Representative Cases

Martinez v. City of Tacoma, 81 Wn. App. 228, 914 P.2d 86 (1996) (WLAD retaliation verdict for Mr. Martinez against his employer, Tacoma Human Rights Commission, established right to full 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 significant, 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) (WLAD retaliation verdict for Mr. Currier as an independent contractor after opposing what he reasonably perceived to be discriminatory acts under state law against discrimination).

Reeves v. Mason County, 38548-5 (Division III, May 17, 2022) (after eight years of proving whistleblower retaliation, appeal court recognized expanded right for successful whistleblower to have all her fees paid by Mason County.) Read More.