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In re Marriage of MacGibbon, 139 Wn.App 496, 161 P.3d 441 (2007) (CR 11 sanctions against party and aattorney).

Larson v. Seattle Popular Monorail Authority156 Wn.2d 752, 131 P.3d 892 (2006) (constitutional challenge of taxing authority). 

 Tahir M. Bawazir v. Sheikh Khalid Bin Mahfouz, 532 U.S. 514, 121 S.Ct. 1247, 149 L.ed.2d 154 (2001) (Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied - concerning a Boeing contract).

Anne Bukto v. Stewart Title Co. of Washington, Inc., 99 Wn. App. 533, 991 P.2d 697 (2000) (Summary judgment on business torts)

First American Title Ins. v. State of Washington, Department of Revenue, 98 Wn. App. 882, 991 P.2d 120 (2000) (taxation of insurance premium) Amicus Curiae Review Granted 140 Wash.2d 1021 (2000), aff'd and remanded 144 Wn.2d 300, 27 P.3d 604 (2001).

In re Marriage of Thompson, 97 Wn. App. 873, 988 P.2d 499 (1999) (allocation of investment proceeds in dissolution action)

Lawrence Withers v. Hearst Corporation, 141 F.3d 1183 (9th Cir. 1998) (claim of gender discrimination in employment promotion) Original counsel for Respondent.

O’Neil v. Estate of Murtha, 89 Wn. App. 67, 947 P.2d 1252 (1997) (trial court Judge Pro Tem; affirmed in loan repayment action).

Guy Adams v. Burlington Northern Railroad Company, 519 U.S. 864, 117 S.Ct. 171, 136 L.ed.2d, 112 (1996) (Petition for Writ of Certiorari denied - concerning gold bonds).

Pepper, et al. v. Welcome Construction Co., 73 Wn. App. 523, 871 P.2d 601 (1994) (trial court reversed and ordered to recompute damages awarded to plaintiffs) (review denied 124 Wn.2d 1029 (1994).

Pepper, et al. v. King County, et al., 61 Wn. App. 339, 810 P.2d 527 (1991) (inverse condemnation; appeal dismissed on procedural grounds).

Haertl Wolff Parker, Inc. v. Howard S. Wright Construction Co., D.C. Ore. Civil No. 89-1033(1989), Alternate Dispute Resolution Rep. (BNA) Vol. 4, No. 1, at 9-10 (Jan. 4, 1990) (case remanded to non-binding alternate dispute resolution proceedings).

Hoppe v. The Hearst Corporation, 53 Wn. App. 668, 770 P.2d 203 (1989) (action for defamation).

Frederic Haberman v. Washington Public Power Supply System, 488 U.S. 805, 109 S.Ct. 35, 102 L.ed.2d 15 (1988) (Motion to Dismiss Appeal).

Haberman v. Washington Public Power Supply System, 109 Wn.2d 107, 750 P.2d 254 (1987) (securities litigation).

National Union Fire Insurance v. Seafirst Corp., 14 Med. L. Rptr. 1190 (W.D. Wash.1987) (reporter subpoena).

In re Washington Public Power Supply System, 650 F. Supp. 1346 (W.D. Wash.1986) (securities litigation).

Camer v. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 45 Wn. App. 29, 723 P.2d 1195 (1986) (action for defamation).

Hirabayashi v. United States, 627 F. Supp. 1445 (W.D. Wash. 1986) (petition for writ of error coram nobis challenging wartime conviction of Japanese-American charged with violating curfew and exclusion orders of the U.S. government), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 828 F.2d 591 (1987).

In re Washington Public Power Supply System Securities Litigation, 623 F. Supp.1466 (W.D. Wash. 1985) (securities litigation).

Seattle School District No. 1 of King County et al. v. State of Washington et al., 97 Wn.2d 534, 647 P.2d 25 (1982) (action for extraordinary relief from executive order reducing constitutionally required state funding of public education).

Seattle Times Company v. Ishikawa, 97 Wn.2d 30, 640 P.2d 716 (1982) (constitutionality of court restrictions on public’s right of access to hearing in a criminal prosecution).

