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ISSAQUAH LAW GROUP

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 Legal Roundup

Three opinions out of the Washington Supreme Court from Thursday, one from Div. I from today. My apologies for the delay, but a summary judgment hearing took precedent. You'll be happy to know I did what I set out to do.

Washington Supreme Court

State v. Kirwin

Olympia's ordinance against littering is not in direct conflict with state law. Meth found within the area of the suspect's immediate control is admissible. No doozies there.

 

State v. Wright

Another in the long line of Andress cases. For the first time in a long while, I disagree with the outcome.

The State charged second degree murder alternatively as intentional or felony. The jury only received instructions on felony-murder, and returned a conviction. The court held that this was not an acquittal of the intentional prong, and that the jury did not have a chance to fully consider it.

I tend to agree with the dissent, both as a gut feeling and from what I've seen in the other post-Andress cases:

That the State chose to instruct the jury on only one of the two charged alternate means is of no import since defendants were placed in jeopardy for each alternative means and jeopardy terminated on the intentional means when the jury was dismissed without a verdict on that charge.

Division I

State v. Carneh

Not to disrespect someone's name...but its close to five, and I'm a little punch-drunk. When I picture Carneh...I picture a sophisticated Carny.

Bob felt his life was spinning out of control. But it was just the tilt-a-whirl.

If you are Carneh and reading this, I mean no harm. It just popped into my head.

If you are insane and murder four people, you only stave off prosecution as long as you are insane. If you show signs of improvement, the State can refile and put you through more restorative therapy in hopes of getting you to a point where you can stand trial.

On second thought...maybe I shouldn't be making carny jokes about crazy quadruple killers.

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