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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP - PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION LAWYERS

Issaquah Law Group - Personal 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.

WA Court of Appeals at Div. II: If limited to not fair and impartial, holdout juror can be removed if she asks

State v. Hopkins

Hopkins was down at a Marina with a girl. An officer found his truck, knew it was a high-burglary area, and then found the two strolling. During questioning, she gave her ID, he didn't give his, then relented and went back to the truck to grab it. He was being a bit aggressive (stomping, shouting), while the girl just seemed embarrassed. While the cop was focusing on Hopkins, the girl pulled a knife and snuck behind the officer. Luckily for him, quick reflexes kept him safe, and he got both in custody without losing his life.

The issue came in deliberation. A juror (the one deadlocked juror of course, or this wouldn't be interesting) told the presiding that while she initially though she could be impartial, she was sure now that she couldn't. She asked to be removed. The judge was careful about not intruding on the deliberations, asking her typical for cause removal questions. She was excused and a verdict was returned.

Not improper.

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