SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Simeon Osborn, one of the Puget Sound’s most successful trial attorneys, was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Puget Sound chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right.
Osborn received the award at ABOTA’s annual meeting, held Nov. 4 at The Palace Ballroom in Seattle.
The award is given to lawyers who exceed the expectations of the public and their peers by establishing themselves as true champions and crusaders for American justice through exemplary trial work.
ABOTA is dedicated to elevating the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and to preserving and promoting the civil jury trial. To qualify, member lawyers must have served as lead counsel in 20 civil cases that ended in jury verdicts.
Osborn’s work has won his clients jury verdicts or settlements totaling more than $100 million in his 27 years as an attorney representing ordinary people seeking justice and accountability in often tragic circumstances.
“My driving motivation has been to help those who have been injured or harmed by the misdeeds of others and to help people who cannot fight for themselves,” Osborn said. “While I take great satisfaction in that role, I am humbled by the recognition of my peers for the work I do.”
Osborn recently represented Christopher Harris, a 29-year-old man who endured catastrophic brain trauma after being slammed into a concrete wall by King County sheriff’s deputies who had misidentified him as the suspect of a crime. That case ended in a $10 million settlement after only one week of trial. He has also represented children from across the United States who suffered severe injuries after swallowing magnets from an allegedly defective and widely-sold toy.
Osborn received his B.A. from Whitman College and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School Of Law (now Seattle University) in 1984.
With the exception of his college years, Osborn has lived his entire life in the Seattle area and remains an active member of the community. He served for several years on the Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Providence Hospital Foundation. He was involved with Special Olympics and the Leukemia Society of America for years as a fundraiser. Osborn is currently a board member for the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, the Seattle University Alumni Board and Kirkland American Little League.
Osborn is an AV-rated attorney. This rating, conferred by Martindale-Hubbell, means that his legal abilities are of the highest caliber and that he comes recommended by his peers as a practitioner of the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. In order to be considered for a Martindale-Hubbell rating, an attorney must have been admitted to the bar for 10 years or more.
Osborn has routinely been named among the region’s top litigators in an array of publications. He resides in Kirkland, Wash., with his wife Monica Hart and their son Courtland.
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