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Personal Injury, Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys with a Special Emphasis on Nursing Home Abuse Cases

For over 40 years, The Hornbuckle Firm in Bellevue, WA has handled personal injury, business and commercial litigation for residents of Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding communities. Our attorneys have litigated cases throughout Washington, Texas, and Tennessee, and we accept cases nationwide. The Hornbuckle Firm’s founding partner, Tom Hornbuckle has been in practice since 1966. In 1995, his son Stephen joined the practice.

Tom and Stephen have both earned an AV rating from Martindale – Hubbell, a prestigious organization that evaluates lawyers nationwide based on their ability and ethics. An AV rating is the highest honor bestowed by Martindale – Hubbell. It is based upon an evaluation by both judges and attorneys concerning their ethics and legal ability.


The Hornbuckle Firm pioneered nursing home litigation, and in 1990 the firm obtained the first significant jury verdict in a nursing home abuse and neglect case of $39 million, which made headlines in the Wall Street Journal. The case was thereafter settled in mediation for $4 million with a net to the client of $2,360,000 after attorney’s fees and expenses of $1,640,000. The case involved the misuse of a restraint leading to wrongful death. Thereafter, Tom and Stephen began an active focus on nursing home litigation.

The Hornbuckle Firm is committed to delivering the highly personalized attention your case deserves. In order to accomplish this goal, we have chosen to remain a small law firm. Tom and Stephen Hornbuckle will be personally involved in every aspect of your case from start to finish, ensuring that you receive the exceptional attention necessary to develop and prepare your case.

Our experience and resources enable the firm to battle the high powered legal teams employed by hospitals, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies. We employ a team of investigators in order to build a strong case and make sure your interests are protected every step of the way. The development of a nursing home case differs dramatically from medical malpractice and other personal injury claims. They are punitive in their nature and require great expense and care in making the necessary progress for a favorable outcome.

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The Hornbuckle Firm has developed a strong track record of success, helping many of our clients recover the compensation they deserve after suffering a serious personal injury. Our firm has made nursing home abuse an important focus of our practice. We are honored to fight for the interest of elderly people who have been harmed in a nursing home.

Our success stems from our extensive litigation experience. Tom and Stephen know the complex issues involved with the development of civil litigation cases. They understand what it takes to win a jury trial. This enables our attorneys to go to court and successfully advocate on behalf of our clients.
Please call (425) 679-0742 or contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free consultation.  The Hornbuckle Law Firm in Bellevue services clients from Tacoma, Seattle, and surrounding communities.

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