Richard J. Davies
Richard J. Davies is a founding member of the Seattle law firm of Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC. Practicing in federal and state courts since 1995, Rick has assisted his clients and their families in collecting millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in complex personal injury cases for over two decades. His work has allowed real people the ability to transition into new careers after career-ending injuries, provided dignity after a loss, and helped provide for his clients’ families when they could not work due to the negligence of another. He is proud to help his courageous clients rebuild their lives after serious injuries and has a track record for winning complex personal injury cases against the denials of large corporations, fishing companies, insurance companies, and government agencies. Rick has been selected multiple times as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics magazine, an honor reserved for only five-percent (5%) of attorneys in the state of Washington. He is also listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and was honored by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as 10 Best for 2016 in Client Satisfaction.
Rick limits his practice to serious personal injury and wrongful death claims for seamen, fishermen, tug boat workers, ferry workers, cruise ship passengers, maritime workers, construction workers, iron workers, victims of defective products, automobile and trucking collision victims, persons injured by the negligence of store employees, and victims of crimes.
Rick grew up in the Seattle area and loves the Northwest. When he is not helping his clients, Rick can be found with his wife and two sons on the ski slopes, paddle boarding on lakes and rivers, watching his sons play soccer, cooking dinner on the barbeque, or otherwise spending time outdoors with his friends and family.
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon
B.A., University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Major: Politics and Government
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Slip-and-fall off the stern of a Seattle-based passenger ferry vessel with a career-ending shoulder injury to a marine engineer
Cargo collapse on a fishing vessel that resulted in displaced pelvic fractures and permanent urological injuries to a fish processor Iron worker who sustained career-ending shoulder injury when he fell through a roof on a construction site due to improper fall protection
Chief Engineer sustaining traumatic brain injury after being struck with a parted tow wire on a tug due to poor wire maintenance
Deck hand sustained knee injuries with multiple surgeries after he jumped out of the path of a swinging crab pot on a factory trawler
Fish processor who was struck by cargo falling off a conveyor belt leading to a total knee replacement
Iron worker sustaining career-ending traumatic brain injury when he was struck with an unsecured roof truss during the construction of a retail store
Career-ending traumatic brain injury to a nurse in a collision with a commercial truck
Leg amputation to truck driver when he was struck with large pipes during an unsafe unloading operation
Wrongful death to concrete pump truck driver when the boom of his truck made contact with unmarked power lines on a construction site
Fish processor injured in an enclosed tank resulting in neck surgeries and fusion due to unsafe working conditions
Career-ending back injury to mate on a tug when he fell off the bow of the tug while handling lines
Career-ending back injury to cook on a tug when he slipped on oil on the deck
Career-ending injury to ferry able-bodied seamen when she was struck with a line and sustained serious chest injuries