about rob kornfeldROBERT KORNFELD -The following is a brief background of Mr. Kornfeld’s accomplishments.

Rob Kornfeld has been practicing personal injury law for over thirty five (35) years and is licensed to practice law in three (3) states: Washington, New York and Arizona.

Rob graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) in 1976 with college honors in the area of European Studies. Although he started out in pre-med at UVM after having been raised in a medical family, law turned out to be his calling, despite an interest in medicine.

He attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wa. and graduated in 1979. Currently, Mr. Kornfeld is an active member of the Washington State Bar and is licensed to practice in federal court, e.g. the Western District of Washington at Seattle, and before the United States Supreme Court in Washington D. C.

Rob’s medical interest has led him to focus his practice on helping injured clients and those who have been victims of tortious conduct by others.

Mr. Kornfeld is a longstanding member of the Washington State Association for Justice, formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a Master Advocate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, has served on the Washington State Trial Lawyers Editorial Board as Co-Senior Editor of Verdicts and Settlements, and written many articles published in the WSTLA Trial News.

Mr. Kornfeld has co-chaired many seminars for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and attended WSTLA seminars as a guest speaker and has also spoken at other continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and other legal associations.

Robert Kornfeld is experienced in trials and settlements in both state and federal courts and has been licensed to handle legal actions in other jurisdictions outside of Washington, including Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, New York, Massachusetts, and has assisted on cases in British Columbia, Canada.

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Civic areas of interest: Rob has served as past President and on committees and boards of several homeowner associations over the last thirty (30) years.

Because of his love for ice hockey, Rob has coached in the SnoKing Hockey Ass., in which his kids developed and grew up playing ice hockey for over then (10) years. Rob also served on the board of SnoKing Hockey Ass. until his boys went on to play at the next level.

Not only has Rob has coached youth soccer and ice hockey, as well as participating in both sports dating back to high school and on college, he has a joined various men’s recreational leagues in soccer and ice hockey.

Rob and his family are actively involved in sports and recreational pursuits, particularly outdoor sports, such as climbing, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, road and mountain biking, and golf.

Over the last three (3) years, Rob has served as a Board Member of the Bellevue Police Foundation. The Bellevue Police Foundation, aside from supporting law enforcement in Bellevue, financially supports the Bellevue K-9 dog efforts, survival seminars for both physical and emotional support of officers and spouses, maintains Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in patrol cars to assist in saving lives, funded forensic computers, fund awards and retirements of volunteers and does much, much more for the eastside community.

Law enforcement is an important part of our community safety to protect our loved ones, friends and family. With the ever present risks of unstable folks in our community, we can always count on those of Bellevue Police Department and other law enforcement organizations to protect our friends and family in times of need.

Mr. Kornfeld has a working understanding of Spanish and is active in his assistance of Hispanic clients to navigate the legal system. Rob lived in Chiapas, Mexico as an exchange student and has a special affinity to assist Hispanics through their legal challenges. In fact, one of Rob’s boys is bilingual. Both have volunteered to support Hispanic cultural and other related causes. Rob has taken a special interest in the Hispanic community helping injured individuals to recover compensation for their injuries and reimbursement of unpaid medical bills and wage loss.

In April 2010, Rob handled the case of an injured worker, Alex Salas. This case made its through the Wa. state appellate system and up to the Supreme Court. Rob assisted Mr. Salas in obtaining a new trial because the trial judge allowed Alex’ immigration status to be heard by the jury at trial. This prejudiced the jury against him because he was an undocumented work. Consequently, the Wa. State Supreme Court reversed the trial judge’s ruling and it held that evidence of illegal immigration status was so prejudicial that this evidence should be barred and never heard by a jury. Alex’ new trial is pending.

Further details of all of Mr. Kornfeld’s professional accomplishments are available on request.

As an attorney who has personally experienced the pain, anxiety, and distress of a personal injury (Read Rob’s Personal Injury Story), Rob understands the challenges you and your family may now face. He too was seriously injured in a collision in July 1985 and personally experienced some of the very same obstacles, which you may be facing today. For more than 35 years he has helped people just like you navigate the legal system to recover the compensation you deserve and to recover reimbursement of medical bills, lost wages and other compensation.

We offer a free consultation. It costs you nothing to talk with us to learn what rights you may have. Call or email me now for a free consultation at a location that’s convenient for you. We can meet with you at your home, a convenient meeting location or in the hospital, day or nighttime and weekends. Call 1-800-282-4878 or (425) 893-8989 or email me at Rob@Kornfeldlaw.com for a quick answer to your question(s).

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