With over a quarter century of civil litigation and trial experience, Brett is widely recognized as one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Western Washington representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, construction, and commercial claims in both federal and state court. Brett has served as lead counsel in numerous trials through verdict as well as appeals involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury, industrial accident, construction, contract, product liability, insurance coverage, indemnity, municipal, building, utilities, fire loss, consumer protection, timber trespass, property use, and UCC sales claims. A persuasive and successful trial lawyer, Brett captures the respect of clients and jurors alike. From his successful representation of injured motorists, fellow motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and workers, to his successful defense of small businesses to international corporations, Brett brings a unique skill set, perspective, and understanding to a wide variety of state, federal, and appellate matters.
J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1992 B.S., Double Major in Political Science (with a focus of international relations) and Law Enforcement Administration with a minor in history, Western Illinois University, 1989
summa cum laude.
Washington – 1992 to present US District Court, Western District of Washington – 1994 to present
I love being active! In the warm months, I love to run, bike, and you might find me enjoying a track day.
I love being active! In the warm months, I love to run, bike, and you might find me enjoying a track day. In the cooler months, I love to ski and take in a Washington Women’s Basketball game.
In the cooler months, I love to ski and take in a Washington Women’s Basketball game.
In the cooler months, I love to take in a Washington Women’s Basketball game.
Brett has been riding motorcycles year-round in ͞sunny͟ Seattle for over ten years. He has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on a variety of motorcycles and along the way he developed a passion for anything with two wheels. From cruisers to adventure touring bikes to high performance sport motorcycles, Brett hasn’t found a bike that he didn’t love. When he’s not coaching football, spending time with his family or fighting for you in the courtroom, you’ll often find Brett and his BMWS1000RR at the local racetrack, serving as an instructor in the Basic Rider Course, or working with state legislators to enact responsible laws pertaining to motorcycles.