Dean Brett knew early on that he wanted to be an attorney, and after putting himself through Stanford Law School he created the firm of Brett & Daugert with a fellow classmate who had the same vision. While this firm grew steadily and became one of the premier law firms in Whatcom County, Dean realized that he really enjoyed working with personal injury and wrongful death clients. These cases let Dean use his skills to truly help people move forward with their lives in a meaningful and lasting way.
Why personal injury and wrongful death cases are different
In his earlier years as an attorney, Dean took on many kinds of cases including business litigation, criminal defense, and employment law, but he found that the most personally rewarding cases were personal injury and wrongful death cases. These types of claims allowed Dean to really get to know his clients and provide the assistance they need to get their lives back on track. He learned that innocent people injured through negligence often experience a sense of powerlessness about their situation, and that his assistance was crucial for his clients get the support they need. Dean enjoys working closely with his clients and their families, and he gets deep satisfaction out of successfully resolving their cases.
Dean’s 40+ Year Track Record
Dean’s years of experience allow him to efficiently manage his cases to achieve a positive result as quickly as possible. At the same time, he is not willing to settle a case for less than its full value. Additionally, Dean is a Federal Magistrate Judge and a professional mediator, positions that give Dean a broader perspective on how the justice system works and on the best negotiating techniques. He knows how the insurance company operates, and what the defense will try to do to devalue a claim.
What do Dean Brett’s clients think of his work?
To really understand how Dean’s clients feel about his work and his support, you can read their opinions in their own words. Please go to Dean’s Testimonials to hear from his clients directly. To learn more about how the Brett Murphy attorneys can help you, contact them by calling 1-800-925-1875 or by completing the confidential contact form.
What types of cases does Dean Brett handle?
While Dean currently focuses on serious injury and wrongful death claims, his varied experience covers many types of personal injury cases. You can learn more about the type of attorney Dean is by reading about the cases he has handled, including:
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I have known Dean Brett for a little over 3 years. I was involved in a major automobile accident involving multiple parties. Dean and his staff were unbelievable to work with. Without their expertise in personal injury law I don't know where I would be today. I spent over a month at Harborview Medical Center and then another 3+ months at a nursing home. Mr. Brett and his staff helped to get all my medical bills paid as well as the best treatment possible for all of my extensive injuries. The lawsuit was tied up for well over 2 years, but in the end I was compensated for my loss. I would like to think nothing like this will ever happen again but if it does I know Dean Brett is who I will choose the represent me.
In 2002 I was in an auto accident and suffered an injury to my lower back. This injury put my 20-year law enforcement career in jeopardy. When I started looking for a personal injury attorney I wanted somebody I could trust, had a high level of integrity and was the best at what they do. My search ended with Dean Brett and he lived up to his reputation. My case ended up lasting 6 years. Throughout the ordeal, Dean and his staff were focused on my situation, kept me informed and clearly explained my options. Dean is professional, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable with the process. When my final settlement was reached I also found Dean to be very caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dean Brett for any personal injury situations.
Dean is that rare attorney with exceptional intelligence, people skills, and a down-to-earth approach to problem solving. I recommend him enthusiastically and without reservation. His handling of my accident case made it possible for me to move forward with replacing my car and with treatment for injuries while he focused on the legal work and dealing with the insurance companies. His paralegal was key to making everything work. She is an unbelievably gifted, super-smart professional who made communications go so smoothly that I never worried about the progress of the case. This review is nothing less than a rave--which is completely deserved. I surely hope I am never again crunched between a truck and another car but if I am ever again involved in an accident I will contact Dean Brett for legal help.
I found Mr. Dean Brett to be well informed and an excellent communicator. He always took the time to answer all of my questions, as well as explaining in detail, what to expect as we moved toward a settlement with my insurance company. I always felt comfortable with his guidance and I trusted him completely. I found Mr. Brett to be easy to talk to and I enjoyed his sense of humor. Watching him at work in my mediation, was a work of art. Before calling Mr. Brett about my auto accident, I asked three local attorneys; what attorney would they use if they were in my situation? All three recommended Mr. Dean Brett. They were absolutely correct!
Dean’s answers to frequently asked questions
Dean has created several informational videos to answer common questions about personal injury and wrongful death claims. You can get your questions answered by going to our Educational Video Library page. There, you will learn about topics including:
- What money damages are available in a personal injury case?
- How does the insurance claim process work?
- How can I take care of immediate medical expenses after an accident?
Each lawyer has a unique focus, perspective, and legal background, which enables Brett Murphy to be Washington's premier personal injury law firm for car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents - one client at a time. Learn more about the Brett Murphy attorneys by going to the Meet Our Attorneys page. To speak to our staff and find out how we can help, you can reach us by calling 1-800-925-1875 or by completing our contact form. We will get back to you quickly.