Broyles v. Thurston County, 147 Wn. App. 409, 195 P.3d 985 (2008)

Stephanie Bloomfield

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:$1.5 million Verdict in Favor of Clients

Description:Represented three deputy prosecuting attorneys in gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims against the county. The jury unanimously found in favor of each of the three clients on all claims after 2+ weeks of trial. In addition to the verdicts which totalled approximately $1.5 million, the court awarded all attorneys' fees and costs, granting a multiplier of 1.5 for the quality of representation and the risk of the case for a total supplemental award of approximately $1.5 million. The county appealed and lost on all issues and ultimately paid approximately $3.4 million to resolve the matter with additional fees on appeal and interest.