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About Our Firm
  My name is Robert Gould. I founded the Law Office of Robert B. Gould to help clients obtain compensation in legal malpractices cases.

It is important to me that you know I strongly believe in and admire our legal system. I am honored to be an attorney and to work with many capable colleagues involved in our system of justice.

Nevertheless, even the most capable attorneys make mistakes, or problems arise during the course of representing the client that they fail to resolve correctly. When that happens we work diligently for our clients. However, not all attorney mistakes rise to the level of malpractice. So it is particularly important that you understand the difference between legal malpractice for which you can recover compensation and simply bad results for which you cannot recover compensation.

 
 

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About Robert B. Gould  
  Professional History
Born Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 11, 1942. Admitted to the bar of the State of Idaho in 1968 and United States District Court for the District of Idaho in 1968. Admitted to the Bar of the State of Washington in 1969. Also, admitted United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Eastern District of Washington and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Admitted U.S. Tax Court. Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" (1994-Present). Denominated Washington Super Lawyer 2000-Present. AV rated Martindale Hubbell for over 15 years.

Education
University of Washington (B.A., 1964), New York University (LLB, 1967). Special District counsel and Special Disciplinary Counsel to the Washington State Bar Association. Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Washington State Bar Association (1990-1993, 1997-2002 & 2008-Present). Mr. Gould has been a lecturer at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars, including for the Washington State Bar Association, Washington Trial Lawyers Association, and the Oregon State Bar Association.

Author
Trial of the Legal Malpractice Case - Strategies, Expert Witnesses, Unique Aspects of Legal Malpractice Cases - Plaintiff's Perspective", Washington State Bar Association, April, 1985; Trial of the Legal Malpractice Case, Strategies Expert Witnesses Unique Aspects of Legal Malpractice Cases, Plaintiff's Perspective, Washington State Bar Association, April , 1985; Family Law Deskbook, chapters 3 and 4, "Ethics in Family Law and "Malpractice", Washington State Bar Association, 1989 & 2000; Editorial Board, Washington Legal Ethics Deskbook, Washington State Bar Association (2003).

Member
King County, Washington State (Member Sections of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Economics of Law Practice, Tort and Insurance Practice) Bar Associations, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Academy of Legal Malpractice Attorneys and a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

Practice Areas
Litigation, legal malpractice, plaintiff's legal malpractice, and other plaintiff's professional negligence.

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Success Stories  
  Disclaimer: It is important for you to realize that each case is different. You must not allow prior results to create any expectation about the results you can expect in your potential case. Indeed, some cases result in no recovery whatsoever. Nevertheless, the following list of some recent results in cases we have handled at the trial court level (as opposed to appellate decisions) may give you a better understanding of the kinds of cases we handle and the kinds of services we provide.
  • $2,000,000+ insurance bad faith judgment
  • $600,000 legal malpractice jury verdict
  • $860,000 legal malpractice verdict
  • $1,300,000 residential construction arbitration award
  • $807,000 medical malpractice jury verdict (plus additional confidential pre-trial settlements)
  • $672,500 insurance bad faith settlement
  • $500,000 policy limits legal malpractice settlement on remand after trial and appeal
  • $475,000 legal malpractice settlement
  • Confidential amount, architect malpractice settlement
  • Voluntary dismissal by plaintiff, defense of general contractor on a condominium construction project
  • Confidential amount, legal malpractice settlement
  • $900,000 legal malpractice settlement
 
 

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