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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.

Chronic Pain is a Disease

Nearly every time I go to trial in a soft tissue injury case, I hear that the injury should have healed within 6-8 weeks, and any report of pain after couldn't be related to the crash. There's something wrong with that statement though.

My clients still hurt.

I don't care what your expert witness is saying about what SHOULD happen; about what happens to most people. That's not what's happening to my client.

My clients still hurt!

Well today, I happened across a TED talk by a pediatric anesthesiologist by the name of Elliott Krane. He determined that traumatic events can, in 1 of 10 people, cause a positive feedback loop, which changes sensory perception, essentially amplifying signals into pain. The pain is a disease caused by the traumatic event, and has to be retrained in a very specific way. The example he gave was the touch of a feather being turned into the touch of a blowtorch. That's an extreme example for sure. In one of his patients, it meant a simple wrist sprain turned into excruciating pain all up and down her arm.


I know when I first got into this business, I had a hard time with believing my clients and their pain. I couldn't imagine it, thus, it must not be true.

We're the truth tellers. We need to make sure we convey what's happening to our clients. We need to help the jury feel the blowtorch against their skin. We need to help them feel the paralyzing ache in their neck, making them unable to turn.


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