We are proud to announce that David Beninger was profiled in the February 2018 issue of the King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin for the successful career he has built battling for underdogs in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance misconduct, nursing-home injury cases, and more.
The following are highlights from the piece.
PROFILE / DAVID BENINGER: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
If you’re fortunate enough to spend the afternoon with David Beninger, here are a few things he’ll never mention.
First, while he might say that he and his talented team at The Luvera Law Firm have seen courtroom success for their clients, he would not add that — in his 28-year career as a personal-injury attorney — he has earned more than 100 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million, which include the state’s largest wrongful death claim; largest nursing-home injury award; largest bicycle-injury verdict; three of the top five largest insurance bad-faith results, and the largest loss-of-consortium case.
Second, he might allude to his work in helping set precedent, but he would not cite the fact that his work has been instrumental in the evolution of Washington’s discovery and insurance bad-faith laws. In fact, one of his earliest cases drove a sea change in the discovery rules, establishing a level playing field for individuals standing up to large companies.
Third, while Beninger is quick to share his success deservingly with his partners, no one can argue with the recognition he has received from his peers. Most recently, he received the 2017 Tom Chambers Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Add that to his membership in the invitation-only Damage Attorneys Round Table (DART), and many other distinctions.
Luckily for those of us who call Beninger a colleague and friend, he would much rather spend the afternoon applying his innate intellectual curiosity to develop legal strategy in complex cases than blowing his own horn.