Attorney Tyler K Firkins


The National Trial Lawyers

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of Washington, B.S., 1985
Professional Associations
  • Washington Association of Justice (WSAJ) EAGLE
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA)
  • King County Bar Association (KCBA)
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (TPBA)
Affiliations and Courts Admitted
  • Admitted to practice, 1991, Washington State Bar
  • Admitted in Federal Courts, U.S. District Courts for both the Western District of Washington and the Eastern District of Washington
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Profiles

Tyler K. Firkins

Primary Areas of Practice

Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Government Liability, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Education Law, Constitutional Law

Career Highlights

Tyler’s practice emphasizes representation of individuals against corporations and governmental entities in the areas of wrongful death, personal injury, claims against Child Protective Services, medical malpractice, class actions, and employment law. Tyler has handled countless high-profile and landmark cases, including Durant v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 419 P.3d 400 (2018); Federal Way School Dist. No. 210 v. Vinson, 172 Wn.2d 756 (2011) and Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue School Dist. #405,164 Wn.2d 199 (2008). Tyler also successfully prosecuted a case in which the largest award of sanctions in state history was affirmed on appeal in Roberson v. Perez, 123 Wn.App. 320 (2004).

Watch Tyler’s winning arguments before the Washington State Supreme Court:

Personal Background

Tyler is married with three daughters. In his free time, Tyler enjoys skiing, dirt biking and wakeboarding. Tyler also plays the banjo.

Quotes from Clients:

“Tyler got me a PI settlement 4 times (400%) over the “final and best offer” I had received to settle. He kicked the insurance company butt in trial and then kicked it again with a post trial motion that got me even more money. Since, I always get savvy, common sense advice. No BS, just the truth, even when I didn’t like what he told me. If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, go somewhere else. If you want an aggressive, smart attorney who gives it to you straight, use Tyler Firkins.”

– Joshua M. of Bremerton

“Tyler is tough, fair, and he knows his stuff. He won’t let people in positions of authority get away with wrongdoing, and he fights for people who are doing good things in their life. He’s a straight shooter who won’t waste your time but will cut to the heart of the matter so you can get on with your life. His knowledge of education law make him someone you will want on your side, should you find yourself in a battle against ‘the system.’”

– Sarah P. of Kent

“I was impressed with how much more prepared and polished Tyler was in court for me compared to the other attorneys. It gave me a lot of confidence and I was happy with the results.” (Car Accident Trial.)

-Kathy L. of Des Moines

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