Egan Kilbane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
 | 1325 4th Ave, Suite 1700
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-209-0855
Fax: 877-355-1355
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Egan is licensed to practice in the states of Washington and Ohio and is fortunate to actively practice in both venues. He is principal attorney for Elk & Elk at the Seattle-Tacoma office and focuses his practice upon pursuing claims for those suffering injury caused by medical negligence, nursing home negligence, as well as trucking and automobile negligence.

    Egan began his career at a respected medical malpractice and insurance defense firm, where he gained valuable experience and insight into the manner by which injury claims are evaluated and defended. He also served as Judicial Staff Attorney for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, assisting Judge Harry Hanna, Judge Leo Spellacy, and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Francis E. Sweeney. 

    Egan is honored to be selected to Super Lawyers in 2020, previously he was recognized as a Washington Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for 2016 through 2019 and for his Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star” recognition for the years of 2010 through 2015, a distinction conferred upon no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

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    About Egan Kilbane

    Admitted: 2014, Washington

    Professional Webpage:


    • Moot Court Honor Board
    • Washington Super Lawyers, 2020
    • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", 2010-2015
    • Washington Super Lawyers "Rising Stars", 2016–2019
    • 4.3/5.0 BV Distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio, 2005
    • Ohio Association for Justice
    • Washington, 2014
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • U.S. Dist. Ct. - S.D. Ohio, 2006
    • Kentucky Bar Association
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Ct.- S.D. Ohio
    • Kentucky, 2006
    • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
    • U.S. Dist. Ct.- N.D. Ohio, 2009
    • Washington State Association for Justice- "Eagle" Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Special focus on medical negligence, Work Product: Division 3 Shields Draft Reports, WA Adopts a Formal Waiver Rule and the Common Interest Doctrine, Washington State Association for Justice Trial News, 2020
    • "The Fight Within The Fight; Issues Arising At Trial" - Winter Convention: Medical Malpractice Section, 2014
    • Medical Malpractice - Medical Malpractice 101: Overview of Medical Liability Cases, 2012
    • National Union v. Wuerth and Erwin v. Bryan - Ohio Association for Justice - 2010 Annual Convention, 2010
    • Is John Doe Dead? Summary and Practical Considerations for 'John Doe' Practice – Erwin Webinar, 2010


