Andrew Ackley Seattle personal injury attorney at Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Whelan Law Firm

Practice Areas

I represent people who have been permanently disabled or killed by the misconduct of others.  I am a top-rated attorney who enforces laws that keep us safe.

• Wrongful Death •
• Defective and Dangerous Products •
• Premises Liability •
• Serious Injury Car Accidents •
• Drowning and Recreational Activity Injury •
• Consumer Protection Act and Business Misconduct •
• Insurance Bad Faith •


My practice is about building a safer community.

Laws educate people about what is expected of them, which primarily means respecting the rights and safety of others so that each person and family can dream and prosper on their own path.  I hold those who violate the law, through carelessness or misconduct, accountable in the civil justice system. By enforcing the rules, my professional goal is to protect the community from similar wrongdoing in the future.

ABOUT andrew

My mission as a lawyer is simple: relentless pursuit and presentation of the truth, and nurturing client relationships. My clients trust me. I am direct with them even when it may hurt to hear, and they know it comes from a place of support. I am brash as an advocate because I only take on cases and clients I believe in. For more about my awards, publications, speaking engagements, and professional leadership visit my firm page here.

Outside of work I spend my time with my wife Courtney, our two little girls, and our toddler son. Courtney is a brilliant lawyer and the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met. I really like doing my girls’ hair. They are totally different but best of friends. My son is feisty with a big noggin, just like me. We recently had to re-home our dogs, because well, three little kids.

I’ve played guitar for about 15 years. My favorite guitar is my baby blue Fender fat strat. I have a Fender tube amp that, for household sanity reasons, cannot be turned up to 11, so I use several pedals to get the sound I want for blues and classic rock.

More recently, I’ve become more handy than I ever dreamed possible, thanks largely to YouTube. My garage is filled with tools I now rarely have time to use. I like improvement projects but hate plumbing—not because it’s gross but because there are way too many types of everything.

My peaceful place is around the water—it is part of my soul. I am a PADI certified Divemaster with specialty certifications in equipment and wreck diving, and have logged over 200 open water dives over 20 years. Underwater is the only place I can meditate.

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.
— George Bernard Shaw