Personal Injury Litigation

Personal Injury Legal Team

Personal Injury Attorneys


Tony Shapiro is a member of Hagens Berman's executive committee and leads the firm's personal injury group including wrongful death, brain injury, and catastrophic personal injury matters resulting from construction site, workplace, automobile accidents, product liability and nursing home negligence. He has handled numerous big-ticket cases across multiple practice areas and has handled hundreds of personal injury matters securing results in excess of one million dollars for his clients numerous times. In one such case a King County Superior Court jury awarded an Everett man $1.1 million in damages after his car was crushed by logs that fell from a speeding truck crossing the Hewitt Avenue trestle onto the roadway below, causing him severe and lasting injuries.

The suit claimed that Barnhart Logging's employee, Larry Spelman, was negligent in failing to operate his semi-tractor-trailer at a safe speed, directly causing the accident that injured Randal. The verdict ended a more than 20-month struggle to conclude the case, after a jury trial awarded the amount to Mr. Shapiro's client. Randal said that he will forever be grateful to Shapiro for his effort, counsel and support through this ordeal. "This has been a very difficult time for me and my family, and I am deeply indebted to Tony and his firm for seeing us through this." more »


Rob Carey is a member of Hagens Berman's executive committee and leads the firm's Phoenix and Colorado Springs offices. His practice focuses on many areas of litigation including personal injury, auto defect and insurance cases, and he routinely handles jury trials for high-value cases. Mr. Carey's work also extends to bad-faith insurance and medical malpractice, with several jury trials involving verdicts with as much as $75 million at stake. His recent successes also include helping originate the Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration case, filing the initial Hagens Berman complaints for a case that eventually settled for $1.6 billion.

His work in nsurance bad faith litigation against major carriers and personal injury cases includes dozens of seven-figure verdicts and settlements. more »


Mr. Bauer is a partner at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where his practice focuses on personal injury and civil rights cases. He has been at the forefront of child and social welfare policymaking and litigation in Washington state over the past decade, and has extensive experience in litigation involving abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.

Mr. Bauer has litigated numerous multi-million dollar cases involving children and vulnerable adults who have suffered profound abuse, neglect or exploitation. Recent recoveries include: a settlement on behalf of five children abused and neglected by their biological parents ($9.75 million), a settlement on behalf of an infant abused in day care setting ($2.84 million), a settlement on behalf of a developmentally-disabled woman abused and neglected by her state-paid, in-home caregiver ($2.5 million) and a settlement on behalf of a vulnerable woman sexually assaulted in a hospital emergency room ($1.2 million). more »


Mr. McLean is a true trial attorney having tried more than 20 cases to verdict in various state and federal courts. He represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injury or loss and his clientele includes a wide range of individuals, including children who have suffered harm while in state care, elderly adults who have experienced abuse or neglect in nursing homes and individuals harmed by medical negligence. During his tenure with Hagens Berman’s personal injury team, Mr. McLean has contributed to numerous lawsuits resulting in multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Mr. McClean's notable cases include Marx v. DSHS, $3 million judgment on behalf of developmentally-disabled patient sexually abused at state-run hospital; Tamas v. State of Washington, $525,000 judgment on behalf of three children seeking public records from state agency; Wright v. DSHS, $2,850,000 judgment against the state of Washington for negligent child abuse investigation; and Rudolph v. DSHS, $900,000 judgement on behalf of family of a vulnerable adult severely neglected in state-licensed adult family home. more »


David Moody is a trial attorney with a passion for representing children, the disabled, and elderly and incapacitated citizens. He has successfully secured many multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of vulnerable citizens who have been abused, neglected or exploited.

His notable cases include the largest jury verdict ever upheld against the state of Washington, DSHS ($17.8 million), the largest single-plaintiff settlement against the state of Washington, DSHS ($8.8 million), the largest recovery on behalf of three foster children ($7.3 million), the largest single-plaintiff settlement on behalf of a child in Snohomish County, Washington ($5 million), the largest judgment on behalf of an incapacitated child in Spokane County, Washington ($4 million), the largest judgment ever obtained against Eastern State Hospital ($3 million), and the largest judgment ever obtained against the State of Washington, Child Study and Treatment Center ($3 million) among many other successful verdicts. more »


Shelby R. Smith is an associate at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where she prosecutes personal injury cases and is involved in other areas of the firm's most complex litigation. She currently represents student-athletes in personal injury litigation pertaining to concussions/traumatic brain injuries suffered during sporting activities.

She also represents crime victims who wish to keep their counseling records private during criminal proceedings and continues to represent victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to obtain protection orders so that their abusers cannot have any contact with them. Prior to working at Hagens Berman, Ms. Smith worked for 10 years at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, working on cases in a diverse set of areas, including the sexual assault, violent crime, district court, domestic violence, felony filing and special drug units. more »