Jeffrey M. Dore

Associate
Phone:206.626.0407
Fax:206.624.5944
Email:jd@leesmart.com

Areas of Focus


Construction Defect.

Overview


Jeff has experience in all phases of litigation. He has taken cases to trial in both state and federal court and appeared before the Washington State Court of Appeals. He has represented defendant drivers, large and small trucking companies, contractors, developers, building owners, large and small corporations HOA associations, and design professionals.

Experience


Jeff’s experience includes these notable cases:

Lapinski v. Westhill Restoration et al. Defense of primer installer in a construction defect case. Directed verdict for client/defendant based on 4th party plaintiff’s failure to prove elements of contract for specific performance.

Callen v Gomez Defense of vehicle owner in personal injury case. Arbitration defense award for vehicle owner found to have no vicarious liability for driver’s negligence.

Speser V. Mondau Defense of driver in personal injury case. Summary judgment for defendant affirmed on appeal, holding defendant driver successfully yielded the right-of-way before becoming an immediate hazard. Unpublished opinion, 200 Wash.App. 1039, No. 75724–5–I.

Education


Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 2011

University of Massachusetts, BA 2008

Admissions


Washington State Bar

Oregon State Bar