Todd R. Startzel has over 30 years of litigation experience. His active litigation practice focuses primarily on areas of insurance defense, construction defect, product liability and multi-party complex litigation. Mr. Startzel’s diverse litigation experience spans a breadth of claims from defending manufacturers of consumer products and food contamination cases to defending motor vehicle drivers of both passenger and commercial vehicles. These cases range from, among many, personal catastrophic injury to wrongful death and traumatic brain injury, as well as defending landowners in a vast array of premises liability cases, such as slip and falls, over-service of alcohol, timber trespass, defamation and civil rights cases. Mr. Startzel has tried to verdict 48 civil jury trials in Washington and Idaho. He has also argued over 30 appellate cases in both Washington and federal courts.
Memberships & Affiliations
Mr. Startzel is a volunteer instructor for the Spokane Mountaineers and Spokane Mountaineers Mountain School. He is also a volunteer marshal for Spokane Hoopfest and a volunteer for the Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP). He is married with two grown children.