Andrew N. Ackley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
3600 15th Ave West, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98119-4204
Phone: 206-448-1777
Fax: 206-728-2131
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Consumer Law (20%)
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Attorney Profile

I represent clients who have been injured personally or financially by the wrongdoing of others.  My practice focuses on personal injury and consumer protection, with an emphasis on complex litigation in wrongful death, products liability, and premises liability claims.

About Andrew N. Ackley

Admitted: 2009, Washington

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Other Outstanding Achievements

  • PADI Professional Scuba Divemaster, Wreck Diver, and Equipment Specialist., 2005

Educational Background

  • Graduated from the University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, studying political science, geology, spanish, and french., 2006
  • University of Washington School of Law, Director of Operations of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, President of the Disability Law Alliance., 2009


  • Courtroom View Network covers trials all over the country and ranked our Ride the Ducks trial as the second most impressive plaintiff verdict of 2019, and the first jury verdict on the list. , CVN's Top 10 Most Impressive Verdicts of 2019, Courtroom View Network, 2019
  • Named one of the top lawyers in America in the Who's Who publication., Marquis Who's Who Top Lawyers in America, 2020-21, 2020
  • Litigation packet of top verdicts from 2019., AAJ Top Verdicts of 2019 Litigation Packet, 2020
  • Selected to Marquis Who's Who 2019., Marquis Who's Who of 2019, Marquis Who's Who, 2019
  • Karen Koehler and I obtained a $123,000,000 jury verdict in February 2019 in the Ride the Ducks case, where in Washington there are no punitive damages.  It was listed as one of the Top 20 Verdicts for 2018 (trial started four months earlier in October 2018). , Top 20 Jury Verdicts in the United States, All Practice Areas, Top Verdicts and Settlements, 2019

Representative Clients

  • Estate of Boop v. Logging Company: wrongful death claim involving motorcyclist in Oregon., 2019
  • Maritime wrongful death claim partial settlement $1,750,000.  Products liability claim ongoing., 2019
  • 48 victims of the Ride the Ducks crash.  Led to $123,000,000 verdict, plus an additional $14,000,000 in settlements., 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Rule 9 Supervisor for 3L students at UW Law, representing UW students., 2020
  • Pro bono project representing peaceful protestors., 2020
  • WSAJ Co-Chair of Products Liability Section. Incoming member of the WSAJ Board of Governors., 2020
  • Yellow Wood Academy Board of Directors, Past Chair., 2019
  • Yellow Wood Academy Board Member, 2015
  • Eastside Legal Assistance Project, 2014
  • Mercer Island School District Diversity Advisory Committee Member, 2016
  • Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation Board Member, Secretary, Operations Chair, 2010
  • Rule 9 Legal Intern Supervisor, 2015
  • Yellow Wood Academy Chair of the Board, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Oversaw and edited the Products Liability Deskbook for Plaintiff's lawyers in the State of Washington., Co-Editor-in-Chief , Products Liability Deskbook (WSAJ), 2020
  • Speaker at at WSAJ Annual Convention.  Also co-chaired the products liability portion of the convention., Speaker , Public Policy in Products Liability, 2020
  • Presentation on the law applicable to protective orders in Washington State., Speaker, Resisting Protective Orders Part I and II, Washington State Association for Justice CLE, 2020
  • Speaker and writer for presentation on ethics in subrogation, trust accounting, and cprotection of client funds., Speaker, Ethics in Post-Recovery Representation, Legal - CLE, 2019
  • Speaker at WSAJ Annual Convention on the Ride the Ducks trial., Speaker, Lessons from the Ride the Ducks Trial, Legal - CLE, 2019
  • Speaker on preparing and presenting wrongful death damages., Speaker, Wrongful Death Damages, Washington State Association for Justice, 2019
  • Article about the use of non-delegable duty doctrine in products liability cases, based on the Ride the Ducks case., Author, Non-Delegable Duty Doctrine Can Defeat Manufacturer Excuses, WSAJ Trial News, 2019
  • Co-Chair of Day 1 on pre-trial practice at WSAJ Winter Conference, an annual CLE event., Chair and Speaker on Excluding Damages Experts, WSAJ Winter Conference, 2018
  • WSAJ Trial Newsletter monthly publication., Co-Author, Excluding Wickizer and Partin, 2018
  • Mock trial demonstration of a direct examination utilizing computer technology., Trial Demonstration, Trial Revolution, 2012
  • This article for the OTLA Trial Lawyer publication, to be published in the spring of 2013, explores the cons of social media use and how to address them., Protecting Your Client From Social Media Self-Destruction, 2013
  • Speaker at national conference on social media in personal injury discovery organized by NBI., Speaker, Social Media in Personal Injury Discovery, 2012
  • Speaker at local WSAJ event regarding discovery of social media., Speaker, The Power & Pitfalls of Social Media, 2010
  • Panelist on panel of four regarding srategies for efficiently running a solo or small practice., Panelist, 60 Tips for Solo Practitioners, 2012
  • Panelist at Seattle University School of Law regarding the use of social media in promoting solo and small practice., Panelist, Social Media Marketing, 2012
  • This chapter in the Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation Deskbook comprehensively addresses the jury trial., Contributor, The Jury Trial (chapter), 2009
  • Speaker at University Student Legal Services western regional seminar regarding internet torts., Speaker, Internet Torts, 2013
  • Speaker at University of Washington Student Legal Services regarding the insurance process and tort liability for typical accidents and injuries., Speaker, Insurance Claims and Tort Liability, 2009
  • Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, University of Washington School of Law, 2013
  • Speaking on direct examination and cross examination for unemployment insurance appeals., Speaker, Unemployment Insurance Appeals, Washington State Association For Justice (WSAJ), 2013
  • Speaking on IMEs and DMEs in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 For Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Speaking on IMEs and DMEs in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington., Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, 2014
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington, Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, 2015
  • Seminar regarding the discovery and use of social media in civil litigation., Moderator, What Judges Want You to Know About Social Media in Civil Litigation, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Speaker at UW School of Law regarding solo and small practice in Washington, Speaker, Solo and Small Practice Class, 2016
  • UW Law School class on solo and small practice.  Guest Speaker., Speaker, Solo and Small Practice, 2017
  • Article regarding exclusion of two defense economists who offer opinions based on collateral source information., Author, Excluding Wickizer and Partin, WSAJ, 2018
  • Resisting and Compelling Discovery of Social Media, Speaker, Winning With Discovery, WSBA, 2015
  • Overview of social media and how they are used by clients and lawyers., Nuts and Bolts of Social Media, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, OTLA, 2016
  • Speaker on medical examinations in the legal process., Speaker, Anatomy and Physiology 101 For Attorneys, 2014
  • Published in the book, "Medical Malpractice Liability: Emerging Issues," this article explores the ramifications of criminal liability for medical malpractice in Japan and the self-reporting procedures utilized and expected., Self-Diagnosing Medical Malpractice: How Japan’s Physician Self-Reporting Procedures Undermine Legal Deterrence and Medical Care, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ): Board of Governors, 2020-Present • Products Liability Section Chair, 2018-2020 • Legislative Steering Committee Member, 2015 - present • Public Affairs Committee Member, 2011 - 2015 • New Member Committee Member, 2011 - 2014 American Association for Justice, 2020


