Michael J. Fisher
Resident: Puyallup, WA
Skills: Trial, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
Practice:Medical Malpractice, Automobile Accidents, Employment, Personal Injury
Memberships: Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Washington State Association for Justice.
2007 President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
Selected as 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 "Rising Star" by Washington Law and Politics
Mike is a tenacious trial lawyer who puts every ounce of effort and enthusiasm possible into his work. His approach to each project is thorough, exhausting all possible angles to a problem. His legal research on a number of cases - from procedural issues to medical malpractice - is a trusted tool in the office. Mike has a unique understanding of the dynamics and strategies involved in preparing personal injury and wrongful death cases for trial in such a way that defendants often settle. He became a partner with the firm in 2009.
While representing victims of personal injury and wrongful death, Mike has jumped into his work at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler with both feet, handling a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, truck, boat, automobile and motorcycle accident litigation, construction, premises liability and medical malpractice.
"I can't let these people down," Mike says. "These people are hard-working, sincere in their efforts and have had the worst of all things happen to them because of physical injuries or death. Even in the era of 'tort reform,' I refuse to apologize for representing these people. It's a privilege. All I try to do is bring them back to as nearly as whole as possible within the bounds of the law, so they can rebuild their shattered lives. Perfect justice would require the undoing of the tragedy that has visited my clients. We all know, however, that that cannot be done, which is why the law requires that full compensation be paid," Mike said. "I think I'm lucky to be doing positive things for so many people."
Mike is an avid outdoorsman, sportsman and a year round scuba diver.