Fred Langer, RN

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

NLE Law / Nelson, Langer, Engle PLLC
 | 12055 15th Avenue Northeast, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98125-5031
Phone: 206-504-3829
Fax: 206-622-7068
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employee Benefits (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Nelson Blair Langer Engle, PLLC, located in Seattle, Washington, Fred Langer is a critical part of this dedicated personal injury and disability law firm. Attorney Langer is focused on helping personal injury victims who have been harmed in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and commercial vehicle accidents to recover maximum compensation for their injuries. He also works on cases involving brain injuries, long-term disability, insurance denial and bad faith insurance claims. With more than 20 years of legal experience, he represents clients throughout Snohomish-King and Pierce counties and across the state.

Mr. Langer began his academic career by attending Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in health planning and administration. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Utah in 1988 before changing his career path to pursue law. Mr. Langer attended the Seattle University School of Law, graduating cum laude with his Juris Doctor in 1995. Using his experience as a registered nurse, Mr. Langer is able to better understand the long-term care needs of his personal injury clients and help them obtain the compensation they need to recover.

Despite his busy schedule, Mr. Langer makes time for his community and the betterment of the legal field. He has served as a board member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, and he is an active participant in the Washington State Association for Justice and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent speaker on topics like traumatic brain injury and disability. He additionally holds a "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo, and he holds a rating of Notable* from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Employee Benefits (30%)

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2019

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About Fred Langer, RN

Admitted: 1996, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Outstanding Student Nurse, Utah Student Nurses' Association, 1987

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse - Licensed to practice in Washington

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington State Brain Injury Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Member, Washington State Association for Justice
  • Oregon State Bar, August, 2002
  • U.S. District Court - Oregon, 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • King County Nurses Association
  • Washington State Bar, June, 1996
  • U.S. District Court-Western District, 1996
  • President, Board of Commissioners of Public Hospital District, 2001 - 2007
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Nurses Association
  • U.S Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2008
  • Superior Court for State of Washington, 1996
  • Commissioner, Board of Commissioners, Public Hospital District, 1997 - Present
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 20/20 Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletic Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Disability-Twists To Your CR 35 List", The Defense Medical Exam seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, February, 2005
  • "Sharpening The Focus of Demonstrative Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases", April, 2004
  • "Defining the Boundaries of Advocacy - Legal Complexities for Today's Nurses", Nurses' Law School, October, 2003
  • "How To Prevent PIP From Contaminating Your Case", co-authored with Michael Nelson, Auto Cases: The Road To Success seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, April, 1999
  • "Maximizing Your Client's Health Care Dollars: Combining PIP and Medical Coverage", Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, July, 1998
  • Guest Speaker, American Society of Hematology, 1992
  • Guest Speaker, Oncology Nursing Forum, 1991
  • "Insurance Commissioner helps to level playing field by banning discretionary clauses", Trial News, Washington State Association for Justice, November, 2009
  • "Ninth Circuit sounds death knell for De Novo Review in ERISA disability cases", Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, December, 2006
  • "Cautions are raised regarding disability insurance" (with Michael E. Nelson), Puget Sound Business Journal, November, 2004
  • "Now that we have Mahler what should we do with it?", Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyer, September, 1998
  • "Graft-rejection and toxicity following bone marrow transplantation in relation to busulfan pharmaeokinetics", (with Slattery, IT., Sanders, IE., Buckner, CD., Schaffer, R.L., Lambert, K.W., et al.), Bone Marrow Transplantation, 1995 Jul; 16(l):31-42.
  • "Impact of Nursing Decisions Regarding Administration of High Dose Busulfan in Bone Marrow Transplant", (with Hill, H., Sanders, J.), Oncology Nursing Forum, March, 1992
  • "Initial Dose Pharmaeokinetics Allow Accurate Prediction of Average Steady-State Concentration in Marrow Transplant Patients", (with Hill, H., Sanders, J.), Journal of the Society of Hematology, November, 1991
  • "Advocacy 101: How to Advocate for Yourself And Your Loved One", Putting TB1 on the Map in Washington State, Washington State TBI Conference, May 4, 2009
  • "ERISA: From Bad to Worse", Handling the Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Association of Washington, June 6, 2008
  • "Brain Injury Advocacy: From Initial Investigation To Insurance Subrogation", The 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2008, February 29, 2008
  • "Resolve Ethical Issues In Your Practice", Getting Maximum Benefits for Your Social Security Disability Clients seminar, National Business Institute, April, 2007
  • "Long Term Disability Insurance Denials: Avoiding The Malpractice Traps", Hot Topics for the Plaintiff Lawyer in Oregon & Washington seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2007
  • "Employee Benefits: Introduction to ERISA Litigation", co-authored with attorneys Robert Guite and D. Michael Reilly, Washington State Bar Association, October, 2006
  • "Basic Elements of a Negligence Lawsuit", Facing the Tough Decisions: Nursing Practice in a Complex World seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2006
  • "Disability Insurance: What You Have To Know", Myositis Foundation, September, 2005
  • "Advocacy And The Law: Elements of a Lawsuit", Shoreline Community College, May, 2005


  • Oversaw the lease transaction between Public Hospital District No 2 and Swedish valued at $250,000,000

Educational Background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Health Planning and Administration, 1984
  • University of Utah, B.S. in Nursing, 1988

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Office Location for Fred Langer, RN

12055 15th Avenue Northeast
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98125-5031

Phone: 206-504-3829

Fax: 206-622-7068

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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