Urquia Law + The Olympic Peninsula
We are dedicated to helping and protecting the injured and their families. Our number one priority is you, your recovery, and your future. We know that injuries caused by others are traumatic, time consuming, and potentially very damaging. One second you are living your normal, everyday life, the next second your life is turned upside down by something that is not your fault. We have the experience, dedication, and passion needed to help put your life back together.
Rafael grew up in Sequim, Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington, he attended Wake Forest Law School with a focus in trial law. It is Rafael’s mission to help the injured on the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.
After law school, Rafael served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Jefferson County, Washington. Rafael fought hard for every victim and took over 75 cases to trial.
Rafael’s passion for protecting victims and their rights at the prosecutor’s office attracted him to personal injury and insurance law, where he focuses on car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, traumatic brain injuries, nursing home abuse, slips and falls, dog bites, wrongful death cases, and insurance bad faith claims.
Rafael is committed to helping and protecting the community. He has served two past terms as president of the Jefferson County Bar Association. He currently sits on Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Attorneys Organization board and has served as its president. He is also active in the Washington State Association of Justice and is a proud board member of the Port Townsend Film Festival.
Rafael is dedicated to bringing justice to clients and protecting our Pacific Northwest community.
Eva grew up in Port Townsend, Washington. After graduating from Smith College, she moved from Louisiana to North Carolina to northern Tanzania, attending school and working for several non-profit organizations. Eva’s time working at an innocence project – helping wrongfully incarcerated inmates apply for free legal assistance – motivated her to find ways to help people as they navigate complex and often overwhelming legal systems.
Eva is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association’s Law Clerk Program. Prior to becoming an attorney, Eva worked as a paralegal in personal injury law for over six years. Her work as a paralegal informs her perspective as an attorney. She loves thinking about how the puzzle pieces of a case come together in the courtroom.
Eva is grateful to be living on the Olympic Peninsula and serving our community. Eva’s favorite part of her job is working directly with clients. She seeks to make clients’ lives easier so that they can focus on what is most important: their recovery. When Eva’s not at work, she can be found walking her dog, cooking, or hiking in the Olympics.
Beth grew up in a small college town in northern New York, just south of the United States border with Canada. She spent her undergraduate years in Montreal enjoying every festival and international food imaginable while completing her degree in English Literature at McGill University. Her Master of Public Administration included a few years at Syracuse University, culminating in a capstone project where she researched first responder and county preparation methods to address the increasing frequency of heat waves in industrialized cities. In layperson’s terms, she cares deeply about her local community and the environment. Most recently, she completed her Certificate in Paralegal Studies at Villanova University in Philadelphia.
Ultimately, it’s her commitment to friendships, a love of children, and sense of adventure that brought her all the way to Port Townsend from the east coast. Her best friend grew up here and convinced her to move across country to better enjoy nature and community. Now that she has found her home at Urquia Law, PLLC, her favorite part of the work is the clients. If you call the office, you are likely to hear her friendly and understanding voice.
“I didn’t even know where to start when I contacted Urquia Law. Rafael and Eva thoroughly helped me right from the beginning, laying out the process, potential outcomes, options, and timelines. They went above and beyond during some extremely difficult times for me. Their care and effort guided me to the best possible outcome for MY situation. In the end, I felt more like a friend or family member than a client.”
- Kevin M.
“Our elderly mother sustained an avoidable fall due to the negligence of a business… They say “every cloud has a silver lining,” and that silver lining was the Law Offices of Rafael Urquia. Rafael and staff were always timely in response, knowledgeable, supportive and caring. A time that felt chaotic and confusing became manageable and informed.”
- Stephanie W. & Mandy G.
- Carrie E.
“Rafael and assistant Eva will make you feel as if you are the firm’s only client. Rafael comes from the heart, not the pocket book. Rafael has the perfect combination of detail, knowledge, experience, and competitiveness. I was represented with the highest level of legal sophistication. On a scale of 1-10, I would rate Rafael a 12. He goes the extra 5 miles for you.”