About Randy


Randy is an experienced, award-winning trial lawyer with an active mediation, arbitration, litigation, and trial practice.  He is also glad to work with other lawyers as an advisor and to associate or advise on cases to help lawyers get the best results for their clients and to make sure justice is done. 

Award Winning Trial Lawyer.

In 1998, Randy Gordon was awarded Washington State Association for Justice's Public Justice Award for his decade long efforts on behalf of injured workers in Birklid v. Boeing, a 1995 en banc (9-0) decision of the state Supreme Court changing Washington State law regarding employer liability for "deliberate" injury to workers as a result of toxic exposures. In 2001, he was twice honored: with the President's Award from WSBA for his work on the President's Initiative Team and the Professionalism Award from Washington State Association for Justice.

Award Winning Teacher.

Randy Gordon has served as an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law since 1999, teaching Products Liability, Remedies, and Insurance Bad Faith Law.  He has been repeatedly recognized for teaching excellence: Outstanding Teaching Award (2000, 2001, 2003), Outstanding Adjunct Faculty (2014), Commencement Speaker (three times), Class Marshal (three times), and Commencement "Hooder" (2013).  Randy has served as faculty sponsor for the National Women Law Student's Association.

Excellence in Education.

Randy Gordon graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors and High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1975, being honored as a James B. Angell Scholar and receiving both the Branstrom Freshman Prize and the prestigious Hopwood Committee's Bain-Swiggett Prize for poetry.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978, where he founded the still-operating freshman orientation program, was elected to the Board of Student Advisors, and served on the Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review.

Honored for Public Service.

Professor Gordon was unanimously appointed by the King County Council to a vacancy in the Washington State Senate (41st Legislative District) in 2010.  During his tenure in the State Senate, Senator Gordon prime sponsored seven bills, co-sponsored forty others, and wrote key language for an amendment to the Washington State Constitution, subsequently approved overwhelmingly by the people of Washington State.  He received awards for his public service and was recognized by constituents and the media for his service. He returned to teaching at Seattle University School of Law immediately upon completion of his service in the Senate.

Honored by the Confidence of His Colleagues.

Randy Gordon has been practicing law in Washington State since 1978, serving as on the Board of Trustees, Vice President and President of the East King County Bar Association, as a Trustee on the King County Bar Association for the Eastside district, and a Governor on the Board of both the Washington State Association for Justice (8th District, Governor, 2001-2003) and Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) (8th District, Governor, 2003-2005).   After service on the Professional Responsibility Committee and six terms as Special District Counsel, Randy Gordon served as a Hearing Officer for the State Bar in disciplinary matters until his service on the Board of Governors.

Respected Author.

Randy has published numerous articles including  as principal author examining efforts to change the civil justice system in the context of health care liability in the Seattle Journal For Social Justice, (Spring-Summer 2006): "A Tale of Two Initiatives: Where Propaganda Meets Fact in The Debate Over America's Health Care."   He has been a frequent writer on professionalism issues, including his article, "The Lawyer as Hero: A Pride of Lions, a Justice of Lawyers," Washington State Bar News, June 1999.

Contributing to Community.

Randy has been a volunteer at the Eastside Legal Assistance Program, providing no cost legal services to members of the community, since its inception in 1991.  In addition to his teaching and writing, he currently serves as General Counsel for the USA-National Karate-do Federation (pro bono), the USOC-recognized national governing body for the sport and oversaw the redrafting of the Bylaws to incorporate paralympic competitions, and spearheaded the restructuring of the Federation under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee.  For this work and other matters, Randy was awarded the Federation's 2008 "Person of the Year" Award.   Locally, Randy has been a student at the Washington State Karate Association and received its Award of Merit.

Randy serves on his local community condominium board and served on the Lake Bellevue Water Quality Management Committee

Randy brings his values and life experience to the representation of his clients in every case. Call and find out how he can help you. 

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