Samuel Rodabough is a Washington native, born and raised in the Issaquah area. He... more
Samuel Rodabough is a Washington native, born and raised in the Issaquah area. He graduated from Liberty High School in the Issaquah School District. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University, he returned home to earn his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Mr. Rodabough began his legal career at Pacific Legal Foundation ... view profile
The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending... more
The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the Constitutional rights of individuals and ensuring that poor people have equal access to justice. We represent indigent appellants in the Washington Supreme Court, all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit.
A prosecutor handling a case of mine recently justified an extremely favorable... more
A prosecutor handling a case of mine recently justified an extremely favorable settlement offer based on what he called my 'scorched earth' tactics. I thought that was a bit of an overstatement but perhaps it was not too far off the mark. In another case, my client (a retired FBI special agent) told me he thought I was really sweet at first but then learned that I was a 'real pitbull' wh... view profile
My practice emphasizes residential landlord-tenant litigation and civil practice. I... more
My practice emphasizes residential landlord-tenant litigation and civil practice. I represent clients from the first sign of trouble through settlement, arbitration or trial, and, when necessary, to judgment enforcement. I use my experience working and writing for local judges to frame cases in the best light for my clients Prior to entering private practice, I honed my skills in landlord... 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.