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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

In re: Pers Restraint of Clyde R. Spencer

Spencer was charged with sexual abuse of his son, daughter, and stepson.  He entered an Alfred plea and served 20 years in prison until his sentence was commuted to community custody.  He knows files a PRP with signed declarations from his son and daughter- both now adults- claiming that he never abused them. 

The son and daughter had the same testimony throughout cross examination The appeals court found several other irregularities throughout the case including the State’s withholding of the medical examinations and the disclosure of the mother of one of the victims affair with one of the investigation detectives.

The state argued that M.S’s statement was not credible based on the In re Pers. Restraint of Clements.  Spencer distinguished the case, and the court agreed that the statement from M.S was credible and was not inconsistent.

Based on the above evidence the appeals court felt they had no choice but to grant Spencer’s petition and remand to the trial court to withdraw Spencer’s Alford plea. 

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