Preg O’Donnell & Gillett is a regional, full-service litigation and mediation firm with offices in Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. The founding members and the firm have achieved the highest peer rating of AV, signifying the highest ethical and legal skills. The firm was born of the belief that clients’ interests are best served in a smaller, more specialized firm with a dedication to problem solving and client service.
Preg O’Donnell & Gillett PLLC currently consists of 10 members, 5 of counsel attorneys, 14 highly qualified associates, 8 experienced paralegals, and 13 support staff. In addition to being licensed in Washington, many of our Seattle based attorneys are also licensed and regularly practice in other states, including Alaska, Oregon and Hawai’i. Our attorneys in Portland, Oregon handle cases in Southern Washington in addition to the entire state of Oregon. Several of our attorneys are also licensed to practice in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Massachusetts, should our clients need assistance in those jurisdictions. Our resources and depth of experience allow us to handle many large, multi-party, complex cases, and our experience expands far beyond that of the typical insurance defense firm, including mediation as a third-party neutral. This allows us to provide our clients with unparalleled excellence and dedication.
We have extensive knowledge in many areas, and our firm’s experience with large self-insured regional clients and insurance carriers position us to uniquely respond to their needs, from case-related matters like reporting requirements to administrative issues like billing methods. In this way, we provide our clients with service that is held to only the highest standards of excellence, indicative of the passion we display for our practice.
Our philosophy is simple: deliver the best professional service in the most economical manner, consistent with our clients’ objective. We accomplish this by quickly evaluating each case and developing a case-specific management plan and strategy. By taking into account the factual and legal nuances of each case at the outset, we can avoid the costs that go along with a “cookbook” approach to litigating cases. We view our relationship with our client as a partnership, working to resolve each case as quickly and efficiently as possible. This helps us to maintain the integrity of our clients, as well as the quickness and efficiency that sets our firm apart from others.
In every aspect, we strive to maintain good communications with clients and carriers to foster a good working relationship. That can be as simple as knowing when a phone call is superior to an e-mail (and vice versa), or as detailed as providing in-house seminars on new developments in the law that may impact claims handling and/or client operations. Our case results, dedication to excellence in providing legal services, and good communications have allowed us to develop long-standing relationships with both private clients and insurance carriers, many of which have designated us their preferred panel counsel.
We look forward to providing you with unsurpassed legal services in all of the states in which we practice. Please feel free to contact any of our attorneys with any questions you may have about our firm.
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