    • $6,300,000 – Patient suffered hypoxic brain injury in post-operative recovery room due to failure to timely recognize respiratory distress and intubate the patient. Verdict was reduced pursuant to tort reform damage caps.
    • $1,700,000 – Trial verdict result, medical malpractice. A 69-year-old Washington woman suffered a permanent spinal cord injury leaving her a functional paraplegic while a patient at Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital.
    • $875,000 – Worksite injury. Result for an Ohio man who suffered bleeding in the brain after he was struck in the head with a falling piece of equipment.
    • $750,000 –Deceased client who succumbed to complications following vascular injury during elective, minimally invasive surgery to address gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD). During the procedure, the surgeon unknowingly cut her portal vein, hepatic artery and common bile duct. After the injury was recognized she received a liver transplant, but was unable to recover and died of complications secondary to massive blood loss.
    • $530,000 – Result for estate of patient who succumbed to complications due to hypocalcemia due to the inadvertent and unrecognized removal of her parathyroid glands.
    • $480,000 – Trucking crash. An Ohio man suffered a traumatic brain injury after his tractor-trailer – stopped in severe winter weather – was struck at a high rate of speed by another tractor-trailer. His brain injury left him unable to continue his decades-long career of over-the-road trucking.
    • $425,000 – Client suffered pelvic, hip, wrist and clavicle fractures after a car illegally turned left in front of his motorcycle.
    • $400,000 – Result for client who suffered brain injury during endoscopic sinus surgery to address chronic sinusitis
    • $362,500 – Motor vehicle crash. Client suffered a broken leg that led to arthritis and, ultimately, a total knee replacement.
    • $300,000 – Paraplegic client suffered a fractured leg and severe healing complications after he fell out of his wheelchair while being transported in an ambulette due to driver’s failure to appropriately secure him. Co-Counsel: Chris Wallace
    • $275,000 – Pedestrian injury. A Washington woman suffered a broken leg when she was hit by a car while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. 
    • $237,500 – Medical negligence. A Michigan woman passed away in a hospital when a medication error led to bleeding complications after a liver biopsy.
    • $225,000 – Motor vehicle crash. A New York man was thrown from his car and died when another vehicle entered his lane of travel, causing both vehicles to overturn and collide.
    • $225,000 – Product liability. An Ohio woman suffered severe lacerations and rtendon injuries when a canister used to prepare whipped cream exploded in her hand. 
    • $190,000 – Result for client who suffered a fractured ankle in left-of-center motor vehicle collision
    • $190,000 – Result for estate of client who suffered a hip fracture at a nursing home and subsequently passed away
    • $169,000 – Client suffered a lumbar disc herniation in a minor property-damage, rear-end automobile collision.
    • $160,000 – Motor vehicle/train accident. A man suffered bruising to his leg and subsequent complications of compartment syndrome after the van in which he was riding turned in front of the LINK light rail, causing the train to strike the van.  
    • $150,000 – Motor vehicle accident. A Washington woman suffered a herniated disc in her neck when she struck a vehicle that had negligently turned left in front of her when she had the right of way.
    • $150,000 – Result for estate of patient who suffered from progression of a decubitus, “pressure ulcer” while in a nursing facility, and subsequently passed away
    • $149,500 – Motor vehicle accident. A woman suffered a triangular fibrocartilage tear in her wrist and a traumatic brain injury after a vehicle lost control in icy weather and rear-ended her car.
    • $120,000 – Result for client who suffered a compound fracture from an undocumented fall incident. Complications from the fracture necessitated amputation
    • $100,000 – Client suffered internal injuries (pelvic fracture, thoracic vertebra fracture, lacerated liver, lacerated spleen) when the intoxicated driver of the car he was occupying failed to control.
    • $100,000 – Result for client who suffered aggravation of pre-existing cervical spine problems following minor property-damage rear-end automobile collision
    • $100,000 – Result for client who suffered severe spinal and closed head injuries in failure-to-yield automobile accident
    • $100,000 – Result for client who suffered a fractured wrist after she fell from a “courtesy” golf cart at the county fair when the driver accelerated unexpectedly
    • $95,000 – Result for client who suffered an aggravation of pre-existing back injuries when she stepped through a poorly maintained floor panel at a business
    • $85,000 – Result for client who suffered chronic respiratory irritation after riding bicycle through chemical cloud caused by plant’s failure to appropriately contain hazardous chemicals
    • $80,000 – Result for client who suffered temporomandibular joint dysfunction and closed head injury in rear-end automobile collision
    • $75,000 – Result for client who suffered eye injuries, abrasions on the left side of neck, left arm pain, numbness of the right leg and a back injury when struck in a fail to yield at a stop sign
    • $70,000 – Trip and fall. An Ohio woman suffered a broken ankle after she tripped and fell on the steps to her rented home, which was below code and not properly maintained.
    • $65,000 – Motor vehicle crash. An Ohio woman suffered soft tissue head and neck injuries, including whiplash, when the vehicle in which she was a passenger in Washington State was rear-ended.
    • $63,000 – Verdict for client that suffered soft-tissue injuries in a low property-damage, rear-end automobile collision
    • $60,000 – Result for client who suffered aggravation of pre-existing back injuries when automobile he was an unrestrained backseat passenger ran off of road
    • $59,500 – Result for client that suffered fractured collarbone when his motorcycle was run off the road while passing a commercial pickup truck and trailer
    • $58,000 – Result for client who suffered soft-tissue injuries and aggravation of pre-existing arthritis to her knee after slipping on water in a convenience store caused by store’s failure to fix leaking cooler
    • $55,000 – Result for client who suffered a fractured hip after a slip and fall on grease inside of a restaurant
    • $55,000 – Result for client who suffered food poisoning and severe complications following contaminated meal at a restaurant
    • $50,000 – Motor vehicle crash. An Arizona man suffered whiplash and soft-tissue injuries when the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended by another motor vehicle.
    • $50,000 – Motor vehicle crash. A Washington woman suffered whiplash and soft-tissue injuries when the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by another motor vehicle.
    • $50,000 – Motor vehicle crash. An Ohio man suffered bruising and cuts in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer in Washington State.
    • $45,000 – Result for client who suffered symptomatic plica, an aggravation to soft-tissue within the knee that requires arthroscopic surgery, after a failure to yield automobile accident
    • $45,000 – Motor vehicle crash. A man suffered a torn labrum in his hip when his vehicle was struck by another car that failed to yield at an intersection.
    • $42,500 – Result for client who suffered a fractured ankle when he was struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle
    • $42,500 – Result for client who suffered a head injury when a horse broke free during a race and slammed into a gate that struck the client because the gate was not properly secured/maintained
    • $37,000 – Result for client who suffered a fractured wrist when a neighbor’s dog knocked him down
    • $36,000 – An Ohio tractor-trailer driver suffered a torn meniscus in her knee when her tractor-trailer was struck by a motor vehicle traveling left of center in Washington State.
    • $27,500 – Result for client who sustained sprain/strain injuries and concussion when rear-ended by an automobile driven by an intoxicated driver

    Representative Clients:

    • Egan's practice focuses on claims arising from medical negligence, products liability, auto and trucking accidents, and other general liability scenarios.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, B.A.- 2002
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    Office Location for Egan Kilbane

    1325 4th Ave
    Suite 1700
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Phone: 206-209-0855

    Fax: 877-355-1355

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    Last Updated: 8/13/2020

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