Alex French

Shareholder

Alex French works out of our Seattle office.

Seattle
2601 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.1992

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Alex serves as one of the managing shareholders of GLP Attorneys, manages the firm’s complex litigation cases, and also manages the firm’s motions and appellate practice department. 

Alex has litigated hundreds of cases throughout Washington State, including cases involving wrongful death, maritime injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, construction site injury, insurance bad faith, logging accidents, work place injury, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, disclosure of medical information, shootings, explosions, airplane crash and injury, sexual abuse, motor vehicle collisions, semi-truck collisions, collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists, dog bites, injuries caused by farm and domestic animals, traumatic brain injury, school injuries, injuries due to improper roadway design, and injuries caused by state, city, and municipal entities, including police. 

Alex started working in personal injury in 2004.  He joined GLP Attorneys as a legal intern in 2006, became an associate attorney in 2008, and a shareholder in 2016.  In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Alex was awarded the Rising Star Super Lawyers Award, which is awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Alex has helped to shape and change the law in a Washington Court of Appeals insurance bad faith decision Leahy v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., and in a Washington Supreme Court case, Kim, et. al. v. Lakeside Adult Family Home, et. al., creating civil liability for mandatory reporters who fail to report abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. 

Alex has helped to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in recovery for GLP Attorneys’ clients. Examples of cases on which Alex has worked are:

$7 million for a playground accident resulting in serious injuries to a child.

$5 million for a work place injury wrongful death involving a belt manlift.

$3.5 million for wrongful death of nursing home patient.

$3 million for injuries to two construction workers injured by a wall collapse.

$2.5 million for the family of a resident of an adult family home killed by an overdose of medication.  

$2.25 million for the victim of an explosion at a scrap yard causing a brain injury.

$2 million for victim of small plane crash.

$1.87 million for medical malpractice wrongful death of an adult child.

$1.25 million for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk resulting in serious ankle fractures.

$1 million for the passenger of a semi-truck involved in a collision resulting in a serious arm degloving injury.

$1 million for the family of a captain killed at sea. 

$1 million for the family of a crab fisherman killed at sea.

$1 million for a maritime injury to a fisherman. 

$800,000 for victim of water ski accident resulting in multiple leg and arm fractures.

$700,000 for a maritime injury to a fisherman.  

$500,000 for victim of car accident resulting in thoracic outlet syndrome.

Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes.

Publications:

A New Civil Cause of Action for Mandatory Reporters Who Fail to Report Suspected Neglect and Abuse, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Trial News, 2016. 

Punitive Damages in Nursing Home (and other) Cases, WSAJ Trial News, March 2013. Co-authored with James Gooding 

Honors:

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Highest rating by Avvo.com - 10.0

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