Waid, Brian J.
Address: 5400 California Ave SW, Suite D, Seattle, WA 98136
Lawyer Firm: Waid Law Office, PLLC
|Areas of Practice||Legal Malpractice|
Waid Law Office offers you 41 years of experience in civil litigation and appeals, including substantial experience representing clients in legal malpractice claims and attorney fee disputes.
Brian Waid grew up in rural Nebraska, where he developed his commitments to hard work and unquestionable integrity. In 1975, he began his professional career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow with the Legal Services Corporation, i.e., a poverty lawyer, providing the disadvantaged with legal services. Mr. Waid eventually managed the Consumer Law Unit at New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he represented low-income clients in consumer class action litigation and nuclear power plant rate proceedings. Recognizing his particular expertise, the Loyola Law Review asked him to publish an article on attorneys’ ethics in class action litigation. In 1982, Mr. Waid entered private practice in Louisiana, where he represented businesses in commercial litigation, injured victims in personal injury litigation, and a bank in complex fraud-related litigation. Because of his demonstrated expertise in fraud-related litigation, the United States Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans appointed Mr. Waid to investigate bankruptcy reorganizations in which fraud was suspected.
In 1996, Mr. Waid and his family moved back to his wife’s native West Seattle. Since then, he has focused his legal practice primarily on malpractice claims by clients against their former attorneys. However, he also authored the winning briefs in two of the Washington Supreme Court’s seminal insurance bad faith cases, Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co. v. Dan Paulson Construction Co. and Kirk v. Mt. Airy Insurance Co., and represented the plaintiff class in the Microsoft "perma-temps" litigation as its designated trial attorney.
Bar Admissions Nebraska, 1975 inactive Louisiana, 1980 inactive Alaska, 1999 inactive Washington, 1996 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington U.S. District Court Western District of Washington U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
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