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Luisa Hernandez Joins Preg O’Donnell & Gillett

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that Luisa Hernandez has joined the firm as an Associate in the firm’s Seattle office.  Ms. Hernandez’s practice will focus on a broad range of civil matters including insurance defense, employment, personal injury and school law.

Prior to joining Preg O’Donnell & Gillett as an associate, Ms. […]

October 21st, 2019|News|

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett Partners Speak at School Law Liability Conference

Several Preg O’Donnell Gillett partners were featured speakers at a recent School Law liability Conference.  Founding member Mark O’Donnell spoke on the issue of liability exposure for suicide, partner Emma Gillespie spoke on as navigating student mental health issues, including threat assessments, and partner Jeff Daly spoke on data privacy and breach protocols.  The […]

October 16th, 2019|News|

A close call: Washington insurance adjusters are not subject to personal liability for insurance bad faith or CPA claims after Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company

In a narrowly divided opinion (5-4), the Washington Supreme Court recently held that an insurer’s employees adjusters are not subject to personal liability for bad faith or CPA claims. A link to the decision can be found here Keodalah v. Allstate Insurance Company

RAW 48.01.030 does not create an implied cause of action for insurance bad […]

October 4th, 2019|News|

Small Steps Toward 
Promising Change – Breaking down the 2019 amendments to Washington’s Common Interest Ownership Act

Click on this link to view the original article which was published in CLM Magazine on September 24, 2019 – Small Steps Toward Promising Change

In 2018, Washington’s legislature enacted the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA). WUCIOA adds a new chapter to the Revised Code of Washington that governs the formation, management, and termination of condominiums, cooperatives, […]

September 27th, 2019|News|

Third Defense Verdict for Preg O’Donnell & Gillett in 2019

POG lawyer’s have tried 3 cases to verdict in 2019, with each representing significant defense victories.

In September, founding member Mark O’Donnell and associate Karen Phu obtained a significant defense victory in a personal injury case tried in Kitsap County Superior Court. The plaintiff tripped over a metal cable barrier strung between concrete posts while […]

September 20th, 2019|News|

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 6th, 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|

Jason Harrington Selected for Inclusion in Rising Stars List for Washington State

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that Jason Harrington has been selected to the Washington State Rising Stars list for 2019. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Washington State. To be eligible for the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years […]

July 1st, 2019|News|