Appellate Practice

Our attorneys bring years of experience to their review of appellate matters, allowing you to understand what’s ahead.

We have extensive experience in all levels of appellate courts. Our attorneys have been involved in some of the most frequently cited appellate decisions and are admitted to practice in the Washington Court of Appeal, the Washington Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Our attorneys thoroughly understand the appellate process, allowing us to pragmatically review with our clients the choices they have and the likely outcomes they face. Our attorneys bring years of experience to their review of appellate matters, enabling our clients to have a full and complete understanding of what stands ahead.

Young v. Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 112 Wn.2d 216, 770 P.2d 182 (1989) – medical malpractice and product liability case on behalf of minor who was injured after taking drug prescribed to treat asthma. In ruling on multiple issues relating to tolling of the statute of limitations and the standard of care, the Washington Supreme Court adopted the reasoning of the United States Supreme Court regarding a defending party’s burden of proof on summary judgment.

Piris v. Kitching, 185 Wn.2d 856, 375 P.3d 627 (2016) – legal malpractice case in which Washington Supreme Court held that plaintiff in legal malpractice case relating to representation in criminal matter must prove actual innocence of underlying crime in order to establish claim.

Kenco Enterprises Northwest, LLC v. Wiese, 172 Wn. App. 607, 291 P.3d 21 (2013) – legal malpractice case in which Court of Appeals held that A claim for legal malpractice is not assignable, directly or indirectly, to one's adversary in a proceeding from which that legal malpractice is alleged to have arisen.

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