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Getting to Maybe, or Being Willing to be Willing During Mediation

by Eric Gillett, from the King County Bar Association’s BAR Bulletin

We are now well past the two-year anniversary when civil litigation turned upside down. Our courts came to a standstill. Pending trials were immediately continued and those underway were either quickly concluded or stopped midstream and held in abeyance for several months while our judges attempted to find a way to move forward, however awkwardly.

Mediations, like trials, which had been conducted in person almost exclusively, were shot into a virtual world almost overnight without much to guide us. Thankfully, at the same time the world seemed to close its doors, technology opened a new one, Zoom...

October 1st, 2022|News|

Preg O’Donnell is excited to announce new hires in both Seattle and Portland

Please help us in welcoming two new hires, Naomi Ahsan in Seattle and Evan Aronson in Portland to the Preg O’Donnell & Gillett family.

Naomi went to law school in Washington D.C., where she interned at the United States Supreme Court and worked as a summer associate in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. […]

January 26th, 2022|News|

Preg O’Donnell’s first summary judgment win of 2022 based on the statute of limitations!

Lori O’Tool and Michael Slater, Jr. successfully obtained the complete dismissal of claims brought against their client on summary judgment. Our client, one of the largest producers of concrete, aggregates, and asphalt in the Northwest was sued in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington as a result of personal injuries sustained […]

January 21st, 2022|News|

Another Summary Judgment win for team POG

Attorneys Bennett Hansen and Dan Rankin obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all claims against their client (a homeowners association) in a high-value personal injury lawsuit in King County Superior Court. Plaintiffs sought $6 million in compensation for personal injuries sustained while trying to escape a condominium fire for which the cause was undeterminable. […]

December 30th, 2021|News|

Another arbitration victory for Preg O’Donnell & Gillett

Attorney Jason Harrington obtained a defense verdict in King County Civil Arbitration in a highly contested Auto Dealers Act, Consumer Protection Act, UCC, breach of warranty, and breach of contract case. Plaintiffs sought over $140,000 in damages plus attorneys’ fees as a result of alleged defects and deceptive practices in the sale of a […]

June 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Preg O’Donnell scores another dismissal on summary judgment.

Lori O’Tool and Michael Slater, Jr. of Preg O’Donnell & Gillett successfully obtained the complete dismissal of personal injury claims brought against their clients on summary judgment. Our clients, one of the largest producers of concrete, aggregates, and asphalt in the Northwest and its employee driver, were sued in Spokane County Superior Court as […]

May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Building a Stronger Defense – by Bill Cornell and Candace Chuck

In Maxwell v. Atl. Richfield Co., 476 P.3d 645 (Wash. Ct. App. 2020), Division 2 of the Washington Court of Appeals recently applied Washington’s construction six-year statute of repose to stale personal injury claims arising in the construction context. The opinion reinforces the statute of repose and provides potentially greater protection for contractors in […]

March 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Laurel Darby Joins Portland Office

The partners of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett are pleased to announce that Laurel Darby has returned to our Portland office as an associate attorney. Laurel has been practicing as an attorney since 2015. She brings a wide range of experiences practicing in both Missouri and Oregon over the past six years. Laurel’s practice focuses […]

March 3rd, 2021|News|

Brian Driscoll Joins Portland Office

The partners of Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett are pleased to announce that attorney Brian Driscoll has joined our Portland office as an Of Counsel attorney. Brian brings 20 years of insurance defense litigation experience to the Portland office. Brian has received favorable jury verdicts for his clients in Oregon, Washington, and Connecticut with ten […]

January 30th, 2020|News|

Bennett Hansen and Justin Bolster win defense verdict

On September 13, 2019, Preg O’Donnell & Gillett members Bennett Hansen and Justin Bolster achieved a complete defense verdict for their homeowner clients in a property damage case in King County Superior Court.  Plaintiff sought in excess of $600,000 for property damages allegedly resulting from a trespass by contractors hired by the homeowners.  After […]

September 6th, 2019|News|