Meet
Michael Pfau

Giving a Voice to Sexual Abuse Survivors

Michael has practiced law for more than 22 years. During that time he has obtained multiple verdicts in excess of $1 million and he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. For the past several years, he has focused on helping victims of childhood sexual abuse in their quest to obtain accountability and closure. Read More >

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Darrell Cochran

Holding the Government
and Big Business Accountable

Over the past 21 years, Darrell has dedicated his practice to representing clients who have been injured or damaged as a result of abuse of power. Most of his cases involve abuses by the government or large corporations. He has obtained some of the largest verdicts in Washington history and his cases have led to important changes in Washington law. Read More >

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Thomas Vertetis

Helping Victims of Medical Negligence

After years defending medical malpractice claims, Tom decided his community would be better served if he helped the victims of medical negligence. His unique experience on both sides of the law, combined with years of work as a criminal prosecutor, has enabled him to hold many doctors and healthcare providers accountable for the severe injuries they have caused to his clients. Read More >

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Jason Amala

Standing Up to the Abuse of Power

Jason focuses on helping individuals and businesses who have been victimized by others. Although he still handles complex cases against the government and large corporations, Jason devotes a substantial amount of his practice to helping victims of childhood sexual abuse. He takes great pride in holding powerful institutions accountable for what they have done to others. Read More >

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Pursuing Justice
Making a Difference
Changing Lives

Our attorneys have dedicated their lives to helping people and businesses who have been severely injured or damaged by others. More often than not, those injuries and damages have been caused by defendants who have abused their power or have been reckless in their disregard of others. We leverage our experience in specific areas of the law to hold those defendants accountable and to assist those who are most in need.

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NEWS UPDATES

Montesano School District agrees to pay $1.1 million for a woman struck by a bus in a crosswalk

The Montesano School District has agreed to pay $1.1 million to a 73-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries when a school bus struck her in a crosswalk in 2013.

The district decided to pay the $1.1 million settlement to avoid … Read More >

Darrell L. Cochran Named 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Tacoma attorney Darrell Cochran was named Trial Lawyer of the Year on Friday by the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ).  Cochran is managing partner of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala, PLLC.  The award, named after the late Washington Supreme Court … Read More >

Sexually assaulted girl awarded $754,000 from Clover Park schools

A Pierce County jury has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

In a verdict handed … Read More >

RECENT CASE RESULTS

J.N., et al. v. Boy Scouts of America, et al. – Confidential Settlement

Four men have settled their claims against the Boy Scouts of America for sexual abuse they suffered as young boys between 1979 and 1986 at Fire Mountain Boy Scout Camp

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R.R. v State of Washington DSHS – $3,000,000 Settlement

Great result for our client, R.R. $3,000,000 settlement with DSHS for years of repeated rape and child sexual abuse at the hands of her abuser, the father of her 2

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McLean v. City of Kelso – $375,000 Settlement

PCVA attorneys settled with 4 public agencies over the wrongful death of confidential police informant, Jeremy McLean. Jeremy was an undercover operative for law enforcement in Southwest Washington. After a

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