As the founder and principal of Bishop Legal, attorney Raymond Bishop has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of his firm’s clients for nearly three decades. An experienced litigator, Mr. Bishop is responsible for having secured hundreds of highly favorable awards for his clients both in and out of court.
In the years since he opened the firm’s doors in 1994, Mr. Bishop has obtained for his clients tens of millions of dollars in compensation for accident-related damages.
Before founding Bishop Legal in the Seattle-Tacoma area, Mr. Bishop worked at the international law firm of Von Wobeser y Sierra in Mexico City, specializing in the representation of multinational corporate clients from the EU and the United States. Mr. Bishop speaks Spanish fluently. After working for well-heeled corporate clients where he obtained considerable trial experience, Mr. Bishop returned to his home state of Washington. There, still early in his career, he participated in dramatic and challenging trials representing the rights of criminally accused individuals.
Having represented both large companies and individuals alike, Mr. Bishop sharpened his focus and built a substantial civil practice that passionately advocates for individuals and families wrongfully harmed by the careless acts of others. In this regard, Mr. Bishop and his associates have been successful: Bishop Legal has reshaped Washington law, reinforcing safe work practices at construction sites, at the Port of Seattle, and at other multiemployer worksites.
Much of Mr. Bishop’s work is embodied in appellate court and Washington state Supreme Court decisions defining the duty of super-authoritative entities to keep workplaces safe for Washington’s working men and women. It is now practically impossible for any workplace injury case to be tried in Washington state without significant citation to Mr. Bishop’s precedent-setting case work.
Mr. Bishop has appeared at every level of the Washington state civil court system from local district courts, ex parte courts, superior courts, appellate courts, federal district courts, and even the Supreme Court in Olympia.
Mr. Bishop has built ground-up relationships with other attorneys and judges. His experience and professional network afford him, and by extension his clients, an advantage in difficult legal arenas.
Mr. Bishop is an active member of the Washington State Bar Association. He has been a legal guest commentator on radio programs. His work has earned him national recognition, most notably Mr. Bishop has been named in the top 1% of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, verifying that he has achieved both million-dollar and multi-million-dollar results for his clients. He has received the multi-year client satisfaction award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Mr. Bishop is also continuously ranked as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, in addition to having received numerous other awards and accolades for his legal work over the decades.
Along with the rest of the Bishop Legal team, Raymond Bishop works out of the firm’s Normandy Park office conveniently located near SeaTac Airport. Mr. Bishop litigates cases throughout Washington State frequently, and sometimes takes on larger cases outside the state.
Raymond Bishop’s focus is personal injury law, and he has put together a strong, compassionate legal team. Clients typically come to Mr. Bishop after they have been injured in a car, construction site, or other workplace injury. Many clients also seek Mr. Bishop’s representation for injuries resulting from a defective product, medical negligence, or reckless behavior. Injuries suffered by Mr. Bishop’s clients are often catastrophic in nature, resulting in permanent neurological damage to the brain. For a full list of the many types of cases Mr. Bishop accepts toggle to the “practice area” section of this website.