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  1. Litigation: 50%
    36 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    36 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    36 years

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Shepherd and Abbott

2011 Young Street.
Suite. 202
Bellingham, WA, 98225



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AmJur Award, Trusts and EstatesSeattle University School of Law1978
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShepherd and Abbott1979 - Present
Naval ReservesUnited States Navy1976 - 1980
Flight InstructorUnited States Navy1973 - 1976
Naval Flight OfficerUnited States Navy1971 - 1973
OfficerUnited States Navy1969 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Access ID ProjectFounding Member and Past President2010 - 2011
LAW AdvocatesBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Whatcom County Bar AssociationPast President1993 - 1993
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1992 - 1995
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member1991 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
US 9th Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice1987 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice1980 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice1979 - Present
Washington State Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1979 - Present
Everson Lions ClubPast PresidentN/A
Everson Chamber of CommercePast PresidentN/A
Mount Baker Rotary ClubPast Board of DirectorsN/A
Bellingham Sunrise RotaryPast Board of DirectorsN/A
First Congregational Church of BellinghamModerator (1999 and 2011)N/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
New West Fisheries v. Hough, et al.Confidential Settlement Against Attorney
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude1979
Rocky Mountain CollegeHistory and EnglishBachelor of Arts1968
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionTechnology in the Courtroom2013
EvidenceUpdates in Evidence2012
NALS Annual ConventionEffective Demand Letters2011
Whatcom County Bar AssociationExpert Witnesses2010
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMotions in Limine2009