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Victor Torres

Torres & Haroldson, PLLC
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Victor Torres
Torres & Haroldson, PLLC
Maple Valley,
 WA

Victor practices primarily in the area of personal injury, including motor vehicle collisions (i.e. “car accidents”), premises liability (i.e. “slip and falls”), and catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He also handles employment issues for individuals, including employment discrimination. And, he helps businesses in disputes or when involved in litigation.

Victor is an outstanding communicator and trial attorney who works tirelessly to represent individuals who have been injured or harmed by others. This includes representing individuals in cases against the government and its agencies, corporations, an employer, or another third party.

Victor provides representation to individuals in jury trials including personal injury and employment cases. He has handled numerous arbitration hearings involving injury, employment, and commercial issues. He has significant experience in personal injury litigation including car accidents, slip and falls, sexual abuse, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. Additionally, Victor has substantial experience in employment litigation including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. He also has considerable experience in commercial litigation representing individuals as well as businesses in Consumer Protection Act claims, trade secrets litigation, and contract disputes.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Victor was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area. He is a true man of the islands coming from good diverse stock hailing from different areas of the world: Filipino and Aleut, descendant of the natives of the Philippines and Aleutian Islands. From very early on, he had a passion for social justice and pursued a liberal arts education at the University of San Francisco. After moving to the Puget Sound area, he went to the Seattle University School of Law. He is an active community volunteer in the South King County area of Maple Valley where he resides with his wife and their four sons. In his personal time, Victor enjoys weight training, spending time and playing with his family, and the cinema experience at the movie theater. Victor has not forgotten his roots and is a life-long, die-hard San Francisco 49ers Faithful.

EDUCATION

Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Editor-in-Chief, Seattle University Law Review

University of San Francisco, B.A., English major (emphasis in writing), Accounting minor

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Washington State Association for Justice

Eagle Member

Chair, Employment Law Section, 2012–2014

Washington Employment Lawyers Association

King County Bar Association

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Filipino Lawyers of Washington

Founding Member

Northwest Indian Bar Association

Treasurer, 2006–2007

Add WSAJ: Member, Diversity Committee, 2009–2013

AFFILIATION AND COURTS ADMITTED

Admitted to practice 2007, Washington State Bar

Admitted in Federal Court for the Western District of Washington

Admitted in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Speaker, WSAJ CLE, e-Discovery, Beyond Files and Folders (Jun. 2014)

Speaker, WELA Annual Seminar 2014, Disability Discrimination (Federal v. State)

WSAJ Employment Law Seminar 2013, Co-Chair, Author & Presenter on Disability Discrimination

Author, “Diversity: The New Reality,” WSAJ Trial News (Nov. 2013)

Author, Note, Tegman v. Accident & Medical Investigations, Inc.: The Re-Modification of Modified Joint and Several Liability by Judicial Fiat, 29 Seattle Univ. L. Rev. 729 (Spring 2006)

PROFESSIONAL PROFILES

Super Lawyers

AVVO

LinkedIn

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Bicycle Accident

Auto Accident

Trucking Accident

Pedestrian Injury

Wrongful Death

Slip & Fall

Estate Planning

Family Law

Employment Law


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