Scott F. Lundberg

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Scott works primarily in our Seattle office but travels throughout the State assisting the firms eight other offices.

Seattle
2601 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
206.448.1992

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Scott is a Washington native, and earned his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Washington in 1983, and his law degree from Seattle University Law School in 1986.  Immediately thereafter, Scott and his classmate Brian J. Peschel, founded Lundberg & Peschel, a personal injury law firm based in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle.  They grew their practice and built a reputation for hard work, commitment, compassion, creativity and collaboration. 

The original firm that Scott and Brian started 33 years ago has grown to become GLP Attorneys, Washington’s largest personal injury law firm, with 33 attorneys in offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Burlington, Spokane, Port Orchard, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Bellingham and the Tri-Cities.  The firm’s 33 years of experience is solely devoted to handling plaintiff’s personal injury matters, including automobile collisions, product liability claims, premise liability actions, construction accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse/neglect cases, maritime injury and aviation accidents.

Since 1994, Scott has been periodically appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, representing Labor & Industries and workers who have been injured by the fault of entities other than their employer. He has also served as a primary tutor in the State of Washington’s Admission to Practice Rule Law Clerk Program successfully tutoring, mentoring, teaching and coaching law clerk Heather Webb (now a shareholder at GLP Attorneys) on all relevant subjects of law required for admission into Washington’s bar.

Honors include a confidential AV-Preeminent rating (1999 to present), by members of the Bar and Judiciary through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Association, for his legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics. Scott is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that recognizes attorneys who have successfully resolved claims of their clients for one million dollars or more. Scott has been honored by Washington Law & Politics as a Washington “Super Lawyer” for 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.  In 2010 he was also named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as a Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer.

Scott is an avid marathoner and has completed marathons in Oregon, California, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Arizona, British Columbia and Quebec. Since recovering from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma https://www.seattlecca.org/patient-stories/scott-lundberg, Scott has also become an endurance athlete, competing in and completing over a dozen half Ironmans (70.3 miles) and five full Inronmans (140.6miles). His current passion is cycling, having participated in and completed one of the worlds highest and toughest 7 day climbing cycling events; Haute Route Dolomites (2017), Haute Route Pyrennes (2018) and Haute Route Alpes (2019). For information on this prestigious event: https://www.hauteroute.org/

 

Successful Cases:

Blanchard v. King County Housing Authority and Allied Group, Inc.

$7 million policy limit settlement plus an undisclosed seven figure amount from additional defendants.

Bradley v. Sunhealthcare Group

$3.5 million settlement for a 97 year old man who was neglected in a nursing home such that his genetalia fell off. This is one of the largest recoveries for a nursing home abuse case ever in the State of Washington.

Estate of Gadd v. Grigsby et al.

Judgments exceeding 3 million dollars to the husband and estate of a deceased wife/mother who was killed by a fleeing felon.

R.C. v. Aviation Company

$1.3 million recovery for a woman who was badly injured when the small plane she was in crashed due to faulty mechanical work.

In re O.L.

$1.25 million policy limits settlement for a woman who fractured her leg in a head on collision.

Walker v. Swan

$1.25 million settlement for a 26 year old woman who was hit while riding her bicycle, sustaining an ankle fracture. This is one of the largest ankle fracture recoveries ever in the State of Washington.

H.S. v. Leenders Drywall

$1.1 million for a woman who suffered multiple leg fractures in a car accident.

R.J. v. Royal and Sunalliance USA

$1.1 million recovery for a Pepsi delivery driver who sustained serious and permanent injuries as a result of a head on automobile collision.

Estate of M.A. v. M.W. and W.I.

$1 million policy limits settlement for the wrongful death of a 38 year old man who had a wife and seven children. For five years, the insurance company refused to pay a cent more than $25,000 (which a former attorney told the wife she should take) because they claimed there was no coverage for an employee. Two months before trial, the insurance company finally tendered the insurance policy limits.

