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Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)

About the WSAJ


  • Established: 1953
  • Location: Seattle, Washington

Mission and History

Established in 1953, the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) stands as the oldest and largest civil justice advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. Collaborating with Washington's premier law firms, attorneys, legal professionals, and consumer groups, WSAJ is dedicated to safeguarding the legal rights of wronged consumers, injured citizens, patients, and workers.

WSAJ's mission is to protect citizens' constitutional right to a trial by jury, ensuring that citizens, regardless of their stature or resources, can hold powerful entities accountable under the law. By creating and sharing resources to its members, WSAJ encourages its members to uphold this foundational right and advocate for peoples' full access to the civil justice system. 




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Past Presidents of the WSAJ

Gregory Earl Price
Vancouver, WA
Celia Marie Rivera
Olympia, WA
John Allison
Spokane, WA
Ann Heacox Rosato
Seattle, WA
Darrell L Cochran
Tacoma, WA
Dominic Lee Bacetich
Everett, WA
Victoria Lynn Vreeland
Bellevue, WA
Todd Charles Nichols
Everett, WA
Stephen Louis Bulzomi
Tacoma, WA

WSAJ Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Nicholas Neidzwski
BoatLaw, LLP
San Francisco, CA
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Robert Neil Gellatly Jr
Luvera Law Firm
Seattle, WA
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Tom D'Amore
D'Amore Law Group
Portland, OR
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Joel Phillip Nichols
Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC
Everett, WA
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Joseph Edward Pendergast III
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.
Renton, WA
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Contact the WSAJ

Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)
1809 7th Ave #1500
Seattle, WA 98101
Office: (206) 464-1011

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington State

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Washington which includes both WAJ members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the WAJ and other professional associations. This includes recognition for WAJ members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the WAJ.

Use this directory to find a Washington personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

Personal Injury Lawyers by County


More About the WSAJ

Statement of Principles

To promote integrity, fair practice, and improve the public's perception of lawyers, WSAJ offers voluntary principles for its members to follow when engaging in legal marketing through various mediums, including social media and emerging technologies. These principles aim to demonstrate WSAJ's commitment to high standards while respecting the rights of attorneys to engage in permissible advertising.

The principles include:

  1. Consideration of Public's Perceptions of Lawyers
  2. Compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct
  3. Preserving the Dignity and Professionalism of the Profession
  4. Avoidance of Inappropriate Advertising Techniques and Content
  5. No False or Misleading Statements
  6. No Unauthorized In-Person Solicitation/Direct Contact with Prospective Clients
  7. Obtaining Publicly-Available Reports or Information for Solicitation Purposes Discouraged
  8. Visiting the Scene of an Event for Solicitation Purposes Strongly Discouraged
  9. Holding Press Conferences/Planned Media Events Solely to Solicit/Locate Clients Discouraged
  10. Advertise for and Accept Only Cases You are Competent to Handle; Pure Referral of Cases Strongly Discouraged without Full, “Up Front” Disclosure
  11. Solicitation Intended to Entice Away Another Member’s Client

For updated, more comprehensive information on WSAJ's principles, it's best to access the association's website.

Legal Education

Approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education, theWSAJ is an accredited sponsor for continuing legal education. Lawyers can earn CLE credit by attending live seminars, webinars or ordering past programs offered by WSAJ.

In additon to offering live seminars throughout the year, WSAJ has developed many deskbooks, which include guidelines, sample documents and forms important to lawyers' individual practice areas for more self-directed practice. WSAJ also hosts an annual convention, during which WSAJ members can attend several consecutive seminars to earn CLE credits.


WSAJ presents awards to WSAJ members as well as activists, journalists, legislators, judges and lawyers within the greater Washington community, recognizing recipients' outstanding leadership, professional advancement, and/or civility.

Awards include:

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Judge of the Year
  • The President's Award
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence in Journalism
  • Gerhard Letzing Public Justice Award
  • Alvin Anderson
  • Carl Maxey
  • New Lawyer Award "Ready to Soar"
  • Workers' Advocate of the Year
  • Pillar of Justice
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Public Official of the Year


Interested lawyers may join WSAJ as a regular plaintiff attorney member or EAGLE member. 

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