Verdicts and Settlements

Plaintiff Injury and Wrongful Death:

$3,500,000 settlement at mediation on behalf of client and the estate of his deceased wife in a very complex roadway design case. The husband sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, while his wife sadly died as a result of her injuries.

$1,410,000 settlement on behalf of client who was struck by a car in a marked crosswalk and suffered multiple pelvis fractures requiring surgery.

$1,100,000 settlement (the maximum insurance limits available) on behalf of client postman who was hit by a towed vehicle while on the job delivering the mail, suffering a severe and permanent brain injury, as well as other severe orthopedic injuries.

$1,100,000 settlement on behalf of client who was hit in a crosswalk, suffering multiple serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.

$910,000 settlement at mediation on behalf of a wheelchair-bound client who was thrown from his wheelchair while using the defendant’s negligently designed and maintained wheelchair ramp, sustaining fractures in both legs and subsequently sustaining a sacral pressure ulcer.

$850,000 settlement on behalf of client who developed cancer after years of unprotected industrial exposure to toxic chemicals.

$370,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a fractured clavicle necessitating multiple surgeries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$350,000 settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a herniated cervical disk necessitating surgery as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$295,000 settlement at mediation of a very challenging disputed liability wrongful death claim on behalf of the four daughters of a gentleman who sadly died following an unfortunate accident at an Albertson's store.

$237,500 settlement on behalf of a client involved in a bus/motor vehicle accident who suffered head, back and shoulder injuries.

$237,000 settlement on behalf of a very deserving horse trainer client who sustained a serious horse-related injury.

$175,000 settlement of behalf of a client who suffered a thumb injury necessitating multiple surgeries as a result of a motorcycle/automobile accident.

$150,000 settlement on behalf of a client who sustained damage to her teeth as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$131,000 arbitration award on behalf of a client who sustained back, neck and hip injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$113,000 settlement on behalf of two clients who suffered neck, back and hip injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$100,000 (policy limits) uninsured motorist claim settlement on behalf of a client who sustained a fractured clavicle necessitating surgery as a result of a bicycle/motor vehicle accident.

$75,000 settlement at mediation on behalf of a client who sustained a foot injury in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident.

$65,000 settlement in disputed premises liability case on behalf of a client who sustained a fractured foot while falling on a neighbors steps.


Plaintiff Employment Cases:

$333,000 settlement on behalf of a client in a wrongful termination age discrimination claim.

$328,000 settlement on behalf of a client in a gender discrimination and hostile work environment claim against a confidential employer.

$300,000 settlement on behalf of a client wrongfully terminated by a confidential employer.

$250,000 settlement on behalf of four clients in an employment discrimination and hostile work environment case.

$250,000 settlement on behalf of two clients in a wrongful termination age discrimination claim.

$175,000 settlement on behalf of a client in a wrongful termination age discrimination claim against a confidential employer.

$175,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was illegally fired from her job as a maintenance worker for the King County Parks and Recreation Department.

Defense Cases:

Norman v. Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel (King County Superior Court) - obtained a defense verdict on behalf of client Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel in a case arising out of a pedestrian/truck accident at a worksite. The injured plaintiff alleged that he was struck by a Salmon Bay cement truck when it drove inside a coned work zone. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in less than one hour in favor of Salmon Bay, finding that its driver was not at fault in causing the accident.

Backstrom v. Woodinville Water District, (King County Superior Court) - obtained a defense verdict after a month-long trial on behalf of a utility district defendant in a high-profile race discrimination lawsuit.

Newhall Jones v. Classic Cedar, et al. (King County Superior Court; Division I, Court of Appeals) - obtained a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a defendant subcontractor in a $1 million construction defect claim. Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment on appeal. 2000 Wash. App. LEXIS 262 (2000).

On the Green, LLC v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., et al., (King County Superior Court) - obtained a defense verdict after a three-week trial on behalf of an insurance company in a first-party insurance claim involving a $13 million water intrusion claim.

Dixon v. San Juan Plumbing (San Juan County Superior Court) - obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a plumbing subcontractor who was alleged to have negligently set fire to plaintiff's residence while using a blow torch to repair cracked water pipes. After a week-long trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.

Haddock v. Ransom (King County Superior Court) - obtained a defense verdict after a week-long trial of a case involving an admitted liability, rear-end collision motor vehicle accident.

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