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Waid Law Office, PLLC

5400 California Ave SW, Suite DSeattle, WA 98136
Phones: 206-462-4435
888-702-9277
Fax: 206-388-1925
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Waid Law Office offers you 35 years of experience in civil litigation and appeals, including substantial experience representing clients in legal malpractice claims and cases involving insurance coverage and insurance bad faith issues.

Brian Waid grew up in rural Nebraska, where he developed his commitments to hard work and unquestionable integrity. In 1975, he began his professional career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with the Legal Services Corporation, i.e., a poverty lawyer...

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Waid Law Office offers you 35 years of experience in civil litigation and appeals, including substantial experience representing clients in legal malpractice claims and cases involving insurance coverage and insurance bad faith issues.

Brian Waid grew up in rural Nebraska, where he developed his commitments to hard work and unquestionable integrity. In 1975, he began his professional career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with the Legal Services Corporation, i.e., a poverty lawyer, providing the disadvantaged with legal services. Mr. Waid eventually managed the Consumer Law Unit at New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he represented low-income clients in consumer class action litigation and nuclear power plant rate proceedings. Recognizing his particular expertise, the Loyola Law Review asked him to publish an article on attorneys' ethics in class action litigation. In 1982, Mr. Waid entered private practice in Louisiana, where he represented businesses in commercial litigation, injured victims in personal injury litigation, and a bank in complex fraud-related litigation. Because of his demonstrated expertise in fraud-related litigation, the United States Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans appointed Mr. Waid to investigate bankruptcy reorganizations in which fraud was suspected.

In 1996, Mr. Waid and his family moved back to his wife's native West Seattle. Since then, he has focused his legal practice primarily on malpractice claims by clients against their former attorneys. However, he also authored the winning briefs in two of the Washington Supreme Court's seminal insurance bad faith cases, Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co. v. Dan Paulson Construction Co. and Kirk v. Mt. Airy Insurance Co., and represented the plaintiff class in the Microsoft "perma-temps" litigation as its designated trial attorney.

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Practice Areas
Legal Malpractice
Honors
AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (The Highest Peer Rating of Competence and Ethics), 2005 - 2006Rotarian of the Year, Rotary District 5030 (Seattle and King County Area), 2005 - 2006Rotarian of the Year, Rotary District 6840 (SE La./So. Miss.), 1993 - 1994
Published Works
Ethical Problems of the Class Action Practitioner, 27 Loy. L. Rev. 1047, 1981
Classes and Seminars
Ethics for the IP Attorney, Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Institute, Seattle, 2009
Legal Ethics and Malpractice Issues for the Intellectual Property Attorney Wannabe, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, 2008
Ethics: Establishing and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Relationship, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Seattle, 2008
It's Not Just Microsoft!, Washington State Bar Association, Employment Law Seminar, Washington State Bar Association, Employment Law Seminar, 2000
Employment Law Seminar, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
Rule 11: Its Use and Abuse, and Implications for Professionalism, King County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
ERISA Subrogation, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
Chairperson, Subrogation, King County Bar Association, 1998
Fees
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Office Information
Address
5400 California Ave SW, Suite DSeattle, WA 98136
Phone
206-462-4435888-702-9277
Fax
206-388-1925
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