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Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Seattle, Bellevue & Tacoma

The Hornbuckle Firm is a full service personal injury and business litigation practice serving clients in the Seattle and Bellevue areas. Since opening in 1978, the Hornbuckle Firm has developed a strong track record of success, helping many clients earn lucrative verdicts and settlements. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial. This effort maximizes the settlement value of your case. Our extensive litigation experience allows us to deliver the exceptional representation you deserve.

When facing mounting medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages due to time away from work, the consequences can be financially crippling for you and your family. Our attorneys are here to help, and we will fight aggressively to protect your rights every step of the way.

The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak with Mr. Hornbuckle in person. Please call (425) 679-0742 today to schedule your free consultation at our Bellevue personal injury office.

A Special Focus on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

We help maintain quality care for your loved ones.

In 1990, Thomas Hornbuckle obtained the first and largest significant verdict against a nursing home of $39 million. The case involved the misuse of a restraint leading to wrongful death. The jury verdict made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and in newspapers across the country. It marked a turning point in the battle against the nursing home industry by families in wrongful death cases. The Hornbuckle Firm continued to obtain very significant nursing home abuse jury verdicts that favorably impacted families in their quest to obtain quality care for their loved ones.

Corporate chains now control the typical nursing home. Many of those corporations have turned the nursing home industry into big business at the expense of providing adequate care to the patient. Simply put, this is wrong. When nursing homes place profits above the welfare of patients, they must be held accountable. The corporate interests know exactly who the lawyers are that will take them before a court and a jury. They also know the lawyers who have the experience and the resources necessary to challenge them in court.

“We are prepared to fight aggressively for the rights of your loved one.”

Use our years of experience to your benefit.

We handle virtually all types of civil litigation, and the firm continues to focus on and to do its best to uncover and expose corporate wrongdoing that perpetuates devastating injuries upon older people and to the disabled. We have the determination to uncover the facts necessary to properly develop and prepare your case.

Tom and Stephen have both earned an AV rating from Martindale – Hubbell, a prestigious organization that evaluates lawyers nationwide based on their ability and ethics. An AV rating is the highest honor bestowed by Martindale – Hubbell. It is based upon an evaluation by both judges and attorneys concerning their ethics and legal ability.

We invite you to examine our results and contact us if you suspect neglect or abuse of a family member. We are prepared to fight aggressively for the rights of your loved one.

Please contact the Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free consultation. The firm serves clients in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.


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Peer Testimonials

A Judge

Highly competent attorney & law firm.

Fellow Attorney

Stephen is an excellent lawyer. I received one of my highest jury verdicts with him as my co-counsel. I am very impressed with his abilities.

Government Counsel

I’ve known Stephen since law school. He is a powerful thinker and excellent attorney.

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