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Our Approach

Derek P. Radtke

Derek grew up in Edmonds, WA.  After High School he attended Shoreline Community College, in Seattle, WA, earning an AA degree in Audio Engineering. He changed focus, attended the University of Washington, and graduated with a BA in English, with Writing Emphasis.  He completed his Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga School of Law in 1997.  He worked his entire way through college.  Since being admitted to the Washington Bar in 1997 his focus has been on litigation of personal injury cases on behalf of injured parties.  For the first 20 years, he worked as a trial attorney with two different mid-size firms that focused on personal injury.  He has resolved approximately 1500 cases.  He tried his first jury trial in 1999 and has tried cases regularly since.  In October 2017 he opened this own firm.

Derek is admitted to practice in all Washington State Courts, in Federal Court for the Eastern and Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Derek is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association).  Outside of law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, hiking, travelling and attending Husky Football games.

Why Hire Us?

We strive to obtain full compensation for our clients through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial or appeal.  Some cases should be litigated, some should not.  Ultimately the decision to settle or take your case to verdict is yours.

Derek has handled approximately 1500 personal injury cases to conclusion.  Derek is a trial lawyer and will take your case to court.   You will be kept fully informed regarding the progress of your case.  There is no fee unless your case is resolved.


Hidden Lake Lookout, near Marblemount, WA

We live in a truly unique and beautiful part of the county.  Except for my time in school, I have been a Snohomish County resident.  I am an avid hiker and get on the trail every chance I get.