Phil Arnold successfully argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that expanded railroad worker protection to employer-provided motels.

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Attorney Phil Arnold and has spent decades representing clients in high profile litigation, including tobacco litigation and BNSF Railway class action litigation. In recognition of his experience and skill The National Trial Lawyers association has rated Phil in the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington for the years 2012 and 2013.

At Campiche Arnold PLLC, Phil Arnold represents clients who are seriously injured. Phil’s litigation strategy combines meticulous technical research in the professional safety literature with powerful cross examination skill and techniques. He skillfully and successfully resolves complex legal cases involving major injuries from product defects, medical negligence, and defective design cases. Phil has successfully resolved cases against automobile, crane, bicycle, and chemical manufacturers. Cases have been successful pursued against Cities, Counties and the State of Washington for highway design flaws. Phil for a number of years had a multistate practice trying cases in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Minnesota, California and Washington for injured railroad workers giving him federal and state court trial experience. This experience is now used to represent maritime workers who are protected by some of the same federal laws governing railroad workers.

A recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s highest (AV) rating for ethics and ability, attorney Phil Arnold has been past honored as a Washington Super Lawyer (by Washington Law and Politics magazine), and was nominated in 1985 for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, TLPJ), recognizing his work on behalf of children seeking recovery for damages when their parent-child relationship is damaged as a result of parental injury. Phil was one of seven trial attorneys nationally featured that year in their publication, Trial Lawyers Doing Public Justice.

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) presented Phil with their President’s Award in 1992 for work that resulted in new and amended rules adopted by the Washington Supreme Court.

Phil has successfully argued a number of appellate cases during his long career before both the Washington State Supreme Court and the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco). These appeals expand the rights of railroad workers and children, and protect the public from insurance companies.

Phil has served as Chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Court Rules and served on the Procedures Committee and their Court Congestion and Improvement Committee. He is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon State Courts, US District Courts in Eastern and Western Washington, Montana, and Oregon, admitted to practice before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court.