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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|

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|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett Names William Cornell and Justin Bolster as Partners to the Firm

 

The partners of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett are pleased to announce that William Cornell and Justin Bolster have been named partners to the firm. Each of these excellent lawyers bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to the partnership, and both share the same passion as the other partners of the firm for providing high quality […]

January 25th, 2019|News|

Member John Butler to speak at Construction Defect Seminar on December 11th

John Butler, a member in Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett’s Seattle office, will be speaking at The Seminar Group’s “Preventing or Minimizing Future Construction Defect Litigation” seminar on December 11th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Seattle.  Mr. Butler’s discussion will focus on the measure of damages in construction defect actions. Other topics […]

December 6th, 2018|News|

Summary Judgment obtained on behalf of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett’s theater client

Christine E. Tavares and Amber Hazelquist obtained an Order granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a premises liability action on behalf of their theater client.  The Plaintiff alleged that the theater was responsible for injuries when she allegedly fell on a slippery substance on the floor of the lobby of the theater in […]

November 14th, 2018|News|

Christine Tavares obtains Summary Judgment dismissal for restaurant client

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett attorney Christine E. Tavares successfully obtained a Summary Judgment on behalf of her restaurant client to dismiss a personal injury claim. The case involved a patron who, after standing in line to order food, backed up and bumped into the plaintiff.  This resulted in an argument between the two customers […]

November 14th, 2018|News|