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Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

WA Legal Roundup: Division I

State v. Jain

Darren Rogers met Yatin Jain in 2002. Mr. Jain sold Mr. Rogers large quantities of marijuana. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the land of make believe that another Mr. Rogers was famous for visiting. Mr. Rogers decided to get out of the drug sales business when he became aware that he was being investigated. Mr. Rogers was later arrested for money laundering by the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force. He agreed to assist the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force in setting up a buy from Mr. Jain.

Mr. Jain had spent a considerable sum of money in cash on real estate. The money could not be traced by the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force to any legitimate source of income. After the Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Mr. Jain’s residence, Mr. Jain transferred title to his real property to his father.

Mr. Jain was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, and two counts of money laundering for the transfer of the properties.

While Jain was charged with only two counts of money laundering, the state presented evidence involving seven transfers of real property. The state conceded this error on appeal and the Court remanded the case.

Jain also objected to the “to convict” instructions to the jury, but the Court found that the instructions were proper.

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