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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.

Endorsements for August 17 Primary *Updated August 11, 2010*

[Ed. - As does happen, The Prof can flub. Senator Shin is running for State Senator, not Representative, in the 21st district. Mary Helen Roberts and Marko Iliias are running for positions 1 and 2 respectively in the 21st District. Thank you to Senator Shin's campaign manager, Zach Shelton, for pointing out the error.]

The Amateur Law Professor is more than a blog devoted to bringing you the as-its-happening legal news from the Washington Courts of Appeal. We're much more than that. We're also a bringing you the delayed legal new from the Washington Courts of Appeal. Sometimes, we'll even make you wait for much-needed legal news.

Why?

Because we can!

But, seriously, I plan on catching up on the blog posts during a road trip occurring on vacation. At that point, we will be adding Division 3 blogger Angela Macy-Cushman, an amazing trial attorney at SGB.

One of the questions I often get asked around election time is how I choose who I vote for when voting for judges. This is an easy question. I look for intelligence, a track record as an attorney that speaks to how they will rule from the bench, and good looks. Good looks are a must in this business. Okay, maybe not so much the good looks. But definitely the first two.

If they are already a sitting judge, I look for what I know about the judge. This could be past opinions that I agree or disagree with. This could be how they have applied the law to the case. This could be, quite simply, whether they do proper citation format (Justice Charles Johnson gets an exemption from this, as I know his take on the bluebook, why, and the running mandate to his clerks).

That said, The Amateur Law Professor is a blog that is devoted to the ideals ever-present in our system of government. This means true equality (not simply surface equality that can be swept under the rug). This means providing a voice in our society for those who have no voice. This means, quite simply, justice.

This is how we go about picking our candidates for office, and we hope that you join us in voting for the people that follow on this list. We have made an attempt to cover most of the major elections, and all of the judicial elections. Some were selected based on their record and personal knowledge. Some were selected based on the best information we had available. The selections were propogated by your Dean, and voted on by the staff of the Amateur Law Professor. Where there has been a tie, we provide a dual endorsement, as opposed to none at all. Where we feel neither candidate is an ideal one, we provide no endorsement.

The Amateur Law Professor officially endorses the following candidates and positions:

 

State Judicial

Washington Supreme Court Pos. 1 - Stan Rumbaugh

Washington Supreme Court Pos. 6 - Charlie Wiggins

 

Court of Appeals Div. 2, Dist. 3, Pos. 2 - Jill M. Johanson

 

Court of Appeals Div. 3, Dist. 1, Pos. 1 - Laurel Siddoway

 

County Judicial

Clallam County Dist. Court Pos. 1 - Tim Davis

 

King County District Court Northeast Electoral Dist. - Ketu Shah

 

Kittitas County Dist. Court, Lower Dist. - No Endorsement

 

Pierce County Dist. Court, Pos. 2 - Lance Hester

 

Yakima County Dist. Court, Pos. 4 - Doug Federspiel

 

Initiatives and Referendum

No on I-1053

No on I-1082

Yes on I-1098

Yes on I-1100

Yes on I-1105

No on I-1107

Yes on R-52

Yes on ESHJR 4220

 

Intercity Transit District

Yes on Proposition 1

 

State Legislative

U.S. Senator - Patty Murray

 

U.S. Representative District 1 - Jay Inslee

U.S. Representative District 2 - Rick Larsen

U.S. Representative District 3 - Denny Heck

U.S. Representative District 4 - Leland Yialelis

U.S. Representative District 5 - Daryl Romeyn

U.S. Representative District 6 - Norm Dicks

U.S. Representative District 7 - Jim McDermott

U.S. Representative District 8 - Suzan DelBene

U.S. Representative District 9 - Adam Smith

 

