News

September 2017

Elizabeth Woodard joins Portland office of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett

September 18th, 2017|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that attorney Elizabeth Woodard has joined its Portland office as an associate. Ms. Woodard joins our firm with an extensive background and experience in construction defects, personal injury and a variety of other commercial general liability cases. Her trial experience will be of great value to […]

July 2017

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

July 5th, 2017|

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 2017. This is the seventh straight year that Mark and Eric have been awarded this distinction.

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Emma Gillespie and David Poore Selected for Inclusion in the Rising Stars List for Washington State

July 5th, 2017|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is pleased to announce that members Emma Gillespie and David Poore have been selected to the Washington State Rising Stars list for 2017. 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 […]

April 2017

John Butler Obtains Dismissal of Major Worksite Injury Case

April 24th, 2017|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett partner John Butler recently obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a significant worksite injury lawsuit brought against his client, a general contractor.  The case was brought by a worker for a subcontractor, who claimed to have suffered significant injuries when he was struck by heavy equipment.  The total alleged damages […]

December 2016

Member Lori O’Tool Elected President of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

December 29th, 2016|

Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett is proud to announce that Member Lori O’Tool has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association in July of 2016. Ms. O’Tool has been on WDTL’s Board of Trustees since 2010 and actively involved in committee work for several years prior to joining the […]

November 2016

POG Attorneys Lori O’Tool and Debra Dickerson Obtain Summary Judgment for Landlord in Wrongful Death Case

November 7th, 2016|

On November 4, 2016 King County Superior Court Judge Veronica Galvan granted Summary Judgment in favor of a Landlord in a wrongful death claim filed by the estates of two Plaintiffs for fatal shootings that occurred in the parking lot of a strip mall in Auburn, Washington in 2013.  The Plaintiffs’ claim was the […]

October 2016

Justin Bolster to Speak at Advanced Civil Litigation Skills Seminar

October 17th, 2016|

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett attorney Justin E. Bolster has been asked by the National Business Institute to present at their “Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Washington” seminar on Friday, November 18, 2016. He will present on two topics: “Identifying and Overcoming Juror Bias” and “Introducing Complex Case Themes During Opening Statements.” Justin will be […]

September 2016

POG Lawyers Receive Two Defense Verdicts on Same Day

September 7th, 2016|

On September 2, 2016, two juries in different venues returned defense verdicts to POG clients.  In the first, Seattle Founding Member Eric Gillett and Portland Member Alex Wylie joined efforts to defend Waste Management and its driver in a personal injury case in Multnomah County Circuit Court, in Portland, Oregon. The plaintiff alleged that […]

August 2016

John Butler and Jennifer Loynd in the Defense News!

August 17th, 2016|

Member John Butler and Associate Jennifer Loynd have co-authored an article appearing in the Summer edition of the Defense News, published by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association.  The article is entitled Decoding Eastlake v. Hess: A Case Study in Applying an Alternative Measure of Damages, and discusses Mr. Butler’s and Ms. Loynd’s recent […]

Member John Butler to Present at CLM Insurance Symposium on Oct. 18, 2016

August 17th, 2016|

Member John Butler has been invited to participate in a presentation on behalf of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.  The panel presentation will provide insight on advanced negotiation strategies and tactics in mediation which maximize results for clients and stakeholders involved in claims of all types.   The panel is part of the CLM […]