Skilled attorneys handling civil appeals in every state and federal appellate court in Washington.

The Appellate Lawyers | 2023 | Law firm of the year | Washington

Civil appellate attorneys providing guidance, counsel, and representation, in both state and federal appellate courts throughout Washington state

  • Adverse possession
  • Business law
  • Civil procedure
  • Civil rights
  • Contracts and covenants
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Employment law
  • Family law
  • Health care law
  • Injunctions
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Legal malpractice
  • Medical malpractice
  • Negligence, including personal injury
  • Parental rights
  • Probate
  • Products liability
  • Quiet title
  • Railroads
  • Real estate law
  • Securities
  • Trusts & estates
  • Water rights
  • Wills
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Zoning
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Litvack v. Univ. of Wash.

2024 Wash. App. LEXIS 771 (April 22, 2024) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing retaliation claims under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination and remand for trial).

Duell v. Alaska Airlines, Inc.

26 Wn. App. 2d 980, 530 P.3d 1015 (2023), rev. denied, 2023 Wash. LEXIS 526 (Nov. 8, 2023) (successfully defended trial judge’s ruling reversing a prior trial judge’s order denying personal jurisdiction in Washington over an Alaska-based airline that sold all the seats on its intra-Alaska flight through a Washington corporation’s website, where that flight crashed in Alaska, killing the Washington State resident whose Estate we represented).

King Cnty. v. Walsh Constr. Co. II,

227 Wn. App. 2d 156, 532 P.3d 182 (2023), rev. denied, 2023 Wash. LEXIS 521 (Nov. 8, 2023) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing our client’s key affirmative defense under United States v. Spearin, 248 U.S. 132 (1918) (alleging that the County’s faulty design, plans, and specifications caused a pipeline to collapse) and remand for trial regarding $20 million in construction repair costs).

McCarthy v. City of Tacoma,

No. 57246-0-II (Oct. 3, 2023) (successfully defended summary judgment dismissing a claim that cable services running on the excess capacity of the City’s telecommunications system could not be surplussed and sold off without a vote of the people), rev. denied (April 24, 2024) (successfully resisted Supreme Court review).

Cox v. DSHS

Wash. Ct. App. No. 55438-1-II (April 18, 2023) (successfully defended $33 million jury verdict following a father’s brutal murder of his two young sons while in the State’s care and custody, and obtained reversal of the trial court’s remitter and reinstatement of the remainder of the jury’s verdict, $66 million, totaling just under $99,000,000).
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Whether you want a member of our team to serve as lead appellate counsel or to consult with another lawyer on your appeal, we will be there for you. Call 206-536-2539.