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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.

Discovering the Story

This weekend I had the honor and privilege to join friends (both known to me, and soon to be known to me) up in Sleeping Lady resort to attend the Trial Lawyer's College regional seminar on discovering the story.

For me, emotion is hard. Through a series of events, I fear I have become blunted to what lies underneath. I know what I feel, I know what I am afraid to share, I know what others feel to a small extent. I often have a hard time with empathy or even sympathy.

If what you do isn't what I would do, I chalk it up to you being wrong. I would never have made that decision. I would never have reacted that way.

These don't sound like phrases from an advocate, but from the 2 or 3 jurors, or maybe all 12, who blame your client for not reacting quickly enough, for not going to the doctor within 10 minutes of getting hit, instead waiting until the next day when she was hurting, or waiting 3 days when she realized the pain wasn't going to go away.

I want to tell you that my experience was profound. I pulled off my lawyer shell, the armor of objectivity that we are bound to, the plating that is added layer by layer through three years of law school.

I learned to feel.

The phrase that best described what we do is the first I heard that weekend: This is about plucking out your eyes and putting them in another.

And when you do that, you feel the joys, the stress, the pain, the confusion, the pent up frustration...you feel the anger.

I saw my brother become his client....feel the anger in him from years of torment....punch the empty chair where the source of that anger was sitting....break the chair with the same anger that was deep inside this client, this anger that he didn't know existed in his client. This anger he didn't know existed in him.

Personally, I dealt with some of my own demons. Things I have held on to where I felt I didn't tell a story the way it deserved. The frustration I felt with feeling helpless to do so rightly, and not knowing any other way.

I learned to let things go.

I found my spirit animal: a Goldfish.

I bonded with my fellow warriors, learning what drove them, what they were at at their core.

I want to extend personal thanks to the Staff, who gave their all. I would name them all, but the this is long and distinguished.

"ZING! ZAP! KERPLOW! CHOMP!" coming from the fingertips right at me and 11 others. We got the message.

I owe them much.

Thank you, Karl, for sending me to this.

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