About Us – Professional Details

Evan
Fuller

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Evan represents clients in a wide array of civil litigation including government liability, civil rights, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury claims. He has litigated and tried cases resulting in seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements. Evan also has an active practice representing victims of childhood sexual abuse in claims arising from improper supervision, care, or protection in the foster home, dependency, school, or caregiving settings. He received his B.A. from Whitman College, cum laude, and later earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Washington School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Whitman College

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Washington Rising Star, 2019-2020, recognized amongst top new attorneys in Washington as published in the Seattle Met and Super Lawyers Magazines

The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, Washington State

PRACTICE AREAS

Wrongful death, government liability, sexual abuse, product liability or design defect, civil rights, medical negligence, & catastrophic injury

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

All Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 J.D., University of Washington School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Whitman College

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Washington State Association for Justice - Member
King County Bar Association
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Hensley v. MultiCare Health System (2019) – Obtained $28 million settlement, following 3½ week jury trial, for man who suffered spinal cord injury during spinal fusion surgery

Abuse Victims vs. State, Dept. of Social and Health Services (2019-2020) – obtained over $10.5 million in recoveries for victims of abuse and neglect in the foster care system and other agencies within DSHS

A.L. vs. Confidential Defendant (2018) – obtained $6 million settlement for young girl that suffered compartment syndrome and resulting Volkmann’s contracture in medical malpractice action

Plaintiffs/Estates vs. Confidential Defendants (2017-2020) – Obtained numerous confidential wrongful death and serious injury settlements including $4.5 million for workplace injury, over $2.5 for workplace death, and $2.25 for medical negligence

Brown v. State, Dept. of Corrections (2017) - represented parents of boy killed by improperly supervised felon; obtained application of “discovery rule” and summary dismissal of statute of limitations defense on appeal, resulting in $3 million settlement

T.W. vs. Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (2018) – obtained $1.53 million jury verdict for victim that was sexually assaulted by Club volunteer and staff in mid-1980s

Student vs. Pierce County School District (2020) - $1.5 million recovery for student assaulted at school

L.H. & M.R. vs. Tacoma School District (2019) – Represented two former students that were sexually abused by teacher, $1.41 million in recoveries

Neff et al. v. King County Sheriff’s Office (2017) – represented current and former employees in claims arising from retaliation, discrimination, and hostile work environment; obtained $1.35 million in recoveries

Estate of G.C. vs. Clover Park School District (2019) – Obtained $1 million settlement for family of student that committed suicide due to bullying

Martinez v. City of Tacoma (2017) – represented motorcyclist injured due to negligent design and maintenance of roadway; obtained $775,000 settlement

T.F. v. State, Dept. of Corrections (2016) – represented young girl molested by negligently supervised sex offender, resulting in $750,000 in recoveries

Grech v. Thurston County (2017) – represented injured woman struck by police officer negligently passing her vehicle and T-boning her at a high speed; obtained $700,000 settlement

R.T. vs. Highline School District (2019) – obtained $550,000 settlement for former student in action arising from off-campus, after-hours rape by volunteer extracurricular instructor

Peterson, et al. v. State, Dept. of Social & Health Services (2015) - represented two employees who brought claims of gender-based hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation against employer; obtained $320,000 in recoveries

R.P. v. Seattle School District (2015) – represented female student who brought Title IX and negligence claims after she was sexually abused by teacher; obtained $250,000 settlement

EVAN IN THE NEWS

Lawsuit: High school teacher raped, impregnated girl in 1994

Man Sues Tacoma Boys and Girls Club, Alleges Child Sex Abuse

DOC agrees to Pay 3 million to family of boy shot by gang member in 2010

Seattle family: State could've stopped child predator

Former Puyallup youth wrestlers allege sexual abuse by ex-coach, sue city, program

Former clinical director sued by agency's previous intern

PUBLICATIONS

Roberts, N. & Fuller, E., Unorthodox Cross Examination Techniques, Trial News (Trial News, March 2020)

Roberts, N. & Fuller, E., Utilizing the “Discovery Rule” in Special Relationship Cases, Trial News (Trial News, July 2017) 

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