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September 2018

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett obtains full defense verdict in $6 million claim

September 21st, 2018|

On September 21, 2018, Preg O’Donnell & Gillett lawyers John Butler and Jason Harrington won a full defense verdict in a worksite injury case tried to a King County Superior Court jury.  Plaintiff claimed serious injuries following a fall from a roof deck, and sued the general contractor for damages.  After three weeks of […]

August 2018

Aaron Kelley Joins Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s Seattle Office

August 31st, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that attorney Aaron Kelley has joined the firm’s Seattle office. His practice involves all aspects of civil defense work and general litigation with a focus on defending school districts across Washington.   Mr. Kelley has successfully defended a variety of public, as well as private, entities in […]

July 2018

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Mark F. O’Donnell and Eric P. Gillett Selected for Inclusion in their Eighth Straight Super Lawyers List for Washington State

July 1st, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that founding members Mark F. O’Donnell and Eric P. Gillett have been selected to the Washington State Super Lawyers list for 2018. This is the eighth straight year that Mark and Eric have been awarded this distinction.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced […]

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

July 1st, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that Jason Harrington has been selected to the Washington State Rising Stars list for 2018. 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 […]

June 2018

Bill Cornell and Dan Rankin address underground utilities damages in CLM’s Construction Claims Summer edition

June 29th, 2018|

Bill Cornell and Dan Rankin, attorneys with the Seattle office of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett, have published an article on the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act in the Summer edition of “Construction Claims,” a publication by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The article discusses at length the risks that utility owners, project owners […]

April 2018

Bill Cornell to participate in forum on condominium legislation

April 26th, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett attorney Bill Cornell has been asked to participate in a meeting to discuss condominium legislation that may be presented in the 2019 Washington State legislative session. The group will include members, staff, and lobbyists from a variety of entities whose members design, build, finance, insure and sell condos, and will […]

Alejandra Torres Joins Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s Portland Office

April 16th, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that attorney Alejandra Torres has joined the Portland office. Ms. Torres brings with her experience in many areas of practice, including business litigation, complex commercial litigation, construction defect, and employment disputes.  She has represented clients in jury and bench trials and arbitrations in Oregon.

Ms. Torres received […]

Summary Judgment Dismissal of Slip and Fall Case for Restaurant Client

April 9th, 2018|

Lori K. O’Tool and Amber Hazelquist recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of a slip and fall case on behalf of their restaurant client.  Plaintiff alleged the restaurant was liable for injuries arising from her slip and fall because the floor was mysteriously “slippery” and the “slippery” nature of the floor was an unreasonably dangerous […]

Stephanie Ballard joins Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett’s Seattle Office

April 9th, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that attorney Stephanie Ballard has joined the firm’s Seattle office. Ms. Ballard is an experienced litigator who comes to the firm with twelve years’ experience in complex tort and construction claims, commercial litigation, land use, and gaming law.

Ms. Ballard graduated from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005, […]

March 2018

Laurel Darby Joins the Portland Office of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett

March 20th, 2018|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that attorney Laurel Darby has joined the Portland office. Ms. Darby brings with her experience in many areas of practice, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, partnership and business entity law, securities, employment, and personal injury defense.

Ms. Darby is a 2014 graduate of the […]