Chuck graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics and from Seattle University with his law degree. One of his first legal cases was representing a catastrophically injured person. This opened his eyes to the difficulties an injured person has to endure in dealing with representatives of insurance companies, corporations and governments when trying to get his or her life back together after a life-changing injury. Chuck was struck by the enormous effect a serious injury can have on all aspects of a person’s life. He was also struck by the lengths to which some defendants and their insurance companies will go to deny the facts, deny the severity of the injury, and deny just compensation for the catastrophic injuries they cause.
For over 20 years, Chuck has successfully represented plaintiffs in numerous complex injury and product liability cases, with numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Chuck is a member of the American Association of Justice Leader’s Forum and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to attorneys with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He is rated 10/10 by Avvo’s Attorney Rating. In 2014, Chuck and his partner James Harris were nominated for the national Litigator’s Awards. Chuck’s extensive mass torts experience includes:
C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. IVC Filter National litigation; In re Cook Medical Ind., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation; In re Consolidated Fresenius Cases, In re Vioxx Products Liability LItigaiton, In re Gadolinium Based Contracst Agents Litigation, In re Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing Sales Practices and Relevant Products Liability Litigation, In re Avandia Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation; In re Actos Product Liability Litigation; In re Pelvic Mesh Litigaitons.