Simeon Osborn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Seattle, WA

Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C.
 | 2025 1st Avenue, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-441-4110
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Simeon Osborn vigorously advocates for the injured in cases involving automobile accidents, defective products, professional negligence, medical malpractice and other complex matters. As a partner at Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C., he serves clients in Seattle and throughout King County, Washington.

In the course of his career, Mr. Osborn has argued dozens of cases before juries and helped obtain numerous favorable verdicts and out-of-court settlements for his clients. He once settled an excessive force lawsuit against King County for more than $11 million. Some of his cases have helped to change state law, spurring better safety measures and providing families with more protections after they have lost a loved one to someone else's negligence.

A graduate of Seattle University School of Law, Mr. Osborn is currently admitted to practice in Washington state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and other courts. He has been rated AV Preeminent* by the prominent peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Osborn often lectures on topics related to trial practice and preparation. He is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Western Trial Lawyers Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.

Mr. Osborn is also active in community organizations. He previously served on the board of trustees for Providence Hospital Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is currently the president of the Kirkland Merchants Baseball Club. He has also been involved with the Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors, the Special Olympics, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Civil Rights (10%): Police Misconduct

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Civil Rights: Police Misconduct

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About Simeon Osborn

Admitted: 1984, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://osbornmachler.com/simeon-osborn-profile

Honors and Awards:

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2011
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards., Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating (AV), 2011
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Washington", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Top Lawyers as chosen by their peers., 100 Reasons to Love Seattle, Seattle Met Magazine, 2010
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating (AV), 2010
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Washington", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards., Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating (AV), 2009
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Washington", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • Osborn Machler was recognized for high professional legal standards and ethics in The 2008 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 92nd Edition., The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2008
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating (AV), 2008
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Washington", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Washington", Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Eagle member of the Washington Association for Justice and the Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Seattle University Alumni Board
  • Board of Trustees for the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club 
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA)- Board of Governors 2000-2001
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)
  • King County Bar Association (KCBA)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Chapter Executive Council 2010-Current
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - National Board 2011-2013
  • American Association of Justice(AAJ)
  • Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)
  • Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of WA
  • U.S. District Courts, Western District of WA
  • Washington State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association. , 2010
  • Active with Special Olympics and the Leukemia Society of America
  • Boards of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Providence Hospital Foundation
  • President of the Kirkland Merchants select baseball club

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent speaker and instructor, trial preparation and practice

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Harris v. King County -- $10 million verdict for an excessive force case., 2011
  • Armantrout v. Cascade Orthopaedics -- $1.35 million verdict in medical malpractice case., 2006
  • Lutz, et al. v. Snohomish School District, et al.

Educational Background:

  • Whitman College, 1980
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Office Location for Simeon Osborn

2025 1st Avenue
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-441-4110

 

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Last Updated: 2/21/2017

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