An experienced trial lawyer valued for his judgment and persuastive advocacy,... more
An experienced trial lawyer valued for his judgment and persuastive advocacy, primarily representing corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex civil cases involving products liability, securities litigation, professional liability, personal injury, disability, aircraft accidents, eminent domain, real property disputes and employment discrimination. Also serves as Disciplinary... view profile
Ken Paysons practice focuses on class action defense, other complex commercial... more
Ken Paysons practice focuses on class action defense, other complex commercial litigation and appellate work, particularly with respect to claims under state and federal consumer protection laws. Ken represents clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, software and digital media companies.He has obtained numerous orders dismissing putative class act... view profile
Cynthia provides litigation and appellate services. Recent experience includes... more
Cynthia provides litigation and appellate services. Recent experience includes representation of appellant in a civil rights action to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and representation of appellant to the Washington State Supreme Court. Also, served as counsel for plaintiff in action for sexual discrimination and retaliation; obtained favorable settlement of claims for plaintiff one week ... 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.