Tom Budinich – Education & Early Career
Tom Budinich graduated from law school in 1993. He earned his degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now named Seattle University Law School. Early in his career, Tom worked at Talmadge & Cutler. The law firm specialized in general civil litigation.
Following Tom’s time at Talmadge & Cultler, he spent eight years working in the insurance industry. He evaluated and settled auto accident, professional liability, and premises liability claims. This insurance experience is incredibly valuable for his legal clients.
During this portion of his career, he also earned the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. The comprehensive 10 course curriculum studies all aspects of the insurance business. Tom uses his deep knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies to help his clients. After hiring Tom, clients obtain the best compensation for their injury claims.
Tom Budinich Achieves Better Results for Accident Victims
Tom represents accident victims and helps them fully recover from the negligent acts of others. As a result of working in the insurance industry, he has witnessed the mistreatment of accident victims by large companies. Following the trauma of a car accident, insurance companies frequently push victims to the back of the line. Finally, after years of waiting, victims receive low, take-it-or-leave-it settlement offers. Getting better results for people who have been forced into this situation is very gratifying for Tom.
Tom belieives in getting to know his clients. He knows the importance of learning how their injuries affect all aspects their lives. Has your injury forced you to miss work? Are you less effective in your performance on the job? Has your injury impacted your family life? Has it reduced or removed your ability to engage in your favorite recreational activities?
Tom fully presents this information to insurance companies. In doing so, he can negotiate his clients’ claims in the most favorable light and secure the compensation they deserve.
“I feel that I have best served my client when I have aggressively pursued the at fault party. At the same time, I strive to educate my clients on the benefits, costs, and risks of litigation.”
-Tom Budinich, on serving his clients
King County Superior Court Arbitrator
Tom Budinich has litigated cases in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. He serves as an Arbitrator for cases in King County Superior Court that are eligible for Mandatory Arbitration. In addition, Tom has extensive experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Due to these experiences, he has successfully negotiated favorable settlements for his clients throughout his entire career.
Bernard Law Group is proud to have Tom on our team because of is excellent case record and impressive experience. He is a major contributor to our reputation as Seattle’s best personal injury law firm. When accidents happen, people need a talented personal injury lawyer like Tom Budinich on their side. Contact us today to request his services!