Representative Cases

Martinez v. City of Tacoma, 81 Wn. App. 228, 914 P.2d 86 (1996) (retaliatory discrimination verdict for former employee of Tacoma Human Rights Commission established right to full prevailing party attorney fee award for all reasonable time, regardless of amount of verdict).

Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004) (criminal defense of Mr. Crawford in Thurston County attempted murder case led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous expansion of the 6th Amendment right of confrontation).

Frunz v. City of Tacoma, 468 F.3d 1141 (9th Cir. 2006) (Federal 4th Amendment warrantless search and seizure violations, and excessive use of force verdict for Ms. Frunz affirmed on appeal with clarified and expanded constitutional protections.)

Currier v. Northland Servs., Inc., 182 Wn. App. 733, 332 P.3d 1006 (2014) (Discrimination retaliation verdict for independent contractor after opposing what he reasonably perceived to be discriminatory conduct).

Reeves v. Mason County, 38548-5 (Division III, May 17, 2022) (after eight years of repeatedly proving whistleblower retaliation, appeal court relied upon and expanded Washington’s strong public policy in support of successful public employee whistleblower’s recovery of full prevailing party attorney fees.)

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