Victor J. Torres

Call:  425.458.3170

Fax:  425.458.3173

Email:  [email protected]

Victor practices primarily in the area of personal injury, including motor vehicle collisions (i.e. “car accidents”), premises liability (i.e. “slip and falls”), and catastrophic injury and wrongful death.  He also handles employment issues for individuals, including employment discrimination. And, he helps businesses in disputes or when involved in litigation.

Victor is an outstanding communicator and trial attorney who works tirelessly to represent individuals who have been injured or harmed by others.  This includes representing individuals in cases against the government and its agencies, corporations, an employer, or another third party.

Victor provides representation to individuals in jury trials including personal injury and employment cases.  He has handled numerous arbitration hearings involving injury, employment, and commercial issues. He has significant experience in personal injury litigation including car accidents, slip and falls, sexual abuse, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death.  Additionally, Victor has substantial experience in employment litigation including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. He also has considerable experience in commercial litigation representing individuals as well as businesses in Consumer Protection Act claims, trade secrets litigation, and contract disputes.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Victor was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in the Bay Area.  He is a true man of the islands coming from good diverse stock hailing from different areas of the world:  Filipino and Aleut, descendant of the natives of the Philippines and Aleutian Islands. From very early on, he had a passion for social justice and pursued a liberal arts education at the University of San Francisco.  After moving to the Puget Sound area, he went to the Seattle University School of Law. He is an active community volunteer in the South King County area of Maple Valley where he resides with his wife and their four sons.  In his personal time, Victor enjoys weight training, spending time and playing with his family, and the cinema experience at the movie theater. Victor has not forgotten his roots and is a life-long, die-hard San Francisco 49ers Faithful.

EDUCATION

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Editor-in-Chief, Seattle University Law Review
  • University of San Francisco, B.A., English major (emphasis in writing), Accounting minor

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
    • Eagle Member
    • Chair, Employment Law Section, 2012–2014
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Filipino Lawyers of Washington
    • Founding Member
  • Northwest Indian Bar Association
    • Treasurer, 2006–2007

AFFILIATION AND COURTS ADMITTED

  • Admitted to practice 2007, Washington State Bar
  • Admitted in Federal Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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  • Jeffrey Caffee Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.
  • Wendee J. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    I own a business and was taking on a job that required a contract. I gave a call to Victor and the next day my client and I were signing the contract he drew up. It was a great sense of security to know all of my bases were covered and Victor was quick and efficient with my request. Victor is tru...
  • Patricia Steele Recommends Victor J. Torres

    I endorse this lawyer. Victor is an intelligent and well respected attorney in the community.
  • Jolene M. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Victor was very responsive and answered all my questions. He is very knowledgeable and responded with case law, he then called me to chat and explained everything to me in terms I could understand. I recommend highly and will be returning for all legal matters.
  • Victor was extremely helpful in reviewing and negotiating an employment contract

    Mr. Torres was extremely helpful in reviewing, and negotiating on my behalf, an employment contract. His knowledge and experience prevented me from signing a contract that would have allowed the company to hold me personally financially accountable for failing to meet the contractual goals. I had...
  • Great lawyer to have!

    Victor Torres is professional, knowledgeable and always prepared. He is hard working, well respected, and compassionate. It was a pleasure to have worked with him. I highly recommend him.
  • Greg H. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    The Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson are great to work with. Victor Torres has worked on several car accident cases for me and my family. Victor is professional, friendly, persistent, proficient, outgoing, and made me feel at ease through the entire process of my accident claims/cases.
  • Having Victor in our corner was the best peace of mind

    My wife was involved in an automobile accident in which there was clear liability on the other party involved.  Given that my wife was not at fault and my lack of experience in these matters, I thought this matter would be very straight forward and I couldn't have been more wrong.  After contacti...
  • Tara H. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    My personal injury case was handled by Torres & Haroldson with compassion and professionalism.  They were transparent with my case and readily available to answer questions or alleviate my concerns.  I highly recommend this outstanding team!
  • Michael Waddington Recommends Victor J. Torres

    I endorse Victor. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
  • Eric Ferguson Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Victor is a very accomplished attorney who understand the nuances and complexities of civil litigation. I call on him for information regularly and know that I can rely on it. He is very thorough and hardworking. I highly recommend him.
  • Len W. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Awesome people and in town!
  • Victor did a great job on a difficult case

    My case was somewhat difficult due to the length of time that had passed and the vast amount of materials to be reviewed but he overcame those hurdles and proved to be very hard working, knowledgeable in the subject area, thorough and well prepared while representing me. In fact, during the vario...
  • Vicky H. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Waiting alone at Valley General for the taxi to take me home after the accident that totaled my car began the grueling recovery. I knew it was going to get bad fast, the pain, the medical bills and demanding phone calls. I needed a good attorney. A friend attorney wisely recommended Victor Torres...
  • Jenn G. Recommends Victor J. Torres

    I am one of Torres & Haroldson recent client, this firm fought tirelessly on my behalf.  Mr. Torres worked on my case for number of years.  He ensure that I receive a good settlement from the third-party insurance.  I highly recommend him, because he works for you and no one else.  I cannot t...
  • Eric Gilman Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Victor is smart, tenacious, and dedicated to his clients. He knows how to get results and serves his clients well. An excellent lawyer!
  • Anonymous Recommends Victor J. Torres

    Victor has the heart of gold and the mind of a scientist.

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