Kevin M. Hastings is a tenacious and talented attorney who has dedicated his life to... more
Kevin M. Hastings is a tenacious and talented attorney who has dedicated his life to helping those injured by the wrongful acts of others. Born and raised in a family of commercial fisherman, Kevin was inspired to become a lawyer when his uncle suffered catastrophic injury while fishing in the Bering Sea. His uncle’s injury has shaped many aspects of Kevin’s life, but perhaps most importantly, ... view profile
I represent businesses and individuals in dipsutes ranging from contract to... more
I represent businesses and individuals in dipsutes ranging from contract to employment discrimination. My practice experience includes trying cases to both jury and judges, and successfully resolving cases for clients outside of the courtoom. Clients are the best partners in solving legal problems, and I strive to work with clients to accomplish their goals. I joined the law firm of Gor... view profile
I began my career in law as a legal secretary and paralegal over twenty years ago. I... more
I began my career in law as a legal secretary and paralegal over twenty years ago. I worked as a judicial assistant at Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals for the three years I was in law school. I then served two judicial clerkships at the Court of Appeals; one with the Hon. J. Dean Morgan (ret.) and the Hon. Elaine Houghton (ret.). My five years at the Court of Appeals gave ... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.