Obtained settlement of approximately $3.5 million for group of investors after federal litigation in claim for securities fraud against several large international law firms based on the role these law firms allegedly played with respect to their clients’ sale of tenant-in-common interests in a senior assisted living facility.
Represented Central Oregon commercial wheat and barley farmer in hard-fought legal malpractice case against one of the largest law firms in the Pacific Northwest, arising out of the alleged mishandling of the settlement of a commercial dispute and involving damages of approximately $650,000. Following a unanimous victory in the Oregon Supreme Court, the case was remanded for trial, and at the request of the defendant law firm was promptly mediated, and settled for a confidential amount.
Represented Boston-area attorney in legal malpractice case against a Seattle commercial litigation law firm he had hired to represent him in a case to set aside a will and trust relating to an $18 million estate in which he was an heir. Brought suit against the Seattle law firm for allegedly mishandling the underlying will contest. The legal malpractice case was settled for terms which the defendant law firm requested to remain confidential.
Represented former client of Portland law firm in malpractice case for allegedly mishandling the collection of a $900,000 judgment in a personal injury case, including the failure to timely secure the judgment against commercial real property. Case settled on terms which the defendant law firm requested to remain confidential.
Represented Portland, Oregon area business in legal malpractice case against law firm for alleged negligence in handling a class action employment claim litigated in Federal District Court in Portland, Oregon, including the failure to make timely pretrial offers of judgment, and the failure to handle post-judgment matters to avoid garnishments and the resulting loss of a valuable customer relationship. After discovery, the case settled on terms which the defendant law firm requested to remain confidential.
Represented client in legal malpractice claim against her former family law attorney for alleged mistakes in regards to a property settlement agreement. Case settled on terms which the defendant law firm requested to remain confidential.
Represented Seattle-based business in Seattle, Washington trial against attorney for alleged negligence in handling a case relating to copyrights for the company’s primary product. Prevailed on critical summary judgment motion to determine damages in the amount $2.8 million.
Obtained $12.1 million verdict for start-up company against Weyerhaeuser Corporation in Portland, Oregon federal jury trial for breach of contract to sell over 600,000 acres of timberland and two sawmills for over $300 million.
Prevailed at trial in Oregon state court on behalf of commercial contractor in complex construction case involving claims of approximately $2 million, arising out of highway and bridge construction project, including direct and pass-through claims for payment, construction defect, project delay, and surety obligations.
Defended employment staffing and recruiting company in Oregon federal case brought by terminated high-level employee for over $1 million. Obtained complete dismissal of all four claims (Erisa retaliation, breach of employment contract, wage claims, invasion of privacy) through summary judgment motions and hearing, which relied heavily on forensic computer examinations. Company was awarded legal costs against the plaintiff.
Represented several national and regional banks and title companies in litigation throughout Oregon and Washington relating to lenders’ interest in trust deeds. Favorably resolved these cases by obtaining desired reformation of recorded documents.
Successfully represented large regional take-out pizza franchisor with respect to numerous claims and cases in several states, involving claims of breach of franchise agreement and state franchise regulations.
Represented famous world-famous athlete and owner of sports equipment brand in case against major athletic equipment manufacturer for breach of contract. Obtained favorable confidential settlement.
Represented large national retailer in multiple commercial lease matters in Oregon and Washington.
Represented founder and principal of closely-held company in action to eject the other principal for breach of fiduciary duties and violation of operating agreement, and alternative claims for dissolution. After filing suit and prevailing on motions for injunctive relief, obtained favorable settlement involving buyout of adverse principal.
Successfully handled dozens of jury and bench trial in Multnomah County Circuit Court as a Deputy District Attorney.