Discover the Team Behind Our Law Firm

A dedicated team of legal professionals who are committed to providing you with the highest level of legal expertise and service.
So that you can just focus on getting better.

We’ll be the first to tell you that not everyone needs a lawyer, but it’s always a good idea to talk with one to be sure you understand your rights.

We focus on you, so you can focus on getting better

The most skilled and experienced attorneys take time to research the details of your case and to carefully review medical records.

Above all else, they should put your health and well-being first – this means allowing time for you and your medical providers to understand the full extent of your injuries, recovery and impact on your life.

What Success Looks Like

For starters, it’s not the promise of a windfall during your first phone call (a GIANT red flag). It also generally won’t come from someone who pressures you to hire them or cold-calls you. Also, not everyone needs an attorney, but it can help to talk to one.

It’s important to find an attorney who “gets” you and who has the type of medical and legal expertise needed to see your case through to a successful outcome.

Our Legal Team

You can expect not only legal prowess but also compassion, integrity, and a steadfast commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for you

  • Richard H. Adler

    Founding Principal and Partner

    It’s often said that if you do what you love, success will follow. As the founding principal and partner at Adler Giersch, I’ve been doing what I love for more than 40 years of practice, since graduating from Georgetown Law. Injury law is second nature to me.

  • Steven J. Anglés

    Partner and Attorney at Law

    After 20 years of practice, I’m honored to be a partner at AG, working with a team who shares the same values: honoring and supporting our clients and the tireless pursuit of great results. I work across the Pacific Northwest, in Seattle and Bellevue and manage a dedicated office in Kent to serve the South Sound community.

  • Melissa D. Carter

    Managing Partner and Attorney at Law

    Seeking inspiration and meaning in my work, I looked to my hero Ani DiFranco who wisely said, “When you sit right down in the middle of yourself, you’re gonna wanna have a comfortable chair.” Then I took all that experience and knowledge of how insurance companies work and I switched sides. Almost instantly, I knew I was home.

  • Arthur D. Leritz

    Partner and Attorney at Law

    As a partner at Adler Giersch, I specialize in litigation which means I work with serious and substantial cases where the insurance company or at fault party refuses to settle. These cases require in-depth and extremely detailed preparation as well as the creative problem solving and stamina to take a case all the way to trial.

  • Elisabeth K. Ruff

    Attorney at Law

    I approach every case with compassion, and the understanding that this process can be stressful, and at times overwhelming. I focus on dealing with the insurance companies so my clients can focus on healing and building back their lives. My goal is to ensure that every client receives the highest level of service and is kept informed about their case from start to finish.

We take a collaborative approach

The right attorney will collaborate with you on defining successful outcomes and building your case. We’re accessible and will communicate with you regularly (not just through staff members). We’ll be honest if your case has challenges, and we’ll strategize with you to figure out how to overcome obstacles and develop a fair demand that considers more than just your monetary damages.

Our team of attorneys shares these values, though each brings their own style and perspective to fighting for their clients.