Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in the following practice areas:

•Construction Litigation
•Products Liability
•General Liability Defense
•Environmental Litigation
•Insurance Coverage/Defense of Insurers
•Defense of Professionals
•Employment Litigation
•Commercial Litigation


Construction Litigation

We represent owners, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. Our attorneys are experienced with the problems that frequently arise in multiple party construction litigation as well as the contractual and insurance issues commonly associated with these suits. We seek creative ways to resolve cases efficiently and quickly. Return to top.

Products Liability

We represent companies against claims from alleged defects in consumer products. The firm’s attorneys also have experience in the defense of asbestos, chemical and drug cases. Return to top.

General Liability Defense

The firm’s attorneys are frequently retained to defend a wide variety of claims involving tort and other civil litigation matters. These include intellectual property, discrimination, defamation, sexual misconduct, unfair competition, interference with contractual relations, violation of securities laws as well as personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, elevator claim litigation, property and fire loss, liquor liability, auto, trucking and railroad claims. Return to top.

Environmental Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the field of environmental law, insurance coverage, and defense litigation. The firm’s attorneys have participated in litigating some of the Pacific Northwest region’s most significant environmental coverage lawsuits. Return to top.

Insurance Coverage/Defense of Insurers

A traditional strength of our firm involves providing counsel to primary and excess insurers on coverage issues. We assist in exposure evaluation, monitoring and coordinating complex or problem claims, and engaging in settlement negotiations. We have a thorough knowledge of policy provisions and common practices of the insurance industry, as well as the issues involved in determining the duty to defend and indemnify. Firm members also have substantial experience defending extra-contractual claims and representing insurers in UIM and PIP claims and litigation. Return to top.

Defense of Professionals

With years of experience defending malpractice cases, the firm’s attorneys regularly defend lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, and other professionals. We are sensitive to the needs and problems involved in defending professionals, and work closely with them to resolve litigation expeditiously. Return to top.

Employment Litigation

We provide assistance to those clients who need help in responding to
employment-related claims. Our attorneys represent employers in state and federal court, as well as in state and federal administrative hearings. We also defend wrongful termination cases and discrimination claims based on sex, age, race, and handicap allegations. Return to top.

Commercial Litigation

We represent clients in contract and other commercial disputes requiring the services of the trial attorney. Return to top.