About James Banks

James Banks believes that every injured victim deserves a lawyer who listens, cares deeply, and fights for every dollar, and he promises to deliver that level of committed legal representation to each client he works with.

Compassionate, Client-Focused Legal Advocacy

An associate of the Truck Wreck Justice team, James Banks became an attorney so he could deliver a different kind of personal injury representation. His approach is based on understanding each client as a whole person and tailoring every legal strategy to their unique needs.

Mr. Banks earned his Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law in 2009 and shortly thereafter became a personal injury attorney, working first for the Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent before moving on to positions at Bishop Legal and Bernard Law Group, all of which are based in or around Seattle.

In 2017, Mr. Banks founded Banks Law Office in Bellevue, Washington, so he could further focus on delivering his unique, holistic brand of personal injury representation to clients. Using his detail-oriented and client-focused approach, he has been able to achieve numerous noteworthy verdicts and settlements for his clients.

In addition to his daily work at his own firm and with the Truck Wreck Justice team, Mr. Banks donates his time and expertise as a volunteer for the King County Volunteer Legal Clinic. He also served as the volunteer co-chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program in 2013.

Email: James@seattletrucklaw.com



  • Seattle University School of Law — J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • University of Washington — B.A. with honors, political science, 2003

Past Experience

  • Personal Injury Attorney — Banks Law Office (2017–Present)
  • Personal Injury Attorney — Bernard Law Group, PLLC (2013–2017)
  • Personal Injury Attorney — Bishop Legal (2011–2013)
  • Personal Injury Attorney — The Law Offices of Vonda M. Sargent (2010–2011)

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association — Member (2009–Present)
  • Washington State Association for Justice — Eagle
  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star 2020
  • Seattle Plaintiff Attorneys Roundtable (SPAR)


Contact the Seattle Truck Law, PLLC. Attorneys Today

If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, please call our office at (866) 580-4878 or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation with our attorneys today. We offer free initial consultations and contingent fee billing, which means that you will not have to pay any fees or expenses unless and until we make a recovery on your behalf.

Remember that time is of the essence in a personal injury case and the sooner you contact our attorneys, the greater advantage we will have in gathering evidence, investigating your claim, and advocating on your behalf.

About Seattle Truck Law, PLLC

Seattle Truck Law is a personal injury law firm that fights for clients who have been hurt in collisions with large trucks and buses. We also represent the families of victims who have lost their lives in these deadly wrecks. The firm serves clients in areas throughout Washington state, including Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane, and more. We also handle cases nationwide by working with the best local counsel.


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Our Offices

West Coast Office
222 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104
Local: (206) 456-2525

East Coast Office: The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Local: (423) 265-2020

Toll-free: 866-580-HURT (4878)
E-mail: info@seattletrucklaw.com