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A RECORD OF SUCCESS, BUILT CASE BY CASE.

 

7.21.2017

Lucky Break Wishbone Corporation v. Gould

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 15-2-14568-1
 
Defense verdict at bench trial.  Legal malpractice case involving claims arising from a prior legal malpractice case which concluded with a defense verdict after a two-week jury trial.

 
 

 
 

6.30.2017

In re inquest into the death of ricardo hernandez

King County District Court, Cause No. 417IQ2811

Favorable jury findings of fact.  Inquest arising from an officer involved shooting in Federal Way, Washington.  The decedent was armed with knives.

 
 

 
 

3.9.2017

Steward-Baker v. City of Seattle, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 15-cv- 00661-BJR

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Plaintiff brought Fourteenth Amendment claims alleging police officers exposed her to danger and were deliberately indifferent to that danger.


3.6.2017

York v. Trader Joe’s Company, et al.

Thurston County Superior Court, Cause No. 15-2- 00024-9

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Wrongful death premises liability action involving claims that Trader Joe’s allegedly failed to provide a safe work environment.


3.2.2017

In re Inquest into the Death of Jeffrey Martelli

King County District Court, Cause No. 416IQ2240

Favorable jury findings of fact. Inquest arising from an officer involved shooting at the Pyramid Pointe Apartments in Tukwila, Washington and involving numerous officers from the Valley SWAT team.


2.22.2017

Burke v. City of Montesano, et al.

Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division II, Cause No. 48497-8- II 

Court of Appeals affirmed decision granting our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Employment case involving claim of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and allegations of retaliation by City Mayor against employee for purportedly engaging in political expression.


9.26.2016

Graham v. City of Federal Way and Officers, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington at Seattle, Cause No. 15-cv- 00387-TSZ

Defense verdict at jury trial. Case involved Fourth Amendment claims against police for excessive force, unlawful detention, false arrest, and malicious prosecution.


9.9.2016

Pardee v. Ferndale School District No. 502, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington at Seattle, Cause No. 16-cv- 1028-RSM

Court granted our Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss with prejudice and awarded the defense reasonable attorney fees and costs under Washington’s anti-SLAPP statute. Claims against the defendant School District and its employees involved various alleged civil rights violations and defamation and false light claims arising from an incident between a school teacher and a parent.


7.12.2016

Chenoweth v. City of Mercer Island

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 14-2- 08755-1

Case settled favorably mid-trial. Plaintiff was rendered a quadriplegic after she crashed her bicycle while riding downhill to her home on Mercer Island. She sued the City of Mercer Island alleging negligent design and placement of a water diversion berm on that road.


1.27.2016

Baker v. Federal Way School District No. 210 and City of Federal Way

USDC Western District of Washington at Seattle, Cause No. 14-cv- 01273-TSZ

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Claims against City of Federal Way involved allegations of Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment violations on the basis of gender and/or race.


1.11.2016

Magallan v. City of Yakima and Officers

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 4:14-cv- 05109-SAB

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Plaintiff brought Fourteenth Amendment claims alleging police officers responding to a 911 call deliberately interfered with his access to medical treatment in violation of his constitutional rights.


12.20.2015

Burke v. City of Montesano, et al.

Thurston County Superior Court, Cause No. 14-2- 01089-2

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal. Employment case involving claim of wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and allegations of retaliation by City Mayor against employee for purportedly engaging in political expression.


8.20.2015

Marks v. City of Fircrest Police Department Chief of Police, et al.

USDC Eastern District of Washington, Cause No. 2:15-cv- 00095-SAB

Court granted our Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss. Plaintiff brought Fourteenth Amendment claims alleging police violations, assault, battery, slander, libel, harassment, and negligence against a number of defendants.


 
 

6.25.2015

CARECTOR V. CITY OF YAKIMA AND OFFICER

Yakima County Superior Court, Cause No. 2:14-cv-3004-SAB

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Plaintiff brought Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment claims against police officer alleging excessive use of force, due process violations, municipal liability, and assault and battery.

 
 
 

6.17.2015

Dasho V. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY AND OFFICERS

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 12-cv-01398-JLR

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Officer involved shooting case with Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment claims for excessive force and delayed medical treatment after plaintiff was shot while charging at police with a knife.


6.4.2015

SAVARE V. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, FEDERAL WAY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND OFFICERS

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 2:14-cv-01452-RSM

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Plaintiff brought Fourth Amendment claims against police alleging unlawful seizure, false arrest, and false imprisonment.


 
 

3.18.2015

BONIVERT V. COUNTY OF ASOTIN, ET AL.

USDC Eastern District Court of Washington, Cause No. 14-cv-0056-TOR

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Plaintiff alleged that Asotin County Sheriff Deputies unlawfully entered his home, used excessive force, and arrested him in response to a domestic violence investigation.

 
 

 
 

2.26.2015

MICCICHE V. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY AND OFFICERS

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 13-cv-01815-RSL

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Plaintiff brought claims against police under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments alleging violations related to an entry into the home, an arrest, and the force used to effect that arrest.

