Scott F. Lundberg
Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Seattle, WashingtonGLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Products Liability
Licensed in Washington since: 1986
Education: Seattle University School of Law
Scott is a Washington native, and earned his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Washington in 1983, and his law degree from Seattle University Law School in 1986. Immediately thereafter, Scott and his classmate Brian J. Peschel, founded Lundberg & Peschel, a personal injury law firm based in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle. They grew their practice and built a reputation for hard work, commitment, compassion, creativity and collaboration.
The original firm that Scott and Brian started 33 years ago has grown to become GLP Attorneys, Washington’s largest personal injury law firm, with 33 attorneys in offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Burlington, Spokane, Port Orchard, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Bellingham and the Tri-Cities. The firm’s 33 years of experience is solely devoted to handling plaintiff’s personal injury matters, including automobile collisions, product liability claims, premise liability actions, construction accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse/neglect cases, maritime injury and aviation accidents.
Since 1994, Scott has been periodically appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, representing Labor & Industries and workers who have been injured by the fault of entities other than their employer. He has also served as a primary tutor in the State of Washington’s Admission to Practice Rule Law Clerk Program successfully tutoring, mentoring, teaching and coaching law clerk Heather Webb (now a shareholder at GLP Attorneys) on all relevant subjects of law required for admission into Washington’s bar.
Honors include a confidential AV-Preeminent rating (1999 to present), by members of the Bar and Judiciary through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Association, for his legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. Scott is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that recognizes attorneys who have successfully resolved claims of their clients for one million dollars or more. Scott has been honored by Washington Law & Politics as a Washington “Super Lawyer” for 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. In 2010 he was also named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as a Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer.
Scott is an avid marathoner and has completed marathons in Oregon, California, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Arizona, British Columbia and Quebec. Since recovering from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma https://www.seattlecca.org/patient-stories/scott-lundberg, Scott has also become an endurance athlete, competing in and completing over a dozen half Ironmans (70.3 miles) and five full Inronmans (140.6miles). His current passion is cycling, having participated in and completed one of the worlds highest and toughest 7 day climbing cycling events; Haute Route Dolomites (2017), Haute Route Pyrennes (2018) and Haute Route Alpes (2019). For information on this prestigious event: https://www.hauteroute.org/
First Admitted: 1986, Washington
Professional Webpage: http://www.glpattorneys.com/attorneys/scott-f-lundberg/
- $1.3 million recovery for a woman who was badly injured when the small plane she was in crashed due to faulty mechanical work.
- Judgments exceeding 3 million dollars to the husband and estate of a deceased wife/mother who was killed by a fleeing felon.
- $7 million policy limit settlement plus an undisclosed seven figure amount from additional defendants
- $1M policy limits settlement for the wrongful death of a 38 year old man due to tire failure on a van he was driving, 2012
- $3.5 million settlement for a 97 year old man who was neglected in a nursing home such that his genetalia fell off. This is one of the largest recoveries for a nursing home abuse case ever in the State of Washington.
- $1.25 million settlement for woman who was hit on her bike by an SUV, fracturing her ankle. This is one of the largest reported recoveries for an ankle fracture ever in the State of Washington, 2010
- Scott was lead trial counsel where a personal representative of a decedent’s estate filed a negligence suit against a general contractor. Because of the case, and Scott's appellate advocacy, The Washington Supreme Court abandoned the completion and acceptance doctrine because it was outmoded, incorrect and harmful. Davis v. Baugh Industrial Contractors, 159 Wn. 2d 413, 150 P. 3d 545 (2007).
- Scott was one of the lead attorneys at GLP Attorneys handling the case of a young woman that suffered a serious brain injury in a playground accident. $7 million policy limit settlement plus an undisclosed seven figure amount from additional defendants, 2009
- Scott was an integral part of a team at GLP Attorneys that changed Washington State law in 2016 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. , 2016
- University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington, J.D., 1986
- University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, B.A., Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing, 1983
- U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, Admitted to Practice, 1989
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 2013
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2002
- I was the primary supervising attorney for a GLP paralegal Heather Webb and mentored and taught her the law through the Washington Law Clerk Program pursuant to Admission to Practice Rule 6. Ms. Webb successfully passed the bar exam in May 2007.
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Admitted to Practice, 2010
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, 2008
- Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), eagle member, 1987
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, Admitted to Practice, 1986
- Washington State Bar Association, 1986
- American Association for Justice (AAJ), 1987
- Age Doesn't Matter: the Vulnerable Adult Statute in Practice, WSAJ Trial News, 2011, Co-Author, Age Doesn't Matter: the Vulnerable Adult Statute in Practice, WSAJ Trial News, 2011
- Finding seven-figure coverage in the “no-coverage” case, WSAJ Trial News, February 2014. Co-authored with James Gooding - Article PDF, Co-Author, Finding seven-figure coverage in the “no-coverage” case, WSAJ Trial News, 2014
- The Survivors' Club: Finding strength and community through cancer, Washington Athletic Club (WAC) Magazine, October 2014 - Pages 22-24: http://www.wacmagazine.com/i/388246, Washington Athletic Club (WAC) Magazine, The Survivors' Club: Finding strength and community through cancer, 2014
- , Washington Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2023
- , Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Insurance Law’, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
- , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
- , Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010
- Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Highest rating by AVVO - 10.0
- Washington State Super Lawyer 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Washington Law and Politics Magazine
- Super Lawyers: 2007, 2015 - 2023