Perennially selected to Super Lawyers, Allen Ressler has been practicing personal injury law and criminal defense for more than four decades.  His personal injury practice includes obtaining numerous verdicts and settlements in the seven-figure range.  

As a Washington personal injury lawyer and criminal defense attorney for more than forty years, I’ve had the opportunity to represent clients in a wide range of cases. While some of my personal injury cases have resulted in large settlements and awards, my focus has never been about the dollars – it’s been about helping people get what is fair.

In serious personal injury cases, the defendants and their insurance companies are often represented by teams of lawyers. Insurance companies aren’t interested in doing the right thing – they care only about paying out as little as possible, as late as possible. To help them avoid paying what they (or their clients) legitimately owe, they often hire high-priced lawyers to fight for them. While only one or two lawyers may appear in court, often there are many more lawyers behind the scenes.

In some cases, insurance companies pay lawyers far more than what they could have paid the person injured to settle a case. This strategy may work well for them, as they know that if they drag out cases long enough, most of those injured will be forced to accept a low settlement because of their financial circumstances.

Their strategies often include blaming the victim, questioning the legitimacy of injuries, and engaging legal tactics to avoid liability. Even for their own policyholders who have faithfully paid premiums for many years, insurance companies will often do whatever they think they can do to avoid paying a large claim.

This is not right.

The injured deserve fair compensation from those causing injury. Insurance policy holders deserve to be paid for legitimate claims.  I work to make this happen.

Our Firm Helps Level the Playing Field against the Large Insurance Companies and their Team of Attorneys

We demand full compensation for our clients.  When defendants and their insurance companies refuse to pay what they owe, we take them to court and present the cases of our clients to juries, and let the juries determine what is owed. This is the only way to combat insurance companies and their course of conduct for avoiding paying damages.

If you’ve been injured, or if a family member has been killed, you need tenacious, experienced legal representation – particularly if your claim is large and your damages are significant. Our firm is proud to provide dedicated, compassionate services through your time of need.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and there is no fee for us unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you.


  • American University, J.D., 1971
  • City College of the City University of New York, B.B.A., 1968


  • 1971, Missouri
  • 1972, District of Columbia
  • 1973, Washington
  • 1974, U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • 1974, 9th Circuit
  • 1977, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • 1987, U.S. Supreme Court


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Selected "Super Lawyer," 2002-2008

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