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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP

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 - Washington State Supreme Court

Morgan v. City of Federal Way

Morgan wanted to fight the release of a report under the PRA. The contents of the report involved investigation of a hostile work environment, which Morgan had attempted to stop. Morgan also attempted to claim that the investigation by the City Attorney's Office created a hostile work environment for him.

There's a really good joke in there. Its time's like this I wish I had the wit and wisdom of the writers at What Would Tyler Durden Do? Alas, I think publicly making sex jokes about a Judge might just be...well...uncouth.

Held: The report doesn't fall under an attorney-client privilege exemption. The city attorney was investigating Morgan, not acting as his counsel. The personal information exemption allows disclosure to be withheld if the allegations are unsubstantiated. Unfortunately, simply saying I disagree does not mean its unsubstiantiated.

The Stephson Report evaluates each person's credibility and concludes that many of the allegations are likely true, unlike in [Bellevue John Does 1-11 v. Bellevue Sch. Dist. No. 405, 164 Wn.2d 199, 189 P.3d 139 (2008)], where the allegations were found to be unsubstantiated. Judge Morgan also fails to demonstrate how his behavior in the workplace is not of legitimate concern to the public and the voters.

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