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Bennett Hansen and Justin Bolster win defense verdict

On September 13, 2019, Preg O’Donnell & Gillett members Bennett Hansen and Justin Bolster achieved a complete defense verdict for their homeowner clients in a property damage case in King County Superior Court.  Plaintiff sought in excess of $600,000 for property damages allegedly resulting from a trespass by contractors hired by the homeowners.  After […]

September 13th, 2019|News|

Preg O’Donnell & WDTL Help Foster Youth

 

While most members of the Washington Bar were dealing with the daily demands of practicing law or taking time off to enjoy the one month of guaranteed sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, this past August, Washington Defense Trial Layers (WDTL) rolled up their sleeves and gathered school supplies and backpacks for Treehouse.

Founded in 1988, […]

August 28th, 2019|News|

Summary Judgment Obtained by Preg, O’Donnell For Property Owner & Manager Clients

On July 26, 2019, the Honorable Michael Scott granted summary judgment in favor of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett’s clients after hearing oral argument from POG member Lori O’Tool. The plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell while shopping at a Washington retail property owned and managed by POG’s clients. The plaintiff further claimed that she slipped […]

July 30th, 2019|News|

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|

Attorney Lizz Esfeld joins Portland office

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce the addition of Anna Elizabeth “Lizz” Esfeld to the firm’s Portland office. Ms. Esfeld’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters including insurance defense, commercial, construction, employment, personal injury, malpractice, and insurance coverage claims. Ms. Esfeld’s advocacy skills have allowed her to obtain defense verdicts at trial […]

June 10th, 2019|News|

Washington’s Wrongful Death Act substantially revised

Washington State’s legislature has passed Substitute Senate Bill 5163, significantly amending the Wrongful Death Act, RCW 4.20 et seq. The bill will go into effect on July 28, 2019, and will have retroactive effect. It will apply to all claims that are not time barred, and also states that joint and several liability apply […]

June 6th, 2019|News|

Oregon Senate rejects modification of non-economic damages cap

ORS 31.710 creates a $500,000 limit on non-economic, or “general,” damages in certain types of actions. The viability of this “cap” has been called into question by recent Oregon Supreme Court interpretations of specific provisions of the Oregon Constitution. There was a renewed effort to eliminate the cap entirely in the current legislative session. […]

June 6th, 2019|News|

Michael Slater joins Seattle office

The partners of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett are pleased to welcome attorney Michael Slater to the firm’s Seattle office. Mr. Slater’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including wrongful death, serious personal injury, auto/trucking accidents, job-site accidents, premises and product liability, as well as commercial and residential construction defect cases. He has represented companies […]

April 29th, 2019|News|

Rachel Staines joins Portland office

The partners of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett are pleased to announce that attorney Rachel Staines has joined the firm’s Portland, Oregon office. Rachel brings a varied experience in insurance defense representation to the firm, having worked in the areas of premises liability, product defects, property damage, breach of contract and timber trespass. Before starting […]

April 24th, 2019|News|

Jeffrey Daly to speak on Data Security at Washington State Council of School Attorneys Spring Conference

Breaches of privacy and data security are not limited to large corporate entities or government agencies. Education is increasingly becoming a target for attacks by advanced persistent threats including nation-states and sophisticated hacking groups. While many more high profile attacks have been at the university level, K-12 is not immune from this pervasive and […]

April 11th, 2019|News|