Edward J. Hemingway joined Buckley & Associates in 1998. He serves as a litigation attorney mediating, arbitrating and trying personal injury cases ranging from low impact motor vehicle collisions to injuries from tractor-trailer and high speed collisions, wrongful death actions, plane crashes and slip-trip-and-falls as well as other types of personal injury actions. Mr. Hemingway is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and the Eastern and Western Washington Federal District Courts. He serves as an arbitrator for personal injury cases through the King County Superior Court Arbitration System. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients of Buckley & Associates. Mr. Hemingway is a recipient of the Buckley & Associates Most Valuable Employee Award and a recipient of the Buckley & Associates Attorney of the Year Award.
Before joining Buckley & Associates, Mr. Hemingway attended California Western School of Law on a Dean’s Scholarship from 1995 through 1997, graduating from law school in two years. While at California Western School of Law he served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, member of the Student and Faculty Activities Committee and the Selection Committee for the Director of Minority Affairs. Upon his graduation, his law school awarded him with the California Western School of Law Service Award.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hemingway graduated from the University of Washington. He worked for the Port of Seattle in Information Systems and Technical Support for over 17 years before leaving the Port to attend law school. He has always endeavored to help people. While at the Port of Seattle, he served as the Vice President of the Port of Seattle Employees Association from 1983 through 1987, and as Chairperson of the Employees Salary and Benefits Committee making recommendations to Port management on behalf of its office employees. From 1990 through 1995, he served on the Job Evaluation Steering Committee assisting in installing a new point-valued job classification system for all non-union employees and management. In 1993, Mr. Hemingway was awarded the Port of Seattle Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his meritorious performance and exceptional representation of the Port of Seattle.
In his personal life, Mr. Hemingway has been happily married since 1987 and has one beautiful and talented daughter. He serves on the Parish Counsel for St. Matthew Parish in Seattle and is a member of the Faith and Spirituality Committee and member of the Holy Names Academy Parent Board. It has been a goal of Mr. Hemingway throughout his personal and professional life to serve and help people.