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Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: 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 and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

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.

Div II- Trial court violates right to public trial and right to represent self.

State v. Paumier

Paumier appeals conviction of residential burglary and third degree theft.  He argues that the trial court excluded the public from portions of his trial and denied his right to represent himself.

Part of jury selection was done privately inside of chambers. During trial Paumier told the court that he wanted to represent himself and didn't feel like his attorney was doing a good job.  The court denied his request stating that it came to late.

The court of appeals agreed with Paumier holding that the portion of jury selection done privately in chambers violated Paumier’s constitutional rights and that the trial court violated his right to represent himself.  The court acknowledged that such a request to represent oneself should be timely and should not be used as a delay.  Here, the court of appeals stated that his request came after jury selection but before the jury was sworn and no continuance was requested.

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