Curriculum Vitae of SIMEON J. OSBORN Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation LEGAL EDUCATION: Doctor of Law (J.D.) The University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Washington (1984)
UNDERGRADUATE Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) History EDUCATION: Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington (1980)
PROFESSIONAL Partner, Osborn Machler, P.L.L.C. EXPERIENCE: Personal Injury, Malpractice Law, and Civil Litigation Seattle, Washington (1998 to present)
REPRESENTATIVE Ostegren v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.: $5,000,000 CASES: settlement for a single man who was wrongfully shot and killed by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s office while rescuing someone being assaulted.
Calvert v. Moss Adams: $22,000,000 represented the trustee in an accounting negligence claim against the auditing lawfirm for meridian funds in the Darrin Berg Ponzi scheme.
Harris v. King County: $10,000,000 settlement after 5 days of trial for excessive force by a Sheriff’s deputy. After the settlement, plaintiffs found county has hidden crucial documents and had their case reopened. The court sanctioned the county 1.7 million dollars. Sweet v. Mega Brands & Rose Art: $6,300,000 settlement for the death of a 22-month-old child who swallowed magnets that detached from a faulty toy manufactured in China.
Magnetix Litigation v. Mega Brands & Rose Art: Represented 19 families and reached settlements totaling $20,000,000. The parent company, Mega Brands, filed for international bankruptcy protection (2008).
Armantrout v. Carlson: $1,200,000 jury verdict in medical malpractice wrongful death (2007).
Motamed v. Port of Seattle: $2,600,000 settlement for a woman shot by a man who tried to rob her in the Seatac Airport parking lot.
Palacios v. Honda Motor Company & Conklin: $16,350,000 jury verdict for a woman who was severely brain damaged after her roof was crushed in a rollover accident.
APPELLATE Dussault v. Hamilton, Washington State Supreme Court - argued (November 15, 2018) DECISIONS: Armantrout v. Carlson, 166 Wn.2d 931, 214 P.3d 914 (2009) French v. Uribe, Inc., 132 Wn. App. 1 (2006) Estate of Kennedy v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 283 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. 2002) Blankenship v. Kaldor, 114 Wn. App. 312, 57 P.3d 295 (2002) Miller v. Likens, 108 Wn. App. 1038 (2001) Ellwein v. Hartford Acc. And Indem. Co., 142 Wn.2d 766, 15 P.3d 640 (2001) Safeco Ins. Co. v. Woodley, 102 Wn. App. 384, 8 P.3d 304 (2000) Lacey Nursing Center v. Dept. of Rev., 128 Wn.2d 40, 905 P.2d 338 (1995) Ruff v. King County, 125 Wn.2d 697, 887 P.2d 886 (1995) Hansen v. Friend, 118 Wn.2d 476, 824 P.2d 483 (1992)
PROFESSIONAL America’s Top 100 Attorneys
HONORS: •America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators • Top 25 Product Liability Lawyers • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Washington 2017, 2018, 2019 • American Trial Lawyers • 2011 ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Listed in Outstanding Lawyers of America Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Listed in, Who’s Who in America Listed in Who’s Who in American Law Listed in Seattle Magazine Top 100 Lawyers Awarded an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell. The “AV” rating, based on confidential recommendations from lawyers and judges, is the highest rating awarded for legal ability, adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability, and diligence. Washington Law & Politics "Super Lawyer" - voted by peers as a "Super Lawyer" (top 4% in the field of personal injury) – 2000-present Member: American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
PROFESSIONAL ABOTA National Board of Governors 2012-2013 ASSOCIATIONS & • President WA Chapter ABOTA 2017 ACTIVITES: Washington State Bar Association • Court Rules Committee (1988-1991) • Litigation Section (1984-present) Western Trial Lawyers Association • Board of Governors (2000-2001) Washington Association for Justice (WSAJ) • “Eagle” Member Seattle-King County Bar Association American Bar Association Litigation Section Trial & Insurance Practice Section American Association for Justice (AAJ)
ADMITTED TO Washington State Supreme Court and all subordinate courts
PRACTICE: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania United States District Court for the District of Colorado Have been admitted to practice pro hac vice in the following states: California, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Louisiana, Indiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.
CIVIC Kirkland Merchants Select Baseball Club, President (2008-present) ACTIVITIES: Kirkland Boys and Girls and Club, Board of Directors (2004-2009) Kirkland American Little League, Board of Directors (2004-2008) Kangs Junior Football, Head Coach (2001-2010) Kirkland American Baseball, Head Coach (1998-2008) Hope Heart Foundation, Board of Directors (2000-2002) Providence Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors (1999-2000) Make-A-Wish Foundation, Board of Directors (1992-1996) Leukemia Society of America - Seattle Celebrity Waiters, Board Member (1990-1995) Special Olympics, Committee Volunteer (1986-1996)
PUBLICATIONS: On Your Own - Your Rights and Responsibilities published by the Washington State Bar Association and distributed to all Seattle area high school seniors.
Chapter on Credit (1996) Chapter on Consumer Protection (1990)
PROFESSIONAL 30 years of professional experience in conflict resolution through EXPERIENCE: consultation, negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trial. Represented litigants in over one thousand disputed matters. Tried over 50 jury trials involving personal injuries, class actions contracts, estate, and other matters before the state and federal courts in the State of Washington. Mediated or arbitrated over one hundred cases as mediator, arbitrator or lawyer. Prepared and/or argued cases to the Washington State Supreme Court, Washington State Court of Appeals, and Federal Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL Instructor, Advanced Trial School – Voir Dire, Seattle University School of LECTURES & Law, 2014 DEMONSTRATIONS: Guest Lecture, Civil Trial Advocacy Class, Seattle University School of Law, 2011, 2012, 2013 Moderator & Presenter, Masters in Trial, ABOTA, 2011, 2012 Damages of Magnets in Toys: AAJ National Convention, July 2010 Moderator & Presenter, Federal Practice Boot Camp, WSBA CLE, October 2010 Presentation, ABC’s of Parental Liability for Underage Drinking, Glacier Peak High School, 2010, Arch Bishop Murphy High School, 2011 A Discussion of Armantrout v. Carlson Tort Trends and Victories, WSAJ CLE, November 2009 Moderator, Masters in Jury Selection, ABOTA Foundation CLE, October 2009 Moderator & Presenter, Medicine for Lawyers, Chronic Pain III – Direct Examination of the Plaintiff, WSTLA CLE, November 20, 2008 Moderator, Masters in Trial – A Trial Demonstration – ABOTA CLE, May 2008 Moderator, Masters in Trial – A Trial Demonstration – Cross Exam of the Defendant’s Expert – ABOTA CLE, May 2008 Moderator, Obtaining Fair Settlements – Working With the Witnesses, WSTLA CLE, May 2008 Opening Statements: NBI CLE October, 2003 Spoliation: Repercussions when evidence is destroyed. NBI CLE September, 2003 Landowner Liability for Injuries Caused by Criminal Conduct in Parking Areas-Legends of Litigation Conference, Sun Valley, ID (2000) Representing the Plaintiff in a Civil Action: Bridging the Gap, King County Bar Association (1998) (1999) Trying and Winning Your First Trial: Opening Statements and Closing Argument, Washington State Bar Association (1997) Representing the Professional Athlete: Advice for Life, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Skimender (January 1991) Collection of Judgments in Washington State: How to get the money, Washington State Bar Association (1990)
MISCELLANEOUS: Profiled in a chapter of the book, Toy Monster – The Big, Bad, World of Mattel, by Jerry Oppenheimer, regarding the Magnetix and Polly Pocket magnetic toy cases and the way in which they were handled.