For more than four decades, Jeffery M. Campiche has successfully represented people severely injured on maritime vessels, in motor vehicle accidents, by unsafe or defective products, and negligent medical providers. Jeff is recognized by his peers for aggressively and successfully representing clients with difficult, complex cases, while maintaining a high degree of professional conduct. Recognized in “Seattle’s Top Lawyers,” Seattle Met Magazine (2010), Jeff Campiche earned Lawyers.com’s “highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards,” and earned Martindale Hubbell’s “Highest Possible 15 Year – Peer Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards – 1996-2011.”
Jeffery has served as the designated counsel for sailors of the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific, and has represented a number of Masters, Mates and Pilots, and other maritime workers who were seriously or fatally injured. A native of Ilwaco, Washington, the coastal fishing village located at the mouth of the Columbia River, Jeff has practiced law throughout Washington for over 40 years. He was the County Prosecutor of Pacific County from1978-1986.
Jeffery Campiche is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Washington, and has appeared in courtrooms as distant as Alaska, Hawaii, California and New Jersey. He has successfully sued some of the largest manufacturers of defective products in the country which were represented by the nation’s largest insurance companies and law firms.
Civil Rights cases, including the improper use of deadly force, are important in efforts which can instigate important and needed change. Attorney Jeff Campiche represented the family of a young, unarmed high school student named Tommy Le, who was shot in the back and killed by a King County Sheriff’s officer. A cover up ensued by the department and its media relations managers, including a fabricated story that the student had a knife and lunged at the officer. The young man had no knife and was running away from the officer who, rather than deescalating the situation, pointed his gun at him. Outraged citizens and civil rights groups in Western Washington demanded justice. Seattle’s large Asian community and news editors also demanded accountability and change within the King County Sheriff’s department. In May of 2021, the lawsuit was settled by King County for $5 Million. The case was noted as one of the top news stories in the press over 3 and a half years – from the shooting in 2017 until the settlement in 2021.