Over the past four decades, Michael John Tario has become one of the most highly respected and experienced practicing personal injury attorneys in Washington State. He opened his Bellingham practice in 1979 and has earned the respect of his peers and the industry as shown by his many awards and high ratings.
Mr. Tario practices plaintiff personal injury law with a passion for negotiating the maximum possible settlement for his injured clients. During his career, Mr. Tario has successfully represented over 5,000 clients. He has negotiated thousands of favorable out-of-court settlements, but where settlement was not possible, he has taken hundreds of cases to trial; fighting hard to protect the rights and interests of his clients.
Michael is known for his hard fighting tenacity, his determination, and his commitment to providing his clients with “top notch” representation while keeping them informed of the process along the way. While no lawyer can win every case they handle, Mr. Tario has a very favorable win/loss record. You could say that he has a “proven record of success” based upon the results obtained in and out of court in over 40 years in practice.
Mr. Tario has resided in Bellingham, Washington since 1979 when he graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University Law School). Mr. Tario has made guest appearances or has been interviewed or appeared on various local, national and international television, radio, and news programs, including “The O’Riley Factor” (Fox News), “Court TV”, NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and NBC.