Thomas B. Vertetis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
 | 911 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-777-0799
Fax: 253-627-0654
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Thomas B. Vertetis is a partner at the law office of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Vertetis has focused on representing the interests and protecting the rights of clients from Seattle, Tacoma and throughout Washington state's Puget Sound region in a wide range of civil matters, including those related to the following:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • School liability
  • Civil rights

Mr. Vertetis began his legal career in 1994 after earning his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court also granted its approval for him to practice law in its courtroom.

Prior to changing his focus to civil litigation, Mr. Vertetis worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney in New Jersey. Since becoming a civil trial attorney, he has used the experience he gained in criminal law to benefit the plaintiffs he represents, which has resulted in numerous courtroom successes, including multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million.

Over the past 20-plus years, Mr. Vertetis has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, thanks to his dedication, determination and record of success. This combination has led to a number of awards and honors, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo, a Local Hero Award from the Washington State Bar Association, a Pro Bono Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and a place among the nation's Top 40 under 40, according to The National Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2012

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About Thomas Vertetis

Admitted: 1999, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • University of San Diego, Student Body President
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  • "AV" Peer Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Boss of the Year, Pierce County National Association of Legal Professionals
  • Pro Bono Award, TPCBA, 2002
  • Local Hero Award, Washington State Bar Association
  • Top 40 Under 40 of Washington, National Trial Lawyers Association (2012)
  • Top 100 Attorneys by Washington Law & Politics (2015)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Academy of Precision Learning
  • McCarver Elementary School – Werlin Reading Program, Tutor, 2001-2010
  • Ashley House, Board Member, 2013-present
  • University of Washington Autism Center and Experimental Education Unit, Volunteer
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Committee, Chairman
  • Pierce County Bar Foundation, President, 2009 – 2010
  • Law Fund, Board Member, 2009-present

Educational Background:

  • University of San Diego, B.A., 1987
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Office Location for Thomas B. Vertetis

911 Pacific Avenue
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253-777-0799

Fax: 253-627-0654

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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