Stephen Bulzomi

Stephen serves as a passionate advocate of justice for those who have suffered harm resulting from the wrongful acts of others.

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Stephen Bulzomi earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School of Law in 1985, graduating with honors. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1981. He is licensed to practice in both the state of Washington and the state of Oregon.

With more than 31 years of experience practicing law, Stephen is well-respected in the legal community. Stephen participates in several legal organizations, including Washington State Association for Justice, where he has served on the Board of Governors since 1998 and acted as President in 2013-2014. He is also associated with the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Damage Attorney’s Roundtable, American Board of Trial Advocates and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in Washington, Washington Law and Politics has listed Stephen as a “Super Lawyer” since 2000. Martindale Hubbell, a peer rating organization, rates Stephen “A/V,” the highest possible award for performance and ethics. He has also been selected by fellow lawyers to be included in The Best Lawyers of America for personal injury litigation.

Stephen is respected for his experience at trial and in appellate courts. His appellate successes include precedent setting decisions involving drug manufacturer liability, insurance law, alcohol liability and negligent hiring and retention. He has obtained multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in cases involving automobile collisions, medical negligence, product liability, government liability and more.

Stephen’s passion for fairness and justice is not limited to his legal practice. He has worked tirelessly in the political arena to preserve access to justice for injury victims and their families. He testifies at legislative hearings on bills that would further victimize those who are injured by the fault of others. Stephen also lectures regularly at Continuing Legal Education Programs, regarding personal injury trial practice methods and strategies.

Born and raised in Seattle, Stephen is married to Linda Hodgkinson, with whom he has two adult children. Stephen spends his spare time rooting for the Husky Football team, golfing, bicycling and spending time with his family.

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Noteworthy Results

$2.7 million recovered for a man paralyzed in an accident involving a truck and motorcycle
$1.2 million verdict for a young woman who suffered brain injuries in and accident caused by a negligent driver
$810,00 recovered for the death of a teenage boy who was a passenger in a car killed due to the negligence of the driver
$2 million recovered for the death of a husband and father killed when he was struck by a work vehicle while walking to work in the parking lot.
$1.5 million recovered for the death of single adult male with no children caused by the negligence of a King County bus driver.
$975,000 recovered for the death of a mother killed by a drunk driver who had been over served at a bar.
$3 million recovered for a baby permanently disabled when a faulty lamp shorted and caused electrical injury.
$1.8 million recovered for a young child who suffered severe neck injuries while jumping into a poorly designed inflatable backyard pool.
$1.3 million recovered for a young child who suffered a foot injury requiring amputation caused from a poorly designed riding lawnmower.
$1.1 million recovered for a child who suffered severe burns from a defective home lighter.
$550,000 recovered for worker who suffered severe hand injuries while working on wood cutting machine that lacked sufficient guarding.
$2.75 million recovered for a child who lost his parents in an auto accident caused by a felon who was poorly supervised by the Department of Corrections.
$2.1 million recovered for the death of a husband and father caused by a reckless driver who was mistakenly released from custody with time still remaining on a drunk driving conviction and then inadequately supervised by the Department of Corrections.
$1.4 million recovered for the death of a mother and injuries to her daughter in a car accident caused by a drug dependent felon who was poorly supervised by the Department of Corrections.
$1.2 million recovered for a woman seriously injuried by a surgeon failing to control an operative drill during spinal surgery.
$875,000 recovered for the death of a 72 year old man caused from injuries received in a fall during a failed transport in a nursing home
$4.6 million recovered for a child severely injured in a car accident caused by a driver losing control on an icy on ramp that was neglected to be de-iced by the Department of Transportation.
$2 million recovered for a woman rendered paraplegic after a collision involving a motorcycle and car at an at-grade highway crossing at a poorly controlled road constructions site.
$1.1 million recovered for a single father killed due to poor maintenance of a bridge surface.
$1.1 million verdict for a husband and father who lost his wife and three children in a car accident caused due to poor winter maintenance operations by the Department of Transportation.
$500,000 for a man injured in auto collision that occurred because of government’s failure to mitigate ice and snow on an overpass.
$3.6 million recovered for a worker who suffered severe spine injuries caused from the unsafe operation of a crane on a worksite.
$800,000 recovered for a roof repairman who fell from a roof due to the failure of the general contractor to enforce and follow safety regulations.
$680,000 recovered for a cable lineman who was electrocuted due to the negligence of a power company.
$650,000 recovered for construction worker suffering severe spine injuries due to the failure of the general contractor to require safe working conditions.
$550,000 recovered for a man training to become a journeyman cable lineman who was injured when he fell from a structure during a training exercise without proper fall protection.
$500,000 recovered for a construction worker seriously injured when another company’s negligent workers failed to properly rig lines resulting on a line snapping and striking the worker.

Noteworthy Appellate Cases

Adams v King County, 164 Wn.2d 640, 192 P.3d 891 (2008)
Castro v Stanwood Sch. Dist., 151 Wn.2d 221, 86 P.3d 1166 (2004)
Green v APC, 136 Wn 2d 87, 960 P.2d 912 (1998)
Rucshner v ADT Security Systems, 149 Wn. App. 665, 204 P.3d 271 (2009)
Ottesen v Food Services of Am., 131 Wn. App.310, 126 P.3d 832 (2006)
Holmes v Wallace, 84 Wn. App 156, 926 P.2d 339 (1996)
Baker v Schatz, 80 Wn. App 775, 912 P.2d 501 (1996)
Dickerson v Chadwell, 62 Wn. App. 426, 814 P.2d 867 (1991)
Hibbs v. Abbott Laboratories, 62 Wn. App. 451, 814 P.2d 1186 (1991)
Weinert v Bronco National, 58 Wn. App. 692, 795 P.2d 1197(1990)
Wojcik v Chrysler Corporation, 50 Wn. App. 849, 751 P.2d 854 (1988)

Honors And Awards

Service to the Legal Profession Award,
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2019
Top 100 Lawyers,
Washington Super Lawyers Top List, 2015, 2019
President’s Award,
Washington State Association for Justice, 2010
Plaintiff’s Attorney of the Year,
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2009
Honoree,
Order of the Barristers, 1985
Am Jur Book Award,
Criminal Procedure, 1985

Current And Post Professional Organization Memberships

Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, Board of Governors, 1998 to present; President, 2013-2014
American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 1985 to Present
Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1985 to Present
Damage Attorneys Roundtable, Member, 2010 to Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2003 to Present
Oregon State Bar Association, Member, 2002 to Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Member, 1985 to Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member