Awards & Accomplishments
AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer by Washington Super Lawyer Magazine, 2011-2016
Events, Seminars & Presentations
Speaker, Premises Liability in Washington Presented by: Lorman Education Services
Speaker, NBI Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims Presented by NBI
Speaker, Litigation Counsel of America Conference on Expert Evidentiary Standards
Trial & Appellate Results
Ferguson v. King County, et al. - Defense of government entity in scaffolding accident during concert series at county park. Co-defendant scaffolding company sued King County for contractual indemnity. King County prevailed at trial, and received a six figure judgment against scaffolding company for its costs and attorney’s fees in defending the cross-claim.
Baker v. Prather - Defense of broker/realtor in real estate malpractice claim involving failure to investigate and disclose defects in property. Plaintiff prevailed against seller, but defendant broker/realtor won defense verdict with award of six figures in attorney’s fees.
Brown v. Stewart - Defense of drug and alcohol counselor in claims by patient, who alleged improper handling and disclosure of information. Jury rejected plaintiff’s claim for over $200,000 in damages, and instead awarded damages less than $2,500.
Farris v. Glynn - Defense of a highway accident in which plaintiff was severely injured from being struck as a pedestrian while walking along highway after car accident with defendant. Directed verdict in favor of defendant at close of plaintiff’s case.
Linder v. Beadex - Defense of asbestos manufacturer in mesothelioma cancer case brought by plaintiff against various asbestos containing products and manufacturers. Trial proceeded against sole remaining defendant, with jury returning a verdict of less than prior payments and set-offs, resulting in a defense verdict.
McCoy v. For Pete’s Sake Restaurant - Defense of restaurant in slip-and-fall accident with serious broken leg injuries. Jury returned defense verdict.
Parker v. Corey Fuel Company - Defense of fuel distributor and claim brought by plaintiff whose vehicle suffered significant engine damage from allegedly contaminated fuel. After hearing expert testimony from both sides as to nature of engine damage and fuel contamination, jury returned defense verdict.
Redding v. Bugni - Defense of legal malpractice claim by arising from complex divorce action. Jury returned defense verdict.
Yoakum v. Donnelly - Defense of property owner against claims of trespass, waste and adverse possession issues. Defense verdict as to all claims for damages and client awarded easement rights with respect to property in question.
Lassonde v. Mountain River Trails Association - Defense of claim against recreational camping organization for wrongful suspension in a binding arbitration proceeding. Defense ruling with award of actual attorney’s fees.
Jury Rejects Plaintiffs’ $3.5 Million Demand in Complex Inverse Condemnation Trial
Member, The Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Washington State Bar Association
Senior fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Trial Law Institute
Charter fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
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