  • $123 million verdict after four-month long Ride the Ducks trial involving 40 plaintiffs.  Second chair counsel for plaintiffs at trial., 2019
  • $500,000 policy limits settlement in guest host premises liability case, pre-litigation., 2019
  • $1,750,000 partial settlement in maritime wrongful death claim, pre-litigation., 2019
  • $380,000 Award, $250,000 Verdict for Plaintiff in construction site injury case for foot injury, Kittitas County, 2012
  • $235,000 recovery for pedestrian hit by car, 2016
  • Gorder's Nursery v. Puget Sound Energy et al.  $185,000 settlement for toxic tort and land use litigation against PSE, neighboring property owner, and construction contractor, 2013
  • $500,000 legal malpractice judgment., 2013
  • $400,000+ aquatic injury settlement, 2017
  • $285,000 settlement in complex litigation real property dispute, 2014
  • $1,000,000+ settlement.  Products Wrongful Death Case--Confidential, 2015
  • Intentional tort case (details confidential) resulting in $150,000 settlement, 2011
  • $1,000,000 Scuba diving injury settlement., 2018
  • Policy Limits legal malpractice settlement.  Terms and case confidential, 2013
  • $190,000 pre-litigation settlement for premises liability fall, 2013
  • $250,000 UIM/Bad Faith Settlement 20 days after notice of intent to sue based on $9,000 prior offer., 2017
  • $210,000 settlement for rear-end collision, 2015
  • Wrongful death policy limits settlement within four months of representation, 2011
  • $280,000 settlement for construction site injury., 2016
  • Stewart v. Nnanabu $1,500,000 settlement.  Landlord-tenant case involving another tenant shooting our client multiple times, 2013
  • $400,000 settlement in aquatic injury case., 2017
  • Oraivej v. Court Services Institute et al.  Client stabbed in shoulders inside anger management classroom by another student during a Dr. Phil video.  $94,210.14 award (reduced to arbitration limits), 2013
  • $200,000+ insurance bad faith settlement., 2017
  • $357,000 settlement in Prius vs. Semi crash case, 2015
  • $140,000 settlement for pedestrian injury, 2015
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Office Location for Andrew N. Ackley

3600 15th Ave West
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98119-4204

Last Updated: 7/29/2021

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