President and Managing Partner
Tel: (425) 646-8003 1004
Jim Vucinovich is President of the Firm, and a nationally-recognized FELA attorney with over 25 years of committed representation of the seriously injured and their families. He is one of a select group of attorneys appointed to serve as designated legal counsel for the United Transportation Union.
Jim has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of FELA and serious personal injury claims, including traumatic brain injury, toxic exposure and wrongful death. Jim is one of the designated legal counsel for the United Transportation Union. Early in his career, he recognized the railroads failed to protect their workers’ hearing and set up a comprehensive program to identify and evaluate current and former railroad workers suffering from hearing loss. He represented over 3,000 claimants whose hearing was damaged by the railroad’s long-standing neglect.
Jim consistently tries cases and wins significant verdicts and settlements for his clients, among them:
He successfully represented railroad employees in the following reported cases:
Jim is licensed in Washington, Oregon, Minnesota and Colorado. He is admitted to multiple federal district courts throughout the Midwest and west, and the 7th and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeal. He regularly tries cases throughout the western United States. He was designated a Board Certified Trial Specialist in 2004 by the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Jim is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbel, the highest rating it awards. He is a Board Member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), a professional association open only to attorneys whose practice includes representation of injured railroad employees in cases filed under the FELA.
Jim is a member of the American Association for Justice and a member of the Traumatic Brain Litigation Group and Interstate Trucking group sections. He is also an Eagle Member for the Washington State Association for Justice and a member of the Brain Injury Association of Washington.
Jim graduated from William Mitchell College of Law where he wrote for the Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He enjoys all types of recreational sports like biking, skiing and hiking the great Northwest.