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Grady B. Martin

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Seattle, WA

The Grady B. Martin Law Office
6103 Phinney Ave N, Suite A
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-649-8374
Fax: 206-452-1371
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed in Washington Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant
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Grady Martin represents those who have been injured at work or have contracted an occupational disease and are seeking workers' compensation benefits. He fights for medical treatment and monetary benefits. Mr. Martin handles Department of Labor and Industries claims and self-insured employer claims. He has earned a 10.0 peer review rating at His firm is based in Seattle and he represents clients throughout Seattle and across the state. Mr. Martin has been admitted to practice before all Washington state courts since 2004. He established his own firm in 2012.

Before going to law school, Mr. Martin coached collegiate debate at Western Washington University. He attended the University of Washington School of Law and served on the school’s Moot Court Honor Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Workers' Compensation: Claimant


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

About Grady B. Martin

First Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Article: "Superior Court Grants PPD Award Despite Evidence of Pre-existing Symptomatic Degenerative Changes", Trial News, vol. 39-3, November 2003
  • Article: "Jury Finds Reactive Arthritis Work-Related", Trial News, vol. 40-9, May 2005
  • Chapter 11: Medical Treatment, WSAJ Workers' Compensation Desk book, 2009
  • Article: "New Hope for Aggravation Cases", Trial News, vol. 46-8, April 2011
  • Article: "Looking to the Future", Trial News, vol. 46-8, April 2011
  • Presentation: "Update from the Courts", Workers' Compensation Seminar: A System Under Fire, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Department of Labor and Industries - Self Insurance Audit Governance Committee - Member, 2018
  • Chair of the WSAJ Workers' Compensation Section, 2011
  • Wash. State Assoc. for Justice - Development Committee - Member, 2014
  • Department of Labor and Industries - Continuing Education Curriculum Review Committee - Member, 2009
  • Vice Chair of WSAJ Workers' Compensation Section, 2010

Educational Background

  • University of Washington, BA in Philosophy, 1997


  • Cochran Elec. Co. v. Mahoney, 129 Wn. App. 687 (2005) Outcome: Electric worker's death found compensable under Washington's Industrial Insurance Act. Description: The claimant drove his employer's service van to a garage for regular maintenance. After dropping off the van, he started for home on his bicycle. He was struck by a car and died from his injuries. Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals found that he was killed in the course of his employment as an electric worker, making his surviving spouse entitled to death benefits., 2005
  • Hood v. Weyerhaeuser Company, Wash. Ct. App., Div. I, No. 64974-4-1 (Jan. 10, 2011, unpublished) Outcome: Surviving spouse of a worker who died of asbestos-related disease entitled to full benefits. Description: Weyerhaeuser argued that its former employee voluntarily retired prior to the date of manifestation of his asbestos-related occupational disease, making his surviving spouse entitled to minimal benefits. The longstanding practice of the Department of Labor and Industries in such situations is to award benefits based on the worker's wages at the time of retirement. Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals found the relevant statute ambiguous and deferred to the Department's longstanding policy. As the agency charged with administering the statute, the Department's interpretation of it is entitled to deference., 2011
  • In Re: Keith O. Browne, BIIA Dec, 06 13972 (2007) Outcome: Claimant entitled to hearing regarding medical benefits. Description: Claimant appealed to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) from an order issued by the Department of Labor and Industries stating that his work-related left shoulder condition was medically fixed and stable. The order was based upon a prior BIIA decision containing several apparent errors that exceeded the BIIA's scope of review. The erroneous portions of the prior BIIA decision contradicted the bulk of its decision. The Board held that the Department's order was not purely ministerial in nature, that the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel did not apply, and that claimant was entitled to a hearing., 2007


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • 10 Year Eagle, Washington State Association for Justice, 2014
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Office Location for Grady B. Martin

6103 Phinney Ave N
Suite A
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-649-8374

Fax: 206-452-1371

Last Updated: 6/10/2022

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