I have been practicing law in Oregon for almost 10 years, and licensed to practice... more
I have been practicing law in Oregon for almost 10 years, and licensed to practice in WA in June, 2008. I have been working in Vancouver since July, 2008, but still continue to represent people in Oregon as well. I grew up in Tucson, AZ, where I graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of AZ. While there, I was a volleyball coach and referee, and waited tables to pay ... view profile
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal... more
I have focused my 14+ years of practicing law exclusively in the areas of personal injury and insurance matters. I began my career as in-house counsel for a large national insurance company defending at-fault parties as well as the corporation itself when sued for failure to provide benefits. I have since dedicated my practice to representing individuals who suffer from severe injuries and ca... view profile
I am a third generation lawyer and lifelong resident of Spokane. In 1995 I acheived... more
I am a third generation lawyer and lifelong resident of Spokane. In 1995 I acheived the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory School. That same year I started college at Gonzaga University. After studying and traveling through Gonzaga's study abroad program in Florence, Italy and I graduated in 1999 with a degree in Psychology. I immediately started law school at Gonzaga U... view profile
I repesent individuals, businesses and non-profits in civil litigation matters (... more
I repesent individuals, businesses and non-profits in civil litigation matters (personal injury, property damage, insurance and business disputes) and with transactional matters (reviewing and or drafting documents). I enjoy the practice of law and my approach is to assist clients with present needs while being mindful of the big picture, including the future.
Representative Cases/Transactions Drost v. Group Health Cooperative, et al., Pierce... more
Representative Cases/Transactions Drost v. Group Health Cooperative, et al., Pierce County Cause No.: 07-2-09460-7 --Recovered a $776,400 medical malpractice jury verdict in Pierce County on behalf of a nineteen year-old woman who suffered permanent and severe injuries from a mistreated distal radius fracture of her right forearm. The jury returned a verdict finding the medical providers were ... view profile
Law has been my life. For my entire legal career I have worked very hard to be the... more
Law has been my life. For my entire legal career I have worked very hard to be the best lawyer I could be. For nearly thirty years I have dedicated myself to the law, with much of my career being spent in public service. After graduating from Stanford Law School I began working for large law firms in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. I moved into criminal law, handling major criminal cases, fir... view profile
Viivi is a former insurance defense attorney. For eight years, she experienced first... more
Viivi is a former insurance defense attorney. For eight years, she experienced first hand the unfair advantage insurance companies have over individuals. She knows that only through aggressive and skilled representation will an individual obtain fair compensation. In 2007, Viivi left insurance defense litigation and chose to dedicate herself solely to representing individuals who have been inju... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.