“Knowledge which is divorced from justice may be called cunning rather than wisdom.”
- Cicero

Adriana Brown was a skilled personal trainer at the Seattle gym where I am a member.  More importantly, she was a friend and loved by our gym membership. One of her favorite sayings was "Suck it up, buttercup!" She would usually say this during one of her work-outs and when one of her clients began to whine about an exercise. On April 25, 2017, Adriana…

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In 1990, when I began practicing law at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, in Seattle, I was assigned an office next to partner Paul Whelan. Paul had been with the firm for many years and had a reputation as a skilled and successful trial attorney. He handled medical malpractice claims, battled asbestos companies and major corporations in product liability cases. He quickly became a mentor and, more…

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The Seattle community near 35th Avenue NE is coming together to make a dangerous roadway safer. In the area are many businesses, schools, and community activities. And there is a serious car crash nearly every week. A safety project proposed by a group of neighbors will help people walking, people on bikes, people driving and those using transit. “We all just want to get home…

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The average driver saves 26 seconds a day by speeding. People think it saves time. Maybe it does occasionally, if you run through a yellow light to avoid stopping for a minute. But, the time savings, on average, is about 2 minutes a week. Considering that: Speeding through an intersection drastically increases the risk of a serious crash, and Drivers are notoriously bad at judging…

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Recently, I was asked to write a short article about wrongful death claims involving the elderly for the January issue of Trial Lawyer magazine. While the article is directed to my fellow trial lawyers in the Washington State Association for Justice, there are a few thoughts I'd like to share with all of you.   About Wrongful Death: “Wrongful death” is the legal term for an…

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