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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: Division III

 

State v. Ramos

After reading the facts of this case, I really, really didn’t want to give this convict any more attention than this blog might bring him.  But I will keep my commitment. 

At the age of 14 this monster and his friend brutally (and brutal doesn’t capture the essence of this crime) murdered an entire family of four in their home.  This included the disabled father, the mother while she was showering, the 12-year-old son when he came to the aid of his mother, and finally the six-year-old son who awoke to find these strangers in his bedroom.  As the trial judge commented, these crimes “have no parallel in Yakima County history for violence.”  At 14 years of age.  Where can violence of this nature be born from?

This appeal was about statutory interpretation, and Ramos’ interpretation was incorrect.  This crime took place in 1993 and 13 years later Ramos appealed the convictions.  Division III dismissed the appeal as untimely.  The Supreme Court subsequently ordered that the appeal proceed as timely.

I’ve experienced a lot in my life so far including a lot of loss.  Out of respect to this family of four that was taken from this place in a senseless act of cowardice, I will not say anything more about this case other than Ramos’ convictions were affirmed.  Justice served and may he rot in his jail cell forever.

Four Candles

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