Got a Civil Complaint? Just Don’t Get SLAPPed

Your next-door neighbor has a bone to pick with you. Maybe he thinks you have encroached onto his property. Maybe he is mad about a fence you put up on the property line. Maybe he just isn’t in a good mood. Whatever the reason, he has decided that instead of dealing with his problems in

Commercial Litigation in the Time of COVID-19

It is undeniable that COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in more ways than we might ever have imagined. It is unsurprising that COVID-19 is affecting the way the Courts operate. In Washington State the Courts are adapting and setting up new guideline that allows pending litigation to continue and new matters to be

Home Sweet Homestead

To most people, home ownership means more than just shelter and security. Home ownership is a major achievement on your path to self-sufficiency, and a place where some of the best memories for you and your family reside. With the past decade’s incredible growth in Seattle’s real estate market, your home may represent your single

The Appealing Truths to a Second Bite at the Apple: Why a Civil Appeal Might be Right for You

Our civil rules encourage settlement. Settlement prevents the “winner take all” scenario and encourages the efficient use of court resources–trials are time-consuming and expensive. Although avoiding the courtroom altogether may sound appealing (pardon the pun), remember that you do not need a jury verdict to appeal your case. Here are some things to consider in