Attorney Terry Abeyta, founding member of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law, has been named to the “Nation’s Top One Percent” list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Less than one percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys,” and have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession. The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting legal excellence, recognizing the attorneys who elevate standards of the Bar and who provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
A native of Yakima, Abeyta has practiced law since 1976. He graduated number one in his class from Yakima Valley College with an AA degree in 1971. Abeyta graduated summa cum laude and number one in his class in 1973 from Whitman College with a BA degree in political science. He received his JD from the University of Washington School of Law, graduating in the top 15% of his class.
Abeyta has been active in the community with the Catholic Charities of Central Washington, La Salle High School, St. Paul Cathedral, Yakima Valley Community Foundation, and United Way of Central Washington.
Among many other awards, Abeyta was the first personal injury attorney from Central Washington named to the Super Lawyers list and has received that award every year since 1999. Abeyta was the first plaintiff’s attorney from Central Washington chosen for The Best Lawyers in America list. In 2022, he was named “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” for Central Washington by The Best Lawyers in America.
Recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Washington state, Abeyta is responsible for the largest personal injury recoveries in Yakima, Franklin, Kittitas, Grant, Klickitat, and Stevens Counties.
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