James M. Boyer

James M. Boyer Attorney

James M. Boyer is a partner at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law and has practiced plaintiff side personal injury litigation in Yakima since 2014. After graduating with his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, he obtained his bar admission in 2013, and shortly thereafter relocated to Yakima from the midwest. As a lawyer committed to giving real people a voice in the justice system, James feels a calling to practice in Central Washington.

Since 2019, James has consistently recovered over a million dollars each year for his clients. James has tried three civil trials in Yakima County, all resulting in plaintiff’s verdicts. He has personally prosecuted an FTCA claim against the Yakama Nation Police for negligent police pursuit resulting in a six-figure settlement. James recovered over $90,000 on behalf of a following driver in a rear-end collision – where the insurance company had offered nothing prior to litigation. James also recovered $75,000 against a dog owner for an injury evaluated by the insurance company as a “minor bite” – the settlement was over 6 times the original top offer.

James currently serves as the Yakima County Bar Association president for the 2024-25 year.  In addition, James also serves as YCBA liaison and board member for Central Washington Legal Aid, a non-profit providing no-cost legal assistance to community members in need.  He was named a “40 Under 40” lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers multiple years and has been named a “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers.

James describes himself as aggressive when necessary, reasonable when it benefits his client, and universally well prepared. James and his wife, a nurse, live in Yakima. They enjoy all the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

James M. Boyer's Achievements

President, Yakima County Bar Association, 2024-2025
Dozens of cases arbitrated resulting in awards totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars
Undefeated trial and appellate record representing plaintiffs in Eastern Washington
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