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Joseph E. Pendergast, III - Renton, WA - Elite Lawyer
Elite Lawyer Since 2022

About Joseph E. Pendergast, III

Joseph Pendergast is a highly regarded and well-experienced personal injury attorney located in Renton, Washington. With a background of working in a prosecuting attorney's office, Mr. Pendergast has personal knowledge of how devastating an accident can be to the victims' lives. Pendergast Law, the legal practice Attorney Pendergast started in 1998, is passionate about helping others and continuously extends a helping hand to those in need with their superior legal services. Pendergast Law handles a wide range of personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, and premises liability accidents.

He is heavily involved in the legal community, holding professional memberships in numerous associations including the Washington State Association for Justice, the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, among many others.

Elite Lawyer is not the first time Mr. Pendergast has been recognized for his outstanding client services and performance in the courtroom. He has received a multitude of accolades throughout his career. He has previously been named a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, America's Most Honored Lawyers, Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, and his firm has been named Best Law Firm by U.S. News.


University of Oregon, J.D.-1993
University of Washington, B.A.-1989

Bar Associations

Washington State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Avvo Top Rated Lawyer 10.0, 2014-2022
Super Lawyer, 2022- Present
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019-2022
Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013-2022
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014-2019
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013-2022
Client Choice Award for Personal Injury, Avvo, 2012-2021
10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014-2022
Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Washington, Best Attorneys Online, 2014-2022
Best Law Firms, by U.S. News - Best Lawyers, 2018-2021

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
Lawyers of Distinction
Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
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