Kevin M. Hastings
Partner

Contact Me:

(253) 777-0799

kevin@pcvalaw.com

Practice Areas:

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Cum laude
    • With Honors
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. – 2005

Honors

  • Washington Super Lawyers, Rising Star

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Biography

Kevin Hastings is a tenacious and talented attorney who has dedicated his life to helping those injured by the wrongful acts of others. A northwest native, Kevin comes from a family of commercial fisherman and was inspired to become a lawyer when his uncle suffered catastrophic injury while fishing in the Bering Sea. His uncle’s injury has shaped many aspects of Kevin’s life, but most importantly, it motivates him to fight tirelessly for his clients.

Kevin welcomes cases with the highest stakes and longest odds, and focuses his practice on personal injury, group home sexual abuse, government liability, wrongful death, class actions, bad faith insurance law, and civil rights. His work tremendously impacts the lives of his clients and their families, and his efforts can be the difference between a client obtaining the means for proper long-term medical support versus filing for bankruptcy due to overwhelming medical bills.

Being the first in his family to graduate college took a lot of grit. While earning tuition money by fishing and other work, Kevin always knew that law was his calling. It was a passion that never let up – he is relentless, determined and thorough, earning the admiration of his colleagues. He respects and appreciates each client’s story and their unique situation, an approach that makes him a better advocate on their behalf.

Kevin began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for Judge C.C. Bridgewater and Judge Jill Johanson at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. Through his work at the court, Kevin gained insight into the judicial process and honed his lawyering skills. After his two-year clerkship, Kevin joined PCVA to fight for clients and pursue justice on their behalf.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, hiking, cooking, and most of all spending time with his family.

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Robert J. Bryan American Inns of Court, Pierce County, Washington
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Young Lawyers
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association

Representative Cases

  • $60 million wrongful death settlement with the State of Washington and a timber company for deaths in the Oso landslide of 2014
  • $30 million in settlements with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Kiwanis Vocational Home defendants
  • $8 million settlement for survivor of sexual abuse at assisted-living facility
  • $5 million auto accident settlement for a client who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered serious permanent injury
  • $4.5 million jury verdict for a passenger injured in an Amtrak train derailment
  • $4.25 million settlement in lawsuit against Issaquah School District for sexual abuse
  • $4 million verdict for a passenger injured in the Duck Boat collision on Aurora Bridge
  • $3.1 million sexual abuse settlement against DSHS for placing a state-dependent child with a convicted child rapist
  • $3.1 million sexual abuse settlement against DSHS
  • $3+ million for a passenger injured in an Amtrak train derailment
  • $3 million sexual abuse settlement against DSHS in the placement and adoption of a brother and sister
  • $3 million settlement against Washington State for child sexual abuse arising out of a negligent CPS investigation
  • $2.25 million settlement against soccer club who failed to protect athlete from sexual abuse by coach
  • $2 million settlement for a worker injured on the job at a warehouse
  • $1.87 million in child sexual abuse settlements against the Department of Early Learning for negligent licensing of day care
  • $1.75 million in settlements for two passengers injured in the Duck Boat collision on Aurora Bridge
  • $1.5 million serious injury settlement with DSHS for their failure to properly protect an infant from physical abuse
  • $1.5 million class action settlement for more than 900 restaurant workers wrongfully denied pay for overtime and missed meal and rest breaks, tip pool violations, and automatic service charge violations
  • $1.5 million school district negligence settlement for child sexual abuse
  • $1.5 million settlement against soccer club who failed to protect athlete from sexual abuse by coach
  • $1.425 million jury verdict against the Olympia School District for child sexual abuse
  • $1.35 million settlement for survivor of physical and sexual abuse in the Washington foster care system
  • $1.2 million settlement with the Olympia School District in a school bus driver sexual abuse case
  • $1.2 million settlement for inmate who developed an infection while in custody at the Shelton County Jail
  • $1.2 million settlement with State and timber companies for causing damage to property
  • $1.1 million settlement in a Montesano School District school bus-pedestrian crash case
  • $1.1 million serious injury settlement for the passenger in a drunk driving motor vehicle accident
  • $1 million settlement following two weeks of jury trial against Everett School District for teacher sexual abuse of a student
  • $1 million settlement in worksite injury case
  • $1 million settlement against drug treatment facility for patient who sexually abused daughter on premise
  • $800,000 settlement against the State and a foster parent for a foster child sexually abused by another child in the home
  • $750,000 sexual abuse settlement with the Olympia School District for a girl sexually abused by her bus driver
  • $444,069 jury verdict in a car crash case
  • $375,000 wrongful death settlement against the City of Kelso and other entities
  • $351,000 government liability settlement for deaf inmates for Clark County’s failure to provide disability services
  • $300,000 verdict for child and parents from respite care provider sexual abuse
  • $82,793 federal court jury verdict in a car crash
  • Confidential consumer protection settlement for homeowner against Ocwen Financial Corporation for its deceptive loan servicing practices
  • Confidential class action settlement that included full reimbursement and additional payment for 169 clients whose Apple devices were made inoperable by an Error 53 bug
  • Consent decree for individuals with mobility impairments requiring University of Washington, subject to PCVA oversight, to bring all Seattle campus parking facilities into full ADA compliance

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Seattle University Mock Trials, Judge