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Distinguished trial attorney with an unwavering commitment to protecting client rights. Solid background in all aspects of personal injury litigation. Demonstrated ability to deliver unparalleled service, streamline legal processes, analyze complex issues, develop solutions, and attain major case goals. Flexible and resourceful, using organizational, time-management and planning skills to deliver projects on time with highest degrees of accuracy and attention to detail. Track record of success in negotiating and securing judgments for clients.
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Achievements and Representative Cases
Seattle v. Orwick – 113 Wn.2d 823, 784 P.2d 161 (1989) – Argued case in front of the Washington State Supreme Court resulting in a favorable 9-0 ruling. Viereck v. Fibreboard – Six-week asbestos case resulting in verdict less than defendant’s last offer. Defense verdict in two-week trial overcoming following car doctrine in rear end accident case. Won summary judgment of dismissal in wrongful-death case in sporting event. Defense verdict in defense of high-profile client in case where fraudulent misrepresentation in sale of residence was alleged. Won summary judgment of dismissal in neighbor property-line and timber-trespass dispute.
Defended personal injury cases for City of Seattle, Lee Smart, and Safeco Legal Department. Received promotion to Managing Attorney and managed office of 30 employees, including staff attorneys. Represented clients in home and auto cases involving serious injuries and death claims, construction defect claims and product liability claims. Tried more than 200 jury trials to verdict, resulting in numerous defense verdicts. Obtained dozens of dismissals by way of summary judgment.