Jerry’s specialty in personal injury claims and litigation has not only earned him nationwide honors for his trial skills, but brought justice and some measure of comfort to the many clients he has served. They routinely thank him for his commitment to their needs and his guidance through confusing insurance and litigation obstacles.
Jerry has worked on such challenging projects as injuries and deaths associated with chemical explosion, playground design, unsafe industrial product design and use, and unusual auto crashes. Aside from these less common situations, Jerry regularly helps clients overcome the hurdles facing their claims against negligent drivers, employers with unsafe working conditions, adversarial insurance companies and government entities, and neglectful providers of elder care.
A native of the Northwest, Jerry graduated from Issaquah High School, worked for Boeing for a short time, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps infantry. He proudly served from 1965 to 1968, overseas during the Vietnam conflict. Following his military service, Jerry worked for the United States Postal Service while attending school full-time and starting his family.
After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1974, he graduated from law school in 1977. Since then, he’s practiced law in Arizona and, for the past 30 years, also in Washington, where he and wife Michele are based.
Jerry practices before State and Federal trial and appellate courts in Washington. He is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the Washington State Association for Justice, Public Justice, and the American Association for Justice.