My practice focuses on all phases of civil litigation including trial and appellate... more
My practice focuses on all phases of civil litigation including trial and appellate advocacy. My clients include employees in wage and discrimination actions, businesses involved in commercial litigation, and consumers harmed by unfair, deceptive, or negligent practices. I have successfully tried cases and pursued appeals in both state and federal court, including the Ninth Circuit, the Washing... view profile
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
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, I have primarily focused my... more
Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, I have primarily focused my efforts on criminal defense – representing clients accused of a wide range of felonies, misdemeanors and infractions. I also have significant experience with plaintiff’s personal injury cases, civil defense, administrative issues and employment law. I have a particular passion for representing plaintiffs subje... view profile
Tacoma Attorney Darrell L. Cochran is a lawyer with a background not unlike many... more
Tacoma Attorney Darrell L. Cochran is a lawyer with a background not unlike many people in Washington. He was born in Shelton, Washington, and grew up in Olympia, with parents who worked hard to make ends meet. Early in life, people recognized the inner fire that fuels the success of Darrell’s legal practice. His kindergarten teacher called him “the sandbox lawyer” for his spirited arguments ov... view profile
I am a member in the Tacoma office of Williams Kastner. I practice general... more
I am a member in the Tacoma office of Williams Kastner. I practice general civillitigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation, medical malpractice personal injurydefense, and environmental litigation. I am an experienced trial attorney, having triedover a dozen cases. I was named as a Rising Star by Washington Law and Politicsmagazine for 2002 2005.
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.