State Representative Dist. 1, Pos. 1 - Derek Stanford

State Representative Dist. 1, Pos. 2 - Luis Moscoso

State Representative Dist. 2, Pos. 1 - Marilyn Rasmussen

State Representative Dist. 2, Pos. 2 - Tom Campbell

State Representative Dist. 3, Pos. 1 - Andy Billig

State Representative Dist. 3, Pos. 2 - Timm Ormsby

State Representative Dist. 5, Pos. 1 - Gregory Hoover

State Representative Dist. 5, Pos. 2 - David Spring

State Representative Dist. 6, Pos. 2 - John F. Driscoll

State Representative Dist. 8, Pos. 1 - Carol L. Moser

State Representative Dist. 9, Pos. 2 - No Endorsement

State Representative Dist. 10, Pos. 2 - Tom Riggs

State Representative Dist. 11, Pos. 1 - Zack Hudgins

State Representative Dist. 11, Pos. 2 - Bob Hasegawa

State Representative Dist. 12, Pos. 2 - No Endorsement

State Representative Dist. 13, Pos. 2 - Anthony (El Tigrero) Novack

State Representative Dist. 14, Pos. 1 - Scott Brumback

State Representative Dist. 15, Pos. 1 - Paul Spencer

State Representative Dist. 15, Pos. 2 - Thomas (Tom) T. Silva

State Representative Dist. 16, Pos. 1 - Maureen Walsh

State Representative Dist. 17, Pos. 1 - Tim Probst

State Representative Dist. 17, Pos. 2 - Monica Stonier

State Representative Dist. 18, Pos. 1 - No Endorsement

State Representative Dist. 19, Pos. 1 - Dean Takko

State Representative Dist. 19, Pos. 2 - Brian E. Blake

State Representative Dist. 20, Pos. 1 - Corinne Tobeck

State Representative Dist. 20, Pos. 2 - Uncontested

State Representative Dist. 21, Pos. 1 - Mary Helen Roberts

State Representative Dist. 21, Pos. 2 - Marko Liias

State Representative Dist. 22, Pos. 1 - Steve Robinson

State Representative Dist. 22, Pos. 2 - Sam Hunt / Chris Reykdal

State Representative Dist. 23, Pos. 1 - Sherry V. Appleton

State Representative Dist. 23, Pos. 2 - Christine Rolfes

State Representative Dist. 24, Pos. 1 - Sam Hunt

State Representative Dist. 24, Pos. 2 - Steve Tharinger

State Representative Dist. 25, Pos. 1 - Bruce Dammeier

State Representative Dist. 25, Pos. 2 - Dawn Morrell

State Representative Dist. 26, Pos. 1 -  No Endorsement

State Representative Dist. 26, Pos. 2 - Larry Seaquist

State Representative Dist. 27, Pos. 1 - Jake Fey

State Representative Dist. 27, Pos. 2 - Jeannie Darneille

State Representative Dist. 28, Pos. 1 - Troy Kelley

State Representative Dist. 28, Pos. 2 - Tami Green

State Representative Dist. 29, Pos. 1 - Connie Ladenburg

State Representative Dist. 29, Pos. 2 - Steve Kirby

State Representative Dist. 30, Pos. 1 - Mark Miloscia

State Representative Dist. 30, Pos. 2 - Carol Gregory

State Representative Dist. 31, Pos. 1 - Peggy Levesque

State Representative Dist. 31, Pos. 2 - Christopher Hurst

State Representative Dist. 32, Pos. 1 - Cindy Ryu

State Representative Dist. 32, Pos. 2 - Ruth Kagi

State Representative Dist. 34, Pos. 1 - Ray Carter

State Representative Dist. 34, Pos. 2 - Mike Heavey / Joe Fitzgibbon

State Representative Dist. 35, Pos. 1 - Kathy Haigh

State Representative Dist. 35, Pos. 2 - Fred Finn

State Representative Dist. 36, Pos. 2 - Mary Lou Dickerson

State Representative Dist. 37, Pos. 2 - Eric Pettigrew

State Representative Dist. 38, Pos. 1 - John McCoy

State Representative Dist. 38, Pos. 2 - Mike Sells

State Representative Dist. 39, Pos. 1 - Eleanor Walters

State Representative Dist. 40, Pos. 1 - Kristine Lytton

State Representative Dist. 40, Pos. 2 - Jeff Morris

State Representative Dist. 41, Pos. 1 - Marcie Maxwell

State Representative Dist. 41, Pos. 2 - Judy Clibborn

State Representative Dist. 42, Pos. 1 - Richard May

State Representative Dist. 42, Pos. 2 - Kelli Linville

State Representative Dist. 43, Pos. 2 - Frank Chopp

State Representative Dist. 44, Pos. 1 - Hans Dunshee

State Representative Dist. 44, Pos. 2 - John Boerger

State Representative Dist. 45, Pos. 1 - Roger Goodman

State Representative Dist. 45, Pos. 2 - Larry Springer

State Representative Dist. 46, Pos. 2 - Phyllis G. Kenney

State Representative Dist. 47, Pos. 1 - Geoff Simpson

State Representative Dist. 47, Pos. 2 - Pat Sullivan

State Representative Dist. 48, Pos. 1 - Ross Hunter

State Representative Dist. 48, Pos. 2 - Deb Eddy

State Representative Dist. 49, Pos. 1 - Jim Jacks

State Representative Dist. 49, Pos. 2 - Jim Moeller

 

State Senator, District 6 - Chris Marr

State Senator, District 7 - Barbara Mowrey

State Senator, District 8 - Jerome Delvin

State Senator, District 21 - Paull Shin

State Senator, District 26 - Derek Kilmer

State Senator, District 29 - Steve Conway

State Senator, District 30 - Tracey Eide

State Senator, District 31 - Raymond Bunk

State Senator, District 32 - Maralyn Chase

State Senator, District 33 - Karen Keiser

State Senator, District 35 - Tim Sheldon

State Senator, District 36 - Jeanne Kohl-Welles

State Senator, District 37 - Adam Kline

State Senator, District 38 - Jean Berkey

State Senator, District 41 - Randy Gordon

State Senator, District 42 - Pat Jerns

State Senator, District 44 - Steve Hobbs

State Senator, District 45 - Eric Oemig

State Senator, District 47 - Claudia Kauffman

State Senator, District 48 - Rodney Tom

 

King County

King County Council District No. 8 - Joe McDermott

 

Municipal

City of Federal Way Mayor - Mike Park

 

We apologize if we did not cover your election, time being what it is, we simply do not have the time to cover every single election. We trust your local papers will do their diligence in researching where we have not. If you wish for us to research an issue or election, please email amateurlawprof@gmail.com, and we will get back to you before the election.

 

*Update*

The Amateur Law Professor has been informed that John Boerger has withdrawn from the race. We still feel he is worth the vote. If you don't see him next to a bubble, feel free to write him in.

 

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