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Alex French


Seattle Office
2601 4th Ave., Suite 6
Seattle, WA 98121



Alex serves as one of the Managing Shareholders of GLP Attorneys and leads the firm’s complex litigation case program. 

Professional Overview

Alex has litigated hundreds of personal injury cases throughout Washington state, including cases involving wrongful death, maritime injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, construction site injury, insurance bad faith, logging accidents, work place injury, product liability, premises liability, disclosure of medical information, shootings, explosions, airplane crash and injury, sexual abuse, motor vehicle collisions, semi-truck collisions, collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists, dog bites, injuries caused by farm and domestic animals, traumatic brain injuries, school injuries, injuries due to improper roadway design, and injuries caused by state, city, and municipal entities, including police.

Alex started working in personal injury in 2004. He joined GLP Attorneys as a legal intern in 2006, became an associate attorney in 2008, and a became Shareholder in 2016. In 2022 and 2023, Alex was named a Super Lawyer by Washington Super Lawyers. He was named a Rising Star by the same organization in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 — an honor awarded only to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Alex has helped to shape and change the law in a number of cases he has litigated, including a Washington Court of Appeals insurance bad faith decision, Leahy v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., and a Washington Supreme Court case, Kim, et. al. v. Lakeside Adult Family Home, et. al., which created civil liability for mandatory reporters who fail to report abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.

Awards & Recognition

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  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Washington Super Lawyers, 2022 – Present
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2020.
  • Highest rated by (10.0)
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Judicial Externship, Honorable Andrea Darvas, King County Superior Court, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • University of Washington, B.A., Communications and Sociology, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2014
  • Washington State Bar, 2008
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Member, 2023 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member, 2011- Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Member, 2008 – Present
  • A New Civil Cause of Action for Mandatory Reporters Who Fail to Report Suspected Neglect and Abuse, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Trial News, 2016.
  • Punitive Damages in Nursing Home (and other) Cases, Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Trial News, March 2013. Co-authored with James Gooding.

Successful Cases

$7 Million

$7 million policy limit settlement against a property owner, plus an undisclosed seven figure amount from additional defendants, for a playground incident that left a young girl permanently brain damaged.

$5 Million

$5 million recovery for the wife and children of an employee who died after falling down a belt manlift shaft at the Avis parking garage in Seattle.

$3 Million

$3 million settlement for two construction workers who were injured when a two-story prefabricated wall fell on them.

$3 Million

$3 million for a construction laborer whose legs were crushed after a massive wood-framed wall fell on him.

$2.5 Million

$2.5 million for the family of a resident of an adult family home killed by an overdose of medication.  

$2.25 Million

$2.25 million recovery for the victim of an explosion at a scrap yard who suffered a brain injury to his pituitary gland as a result.

$2 Million

$2 million for a victim of a small plane crash.

$1.87 Million

$1.87 million for medical malpractice wrongful death of an adult child in which a 28-year-old woman died after liposuction surgery. This case was covered extensively in the media.

$1.25 Million

$1.25 million for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk resulting in serious ankle fractures.

$1 Million

$1 million for a maritime injury to a fisherman. 

$1 Million

$1 million for the family of a captain killed at sea. 

$1 Million

$1 million for the passenger of a semi-truck involved in a collision resulting in a serious arm degloving injury.

$1 Million

$1 million for the family of a crab fisherman killed at sea.


$800,000 for a victim of a water ski accident resulting in multiple leg and arm fractures.


$700,000 for a maritime injury to a fisherman.