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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

Petters v. Williamson & Assoc., Inc.

Richard Petters was a design engineer who specialized in underwater engineering. In the early 1980s, Mr. Petters worked with Williamson to design and market a remotely operated, deep-ocean rock coring drill. Around 1992, Mr. Petters began adapting land-based drilling technologies for that purpose. When a Japanese company expressed interest in the drilling technology, Petters prepared a successful bid on Williamson’s behalf. After the contract between Williamson and the Japanese company was agreed to, Mr. Petters and Williamson disagreed about the amount of compensation due to Mr. Petters. Mr. Petters stopped working for Williamson. Mr. Petterson sued Williamson alleging misappropriation of trade secrets that were partially owned by Mr. Petters.

Following a bench trial, the trial court ruled that Williamson had misappropriated Mr. Petters’ trade secrets. While the trial court held that Mr. Petters had not proved any actual loss, it did enjoin further misappropriation. The Court of Appeals previously affirmed the trial court’s order.  Another bench trial was held.

In the interim, what was once a trade secret ceased to be one.  Through a host of procedural pirouettes, the parties found themselves again before the Court of Appeals, who affirmed the trial court holding that substantial evidence supported the trial court's findings.

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