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Morton T. Hardwick, Retired

Morton Hardwick, Retired

After 40 years, Morton Hardwick has retired from the daily practice of law with the firm but remains available for consultation and advice. He has successfully handled thousands of claims worth tens of millions of dollars with results that clients rate highly satisfactory. Mr. Hardwick also has been a tireless community advocate for over four decades.

Received the highest peer review rating

A Yakima native, Mr. Hardwick graduated from Stanford University and the University of Washington Law School. He was admitted to the Washington bar in 1965. He is the former president of the South King County Bar Association. He served as chairman of the board of Valley Medical Center from 1982 to 1991, and as a board member for an additional seven years before that.

Mr. Hardwick has consistently been ranked by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He has been rated as a preeminent lawyer in the community for his legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics.


  • Stanford University - Bachelor of Arts 1959
  • University of Washington School of Law - Bachelor of Laws 1964


  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Member and former President of the South King County Bar Association
  • Member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Chairman of the board of Valley Medical Center 1982 - 1991


  • Rated A+ Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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