March 2024

Celebrating Remarkable Trial Victories in 2023 – A Year of Legal Excellence

March 26th, 2024|

We are thrilled to share with you some extraordinary achievements from our law firm in 2023. Throughout the past year, our dedicated team of legal professionals has tirelessly advocated for our clients, securing outstanding results across a diverse range of cases throughout the Pacific Northwest. We take great pride in our commitment to excellence, […]

January 2024

Exciting news from the courtroom

January 30th, 2024|

We're thrilled to share some exciting news from the courtroom! Recently a jury handed down a positive verdict, favoring our client and marking a significant win for our legal team.

This success is the result of dedicated teamwork, where our lead lawyer, David Poore, valued legal assistant, Anneke, and associate attorney Thien Tran collaborated seamlessly with co-counsel Justin Park. Their collective efforts and commitment to excellence played a pivotal role in achieving this favorable outcome.

December 2023

Yamhill County Win for Portland

December 22nd, 2023|

The POG trial team, consisting of Evan R. Aronson and paralegal, Elizabeth Tindell, after a 4-day jury trial in August of 2023 in Yamhill County, Oregon.We are beyond happy to announce a victory which is a testament to our legal team’s presentation and objective evaluation of the merits of an auto accident case. The […]

October 2023

Eastern Washington Win

October 22nd, 2023|

POG attorneys Chris Roslaniec and Amber Hazelquist prevailed on insurance bad faith claims and obtained a favorable jury verdict on Plaintiff’s UIM claim in the Eastern District of Washington after a four-day jury trial.This matter arose from an admitted liability Underinsured Motorist claim as well as claims of bad faith, violation of the Insurance […]

September 2023

Another Solid Victory for Preg, O’Donnell and Gillett in King County, Washington

September 15th, 2023|

The POG trial team, consisting of associate, Brett C. Masch and paralegal, Ashely (“AJ”) Talbot, after a 2-week jury trial in August of 2023, obtained a verdict wherein the jury reduced plaintiff’s request for $34,000,000, to $850,000. The case involved 4 defendants who were admittedly liable for 4 separate MVA’s over the course of […]

May 2023

Has a Reptile Slithered into Your Mediation? How to Use It to Your Best Advantage

May 8th, 2023|

As many of you know, Reptile Theory, as a litigation strategy, slithered into existence in 2009, made popular by David Ball and Don Keenan in their book, Reptile, The 2009 Manual Of The Plaintiff’s Revolution. Since then, thousands of lawyers, both plaintiff and defense, have employed the tactics promoted by this book.

Without going into too much detail, the “Reptile Theory” was originally a litigation strategy that attempted to tap into a juror’s fear and anger to obtain greater awards of damages.

April 2023

Highlighting National Lawyer Well-Being Week

April 14th, 2023|

Well-being is a significant part of your success as an attorney. The DRI for Life’s Committee’s charge from the DRI Foundation is to support its members to lead healthy, balanced and productive lives through wellness activities, support programs and mentoring. Coinciding with May being Mental Health Awareness month and that May 1-5 is National Lawyer Well-being Week, this article highlights the Committee’s goals for expanding wellness offerings and information, encouraging law firms to allow for healthy lifestyles and eliminating the stigma associated for those seeking help.

March 2023

Another solid victory for Preg O’Donnell & Gillett in Snohomish county

March 14th, 2023|

The POG trial team, consisting of Bennett Hansen, Chris Roslaniec and Cath Hultz achieved a solid victory after a 2 week jury trial in Snohomish County.

The Preg O’Donnell & Gillett trial team victorious

March 7th, 2023|

The POG trial team, consisting of Eric Gillett, Greg Latendresse, and Jamie Cheatham achieved a solid victory after a 2 1/2 week jury trial in Thurston County before the Honorable Mary Sue Wilson.

Plaintiff’s demand never went below the policy limit of $1M and he asked the jury for more than $4M. The jury returned a verdict for $25,000. Most importantly, the clients were delighted with the result...

February 2023

Mediation and the Art of Compromise

February 13th, 2023|

Mediation is the art of compromise. Mediation is also the science of how people act with one another. Mediation requires us to believe what we say and to recognize that those on the other side of our dispute believe what they say. For mediation to be successful and to end with a settlement, you may also be required to believe that your opponent may be right and you may be wrong. The rub, the difficulty, is finding where your tolerance lies for the risk you may be wrong...