Aidruss v. AMG Express

$1 million policy limits settlement for a truck driver/passenger whose arm got crushed when the driver took a turn too fast, rolling the truck over onto the passenger side.

Estate of A.D. v. Baugh Industrial Contractors

$887,000 for a man who was killed when investigating a leak in a large underground water pipe.

Estate of M.H. v. McKay

$887,000 recovery to the estate of an 84 year old retired mother and grandmother who was killed when a car she was riding in was negligently struck on the right rear passenger side door.

L.M. v. Vail Resorts

$783,000 verdict for a woman who was skiing when she was crashed into by a ski instructor, causing severe knee injuries.

Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes.

Representative GLP Attorneys Published Court Decisions:

Leahy v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 3 Wash.App.2d 613 (2018)

Insured brought action against her underinsured motorist (UIM) insurer for bad faith insurance practices, violation of the Consumer Protection Act, and violation of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, alleging that she had been involved in automobile collision, that collision caused a "lighting up" of her "dormant" dermatomyocitis, that she sought UIM benefits, and that insurer's offers were unreasonable. The Superior Court, NO. 14-2-21353-1, Sean P. O'Donnell, J., resolved certain discovery disputes and granted summary judgment to insurer. Insured appealed. The appellate court overturned the trial court in part ruling

  • genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether it was reasonable for insurer to deny dermatomyocitis-related benefits based on opinion of insurer's rheumatologist when his opinion was contradicted by other credible evidence on causation, including opinion of insured's rheumatologist, precluding summary judgment;

  • genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether offers made by insurer were reasonable under the circumstances, precluding summary judgment

Kim v. Lakeside Adult Family Home, 185 Wash.2d 532, 374 P.3d 121 (2016).

Personal representative of patient's estate brought action against a home health agency and two of its nurses under the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults Act (AVAA) for failing to report alleged abuse of adult family home patient. The Superior Court, Snohomish County, George F. Appel, J., granted summary judgement in favor of defendants. Appeals were taken. the Court of Appeals, 186 Wash.App. 398, 345, P.3d 850, Trickey, J., affirmed. The Supreme Court granted review and overturned the trial and appellate courts holdings and found that AVAA creates an implied cause of action against mandated reporters who fail to report abuse. 

Davis v. Baugh Industrial Contractors, 159 Wash.2d 413, 150 P. 3d 545 (2007).

Mr. Lundberg was lead trial counsel where a personal representative of a decedent’s estate filed a negligence suit against a general contractor. The Washington Supreme Court abandoned the completion and acceptance doctrine because it was obsolete, incorrect, harmful and a doctrine that had been abandoned by the majority of the states in the union.  

Hamm v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 151 Wash.2d 303, 88 P. 3d 395 (2004).

A finding against an insured was improper where, in order to take a personal injury protection reimbursement, the insurer was required to pay a pro rata share of the legal expenses incurred by the insured to arbitrate the uninsured motorist claim.

Sundquist v. Bre Properties, Inc., United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Case No. C11-0209-JCC

A landowner has an affirmative duty to maintain common areas in a reasonably safe condition. The duty extends to the removal of snow and ice and is based upon the tenant’s expectation that the premises have been made safe for the tenant’s use. The Court held a Plaintiff may prevail on her negligence claim by showing either actual or constructive notice of the unsafe condition or that the unsafe condition was reasonably foreseeable.

Publications:

The Survivors' Club: Finding strength and community through cancer, Washington Athletic Club (WAC) Magazine, October 2014 - Pages 22-24: http://www.wacmagazine.com/i/388246

Finding seven-figure coverage in the “no-coverage” case, WSAJ Trial News, February 2014. Co-authored with James Gooding - Article PDF

Age Doesn't Matter: the Vulnerable Adult Statute in Practice, WSAJ Trial News, February 2011. Co-authored with James Gooding - Article PDF

Honors:

Washington State Super Lawyers, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Highest rating by Avvo.com - 10.0

‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer in ‘Insurance Law’ - American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

AV-Preeminent Rating, 1999-Present

Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2001-Present

Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2010

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013