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Preg O’Donnell & Gillett Recognized as Top 50 Law Firm in Region

The Puget Sound Business Journal recently again recognized Preg O’Donnell & Gillett as a top 50 law firm in the Puget Sound region. This recognition is a result of dedicated staff and attorneys who thoughtfully serve our clients on every matter, every day, consistent with the firm’s core values of Service, Passion, Excellence and […]

July 1st, 2019|Featured, News|
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Emma Gillespie and David Poore Have Again Been Selected to 2015 Washington Rising Stars List

Emma and David were selected to the 2015 Washington Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and published in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine and Seattle Met magazine.

Emma was also named a Rising Star in 2009, 2013 and 2014. David was also named Rising Star in 2014. Firm […]

July 1st, 2015|Featured|
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Preg O’Donnell & Gillett Closes Out 2014 with Third Trial Victory

On New Years’ Eve 2014, following a seven-day jury trial in King County Superior Court, Member John Butler won a defense verdict for his client in a construction defect breach of contract claim.

The plaintiff was a general contractor asserting significant repair cost damages which it claimed resulted from the subcontractor client’s alleged failure to […]

January 14th, 2015|Featured, News|
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Karen Phu Joins Firm as Seattle Associate

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is proud to announce Karen Phu has joined the firm’s Seattle office as a full-time Associate.  Karen Phu received her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law and a BA from the University of Washington.  She has experience in civil litigation including claims involving product liability, professional liability, […]

January 5th, 2015|Featured, News|
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Jury Awards No Damages in Defamation Claim

After a seven day jury trial in King County Superior Court, Founding Member Mark O’Donnell, with assistance from Associate Amber Gundlach and Paralegal Ray Cooper, won a defense victory for their client on a defamation claim.

The plaintiff, a school district employee, initially filed suit against the school district and a fellow employee with claims […]

November 11th, 2014|Featured, News|
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Emma Gillespie and David Poore Selected to 2014 Washington Rising Stars List

Emma and David were selected to the 2014 Washington Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and published in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine and Seattle Met magazine.

Emma was also named a Rising Star in 2009 and 2013. Firm members Lori O’Tool and Bennett Hansen have been previously […]

June 25th, 2014|Featured, News|
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Founding Members Mark F. O’Donnell & Eric P. Gillett Have Been Named to the Washington Super Lawyers List for 2014

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is proud to announce that founding members Mark F. O’Donnell and Eric P. Gillett have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers list as top attorneys for 2014 .  No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of […]

June 19th, 2014|Featured, News|

Debra Dickerson Now "Of Counsel" Designation

Debra is an experienced civil defense litigator and has been actively practicing law in Washington State since 1997, after graduating from law school in 1990.  In April of 2012, she joined Preg O’Donnell and Gillett.  Debra’s focus is in the defense of individuals and companies in civil lawsuits.  Her practice includes premises liability, products […]

February 18th, 2014|Featured, News|

Lori K. O'Tool and John K. Butler to present at WDTL Annual Construction Law Update

On February 21, 2014, Seattle Members Lori O’Tool and John Butler will present at the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers’ Annual Construction Law Update at the Washington Convention Center: Lori will present on  The Independent Duty Rule: Past, Present, and Future and John will present on  What’s New in L&I and Construction Work Site Injury Claims. Registration […]

February 13th, 2014|Featured, News|

Emma O. Gillespie to Present at NBI on Security of Student Records

Seattle Member Emma O. Gillespie will present at the National Business Institute’s seminar entitled “Student Records: Legal Requirement You Need to Know” on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Seattle. Emma will present on drafting internal policies and guidelines, records custodians, access to records, retention requirements, visitor guidelines, and best practices related to destruction and disposal […]

December 10th, 2013|Featured, News|