bill pickett

William D. Pickett

  • Lawsuits & Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Emphasis of Practice

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Police Misconduct
Medical Malpractice
Civil Rights
Employment Discrimination
Birth Trauma
Brain Damage
Auto Collision
Auto Fatality
Catastrophic Injuries
False Arrest

Licensure & Associations

• Washington State Bar Association
• Oregon State Bar Association
• Alaska State Bar Association
• Arizona State Bar Association


Professional Service

State Court Admissions:
• Oregon (1997)
• Washington (1998)
• Alaska (2011)
• Arizona (2016)


Federal Court Admissions:
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (1999)
• U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (2001)
• Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)

Professional Awards & Acknowledgments

• Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors President (2018 to 2019)
• Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors 4th District (2015–2018)
• Adjunct Professor Beasley School of Law, Temple University (2008 to present)

Personal Life


• Gerry Spence, Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming (2012)
• Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LL.M. Trial Advocacy (2007)
• Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, Juris Doctor (1997)
• University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, B.A., Society & Justice (1994)

Personal Activities

Before college, I worked in Alaska as a commercial fisherman and deep sea diver. That experience taught me to work hard and accept the risks that come from living life. I believe in the underdog. I cherish the Biblical story of David and Goliath. I believe that mean-spirited giants still roam this earth, and that they continue to prey on anyone they perceive as weak. I am absolutely passionate about strengthening people to fight back.