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 wrongdoing 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

When not in the courtroom or in depositions, I’m with my wife Courtney, our two little girls, and our baby son. Courtney is a brilliant lawyer and the best cook, especially gourmet Italian and desserts to die for. 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. Oh and we have three dogs: Louis, Franklin, and Mortimer. Louis is a curmudgeonly old soul. Franklin is sweet but painfully neurotic. Morty is dumb as a post but is cute enough to make up for it.

I’ve played guitar for about 15 years. My favorite guitar is my baby blue Fender fat strat. More recently, I’ve become more handy than I ever dreamed possible, thanks largely to YouTube. My garage is filled with now-dusty tools.

My peaceful place is around the water. I am a PADI certified Divemaster with speciality certifications in equipment and wreck diving, and have logged over 200 open water dives over 20 years. To obtain the Wreck certification, I went diving inside a sunken warship in Canada, 120 feet deep and in 38-degree water. During tropical dives, I have been circled and closely inspected by a group of hammerhead sharks, and swarmed by seals. Suffice it to say, the courtroom is not a scary place.

Courtney and I are also big fans of the Mariners and Seahawks, and we watch whenever parenthood/lawyering allows.

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