Robert Kornfeld | Kirkland Personal Injury Lawyer

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Robert B. Kornfeld

Accident & Injury, Medical Malpractice, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Workers' Compensation, Nursing Home, Construction Injuries, Insurance Claims

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Rob Kornfeld has been practicing personal injury law for more than 38 years and he is licensed to practice law in Washington, New York, and Arizona. He graduated from the University of Vermont (UVM) in 1976 with college honors in the area of European Studies. Because he’d been raised in a medical family, Rob started out in pre-med at UVM, and despite a strong interest in medicine, the study of law turned out to be his true calling. Rob’s medical interest ultimately led him to focus his practice on helping the injured and those who have been victims of tortious conduct by others. He attended law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and graduated in 1979.

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Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
There was a case Salas v. HiTech Erectors in which the Washington Supreme Court ruled that evidence of my client’s immigration status was not admissible and granted us a new jury trial. Since this historic ruling, there are new evidence rules in Washington state that evidence of immigration is no longer admissible in a civil case. At our second jury trial, after a previous defense verdict, the jury returned a verdict of $2,590,000. My client and his family received justice and compensation for life long disabling orthopedic injuries to the father, our client.

How did you build a successful practice?
I went out on my own in 1982 and have been in private practice since. In August 2006 we formed our personal injury law firm.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
I lawyer who has experience trying civil jury trials, is someone who you can trust and connect to, someone who is hard working and has great results. There are a lot of good personal injury lawyers so keep looking!

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
A trial lawyer in your region is desirable.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Within 10 minutes usually I can get a great lay of the land and understand your case.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
The following: 1) who is the target defendant(s) 2) why were they at fault? 3) what are you injuries and damages caused by this event? Past and future medical and wage loss, permanent injuries and problems, restrictions and limitations you now have.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
This is an easy question. There are a lot of great trial lawyers. But what differentiates me from the pack, aside from great results, is that in July 1985 I too was seriously injured in a MVA and after over 11 surgeries, I recovered. I understand and get what you are going through and will zealously represent you if I take your case.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Having my client tell me “thank you” and “I appreciate all that you have done for me and my family”.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I love to ski, skate ski, golf, ride road bikes and mountain bikes, hike and hope to get back out on the ice again to skate.

Are you involved in your community?
For years I have been a member of the Bellevue Police Foundation raising money to support our local law enforcement and pro bone legal services.

Position Organization Location Duration
Senior and Founding PartnerKornfeld LawKirkland, WAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Gonzaga University School of LawJ.D. Law School1979  
University Of VermontBachelors1976
State / Court Date
Arizona2015
New York1986
Washington1980
  • Washington State Bar, Member
    Washington State Association for Justice, Member
    Master Advocate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
    Washington State Trial Lawyers Editorial Board as Co-Senior Editor of Verdicts and Settlements
    Co-chaired many seminars for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and attended WSTLA seminars
    Arizona Association for Justice
  • 2017 Distinguished Justice Advocates
    2017, 2018, and 2019 Super Lawyer
    Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association Top 25 Award
  • Salas v. Hi-Tech
    Plaintiff is granted a new trial from Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Kornfeld won the case at that level for Mr. Salas. He was granted a new trial. Admission of immigration status was prejudicial. After the first jury trial resulted in an award of zero (0) dollars, a second jury trial commenced after the supreme court ruling ranting a new trial. Before the second jury trial, there was no offer pretrial by the insurer for the defendant. Even after a settlement conference with a judge, who recommended a settlement of $850,000, no money was offered by the insurance carrier. The second jury trial resulted in a plaintiff's jury verdict in favor of Alex Salas in the amount of $2,590,000.00.

  • Trial News | Salas v. Hi-Tech Erectors Revisited | 2015
    Trial News | Brain Aneurysm Failure to Timely Diagnose | 2011
    Trial News (Washington State Trial Lawyers Association) | Salas – Washington State Supreme Court Orders New Trial | 2010
    Trial News | Esophageal Perforation Case Settles on the Verge of I-330 Vote | 2006
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(1986) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System.October 16, 2019
(1980) Licensed as Attorney in Washington. Verified with Washington State Bar Association.October 16, 2019
(2015) Licensed as Attorney in Arizona. Verified with State Bar of Arizona.October 22, 2019

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WA State Lawyer Additional Information: Private Practice: Yes Last Updated: 12/05/2014 Firm Size: Solo NY State Lawyer Additional Information: Judicial Department of Admission: 3 Next Registration: 07/01/2016 AZ State Lawyer Additional Information: More About: Mr. Robert Barry Kornfeld, Educated at Gonzaga, admitted to practice in 1980, admitted to the State Bar of Arizona January 15, 2015. Professional Liability Insurance: No Disciplinary History: None

Fee: Offers a free consultation. Call today to learn more about my fee structure.

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Update Date: 2015-11-30

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Kirkland, WA 98033
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