Adler Giersch PS Receives 100 Top Companies to Work For Award

Adler Giersch Top 100 CompaniesWe were recently honored with an award by Seattle Business Magazine as a Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington at its annual banquet on July 1, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center.     In the business category of up to 30 employees we were rated #5!  This is extra special for each person at the law firm as we are the only personal injury law firm in the Top 100.

This award shows that we are a great place to work which, in turn, allows our talented attorneys and staff to achieve top-tier tough advocacy and compassionate counsel.  We take care of our team members the way we want them to take care of our clients.

The results are based on confidential employee surveys and the level of employee participation.  Surveys are broken down in 10 categories including, benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring and retention, executive leadership, performance standards, responsibility and decision making, rewards and recognition, training and education, and workplace environment.

The entire staff of Adler ♦ Giersch PS attended the awards dinner.

To see the complete list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, visit

Richard H. Adler Receives Washington State Jefferson Award

Richard H. Adler has been selected by the Seattle City Club for its “Jefferson Award” in Washington State. Co-founded by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, US Senator Robert Taft and Sam Beard in 1972, the Jefferson Award was created as a “Nobel Prize” for public service/volunteerism and to honor the “unsung heroes.” The award is given on a state and national level.

Richard was nominated for his work with the Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) surrounding traumatic brain injury awareness and developing and leading a coalition of community partners/leaders to pass the Zackery Lystedt Law (inspired by and named after his client) by the Washington Legislature in 2009. The Lystedt Law is a first-in-the-nation law that requires a youth athlete’s removal from practice/competition following a concussion, and clearance by a licensed healthcare professional before returning to competition. This law has saved lives and prevented preventable brain injuries in many youth athletes. Richard has assisted a national coalition of partners and lawmakers in cascading this law across the country. Now, 31 other states have adopted the principles of the Lystedt law, and Mr. Adler remains involved in the plan to ensure that the remaining 19 states follow. He serves as Chairman of the Executive Board of BIAWA, and is credited with ensuring it remains a strong, vital organization in our community, providing a voice to brain injury survivors, their family members and their caregivers.

This year Seattle City Club, founded in 1980, awarded five “unsung heroes” the Washington State Jefferson Award out of 100 nominees. Out of these five local award recipients, one person will represent Washington State at the national award ceremony later this year for a chance to win the National Jefferson Award.

All of us at Adler ♦ Giersch PS are incredibly proud of Richard and are truly honored to work with him on a day to day basis. Congratulation Richard!

Richard H. Adler Featured as Top Lawyer

The law firm of Adler Giersch PS is pleased to announce that Richard H. Adler, Principal and Attorney at Law, was just listed in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Top Lawyers for 2010.

Seattle Metropolitan is well known and highly regarded for publishing similar articles for Top Doctors and Top Dentists  in Puget Sound area.  Seattle Metropolitan partnered with Martindale-Hubbell, an 140 year old organization that has ratings on attorneys throughout 160 countries, to comb through Martindale-Hubbell’s list of top-rated (called A-V rated) attorneys in King County and created the 2010 Top Lawyer’s list.  An AV-Rating is determine through a confidential survey conducted by Martindale-Hubbell to thousands of attorneys throughout the country.  This rating identifies highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

To read the entire Top Lawyers article, visit the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine website.  The complete article features over 1,933 lawyers in 54 areas of practice.

Richard H. Adler Featured in King County Bar Bulletin

Richard H. Adler was recently interviewed by the King County Bar Bulletin, the leading newsletter for the King County Bar Association. He was the featured attorney for the month of November 2009. The article entitled “Giving Others a Voice” spotlighted Mr. Adler’s projects as the President of the Brain Injury Association of Washington. Mr. Adler spearheaded an initiative to pass a first in the nation law that protects youth athletes and concussions. The law, now known as “The Zackery Lystedt Law” protects an athlete playing in a public-school or private sports program suffers a suspected concussion, he or she must be removed from play. The law requires that all athletes be medically cleared by a “licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion.” The article in the King County Bar Bulletin reviews the Lystedt case that received a 15 million dollar settlement from the school district. The article also highlights Mr. Adler’s journey through law school, how he settled in Seattle to practice law, and why he choose to exclusively practice personal injury law.

The King County Bar Association a given its written permission to link this article to the Adler Giersch website.

Adler Giersch Attorney Richard H. Adler Honored by American College of Sports

Dr. Stan Herring presents award to Richard H. Adler at the ACSM News Conference on May 27, 2009.

SEATTLE, WA – In a surprise move May 27, 2009 at the Annual American College of Sports Medicine convention , Dr. Stan Herring presented Richard Adler with an award for his service and dedication to the Heads Up program and the Lysted legislation. Richard Adler became the first non- ASCM member to receive an award in the organizations history. Richard Adler shared the award with the Lystedt family for their joint dedication and efforts to help prevent devastating injuries to other young athletes were instrumental in getting the ground breaking Lystedt law passed in Washington state.

Richard Adler also spoke to doctors and therapists from all over the country at a news conference for the attendees at the Annual American College of Sports Medicine convention. The focus of the talk was on the Heads Ups program, as well as how to pass a youth sports and concussion law similar to the new Washington State law in other states. Dr. Stanley Herring and the Lystedt family also spoke.