 
 

 
 

12.9.2014

FuLLER V. CITY OF SEATTLE, ET AL.

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 13-cv-01815-RSL

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Plaintiff brought First and Fourteenth Amendment claims and state law claims alleging retaliation and malicious prosecution arising out of an arrest for obstructing and assault.

 
 

 
 

11.18.2014

Herman v. north bend

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 13-2-31166-6 SEA

Court granted our Rule 50(a) motion after plaintiff rested at jury trial.  Claims involved negligent representation, intentional interference with business opportunity, and an alleged violation of First Amendment rights.

 
 

 
 

6.26.2014

Sinclair, et al. v. Negrete, et al.

USDC Eastern District of Washington, Cause No. 12-cv-3041-RMP

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Plaintiffs brought Fourth Amendment claims for false arrest, malicious prosecution, unlawful entry and search, excessive force, judicial deception and failure to prevent civil rights violations.  The Court granted summary judgment on all claims except judicial deception and failure to prevent civil rights violations.  Those claims proceeded to trial.

 
 

 
 

1.14.2014

hart v. city of lakewood, et al.

Pierce County Superior Court, Cause No. 11-2-09538-5

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal of all claims except defamation; Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal and reversed the denial of summary judgment on the defamation claim.  Plaintiff brought claims against the City for malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.

 
 

 
 

7.17.2013

Hor v. city of seattle

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 10-2-3403-9

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Plaintiff sued the City of Seattle after she sustained catastrophic injuries as the passenger in a car crash that she alleged was caused by a police pursuit.

 
 

 
 

4.18.2013

Yi v. terence mcgee and mcgee law offices, pllc

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 11-2-31357-3 SEA

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Plaintiff brought malpractice claims against our attorney client.

 
 

 
 

4.19.2012

slaght v. andreea larhs, dds

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 10-2-36440-4-SEA

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Case included claims for professional negligence and failure to obtain informed consent against a dentist for a root canal procedure.

 
 

 
 

2.28.2012

fortino v. ostheller family dentistry, et al.

Pierce County Superior Court, Cause No. 09-2-12601-7

Arbitration award in favor of our client, settled on appeal.  Plaintiff brought claims for negligence and failure to obtain informed consent against dentist.

 
 

 
 

12.12.2011

Adair v. city of federal way

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 09-2-35947-4 KNT

Defense verdict at jury trial.  Case involved a negligence claim against a police officer for allegedly hitting a woman or her shopping cart as she crossed the street in darkness.

 
 

 
 

9.23.2011

Jouravlev v. all about travel, inc., et al.

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 10-2-39413-3

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Plaintiffs brought numerous claims against numerous defendants arising from travel accommodations, including negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

 
 

 
 

8.18.2011

bainbridge island police guild v. city of puyallup, et al.

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington, Cause No. 82374-0

Court ruled that the name of a police officer accused of sexual misconduct was exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act, while remainder of investigation reports were not exempt.  We brought this action representing the police guild to enjoin disclosure under the Public Records Act of criminal investigation reports and internal investigation reports from police departments regarding an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault against a police officer.

 
 

 
 

11.20.2009

little v. city of federal way and federal way police department, et al.

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 08-2-30468-0 KNT

Court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissal.  Plaintiffs brought claims against police for negligence, alienation of affections and intentional interference with parent-child relationship, and violation of constitutional rights to privacy.

 
 

 
 

10.3.2009

chehalis well drilling, llc v. tacoma-pierce county health department employee

Pierce County Superior Court, Cause No. 08-2-07309-8

Obtained a stipulation and order of dismissal without prejudice.  Claims involved alleged tortious interference with a business expectancy and discrimination in violation of Washington law brought against an Environmental Health Specialist acting in his capacity as a well inspector.

 
 

 
 

7.15.2009

a.g. design v. trainman lantern company, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 07-cv-05158-FDB

Our client was awarded a $7,000,000 default judgment against defendant.  Our client asserted claims for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with business expectancy, conversion, patent infringement, and unfair competition against a former employee.

 
 

 
 

1.8.2008

Dowell v. city of lynnwood, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 06-1240-BHS

Defense decision at bench trial.  Plaintiff brought Fourth Amendment claims against police for false arrest and excessive force.  All claims but excessive force dismissed on summary judgment.  Excessive force proceeded to a bench trial before Judge Benjamin Settle.

 
 

 

8.31.2007

Beaver v. Federal Way, et al.

USDC Western District of Washington, Cause No. 05-1938-JPD

Defense decision at bench trial; affirmed on appeal.  Plaintiff brought Fourth Amendment claims alleging police used excessive force when arresting him and deploying Taser.

 
 

 

6.8.2007

gonzalez v. city of federal way and officer

King County Superior Court, Cause No. 07-2-22521-8 KNT

Arbitration decided in our favor.  Case involved alleged Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment violations arising from a traffic stop.

 
 

 
 

2.2007

Baker v. merle loudon, dds

Douglas County Superior Court, Cause No. 05-2-00315-1

Defense verdict at bench trial.  Plaintiff brought claims against dentist alleging age discrimination, unpaid vacation time, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of an employment relationship.