Vonda Michell Sargent

The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent
The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent
119 1St Ave S Ste 500, Seattle, WA 98104 United States
SeattleWA 98104
(206) 838-4970
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The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent is a boutique law firm established in 2005 by Vonda M. Sargent. Ms. Sargent built her practice focusing on civil rights violations, police misconduct, insurance bad faith and personal injury. “With our diverse team of attorneys and staff, we are able to provide high quality services with personalized attention to each of our client’s needs to ensure they feel involved and a part of the process” The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent is widely recognized as one of the best personal injury Law firms in Washington State.

Before Ms. Sargent opened her private practice, she clerked at the Washington Supreme Court and Division II of the Court of Appeals for the Honorable Gerry Alexander for whom she also interned during her 1L year. Ms. Sargent spent several years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Thurston County, where she was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Young Lawyer's Division of the Washington State Bar Association. After prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases, Ms. Sargent branched out into the civil arena where she worked as in-house insurance defense counsel for State Farm and Allstate insurance companies.

Ms. Sargent is the proud recipient of the 2021 Excellence in the Law Award from the Loren Miller Bar Association. She has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2014. In 2018 the Washington Association of Justice awarded Ms. Sargent the Carl Maxey Award. In 2017 she was inducted into ABOTA, the elite American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2007, Ms. Sargent graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College where she is now an instructor. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Pre-Trial Advocacy at Seattle University School of Law and is a guest lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. During law school Ms. Sargent was a member of the William B. Bryant American Inn of Court. She is a founding member of the William Dwyer’s Inns of Court where she also served as its President. Ms. Sargent is a frequent guest legal commentator on Court TV.

Ms. Sargent’s notable cases include William Wingate v. Cynthia Whitlatch et. al., a civil rights case in which Mr. Wingate successfully proved a Seattle Police Officer violated his 14th Amendment rights for arresting him for simply walking while black. In Keodalah v. Allstate Mutual Insurance Company, Mr. Keodalah successfully proved that his insurance company was less than forthright when it evaluated his claims. In Henderson v. Thompson, the Washington State Supreme Court conducted direct review of insertion of racial bias in a civil injury case. In Lock v. American Family, the Washington State Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s JNOV and remanded for a new trial based on the insurance company’s bad faith conduct. Ms. Sargent represents every client with integrity and diligence no matter what challenges they face in the legal system. 

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