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Bellingham, Washington accident & injury law firm

  • Accident & Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Admiralty & Maritime law
  • Family Law
  • Bankruptcy

Since 1979 we have represented over 3,000 injury victims in Whatcom, Skagit, Island & Snohomish counties. We never stop fighting for you!

Our personal injury attorneys fight for damages through negotiation with insurance companies and personal injury lawsuits to compensate you for medical expenses, disability, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. We always strive to solve cases out of court but when necessary you can count on our experience and knowledge to fully represent you in court.
We represent our personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis and our firm advances many out-of-pocket costs on their behalf. When cases are concluded with a monetary settlement, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced from the proceeds of a settlement or judge or jury verdict.

Our Attorneys

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Michael J., Tario

Michael John Tario is one of the most highly respected and experienced practicing personal injury attorneys in Washington State. He opened his practice more than four decades ago and has earned the respect of his peers and the industry as exemplified by his many awards and high ratings. Through most of his career, Mr. Tario practiced plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense but re-focused as a personal injury lawyer in 2006.

During his career, Mr. Tario has successfully represented over 3,000 clients. He has negotiated well over 2,500 favorable out-of-court settlements, but where settlement was not possible, he has taken hundreds of cases to trial; fighting hard to protect the rights and interests of his clients. Michael is known for his hard fighting tenacity, his determination, and his commitment to try to do everything possible (within the bounds of the law) to give his clients “top notch” representation. While no attorney can win every case they handle, Mr. Tario’s win/loss record speaks for itself. His advertised claim of “proven record of success” is based upon the results obtained in and out of court in over 40 years in practice.

  • J.D.
    Seattle University Law School
  • Masters in Communication
    University of Wisconsin, Superior
  • B.A. in Communications
    University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Member
    Federal Bar Association Western District Washingto
    1980 - 2155
  • Member
    Washington State Association for Justice
    1980 - 2155
  • Member
    Washington State Bar Association
    1980 - 2155
  • Member
    American Bar Association
    1980 - 2155
  • Member
    American Trial Lawyers Association
    1980 - 2155
  • Member
    National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    1981 - 2155
  • Founding Member
    Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorne
    1986 - 2155
  • Board of Directors
    Law Advocates - Whatcom County
    1994 - 1996
  • Member
    The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    2010 - 2155
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    National Trial Lawyers Association
    2013 - 2155
  • Best Attorney in Bellingham to Defend You
    Bellingham Business Journal
    2007 - 2007
  • Member
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    2010 - 2155
  • Clients' Choice Award
    2012 - 2012
  • Very High Legal Ability Distinguished for Fifteen
    Lexis Nexis
    2013 - 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Washington
    The LEgal Network
    2013 - 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    National Trial Lawyers Association
    2013 - 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
    2014 - 2014
  • Superb Rating
    2014 - 2014
  • BV Distinguished Attorney for 18 Years
    2015 - 2015
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Robert wolle

Robert A. Wolle has over 40 years of experience as an attorney in Washington State, making him well qualified to help his clients in their legal matters. Robert’s current, primary areas of practice include Family Law and Bankruptcy.

Family Law embraces all facets of dissolutions, Third Party Petitions for Custody, Paternity, Elder Law, Adoptions, Paternity and matters involving children as At- Risk Children, and CHINS petitions. Robert has also had extensive experience and training in legal issues involving domestic violence and abuse.

Bankruptcy practice includes all areas necessary for effective representation from initial discussion and analysis of options, preparing and filing the necessary papers, to the discharge of indebtedness.

Robert graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management in 1975. He earned his Law degree in 1979 from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University).

  • Juris Doctor
    William Mitchell College of Law
  • Master of International Law
    University of Lund, Sweden
  • Bachelor of Arts
    The George Washington University
  • VGAL of the Quarter - Spring
    Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Progr
    2014 - 2014
  • Award of Excellence in Family Law
    2000 - 2000
  • Certificate for Public Service
    Minnesota Justice Foundation
    2000 - 2000
  • Member
    Snohomish County Bar Association
    2012 - 2155
  • Member
    King County Bar Association
    2012 - 2155
  • Member
    Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    2012 - 2155
  • Volunteer Attorney
    Snohomish County Legal Services
    2012 - 2155
  • Member
    Greater Seattle Business Association
    2013 - 2155

Our Locations

119 N. Commercial St.,
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-8500
Mount Vernon
413 S. 1st Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-6666
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