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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 Legal Roundup - Division I

Ledas v. Whisand

Whisand had tried to circumvent a 20 day notice to vacate on his month to month oral lease by paying Ledas his usual monthly rent. Ledas handed the money orders to their attorney, who deposited them in trust and wrote a letter to Whisand stating that he had done so and the money orders submitted were not rent. The court, in looking to the WRLTA, noted that his argument may have had sway if the money was accepted to cure a previous deficiency in rent. However, such was not the case here, and no new contract was formed via mutual assent.

The court did remand based on the fact that, after counsel for Whisand asked the court to examine the witnesses as to the date the original tenancy was created, the court refused to do so, instead putting 100% of the burden on the parties in their offer of proof. However, the WRLTA puts an affirmative duty on the court to "examine the parties and witnesses orally to ascertain the merits of the complaint and answer."

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