BEN BARCUS is a trial lawyer whose firm emphasizes plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, and insurance matters. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University). He is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ben has been an invited speaker at trial practice seminars for WSAJ and the Pierce County Bar Association. He has enjoyed appellate success in cases including Harris v. Drake, a State Supreme Court Case that clarified the law in Washington State, holding that preexisting asymptomatic conditions are irrelevant at trial, and that PIP insurance examinations are subject to work-product privilege. He has litigated cases over the past 24 years to ensure that his clients receive a fair and just result; one of which have stretched up to 17 years with multiple trials, arbitrations and appeals of the sa me case. He has worked to achieve multi-million dollar settlements, arbitration awards, and large verdicts, including a trial where his client suffered “only a neck strain” in an automobile collision according to the defense, but eh jury nevertheless awarded $550,000.00. In another case, the jury awarded $11.8 million against the State of Washington for the wrongful death of a 2+ year old boy who drowned in a lake across the street from an improperly licensed daycare. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, has been selected as a Super Lawyer, and enjoys the highest peer-reviewed rating.