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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 Supreme Court: Great Bodily Harm can only be Grossly Exceeded by Death

State v. Stubbs

Stubbs stabbed a guy in the neck after the ol' "LOOK, A SPIDER" ruse.

You see, Stubbs had just smoked some meth and then went to a guys motorhome. The guy didn't want to let him in because he thought that Stubbs would abscond with something which wasn't his. Short of the motorhome itself, more meth, or a collection of comic books, I'm not sure what Stubbs would make off with. Anyhow, Stubbs must have taken offense because he shouted that there was a spider. Falling for the old "Meth-head shouting Look There's a Spider!" ruse, the guy turned. Insert knife in neck.

This is why you should never trust a meth head when he tries to warn you about spiders. This also holds true for the bugs supposedly crawling beneath his skin. Instead just offer some calamine lotion.

Anyhow, why are we here? They placed an exceptional sentence on him based on the fact that "victim's injuries substantially exceeded the level of bodily harm necessary to satisfy the elements of the offense." Well, seeing as he was convicted of a crime which required great bodily harm (read: close to death), there's really no way to "substantially exceed" great bodily harm without dying.

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