Yakima attorney Blaine Tamaki of Tamaki Law was recently recognized as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Blaine Tamaki has achieved unprecedented success as a trial lawyer. His recent results include:

-          $30 million in a case against the Northwest Jesuits involving the abuse of tribal children

-          $12 million in a botched surgery case

-          $6.5 million in a case against DSHS involving the abuse of four children

-          $6.35 million in a case against the Department of Corrections involving failure to supervise a dangerous serial rapist and murderer

As one of the first lawyers in the Northwest to file tort cases in tribal court, Tamaki’s accomplishments include a $3.5 million wrongful death settlement and a $1.5 million injury settlement. His noteworthy cases have received worldwide media coverage and been featured on CNN News, Good Morning America and the Today Show, and in USA Today.

A superb strategist and undeniably competitive, Tamaki attributes his success to not only indefatigable hard work, but to growing up as a minority in a rural town. “Being Asian American helped me identify with the powerless and the underprivileged and the ones in our society who have no say,” says Tamaki, whose prominent clients have been Native American, Latino, African American, Asian American and disenfranchised women.  “I’ve learned to listen to my clients and be passionate about the injustices They’ve suffered.”

Mr. Tamaki is entering his 30th year as a trial lawyer. He founded Tamaki Law in 1994 and has offices in Yakima and Kennewick.