WHO WE ARE
Maxwell Graham is a leading personal injury law firm in the Northwest. We provide dedicated advocacy to achieve the best possible outcomes for victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others.
Especially in the area of medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death, we combine unmatched skill, knowledge, and experience with a compassionate approach that helps relieve the stress and pain of a difficult process.
We bring decades of legal experience to every case, going the distance to attain justice for our clients.
Mike Maxwell and Rebeccah Graham formed Maxwell Graham in September 2013 with the belief that they could offer a more capable and compassionate alternative to other Northwest personal injury firms. With a combined legal experience of more than 23 years, they soon had more work than they could handle.
Since then, Maxwell Graham has continued to grow in size, capability, and reputation, focusing on providing clients with the region’s highest level of expertise in injury, wrongful death, and traumatic brain injury cases.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Unlike other personal injury firms, Maxwell Graham was built from the ground up to take reluctant adversaries to court if need be, in pursuit of justice for our clients.
We are among the nation’s leading legal experts in the field of traumatic brain injury and wrongful death and are often sought out by other attorneys for guidance. We use our expertise to relentlessly pursue the compensation our clients deserve.
At Maxwell Graham, we hear you. We’ll go the distance to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Along the way, we’ll work to find you the help you need to recover your life.
Mike Maxwell has an unusually wide breadth of experience as a lawyer. From assisting in prison reform and death penalty cases in the South to defending the criminally accused in Alaska, Washington DC, and Washington State, Mike has brought more than 100 cases to trial, arbitration, or resolution by motion. Having worked as an attorney both for an insurance company and a personal injury law firm, Mike realized that his true passion was in the representation of injured people. More...
A Seattle native, Mike graduated from Bishop Blanchet High School and the University of Washington, followed by law school at Northeastern University in Boston. He attended the Georgetown University Law Center as an E. Barrett Prettyman fellow, earning a rare LL.M in trial advocacy while supervising third-year law students trying criminal cases in Washington, DC Superior Court.
While in law school, Mike assisted in an 8th Amendment “cruel and unusual punishment” federal trial in Raleigh, North Carolina with the goal of reforming unconstitutional prisons in North Carolina. He then worked for Southern Prisoners Defense Committee in Atlanta, Georgia, gathering evidence to help stop the execution of condemned inmates on death row throughout the South. As an intern at the federal public defender in Alaska, he focused his practice on the defense of those who crossed the Alaska–Canadian border with drugs or contraband. He won his first jury trial, earning an acquittal in federal court for a young woman accused of carrying drugs from Canada across the US border.
After Washington DC, Mike returned to Seattle, where he worked as a public defender in King County. He has defended people accused of crimes in King County Superior Court in Seattle and Kent. He also defended the accused in district courts in Issaquah, Bellevue, Redmond, Kent, Burien, and Auburn.
While working for a major insurance company for nearly three years, Mike learned the practice of insurance defense before deciding to represent injured plaintiffs instead. He then worked for nine years for a Seattle personal injury firm before leaving to form Maxwell Graham.
While at Maxwell Graham, Mike has focused his practice on medical malpractice and major personal injury.Less...
Rebeccah is the managing partner of Maxwell Graham, and an accomplished attorney recognized by her peers for her experience and skills. Her practice consists solely of representing injured people, and she loves to advocate compassionately and persuasively for her clients. Never one to back down, Rebeccah relishes both the small and large victories. More...
Rebeccah has been honing her skills as a trial attorney her entire career. For over 13 years she was a public defender, trying criminal cases at every court level. She started her career defending criminal cases in isolated villages in northern New Mexico and then moved to Seattle, where she tried many felony and misdemeanor cases. She then served for 11 years as a pro tem judge in King County, Washington. Rebeccah credits this experience with her deep knowledge of the courtroom, outstanding trial skills, and her ability to connect with jurors.
Rebeccah loves complicated cases. She has developed expertise in premises liability (slip and fall) and traumatic brain injuries. She has relationships with a wide range of experts in these areas and makes sure that her clients get the treatment and outcomes they deserve.
Rebeccah believes that each client has a story and that the best way to tell their story is to spend quality time getting to know them as people. Rebeccah goes the distance for her clients at every level. Preparation, hard work, creativity, and fearless advocacy are her trademarks.Less...
Thomas Degan Jr. joined Maxwell Graham in 2015 after spending 15 years working for a small Seattle law firm. Tom's past experience includes everything from representing clients cited for speeding to representing large corporations in multimillion-dollar lawsuits before the Washington Supreme Court. As a result of these diverse experiences, Tom realized that he felt the greatest reward when assisting individuals injured by others. More...
