Represented indigent plaintiff against DSHS and obtained verdict against DSHS nullifying a law that was draconian to say the least in its application, thus allowing those whom DSHS serves to live in dignity and grace.
160 Wash. 2d 287, 157 P.3d 388 (Wash. 2007).
Haytack v. DSHS
Obtained judgement in favor of my clients.
Addressing property division between spouses in a 54-plus-year marriage without resorting to dissolution, the norm in elder law for couples in this situation. Still an open field and a controversial issue. Case settled at trial court.
In re Estate of Clyde F. Kerstetter
Ruling in favor of my client
Elder abuse and financial exploitation case in which the caregiver had misappropriated funds from the incompetent adult she was caring for, was found guilty and ordered to disgorge ill-gotten gains. Case settled at trial court.