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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.

If You're Not Tired, You're Doing It Wrong

So I posted a few weeks back about work life balance. But there's another side to that same coin. I don't mean to say that attorneys should be lazy. Quite the opposite. I think you should suck every bit of marrow out of life and use your abilities for the betterment of society. I think you should grab every fun opportunity and experience life to its fullest. The problem with that, it leaves you tired.

Par example (that means 'for example'), today was one of those whirlwind days that is not nearly over. Wake up at 5:30 and go let the dogs out. Check on the chicken that has been sick and is sleeping inside: specifically, check the poop situation. Wake up the girlfriend and report on the situation. Help out my cousin via a facebook post regarding a legal matter. Load up the chicken into my car, and away we go.

Commute the 30 minutes to work and work for a half hour on a letter going out to one of my expert witnesses. Drive the chicken to the vet, spend a half hour explaining the symptoms, shelter, food, and chicken roommates. Back to the office. Work on a few more letters, make a few calls, and out the door again. On the way to the MLK county celebration, make a couple calls to girlfriend regarding the chicken and Nate Roberts regarding a case (figured I'd give him a shout out in case he reads this). Arrive at county celebration 15 minutes early, wolf down sandwich. Pictures with Dow Constantine, Larry Gossett, the other King County Civil Rights Commissioners, and our MLK Essay Contest winners -- then into the hall. Hour long event and then to my car, stopping on the way back to scout The Rack for new shoes, as my trust black Mezlans that have already been resoled once are now decrepit and nasty on the inside. Back to my car with no luck and back to the office.

Read a response brief, draft a reply brief, decide on an arbitrator, send a few emails. Oh crap! Chicken!

Drive to vet to pick up chicken. Drive to grange to pick up new feed recommended by vet. Update girlfriend on status of said chicken during the drive home.

Stop at store, home, cook sirloin burgers. Make a wasabi aoili for said burgers. Pick up the kitchen and start the dishwasher. This post.

Next: restring guitar for friends band to use tomorrow, as they're coming down and playing The Comet (Sex with Strangers, you should check them out). Clear off double keyboard stand, load up both into the car. Write a motion. Bed.

Tomorrow? Finalize motion, draft a few letters, KCBA MLK Luncheon, more letters and a motion, work until the show starts at 9. Then watch some great music.

Will I be exhausted? You bet. Would I have it any other way? Heck no!

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