Tom is passionate about helping his clients obtain justice. Skilled at all forms of dispute resolution, Tom’s disciplined approach to his clients’ affairs means his cases are thoroughly prepared for mediation, arbitration, or trial. He is skilled at doing whatever is required to achieve the best result for his clients. This often requires a unique, outside-the-box approach to complex issues.
Tom was born and raised in Seattle, obtaining his college degree from Western Washington University. He then headed east to attend law school at Gonzaga University, where he completed several jury trials while working as a public defender. With a law degree in hand, Tom returned to the Seattle area where he now makes his home.
When not at work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife Traci, and their four boys. Perpetually in motion, Tom and his family can be found traveling around the Pacific Northwest to youth hockey tournaments, in search of fish and wild game, or skiing in the Cascades and the Sawtooth Mountains.Less...
Senior Litigation Paralegal
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Anne was raised on an organic farm outside Eugene, Oregon and moved to the greater Seattle area in 2001. She worked in radiology and hospital administration for more than a decade, gaining specialized knowledge of both the medical and insurance aspects of our clients’ cases. After taking several years off to raise her family, she returned to school for a degree in paralegal studies in 2008 from Edmonds Community College, where she occasionally returns to speak to classes about the practical aspects of employment as a paralegal. More...
Anne’s primary responsibilities at Maxwell Graham include the management of the major litigation and medical malpractice files. In her spare time, she is an avid cook, hiker, and an enthusiastic, if unskilled, gardener.Less...
Lyndsey is a native Washingtonian and has lived the majority of her life in the greater Seattle area. She initially obtained her associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Edmonds Community College in 2008, where she also obtained her general associates degree in 2009. She then obtained her B.A. degree in Law, Society, and Justice from Central Washington University Edmonds campus in 2011. Lyndsey will begin attending law school this summer. More...
Lora Wendl has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from Bowling Green State University and has worked in various purchasing and administrative roles at small start-ups, corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit agencies. More...
Lora Wendl was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, but has lived in Washington D.C., Chicago, and here in Sammamish for the past seventeen years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from Bowling Green State University. She worked in various purchasing and administrative roles at small start-ups, corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit agencies. After taking an extended time off from her career to raise her two children, she is excited to be back in the workforce and in a legal setting where she is excited to learn and grow in her position at Maxwell Graham. In her free time, Lora enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.Less...
Tricia O'Konek is a dedicated and compassionate personal injury attorney committed to fighting for justice and advocating for those who have suffered harm. Tricia's law career began in 2014 when she joined the Maxwell Graham team as legal staff. Inspired by the ability to help others, she decided to become a lawyer and attended law school at Seattle University School of Law while working full time. Tricia returned to Maxwell Graham, P.S. because of her passion for plaintiffs' personal injury. More...
Tricia specializes in handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, premises liability, and product liability. She understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll these incidents can have on individuals and their families. Guided by empathy and a deep sense of responsibility, she works tirelessly to ensure her clients receive the compensation they deserve.
Tricia was born in the Midwest and grew up moving around the US and the world. She has considered Seattle home since attending the University of Washington, where she earned her B.A. A longtime resident of Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood, she enjoys cycling, paddling, gardening, mycology, and doing DIY renovations on her 100-year-old home.Less...
Tracey grew up in Bellingham, WA. She attended both hometown schools, Sehome High and Western Washington University, and ultimately obtained her Business Administration degree from Central. She spent many years working in the claims department of a major Property & Casualty insurer and in 2019 made the transition to plaintiff work. Many of the skills learned in adjusting insurance claims can be applied to personal injury cases and Tracey uses this knowledge to help clients achieve an optimal recovery. More...
Demand writing is her favorite work assignment. She spends time getting to know each client in order to personalize the content and provide the insurance adjuster with differentiating factors to set it apart from others. One of the things she likes best at Maxwell Graham is the team approach to collaborating and strategizing on cases where each member has a voice and provides a different viewpoint.
Tracey and her husband have lived in their Snohomish County home for more than 30 years. She appreciates the privacy and suburban feel to the area and has a yard large enough to easily accommodate her active dogs. She currently has a 4-year-old yellow lab named Jackson. Container gardening is her passion but more recently has taken an active role in maintaining the natural landscape of her nearly 2-acre property. She is an avid Mariners and Seahawks fan and she and her family held season tickets for a number of years.Less...
As proud residents of the greater Seattle area, the people of Maxwell Graham are all-in when it comes to giving back to our community, whether it be through participation in social projects, neighborhood improvement, or charitable gifts to worthy local non-profits.