CARING, NOT JUST REPRESENTING
For 40 years, individuals and families in the Pacific Northwest have come to Schroeter Goldmark & Bender for help. They come to us seeking an ally. Support. Justice. Often, this is their first contact with the legal system. Many are suffering physical or emotional pain. Often, the reason they seek legal advice is because they have suffered a life-changing event. We treat each case with that in mind.
A passion for justice
While we have handled a wide range of cases over the years, our focus has always been representing Washington State individuals and families against more powerful interests. Since the day Leonard Schroeter founded the firm in 1969, we have been guided by a single passion: to attain justice for people who have been injured or treated unfairly by corporations, employers, or the government.
Our greatest reward comes when we help a person who has been wronged achieve the justice he or she deserves. But we also pride ourselves on being leaders in the legal community. We are sought out nationally for our expertise in trial work and criminal defense. And we lecture at legal seminars and law schools including Harvard University, the University of Washington, and Seattle University.
The expertise to handle complex cases
The strength of our firm lies in the experience of our attorneys and staff and our knowledge of Washington State law. We have assembled a team with the depth and breadth of experience to take on cases as diverse as environmental law, medical malpractice, criminal defense, employment law, and other specialized practice areas. Many of our attorneys joined the firm after years of public service as public defenders, prosecutors or attorneys for non-profit agencies.
The quality of our lawyers and legal staff enables us to maintain a standard of excellence that translates into results for clients. Over the years, our firm has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts, awards, and settlements for our clients, and we have won many landmark decisions in the trial and appellate courts of Washington. We also have successfully proven the innocence of many accused of crimes they did not commit, despite the government's aggressive prosecution of their case.
Big enough to help, small enough to care
The effectiveness of our representation has made us one of the largest plaintiff firms in the Northwest. This means we have the staff and resources to handle major cases and to be successful against the biggest corporations and law firms in the country.
While our lawyers have been responsible for some of the most significant civil and criminal trial victories in the state of Washington, we are also known as a firm that cares about our clients on a personal level. We go out of our way to ensure our clients not only receive the highest quality representation, but also the individual attention and high level of service we believe every client deserves.