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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 Court of Appeals at Div. II: Free Crimes Factor May Be Considered By Trial Court Rather Than Jury

State v. McNeal

McNeal was resentenced under Blakely. On resentencing, the trial court impanelled a jury to hear evidence on free crimes. Under Free Crimes, a sentence may be placed outside the standard sentencing range if failing to do so would result in the offender essentially getting a free pass on one or more of his crimes. That's the best I can do with it, I'm a Plaintiff attorney. The only math I know is 1/3. (Well, that's not true, I actually do still know how to do a derivative in calculus. That's right, where f(x)=x^3, then d(x)=3x^2. I think that's the case. Its what some guy who looked like Gandalf told me online. Seriously, my calculus professor taught me online and looked like Gandalf. I trust a hippy wizard with my math over a scientist any day.). Because he's no longer teaching at Bellevue College, I instead give you an artist's rendering of what he may look like now.


Anyhow, the court of appeals concluded that the trial court, on remand, could consider free crimes without impanelling a jury, seeing as no facts need to be found. Its just math.

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