| Arthur D. Leritz|
Arthur D. Leritz received his degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law in 1999.
Mr. Leritz is a partner at Adler ? Giersch ps,...MoreArthur D. Leritz received his degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law in 1999.
Mr. Leritz is a partner at Adler ? Giersch ps, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries with a specialty in brain and spinal cord trauma.
Prior to joining Adler ? Giersch ps, Mr. Leritz represented and defended insurers for nearly 11 years handling a wide variety of complex insurance and personal injury cases. He has in-depth and broad litigation experience having handled many cases in the trial courts throughout the state of Washington and the U.S. District Courts. It was through his legal representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies that Mr. Leritz realized his true calling was to advocate, protect, and defend those with traumatic injuries.
He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of top trial lawyers in American that have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence by achieving an verdict or settlement in access of one million dollars. In 2013, Mr. Leritz received an “AV Rating,” the highest rating available as established in a confidential survey of other attorneys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Leritz was also responsible in part for new case law that affects the insurance policies in the state of Washington. His worked cleared up legal ambiguity in the law concerning the scope of insurance coverage available for businesses, such as an automobile repair shop. This case went all the way to the Washington Supreme Court in 2004 resulting in a unanimous decision (9-0) and has been subsequently cited as the “standard of review” on summary judgment and issues of statutory interpretation.
Mr. Leritz is a contributor to From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2012) and is working as a contributing editor to Understanding Medical and Treatment Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2013). In addition, Mr. Leritz serves as the editor of the Adler Giersch Blog, WWW.PERSONALINJURYUPDATES.COM and contributes article to the firm’s monthly newsletter, The Advocate.
Mr. Leritz is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is an advisory Board Member for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Washington, a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Status), American Association of Justice, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington.
Mr. Leritz has been selected and served as the court-appointed arbitrator in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties to resolve personal injury and insurance cases.
In his spare time, Mr. Leritz enjoys restoring old Volkswagens. He is also currently restoring a 1957 DKW 3=6 Sonderklasse. Collapse
| Melissa D. Carter|
Melissa D. Carter was born and raised in Washington and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1996. She then attended law school in Boston, Massachusetts and received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law...MoreMelissa D. Carter was born and raised in Washington and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1996. She then attended law school in Boston, Massachusetts and received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1999.
Ms. Carter is an “AV rated attorney and partner at Adler ? Giersch ps, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries with a specialty in brain and spinal trauma.
Prior to joining Adler ? Giersch ps, Ms. Carter followed her calling for courtroom advocacy by representing insurance companies and at-fault parties for over twelve years in claims involving complex traumatic injury, insurance contracts and commercial insurance disputes. During this time, Ms. Carter conducted and completed well over 30 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courtrooms in Washington and Massachusetts. Her most recent trials involved traumatic brain injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith.
Ms. Carter has been an invited speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the King County Bar Association, the Snohomish County Bar Association, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon. Ms. Carter has also presented at numerous seminars to insurers, insurance administrators and risk management business leaders concerning trends in personal law, including insurance bad faith law in Washington following the passage of the Insurance Fair Claims Act in 2007. She is acknowledged by attorneys and judges as an aggressive and compassionate litigator who achieves successful results for her clients. She is a member of the nationwide Million Dollar Advocate Forum and selected to the Washington SuperLawyers™.
Sensing an alarming trend in the insurance industry that favors a mounting imbalance of fairness between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter decided she could no longer represent insurers and at-fault parties. Now a partner at Adler ? Giersch ps, Ms. Carter has joined her two professional passions of zealous trial advocacy and ensuring that those harmed by others have a level playing field in their recovery of medical, physical and economic losses.
Ms. Carter is licensed to practice law in federal court and in every jurisdiction within the state of Washington. She is also an appointed arbitrator for the Superior Courts for King and Snohomish Counties. Ms. Carter is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle member), American Association of Justice, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the King County Bar Association.
She resides in Seattle with her husband and their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, live music shows and endlessly pursuing that perfect glass of cabernet and pinot noir. Collapse
| Richard H. Adler|
Richard H. Adler graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. He was called to the Washington State Bar that same year.
Mr. Adler is the founding...MoreRichard H. Adler graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. He was called to the Washington State Bar that same year.
Mr. Adler is the founding principal and partner of Adler ? Giersch PS, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries, and specializing in brain and spinal cord trauma.
Mr. Adler has served as President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) from 2003 to 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of the BIAWA Executive Board. As President of BIAWA led a multi-year effort organizing a powerful coalition of healthcare, businesses, sports, and community partners to enact the “Zackery Lystedt Law.” The law, named after Mr. Adler’s client who suffered from a traumatic brain injury while playing youth football, was the nation’s first law intended to “prevent preventable brain injuries” of young athletes by requiring medical clearance before returning to practice or competition following a concussion. The core principle of the law has been adopted as legislation by all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has been endorsed by medical, legal, sports, and health care professionals and organizations. For his leadership and advocacy of the Lystedt Law, Mr. Adler received the first ever award to a n attorn ey from the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the nation, for “protecting the health and safety of young athletes.” Mr. Adler received the “Advocacy Award” from the BIAWA for his work in representing victims of traumatic brain injury and their caregivers. He was nominated for the prestigious Jefferson Award in Washington State presented by the Seattle City Club. In 2016 he was the only attorney to receive the national Pro-Bono Award from the American Association for Justice for his leadership in prompting civil justice that led to the enactment into law of the core principles of the Zackery Lystedt Law in all states and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Adler, and law firm of Adler ? Giersch PS, are “AV Rated,” the highest rating available to attorneys as established by a confidential survey conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. He is an invited member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, organizations for the top trial lawyers in America. He has been selected to the Washington SuperLawyers™ (2012-2016) and a “Top Lawyer” by the Seattle Metropolitan for his exemplary legal representation and advocacy for those suffering from traumatic injury. He has also received the Pro Bono Award from the Washington State Bar Association every year since 2003 for his commitment and leadership in providing legal services to those in need.
Mr. Adler has authored many publications on traumatic injuries for attorneys, healthcare providers, and injured persons. His recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim, joins his other top-rated publications, Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families; and Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case. He is currently working on a second edition to the Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury book due out in 2017-2018. Mr. Adler is frequently an invited speaker at legal, medical, insurance, and health care organizations on issues of traumatic brain injury, personal injury law, expert testimony, and the insurance processes.
Mr. Adler is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions in the State of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington Bar Association, the Washington State Association of Justice (Eagle Status), the American Association for Justice, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAO), the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Mr. Adler enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and colleagues He also enjoys a good glass of red wine, travel, food, and sports. Collapse
| Fred Langer|
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| Howard Goodfriend|
|e-Discovery: Beyond Files and Folders (2014) (Credit: WA)
Published on 6/27/2014