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F. Mike Shaffer

Of Counsel

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Represent injured persons in cases of defective products and personal injury, emphasizing cases of childhood sexual abuse
  • Represent consumers in cases of professional and insurance company negligence, emphasizing cases of securities fraud by financial consultants

Education

J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1985

B.A., Indiana University, 1980

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts
Georgia State Courts
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Courts of Oregon (pro hac vice)
U.S. Disctrict Courts of Utah (pro hac vice)
U.S. Disctrict Court, Southern District of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section

American Association for Justice

Washington State Association for Justice
Eagle Member

Professional History

  • Joined firm in 1989
  • Middleton and Anderson, Georgia, 1985-89

Representative Cases/Transactions

  • Significant verdicts and settlements in the Superior Courts of King, Pierce, Kitsap, Mason, Benton, and Thurston Counties, and in federal courts in Western and Eastern Washington
  • Successful securities arbitrations for over 100 customers before the NASD, AAA, NYSE, and in state and federal courts

Community Activities

  • Medical Research Evaluation Committee, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Board Member, Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

Honors, Publications & Presentations

  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated since 1998
  • Regular schedule of presentations on trial practice and securities-arbitration issues
  • Publications on various aspects of product liability litigation in trial lawyer periodicals including, “How to Counter the Biases of Annuity Witnesses” (1989) and “Handicapping the Sophisticated User Defense” (1986)