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July 2019

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

July 30th, 2019|

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 […]

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

July 1st, 2019|

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 […]

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

July 1st, 2019|

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 […]

Mark O’Donnell and Eric Gillett Selected for Inclusion in their Ninth Straight Super Lawyers List for Washington State

July 1st, 2019|

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 2019. This is the ninth straight year that Mark and Eric have been awarded this distinction.

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

June 2019

Attorney Lizz Esfeld joins Portland office

June 10th, 2019|

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 […]

Washington’s Wrongful Death Act substantially revised

June 6th, 2019|

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 […]

Oregon Senate rejects modification of non-economic damages cap

June 6th, 2019|

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. […]

April 2019

Michael Slater joins Seattle office

April 29th, 2019|

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 […]

Rachel Staines joins Portland office

April 24th, 2019|

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 […]

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

April 11th, 2019|

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 […]