Robert Kornfeld


Rob Kornfeld has been practicing personal injury law for over 35 years and is licensed to practice law in Washington, New York, and Arizona. He 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, having been raised in a medical family, law turned out to be his calling, despite an interest in medicine.

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. He attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and graduated in 1979.

Handling Personal Injury Cases Nationwide

Currently, Mr. Kornfeld is an active member of the Washington State Bar and is licensed to practice in federal court in the Western District of Washington at Seattle, and before the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

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.

Speaking Engagements

Rob has also 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.

A Passion for Supporting Law Enforcement

Over the last three 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 following:

  • 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
  • Funds for forensic computers
  • Fund awards
  • Retirements of volunteers
  • 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.

Special Dedication to the Hispanic Community

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.

Personalized Representation that Understands Your Needs

As a Seattle personal injury attorney who has personally experienced the pain, anxiety, and distress of a serious 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 (425) 657-5255 or contact Kornfeld Law online for a quick answer to your questions.

Honors & Achievements

  • 2017 Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2017 Super Lawyer
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association Top 25 Award

Professional Associations:

  • Washington State Bar, Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member
  • Master Advocate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Editorial Board as Co-Senior Editor of Verdicts and Settlements
  • Co-chaired many seminars for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and attended WSTLA seminars

Outside of the courtroom:

Rob has served as past President and on committees and boards of several homeowner associations over the last 30 years.

Because of his love for ice hockey, Rob has coached in the SnoKing Hockey Association, in which his kids developed and grew up playing ice hockey for over 10 years. Rob also served on the board of SnoKing Hockey 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.

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