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Kenneth Gorton

Kenneth Gorton

Litigation Attorney in University Place, Washington.
  • Personal Injury, Consumer Law
  • Washington
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Summary

Kenneth Gorton is a litigation attorney in Washington. He has dedicated his career to advocating for injured and disabled people. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and represented hundreds of clients in personal injury, consumer protection, and other types of cases. Mr. Gorton received the highest possible rating by AVVO, one of the best-known ranking services for lawyers, which rates him as 10 out of 10 (superb). He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only admits trial attorneys who have demonstrated “superior results in complex cases” in excess of one million dollars. Mr. Gorton's qualifications include three graduate degrees (doctorate in law, master’s in dispute resolution, and master’s in psychology). Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Robert Bryan, a federal judge in Tacoma. He later served as a deputy prosecutor for Thurston County by special appointment. Mr. Gorton now works full time as a litigation attorney, and manages a growing law practice in University Place, Washington. Please see www.GortonLaw.net for more information. EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND EACH OUTCOME IS DIFFERENT. PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE PERFORMANCE OR OUTCOME.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Gorton Law
- Current
Active civil litigation practice representing injured and disabled clients. AVVO rated 10 out of 10 (please see AVVO website for client testimonials), and member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More information is available at www.GortonLaw.net.
Litigation Attorney
Private Practice
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Special Deputy Prosecutor
Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
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Federal Clerkship
The Honorable Robert Bryan (Federal Court)
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Clerkship
Aidikoff & Uhl
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Clerkship
FINRA (NASD) Dispute Resolution Center
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Clerkship
Steptoe & Johnson (London)
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Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. / Juris Doctor (Law) (2005)
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Emphasis in Litigation and International Law
Honors: Student Editor, American Bar Association's Student Lawyer (National Journal)
Activities: London Moot Court Team (Royal Courts of Justice), London Clerkship (Steptoe & Johnson)
Pepperdine University
M.A. / Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) (2005)
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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
University of Alaska - Anchorage
M.S. / Master of Science in Psychology (1997)
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Honors: Academic Honors (4.0 GPA)
Activities: Research and Teaching Assistant, Volunteer Therapist for Autistic Children
University of Alaska - Anchorage
B.S. / Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1996)
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Honors: Leadership and Academic Honors
Activities: Editor of Student Newspaper
Awards
AVVO Rated 10 out of 10 (Superb)
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Certificate of Professionalism (Four Week Jury Trial)
Pierce County Superior Court
Life Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Certificate of Appreciation (Distinguished Service)
American Bar Association
Academic and Leadership Honors (Graduation)
University of Alaska
Professional Associations
Washington State Association for Justice
Eagle Member
Current
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Appellate Court
Current
Western District of Washington
Federal District Court
Current
Washington Court of Appeals
State Appellate Court
Current
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
Washington State Bar # 37597
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Member
- Current
Golden Key National Honor Society
Member
- Current
Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology
Member
- Current
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Committee Member, Court Rules & Procedures Committee
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Activities: Appointed by WSBA Board of Governors. Member of Evidence Rules Subcommittee.
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
Hearing Officer (Adjudicator for Disciplinary Hearings)
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Activities: Appointed by Washington Supreme Court.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Arbitrating Securities Claims
PIABA Bar Journal
Bakay v. Yarns
Judicial Opinion (Federal Court)
International Commercial Arbitration
Mediate.com
Hansen v. Pierce County
Judicial Opinion (Federal Court)
Allen v. RBC Dain Rauscher, Inc.
Judicial Opinion (Federal Court)
Arbitration Contracts / NASD
PIABA National Position Paper
Attribution Theory / Conflict Management
Mediate.com
Brokerage Firms' Liability
Practicing Law Institute, Securities Arbitration
Certifications
Mediation (2-Year Master's Degree in Negotiations / Mediation)
Pepperdine University
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gorton Law's Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Gorton Law
4113 Bridgeport Way West
Suite D
University Place, WA 98466
USA
Telephone: (253) 292-1928
Fax: (253) 292-1958