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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 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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