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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|

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

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 […]

July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

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

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 […]

September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

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.

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

July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

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 […]

July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

John Butler Obtains Dismissal of Major Worksite Injury Case

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 […]

April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

John Butler and Jennifer Loynd in the Defense News!

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 […]

August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Member John Butler to Present at CLM Insurance Symposium on Oct. 18, 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 […]

August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

William T. Cornell Joins Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett as Of Counsel Attorney

Effective July 25, 2016, Mr. William T. Cornell will join Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett as an Of Counsel attorney. Mr. Cornell will bring an extensive and varied experience to the firm, exemplifying the high level of service, excellence and integrity that Preg, O’Donnell & Gillett provides to its clients.

Mr. Cornell received his Juris Doctor […]

July 9th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|