Alex French

Alex French

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
 | 2601 Fourth Avenue, Floor 6
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-448-1992
Fax: 509-448-4640
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Alex French is a partner with GLP Attorneys and manages the Firm's Motions and Appellate Practice Department and also supervises the Firm’s Legal Intern Department.  Alex has written hundreds of motions that have resulted in the success of many of GLP Attorneys best results for its clients.  He has sucessfully argued motions in Courts throughout Washington State.

Alex is a 2007 graduate of the Seattle University School of Law.  He has been with GLP Attorneys since 2006, starting his career with the firm as a legal intern.  He worked as a judicial extern with the Honorable Andrea Darvas, King County Superior Court, and then joined GLP Attorneys as an attorney, becoming a Shareholder in 2016.  Alex is admitted to practice in Washington State, including in the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. He has been awarded the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 “Rising Star” Super Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Washington.  He is also an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice. He co-authored an article with GLP Shareholder James Gooding entitled Punitive Damages in Nursing Home (and other) Cases, WSAJ Trial News, March 2013.

One significant case handled by GLP Attorneys changed Washington State law in 2016, and Alex was a critical part of the team that handled the case on appeal.  The case changed Washington State law and expanded protection for nursing home residents in Washington. In Kim v. Lakeside Adult Family Home, 185 Wn. 2d 532, 374 P.3d 121 (2016), a unanimous Washington State Supreme Court held the vulnerable adult statute, R.C.W. 74.34, creates an implied cause of action against mandated reporters who fail to report suspected abuse or neglect.  Before this decision, the only penalty for not reporting suspected abuse was a possible misdemeanor charge, which was rare. This decision creates new law in that there is now a civil cause of action against mandatory reporters who fail to report suspected abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. That means that nursing home owners and employees, all health care providers under R.C.W. 18, DSHS employees, social workers, professional school personnel, and others, can be subject to a civil suit should they not report. 

 

 

About Alex French

Admitted: 2008, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.glpattorneys.com/attorneys/j-alex-french/

Honors/Awards:

  • 10.0 Rated, Avvo.com, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Disctrict Court, Western District of Washington, 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2008
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), 2017
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), Eagle Member
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Punitive Damages in Nursing Home (and other) Cases, WSAJ Trial News, March 2013. Co-authored with James Gooding 

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $7 million for a playground accident resulting in serious injuries to a child.
  • $3.5 million for wrongful death of nursing home patient.
  • $3 million for injuries to two construction workers injured by a wall collapse
  • $2 million for victim of small plane crash. 
  • $1.87 million for medical malpractice wrongful death of an adult child.
  • $1.25 million for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk resulting in serious ankle fractures.
  • $1 million for the passenger of a semi-truck involved in a collision resulting in a serious arm degloving injury. 
  • $800,000 for victim of water ski accident resulting in multiple leg and arm fractures.
  • $500,000 for victim of car accident resulting in thoracic outlet syndrome.
Office Location for Alex French

2601 Fourth Avenue
Floor 6
Seattle, WA 98121

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Last Updated: 3/25/2019

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