SEATTLE – Luvera Law Firm is proud to announce that Patricia Anderson, David Beninger, John Gagliardi, Robert Gellatly, Andy Hoyal, Mark Kamitomo, and Deborah Martin have been named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America attorney ratings guide based on their expertise in personal injury litigation, consumer protection law, and medical malpractice law. Gagliardi, Hoyal, and Martin are appearing in the guide for the first time, building on well-established careers as trial advocates.
Luvera Law Firm’s commitment to advocating for seriously injured people and their families spans its nearly 50-year history. The firm is known for complex personal injury and malpractice cases, including recently earning a $103 million verdict against Nationwide in an insurance misconduct case, achieving a $150 million verdict following the 2019 fatal crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, and representing multiple clients in the 2017 Amtrak derailment in DuPont, Wash.
“We’re thrilled for John, Andy, and Deborah to be recognized for their work this year,” said Robert Gellatly, managing partner of Luvera Law Firm. “They have been integral to the success of our firm and many of our most impactful cases, and it is high time they are honored nationally for their legal expertise and dedication to securing justice for clients.”
Hoyal’s introduction to the Best Lawyers guide recognizes his work in both the Consumer Protection Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs categories.
“I’m proud that our advocacy for injury victims is being recognized on a national scale by Best Lawyers,” said Hoyal. “From our success in highlighting important safety issues in the 2017 Amtrak derailment, to holding massive corporations accountable for their negligence toward everyday people, I couldn’t think of a better group of attorneys to work alongside.”
Gagliardi was recognized with a top rating for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
“I believe that the reason so many attorneys from Luvera Law Firm are recognized year after year by Best Lawyers is because of how important our work is to all of our peers,” said Gagliardi. “We offer a voice to victims who might otherwise not get an opportunity to be heard, and the importance of that is unmeasurable.”
Martin also was honored in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category.
“It’s truly an honor to be named alongside my peers,” Martin said. “I’m proud of the values we hold close at Luvera Law Firm, and these honors are a testament to the dedication and rigor that each and every one of us shows on a daily basis.”
Luvera Law Firm partners and attorneys have been recognized in the annual Best Lawyers rankings for many years, based on their professional excellence across practice areas and consistently receiving strong ratings from clients and peers. In 2024, the guide includes Anderson in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category, Beninger in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category, Gellatly in the Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs categories, and Kamitomo in the Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs category.
The Best Lawyers guide is based on rigorous peer-review surveys, including more than 13.7 million evaluations from leading lawyers, as well as client evaluations and peer reviews from top attorneys in their field.