Meet Brandon Batchelor | Personal Injury Attorney
Brandon Batchelor is a personal injury and civil litigation attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC. Brandon makes his home in Shoreline. Brandon devotes his practice to helping people who have suffered injuries through the fault of businesses, government entities, and other persons.
Brandon attended law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. Brandon also attended Southern Illinois University for his undergraduate studies and Eastern Illinois University for his graduate studies. Brandon first became licensed to practice law in Illinois, where he worked as a prosecutor.
After moving to Seattle, Brandon became licensed to practice law in Washington. Since that time, he has devoted his entire practice to civil litigation, handling personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, malpractice, and construction defect lawsuits. Brandon previously worked at a downtown Seattle law firm that provided legal defense to insurance companies. He has previously represented the insureds of major insurance carriers including Lloyd’s of London, Farmers, State Farm, Liberty Mutual, and Zurich. Brandon has handled several multi-million dollar cases including catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, construction defect, product liability, and professional liability matters in all phases up to and including trial and appeal.
Recently, Brandon has transitioned his practice away from representing insurance companies. He now represents only injured persons. In doing so, he brings the knowledge and experience of working as an insurance defense attorney to the benefit of his current clients. This knowledge includes “behind the curtain” information as to how insurance companies defend lawsuits, how they value claims, and what they consider when evaluating a personal injury claim. Brandon’s experience working for insurance companies not only molded him as a seasoned and capable trial attorney, it has given him the ability and know-how to guide a personal injury matter to success at all phases of litigation.
Brandon’s experience to this point has made him a passionate and energized litigator. He is happy to be representing injured persons and enjoys helping those who have been damaged in their quest for justice. Brandon firmly believes in the importance of thoughtful and zealous representation of the “little guy” in his or her attempt at rightful compensation.
When he is not working, Brandon enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest. He also enjoys listening to music, enjoying a craft beer, and taking in a Mariners’ game.
Areas of Practice
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Illinois, 2008
- Washington, 2010
- U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2011
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL – B.A.
- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL – M.A.
- Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Carbondale, IL – J.D.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Washington State Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
- King County Bar Association
- Snohomish County Bar Association
- Phi Alpha Delta
- American Inn of Courts
Past Employment Positions
- Scheer & Zehnder, Seattle Law Firm (Insurance Defense), Attorney
- Marion County (Illinois) State’s Attorney Office, Assistant State Attorney