WSAJ presented Yakima attorney Blaine Tamaki of Tamaki Law with its distinguished Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. This award honors a lawyer who advances the art and skill of advocacy, either in trial or by training others so as to benefit humankind. Tamaki was presented with the award by Spokane attorney Mark Kamitomo.
“Blaine’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award is well deserved and a long time coming. He has long been known for his excellent trial lawyer skills exemplified by the many amazing results he has obtained for his clients,” says Kamitomo. He adds, Tamaki “has been a tremendous husband and father, never forgetting what is truly important in his life. Finally, he has also demonstrated great compassion and caring heart for those less fortunate, donating countless hours and money to charitable organizations. In short, Blaine embodies the very essence of what the award stands for.”
Tamaki grew up in Yakima and returned there to practice after attending law school at the University of Washington. He established Tamaki Law in 1994 with offices in Yakima and Kennewick. The firm provides representation in the areas of personal injury, auto and trucking collisions, sexual abuse cases, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, and medical malpractice. Tamaki has demanded accountability for his clients, which include victims of the serial murderer “Cowboy Mike” and victims who were abused by Jesuit clergy.
Tamaki’s award inscription reads:
In recognition of your passionate advocacy for your clients at every stage of the case, and for your exceptional dedication to obtain justice to the disenfranchised by holding wrongdoers accountable.