About Michael Blue

 

Michael Blue has been representing injured people and their families for over two decades. A tenacious trial litigator and former insurance defense counsel, Michael passionately represents those injured by negligence, products, and corporations. Michael has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the years, both in trial verdicts and in negotiated settlements. Much of his personal injury practice is centered on representing injured bicyclists and pedestrians.

A graduate of Mercer Island High School, Michael received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Syracuse University School of Law in 1987. He earned his undergraduate degree (BA) from the University of Washington (1983). He is also a Certified Bicycle Mechanic after graduating from United Bicycle Institute (UBI) in Portland, Oregon. The training he obtained at UBI has already aided in developing evidence helpful to the swift resolution of a recent bicycle accident case.

Michael is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Washington, California, Colorado and the District of Columbia. He has served as chair of the Washington State Attorneys for Justice (WSAJ) roundtable/personal injury section and lectured on trial practice and procedure.

A Real Ironman

Michael is an avid cyclist and has logged thousands of miles cycling all over the world. Because of his high visibility as an elite endurance athlete, Mike is well regarded in the Washington triathlon and cycling communities. He is an active member of multiple bicycle clubs and competes regularly in triathlon, cycling, and running events all over the United States.

Michael completed his first Ironman Triathlon in 1981, an event comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. He has finished more than 20 full Ironman events in the last 30 years, and in 2010, won first place in his age division (50-54 AG) at the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.