Franklin W. Shoichet

Of Counsel

(206) 621-0719

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For over 37 years, Frank Shoichet has tenaciously fought for justice for his clients.  He concentrates on representing:

  • Victims of violent crime (and their families) as well as victims of abuse of vulnerable children and adults;
  • Victims of serious government misconduct whose civil rights have been damaged;
  • Victims of major medical, legal, and dental malpractice;
  • Victims of misconduct in the probate system (wills, estate administration, guardianships, trusts, special needs trusts for the disabled);
  • People injured by the negligence or recklessness of another (e.g., car crashes, injuries to pedestrians, injuries from being on dangerous property, wrongful death, libel and slander, etc.).

The people Frank represents–and he always remembers that people are his clients–are well-served by his legal creativity, superior analytical and writing skills, and tireless passion in the courtroom.

Active in his profession and the community, Frank serves on the national Judicial Selection Task Force of the American Constitution Society, and has served on advisory boards for the nationwide Alliance for Justice and the National Crime Victim Bar Association.  For seven years, he served by appointment of the Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court on the Board for Court Education, overseeing continuing education for judges, court clerks and administrators.  In 2014, Washington’s largest crime victim advocacy group, Victim Support Services, honored him for twenty years of service on behalf of violent crime victims.

Over the last decade, Frank has twice been selected in polls of lawyers and judges as one of the Seattle area’s top lawyers.  Frank holds the coveted Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale-Hubbell for his AV Preeminent rating as determined by his peers. He also has a perfect 10 rating from AVVO.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • King County Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • 2013-14 – $1 million settlement as co-counsel for wrongful death caused by failure to control ex-convict enrolled in Dangerous Mentally Ill Offender Program who murdered client’s daughter.
  • 2012 – $250,000. settlement in first known lawsuit for failure of guardian to obtain special needs trust for brain damaged man.
  • 2006 – $300,000. settlement for legal malpractice and bank trust-department negligence re theft from special needs trust.
  • 2004 – $250,000 settlement for improper seizure of quadriplegic’s medical marijuana; largest known award in U.S. for injury to medical marijuana patient’s rights.
  • 1999 – $240,000. settlement for misconduct by King County deputy prosecutor in investigation of claim against executor of mother’s will; largest known award in Washington against a prosecutor.