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Partner Molly Kling Crowley has handled a variety of personal injury cases since the beginning of her legal career. She is an aggressive and compassionate lawyer who advocates for the equitable resolution of her clients’ cases.
Molly was born and raised in Tacoma, and is a proud alumnus of Stadium High School and the University of Washington – Seattle. She returned to Tacoma to practice law after graduating from law school in Virginia in 1999. While in law school, Molly served as a summer law intern in the practice area of insurance defense. After being admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, she started as an attorney in the same practice area, defending insurance companies and their insureds from personal injury lawsuits, while also representing those injured by others’ negligence. In approximately 2004, she began to devote her practice to representing injured persons. In 2007, Molly joined RHHK as an Associate Attorney, where she became a Partner in 2015.
Molly recognizes that injured victims and their loved ones are already dealing with enough as they get medical treatment for, and adjust their lives to, their injuries. They should not have to worry about how their medical bills will be paid, how their lost wages will be covered, or how their pain and suffering will be fairly compensated. For those who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, it can be especially difficult to manage all of these concerns. Injured victims need an attorney like Molly who will compassionately advocate for them and their cause.
“As a trial lawyer, I have the unique opportunity to assist injured people through this difficult time in their lives, offering my skills to help them obtain civil justice. I like to be personally available to my clients,” Molly says. “And I love the work that I do. My clients have struggled with difficult challenges as the result of someone else’s negligence. It can be very hard for them to accept that their lives have changed, sometimes forever, through no fault of their own. Seeing their relief and satisfaction upon the successful resolution of their cases is truly rewarding, as it is sometimes the first step in moving on with the rest of their lives.”
In addition to serving her clients in her law practice, Molly has served in various roles in the legal and greater community. She was Vice President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation Board, which helps fund the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)’s Volunteer Legal Services Program and supports other programs and projects providing low-income legal services and public legal education in Pierce County. She has also served as a Board Member, President, and Past President of the TPCBA’s Young Lawyer’s Section, and as a member of the TPCBA’s Judicial Qualifications Committee. Molly was the Vice Chair of the Women of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and served on WSAJ’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and Legislative Steering Committee. Molly is a current member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, and is an Eagle member of WSAJ.
Outside of the legal community, Molly has served as President and Secretary of Lowell Elementary School PTA. She is currently Vice Chair of Alchemy Skateboarding, a non-profit that uses skateboarding to assist and develop Tacoma’s youth, and whose programs include one with the local youth detention center that is aimed at anti-recidivism. She is a member of the booster clubs at her children’s public schools, where she also enjoys volunteering in various capacities.
In her spare time, Molly enjoys spending time with her kids, as well as running, skiing, and reading.