joseph "J.P." Pendergast

555 South Renton Village Place
Suite 640
Renton, WA 98057

Phone: 425-390-5098

Fax: 425-226-4988

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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