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 rated Phil in the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Washington in 2012 and 2013.

Phil certainly has the experience to successfully takes on the big cases. And, he brings the same skills when representing individuals and families when serious personal injury or wrongful death occurs as a result of a defective product, defective highway design, or medical negligence. It is his integrity that has consistently honored him as a Washington Superlawyer.

When those who caused the devastating harm, or their insurance company refuses to negotiate, attorneys Phil Arnold and Jeff Campiche’s litigation strategy combines meticulous technical research with powerful cross examination skill and techniques. As a result, Campiche Arnold PLLC has successfully resolved complex legal cases involving major injuries from product defects, medical negligence, and defective design cases, crane, bicycle, and chemical manufacturers.

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

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