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Thomas B. Vertetis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
909 A Street, Suite 700
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-777-0799
Fax: 253-627-0654
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2002, 2004 - 2012
Licensed in Washington Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

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


10 Years Super Lawyers
10 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2002, 2004 - 2012

About Thomas B. Vertetis

First Admitted: 1999, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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


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

Educational Background

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

909 A Street
Suite 700
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253-777-0799

Fax: 253-627-0654

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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