Terry P. Abeyta

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  • 1102 West Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902
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Attorney Awards


Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing; Moot Court Winner; Alvin Anderson Award, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1998. Named as: Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics, 2000-2011; Top 100 Super Lawyers; Top 40 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawyers. Named to Law Dragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2007—). Contributing Author: Automobile Accident Litigation and Evidence, published by Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1990; chapters on "Applicable Statutes of Limitation," Automobile Accident Litigation Deskbook, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Author: chapters on "Commencing Litigation" published by Washington State Bar Association, 1990 (revised 1998 and 2001); chapter on "CR 26, Requests for Admission," Civil Procedure Deskbook, Washington State Bar Association, 1992; Consumer brochure "Understanding Your Auto Insurance," Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1994. Editor, Best of WSTLA/Experts, WSTLA, 1995; chapter on "Personal Injury and Insurance," People's Law School, Citizens' Handbook, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1999. chapters on "Statutes of Limitation and Requirements for Claim Filing Against Government Entities" and "Commencing Litigation—The Initial Pleadings," Automobile Accidents Litigation Deskbook, Washington State Trial lawyers Association, 2000. Chair, Yakima Peoples Law School, 1989-1999. Program Director, 1990-1992 and Member, 1990-1999, John Gavin Inn of Court. Chair, Yakima Tort Roundtable. Volunteer Instructor, Yakima Public Schools, WSTLA AMICUS Foundation (Vice President, 1998-1999; President, 1999—2000).

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • School Injuries
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Work Place Injuries
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Railroad Law
  • Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
509-654-9194  Phone
(509) 575-1588  Phone
University Attended:
Yakima Valley College, A.A., 1971; Whitman College, B.A., graduated first in class, summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, J.D., graduated top 15 percent of class, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1976, Washington; 1976, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
Yakima County Bar Association (Vice-President, 1997-1998; President, 1998-1999) and Washington State Bar Association (Member: Executive Committee, Litigation Section, 1990-1991; MCLE Implementation Committee, 1999-2001); American Association for Justice; Washington State Association for Justice (Member, Board of Governors, 1981-1984, 1988-1992 and 2001-2001; Vice President Membership, 1990-1991; Vice President Development, 1991-1992; Associate Editor, Trial News, 1976-1979); American Board of Trial Advocates (Secretary, Washington Chapter, 2007-2008; Vice President, 2009-2010; President, 2010-2011); Damage Attorneys Round Table (President, 2008-2009); Million Dollar Advocates.
Reported Cases:
Garcia v. Brulotte 94 Wn. 2d 794, 620 P.2d 99, (1980); State v. A.N.W. Seed Corp. 44 Wn. App. 604, 722 P.2d 815 (1986); Kelsey v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co., 44 Wn. App. 49, 720 P.2d 858 (1986); Beeler v. Hickman, 50 Wn. App. 746, 750 P.2nd 1282 (1988); Johnson v. McKay, 77 Wn. App. 603 893 P2d 641 (1995); Laguna v. State of Washington, 146 Wn. App. 260 (2008).

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