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We Represent Those Injured and the Families of Those Killed Throughout the State of Washington as the result of:

We also represent clients who have been the victims of insurance bad faith.

Our clients have often suffered severe or catastrophic injury. We understand the devastating impact of death, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and other significant injury.   Our role as Washington injury attorneys is to take on the burden of your case while you recover.

Abuse and Neglect Resulting from DSHS/CPS Negligence

A significant portion of our firm’s practice is devoted to helping those who have suffered horrific abuse and neglect as the result of the failure of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”) and Child Protective Services (“CPS”) to protect children against abuse and neglect.  To learn about our firm’s dedication to and representation of those who have been abused or neglected, please visit our DSHS/CPS Abuse and Negligence website.

Defendants Hire Teams of Lawyers and Experts – We Fight Back

Defendants and their insurance companies hire teams of lawyers and experts, particularly in cases involving severe injury and death.  They typically deny all liability, and frequently blame others or the injured.  They often employ strategies of delay and legal maneuvering, hoping that an injury victim will become worn down or fall into a difficult financial situation and want to settle for an unreasonably low amount.  This is not acceptable.

We Seek to Hold All Defendants Accountable and Demand Full and Fair Compensation

We level the playing field.  Our partners average more than twenty-five years of personal injury representation.  We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of those injured.

We are tenacious and meticulous in advancing the cases of our clients.   We hire accident reconstructionists, medical experts, vocational experts, and other professionals as necessary.  We subpoena records and documents.   In short, we invest the time and resources to establish the cases of our clients.

We demand full compensation for the damages and injuries of our clients.  Defendants and their lawyers know that if a settlement does not occur, we will be well-prepared to present our case to a jury, and will ask for every penny that we believe is owed to our clients.

Call Us Today for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, or if you have been the victim of insurance bad faith, please call us.  We can meet with you for a free consultation, and explain your legal options for recovery.  We normally represent clients in personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees for us unless and until we obtain a recovery for you.

Client Stories Play/Pause


Resolution for family of deceased passenger following a small airplane crash.


Resolution for the estate of a teenage girl killed in a semi-truck vs. car accident.


Resolution for a man hit while crossing a crosswalk


Resolution against a bar that over-served a man who went on to run into another car, causing serious injuries to the driver of that car.


Policy limits settlement for a man hit by a car while driving a motorcycle.


Resolution for a woman injured when hit head-on by a car crossing a median.


Resolution for a passenger of a pickup hit by a semi. Previous attorney advised him to take $35,000.


Settlement with DSHS/State of Washington for 6 siblings sexually and physically abused by their parents.


Settlement with DSHS/State of Washington for the sexual abuse of a minor.


Settlement with a religious institution for a man sexually abused at a summer camp in the 1970s.


Settlement with a religious institution for two brothers sexually abused at a private high school in the 1970’s.


Settlement with a hospital for leaving a surgical sponge in a patient.


Settlement with a nursing home for allowing an elderly patient to fall resulting in a broken hip.


Settlement with hospital for minor who presented at an emergency room with a traumatic brain injury and was discharged without brain imaging.


Settlement for man injured by grocery store employee.

Washington Accident Attorneys

Allen M. Ressler

Perennially selected to Super Lawyers, Allen Ressler has been practicing personal injury, insurance bad faith, and criminal defense law in Washington for more than four decades. He has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements for injured clients in excess of $1 million arising from a variety of accidents resulting in injury and wrongful death. He has also successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with various crimes in state and federal courts. Together with partner Tim Tesh, he also represents clients injured from abuse stemming from DSHS and CPS neglect.

Timothy R. Tesh

Mr. Tesh devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing individuals who have suffered from horrific abuse and neglect due to negligence by Washington DSHS and CPS, and to representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters and wrongful death cases, including those arising from automobile, truck, and aviation accidents. He also represents plaintiffs in civil rights claims and physical and sexual abuse cases. He has successfully achieved a number of significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, including several exceeding $1 million.

Jonathan Van Eck

Jonathan Van Eck started at Ressler & Tesh in 2012 as a legal intern while attending University of Washington School of Law, before joining the firm as an attorney in 2014. Originally from the East Coast, Jonathan moved to Seattle to pursue his passion for law. Jonathan focuses on motions practice and legal research for Ressler & Tesh.

Jonathan S. Barash

Mr. Barash has been with Ressler & Tesh since 2003, when he was in law school. Upon graduation and admission to the Washington Bar in 2005, Mr. Barash joined Ressler & Tesh; his practice is now focused on personal injury law and representing those injured and abused as the result of DSHS/CPS negligence. In addition to working tirelessly on behalf of firm clients, as a father of two young boys himself, Mr. Barash is passionate about seeing that no more children “fall through the cracks” in Washington’s foster care system and become the subject of abuse or neglect.

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