Seattle School District No. 1 of King County, Washington et al. v. State of Washington et al., 473 F. Supp. 996 (W.D. Wash. 1979), aff’d in part, rev’d in part and remanded, as to attorney fee award, Seattle School District No. 1 et al. v. State of Washington et al., 633 F.2d 1338 (9th Cir. 1980), aff’d, Washington et al. v. Seattle School District No. 1 et al., 458 U.S. 457, 73 L. Ed. 896, 50 U.S.L.W. 4998, 102 S. Ct. 3187 (1982) (constitutionality of state initiative restricting busing for public school desegregation purposes).

Cooperstein et al. v. Van Natter et al., 26 Wn. App. 91, 611 P.2d 1332 (1980) (defamation action), rev’d in part, Gaglidari v. Denny’s Restaurants, Inc., 117 Wn.2d 426, 445, 815 P.2d 1362 (1981) (concerning emotional distress damages).

Seattle School District No. 1 et al. v. State of Washington et al., 90 Wn.2d 476, 585 P.2d 71 (1978) (enforcement of state Constitution "paramount duty" provision governing funding of public education in state of Washington).

The Hearst Corporation v. Hoppe, 90 Wn.2d 123, 580 P.2d 246 (1978) (standards for disclosure of documents under state public disclosure law).

Detweiler Bros., Inc. v. John Graham and Company, 412 F. Supp. 416 (E.D. Wash. 1976) (contract and tort action arising out of construction contract for multipurpose coliseum at Washington State University).

Hall v. Anton Industries, Inc., 10 Wn. App. 106, 516 P.2d 1070 (1973) (action on employment contract).

Citizens Against Mandatory Busing et al. v. Palmason et al., 80 Wn.2d 445, 495 P.2d 657 (1972) (constitutionality of public school desegregation and bussing).

Miller v. The Argus Publishing Company, 79 Wn.2d 816, 490 P.2d 101 (1971), rev. in part, Taskett v. King Broadcasting Co., 86 Wn.2d 439, 546 P.2d 81 (1976) (defamation action).

State of Washington v. Kramer, 73 Wn. 2d 85, 436 P.2d 786 (1968) (constitutionality of proposed legislation by iniative).

State of Washington v. Bower, 73 Wn. 2d 634, 440 P.2d 167 (1968) (taking of drugs did not relieve defendant of criminal responsibility for robbery).


In re Marriage of MacGibbon, 145 Wn.App. 1005 (2008-unreported) (CR 11 sactions in child support and maintenance); 128 Wn.App. 1027 (2005-unreported) (res judicata precludes relitigaiton claim); 109 Wn.App. 1041 (2001-unreported) (dissolution appeal; contempt issues).

Powers v. Cornelius, 84 Wn.App. 1069 (1997-unreported) (motion to vacate default judgment).



In re Marriage of Lang, 2010 WL 4274759 (2010-unreported) (domestic violence an parenting plan challenge).

In re Marriage of Bernard, 165 Wn.2d 895, 204 P.3d 907 (2009) (validity of prenuptial agreement); rev. granted 163 Wn.2d 1011 (2008) (counsel of record); 137 Wn.App. 827. 155 P.3d 171 (2007) (counsel of record).

In re Marriage of Hadley, 88 Wn.2d 649, 565 P.2d 790 (1977) (validity of prenuptial agreement).

Washington Family Law Deskbook, (Wash. St. Bar Assoc. 2nd ed. 2000), Editorial Board Member and Author of Chapter 20, “Use of Professionals in Family Law Litigation.”

Say It Safely - Legal Limits in Publishing, Radio and Television, Paul Ashley and Camden Hall (Fifth Edition Revised, University of Washington Press, 1976).

Co-Author, "The Impact of Longevity on Divorce Settlements,"  Washington State Bar News, May, 2001.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
  2. Litigation: 10%
  3. Appeals: 5%
  4. Business: 5%



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Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate and PartnerFoster Pepper PLLC1966 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationSecretary/Trustee2001 - 2001
Courts and the Judiciary CommitteeChairman1999 - 2001
Appellate Practice CommitteeMember1998 - 2011
Washington State Law Revision CommissionMember1990 - 1994
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Internal Operating ProceduresMember1989 - 1995
American Associaton for JusticeMember1976 - 2011
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
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Co-Chair Family Law BootcampFamily Law2009