I have been practicing law for over 35 years, handling over 2,000 personal injury... more
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, handling over 2,000 personal injury cases. My practice is focused on personal injury cases and criminal defense. I have represented over 2,500 citizens accused of criminal conduct ranging from simple traffic violations to multiple count murder charges. My focus is on the more serious personal injury and wrongful death cases and serious criminal matt... view profile
I grew up on Badger Mountain, in Eastern Washington, on a dry land dirt farm in an... more
I grew up on Badger Mountain, in Eastern Washington, on a dry land dirt farm in an area the locals refer to as Poverty Point. No TV. No electricity. No inside plumbing. But we did have books -- lots of books. I talked before I could walk, and carried a book everywhere, so my dad used to pat me on the head and say This ones going to be a lawyer. He knew what kind of a lawyer I would be... view profile
If I was seriously injured or a family member had died as a result of someone's... more
If I was seriously injured or a family member had died as a result of someone's negligence, I would want fair compensation without a jury trial, if possible. My lawyer would be very experienced, and I would expect frequent personal contact. My mother needed a lawyer like that when I was a child after corporate negligence killed my father, and that's what I try to provide to my clients.
I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against... more
I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against insurance companies. Its 1991 and I’m a law student living out-of-state when my mom calls to tell me she’s been burglarized. She is scared and upset. Fortunately nothing sentimental is stolen. I naively tell mom that her homeowners insurance will compensate her for the things that were taken. It turns out that ... view profile
Wrongful death lawyers handle cases where someone is killed, whether the person who caused the death meant to do it or not. If a loved one dies because of someone else's actions, a wrongful death lawyer can help you understand what happened, who is responsible, whether you deserve any compensation for losing your loved one, and whether anyone should be charged with a crime.