Founded in 1959 by William J. Rush, the law firm of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, is one of the most respected firms in Pierce County, in the Puget Sound region, and throughout Washington State. With eight experienced attorneys, the firm is small enough to serve clients with close personal attention, but large enough to access all of the critical resources needed to manage significant and complex cases.
Bill Rush began his career as a general practice attorney in sole practice on St. Helen’s Avenue in Tacoma, before founding the firm known today as Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler After many years in downtown Tacoma, in 2003 our firm moved to our current location on South 19th Street just off of Highway 16. Our office is centrally located and provides an abundance of free parking and easy access for our clients.
Our firm has a history of excellence in successfully resolving claims for our clients. Our attorneys are often associated by counsel outside and within Washington because of our reputation for competence, service, and the excellent results we have obtained for our clients.
In addition to Bill Rush and Dan Hannula, Vern Harkins and Dan Kyler are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is an invitation-only national organization of both plaintiff and defense lawyers dedicated to the improvement of the civil justice system. To be eligible for ABOTA membership, a lawyer must have tried over 20 jury cases to verdict. Only a very small percentage of trial lawyers are invited to join this elite organization. For several years, these attorneys have been selected as “Super Lawyers” by Washington Law and Politics, a publication that recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in Washington State. Mike Fisher and Molly Crowley have been selected by their peers as “Rising Stars” by that same publication.
Our attorneys are recognized by their peers for excellence as trial lawyers. Both Bill Rush and Dan Hannula are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The ACTL is an organization composed of the best trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the ACTL is only extended to those trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and civility. Some of our attorneys have been consistently received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards.
Our attorneys practice civil litigation with a concentration in all areas of personal injury, including the following:
We also provide skilled support for virtually any type of personal injury cases, including, uninsured motorist claims, premises liability, product liability, governmental liability, maritime claims, FELA claims, business litigation and insurance coverage issues.
Most of the cases we handle are on a contingency fee basis—we earn a fee only if our client wins. Our philosophy is to prepare a case to achieve the best possible outcome either by settlement or by trial when necessary. We thrive on variety, flexibility and creativity and we are successful in court because we understand our opponent’s case as well as our own.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, call the trial lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, now at (866) 454-7445 or click here to submit a FREE case review. Our initial consultation is free of charge and we only get paid for our services if you receive monetary compensation.
"Client was disabled from working in prior profession after sustaining a severe closed head injury and brain trauma in an automobile accident on Interstate 5. $7,845,000. "
"Pedestrian client was struck by semi-truck, and the trailer wheels rolled over client’s body causing severe injury. $1,145,000. "
"Client was involved in a head-on collision when a bus crossed the center line. Client suffered a severe closed head injury preventing him from returning to his previous employment. $884,998. "
"Client was involved in serious head-on collision with uninsured motorist while on-the-job, resulting in physical injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. Client can no longer work as a commercial truck driver. $708,000. "
"Client was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an automobile accident. Client was severely injured as the result of a defective seatbelt, while the other three occupants of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries. $650,000. "
"Client was killed in automobile accident caused by defendant’s failure to yield the right-of-way. $650,000. "
"Minor client was on his way to school and was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Defendant driver had pulled into oncoming lane to pass another vehicle and struck client, causing serious injuries. $500,000. "
"Client was killed as a result of an in-cab fuel tank, which caught fire after an automobile accident. $350,000. "
"Client riding a bicycle was struck by a motorist who failed to yield the right-of-way. Client sustained numerous injuries, including a closed head injury. $120,000. "
"I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels. Thanks."
"John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented."
"Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case. "
"Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free. "
"I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people. "
"Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions. "
"The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal. "
"Molly Crowley is a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. I felt I was very well represented!! "
"Molly Crowley was knowledgeable, kept me informed every step of the way and just did a great job! "
"We got a fair settlement and were treated with respect and dignity throughout the whole process. -Blake W. "