Lloyd Herman, of Lloyd Herman and Associates, marks 50 years practicing law.
“It’s been a pleasure to be able to help injured victims take on a system that is stacked against them and bring them favorable outcomes against heavy odds,” said Herman. “Fifty years of being able to do this is very satisfying from a personal and professional standpoint. Being able to add value to human beings through legal, psychological and moral support has been extremely gratifying.”
Herman received his juris doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1966. He worked in several different areas until he found his niche 30 years ago doing personal injury claims. Since then Herman has settled approximately 1,500 cases, of which he has made case law on a couple. Herman is renowned for settling almost all of his cases out of court.
“Just in the 16 years I have been here, I have gone to trial less than 10 times,” added Herman, who devotes 90 percent of his practice to the area of litigation.
During the course of his illustrious career, Herman has been instrumental in changing the law in Washington state in favor of consumers in the Supreme Court and Division III in the Court of Appeals, which had the effect of aiding people against bad-faith acts of the insurance companies. He also helped expand the law in the area of automobile coverage and in favor of tenants of defective apartment houses and rentals.