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Hardwick & Pendergast Wins 2014 Litigator Award

AUG 21 | 2015

Hardwick & Pendergast Wins 2014 Litigator Award

Edited by Amy Harris

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. named 2014 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Wrongful Death Litigation.

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: AUG. 21, 2015 - Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., a trial law firm located in Renton, Washington, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of Wrongful Death Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards™ are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award™ is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

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Law Firm Profile

Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S.

555 South Renton Village Place
Suite 640
Renton, Washington 98057
(425) 228-3860


Joseph Pendergast, Esq.
Mr. Pendergast has over twenty-one years of experience in personal injury law. Before joining Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. in 1998, he served as King County deputy prosecuting attorney. Here, he saw first-hand how an accident can turn a person's life upside down. He is proud to say that at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our attorneys form a strong connection with clients and treat them with the utmost respect.

Mr. Pendergast graduated from the University of Washington and received his law degree from the University of Oregon in 1993. He helps out in the local community and has worked on a variety of local and legal initiatives. He has also been active amongst local youth sports and coaches for boys and girls soccer, basketball, and football and little league baseball.

Morton Hardwick, Esq.
Although Attorney Morton Hardwick retired from the daily practice of law with the firm. He is still available to the firm for consultation and advice. He served as a personal injury attorney for forty years. In his years of practice, he has successfully handled thousands of claims worth tens of millions of dollars in results.

Mr. Hardwick graduated from Stanford University and earned his law degree in 1965 at the University of Washington Law School. In his previous years, he served as the former president of the South King County Bar Association. From 1982 to 1991, he served as the chairman of the board of Valley Medical Center, after being a member of the board for seven years before that. Mr. Hardwick has been a tireless advocate for over 40 years and has consistently been ranked at the highest level of professional excellence by his peers.


$2,400,000 recovery for a 41-year-old Cambodian refugee who suffered a severe degloving injury to his left hand as a result of a defective spring in the control mechanism of a power winch.

$1,925,000 recovery in a wrongful death claim for a 52-year-old man killed by an oncoming van that crossed the centerline and struck him head-on just outside of Duvall.

$1,925,000 recovery in a wrongful death claim for a Federal Way family that was traveling to Los Angeles, CA when they were cut off on the freeway causing their car to rollover.

$1,625,000 recovery in a wrongful death claim for the family of a man killed as the result of a highway design defect.

$595,000 recovery for a 47-year-old woman who received neck and back injuries in two separate car accidents that were seven months apart in Auburn.

$460,695 recovery in a wrongful death claim for a 14-year-old boy killed when his friend pulled out into oncoming traffic in Woodinville.

$450,000 recovery for a 40-year-old man who injured his low back in a rear-end collision in Kent.

$390,000 recovery for a 35-year-old woman who fractured her leg and ankle when the car she was riding in was hit by an out of control car and forced into the oncoming lane of travel and struck head-on by a truck in Skykomish.

$390,000 recovery for a 39-year-old woman who injured her back when she was sideswiped by another car on I-90.

$372,000 recovery for a 19-year-old woman who fractured her pelvis while riding as a passenger in a vehicle that was struck head-on in Moses Lake.

$360,000 recovery for a 56-year-old woman who injured her low back when a car pulled out in front of her in Lynnwood.

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