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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 II

Building Industry Assoc. Of WA v. Pat McCarthy et al

BIAW appeals the summary judgment dismissal of its case against Pat McCarthy- Pierce County Auditor and Pierce County.  The County cross-appeals alleging that the trial court erred when it denied its cross claim for sanctions against BIAW and denied is motion to seal a inadvertently disclosed privileged email communication. 

BIAW made a public disclosure of records request to the Auditor and after many arguments stated they had evidence not all the documents were handed over based upon a couple of emails that had been sent globally but later deleted by the County due to protocol.  Eventually, BIAW filed suit for violations of the public disclosure act.  The County cross-appealed for sanctions.  The trial court dismissed the case and felt there was not any evidence the County had violated the act and ruled that the suit was not frivolous and denied motions for sanctions.

The only evidence presented at summary judgment was the declarations signed by the Auditor and the County that they provided all records requested.  The appeals court affirms the trial court’s ruling.

In regards to the County’s cross appeal for sanctions the appeals court also affirms the trial court’s ruling.  The appeals court found that the suit was not frivolous as was evidenced by the trial court’s request for additional briefing when BIAW made its motion for reconsideration.


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