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  • Cunningham v. Karwoski, Wash. Ct. App. No. 79753-1 (Div. 1, June 15, 2020) (successfully defended summary judgment of liability, and trial and appellate fee awards, regarding boundary dispute), rev. denied, 196 Wn.2d 1040 (2021) (fees awarded).
  • Trueblue, Inc v. Marchel, Wash. Ct. App. No. 52665-4 (Div. 2, June 2, 2020) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment and remand for trial on Wage and Hour claims), rev. denied 196 Wn.2d 1032 (2021).
  • Shafer v. City of Seattle, Wash. Ct. App. No. 78015-8 (Div. 1, March 30, 2020) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment and remand for trial on injuries resulting from the City’s alleged negligence in maintaining its primary proprietary baseball field).
  • Coates v. City of Tacoma, 11 Wn. App. 2d 688, 457 P.3d 1160 (Div. 2, 2019) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment and dismissal of action against city regarding propriety of telecommunications system), rev. denied 195 Wn.2d 1025 (2020).
  • Taylor v. Burlington N.R.R. Holdings, Inc., 193 Wn.2d 611, 444 P.3d 606 (2019) (successfully obtained determination of certified question that obesity is always an impairment under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination and remand for trial in federal district court).
  • Darland v. Snoqualmie Pass Util. Dist., Wash. Ct. App. No. 36002-4 (Div. 3, July 16, 2019) (successfully obtained dismissal on some issues, with remand for trial of others).
  • McNabb v. Metro. Prop. & Cas. Co., Wash. Ct. App. No. 77832-3 (Div. 1, May 28, 2019) (successfully defended ~ $875,000 remittitur).
  • Kelso v. Olympia Sch. Dist., Wash. Ct. App. No. 48942-2 (Div. 2, May 21, 2019) (successfully defended defense verdict).
  • Karl v. City of Bremerton, Wash. Ct. App. No. 50228-3 (Div. 2, Feb. 20, 2019) (successfully defended rulings dismissing class action against the City).
  • Hood v. City of Langley, Wash. Ct. App. No. 77433-6 (Div. 1, Jan. 28, 2019) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgement in a PRA case).
  • Iverson v. Prestige Care, Inc., Wash. Ct. App. No. 50336-1 (Div. 2, Jan. 3, 2019), as amended (Feb. 26, 2019) (successfully obtained reversal of a summary judgement and remand for trial).
  • Marriage of Mason, Wash. Ct. App. No. 49839-1 (Div. 2, July 31, 2018) (successfully obtained reversal of trial court’s judgment and remand for findings).
  • Estate of Rathbone, 190 Wn.2d 332, 412 P.3d 1283 (2018) (successfully obtained important ruling limiting TEDRA actions in nonintervention probate actions).
  • Lyft, Inc. v. Wright, 189 Wn.2d 718, 406 P.3d 1149 (2017) (successfully obtained unanimous decision that all elements of a CPA claim are met when one receives an unsolicited commercial electronic text).
  • Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., 187 Wn.2d 743, 389 P.2d 517 (2017) (successfully reversed defense verdict and established new law under Washington State Product Liability Act and concerning strict liability in failure to warn cases).
  • Mr. 99 & Assocs. v. 8011, LLC, Wash. Ct. App. No. 73737-6 (Div. 1, Dec. 27, 2016) (successfully reversed commission awarded to broker who failed to obtain a proper brokerage agreement).
  • Marriage of Cheng, Wash. Ct. App. No. 47937-I (Div. 2, Nov. 22, 2016) (successfully defended multi-million-dollar distribution to wife in dissolution action).
  • Shoval v. Valet Parking Systems, Inc., Wash. Ct. App. No. 73757-1 (Div. 1, Nov. 21, 2016) (successfully reversed defense verdict, where trial judge improperly rejected an affidavit of prejudice).
  • Johnston v. Hidden Cove Prop. Owners Ass’n, Wash. Ct. App. No. 47642-8 (Div. 2, July 19, 2016), as amended (Sept. 7, 2016) (successfully defended summary judgment to homeowner’s association).
  • Marriage of Riker, Wash. Ct. App. No. 72963-2 (Div. 1, July 18, 2016) (successfully defended award of custody to father).
  • Schulte v. City of Seattle, Wash. Ct. App. No. 72821-1 (Div. 1, July 18, 2016) (successfully defended denial of summary judgment in negligent parole supervision case), rev. denied 187 Wn.2d 1004 (2017)
  • Custody of S.F.-T.C., Wash. Ct. App. No. 32367-6 (Div. 3, Feb. 9, 2016), as amended (March 15, 2016) (successfully won reversal of order granting third-party custody, vindicating a mother’s constitutional right to custody and care of her child), rev. denied 185 Wn.2d 1039 (2016).
  • Jaimes v. NDTS Const., Inc., 195 Wn. App. 1, 381 P.3d 67 (Div. 1, 2016) (successfully obtained reversal of summary judgment dismissing injured worker’s suit against third party).
  • Dept. of Lab. & Indus. v. Rowley, 185 Wn.2d 186, 378 P.3d 139 (2016) (successfully defended a worker’s compensation award).
  • Gould v. North Kitsap Bus. Park, LLC, Wash. Ct. App. No. 46358-0 (Div. 2, Jan. 19, 2016) (successfully defended judgment for trip-and-fall injuries).
  • Arp v. Riley, 192 Wn. App. 85, 366 P.3d 946 (Div. 1, 2015) (successfully reversed summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s personal injury claim based on judicial estoppel), rev. denied 185 Wn.2d 1031 (2016).
  • Adoption of H.L.S., Wash. Ct. App. No. 46807-7 (Div. 2, Dec. 15, 2015) (successfully defended termination of parental rights).
  • Crews v. AVCO Corp., Wash. Ct. App. No. 70756-6 (Div. 1, Jan. 12, 2015) (successfully defended default judgment (due to discovery violations) and ~ $10 million in compensatory damages and $6 million in punitive damages verdicts in favor of the family of deceased pilot and her daughter, and against manufacturer of an allegedly defective aircraft engine).
  • Lightner v. Shoemaker, Wash. Ct. App. No. 70746-9 (Div. 1, Dec. 22, 2014) (successfully reversed judgment and obtained new trial regarding interpretation of restrictive covenants protecting views), rev. denied, 183 Wn.2d 1008 (2015).
  • ADA Motors, Inc. v. Butler, Wash. Ct. App. No. 70047-2 (Div. 1, July 22, 2014) (successfully obtained reversal of jury verdict and remand for new trial due to a jury instruction error on behalf of the plaintiff in a Uniform Trade Secrets Act case), rev. denied, 182 Wn.2d 1012 (2015).
  • Marriage of Brooks, Wash. Ct. App. No. 44692-8 (Div. 2, Aug. 5, 2014) (successfully defended parenting plan modification after a second relocation).
  • Guardianship of Erlwein, Wash. Ct. App. No. 44849-1 (Div. 2, July 10, 2014) (successfully obtained dismissal of appeal on motion (and without filing a brief) due to appellant’s lack of standing).
  • Scott Anderson Trucking, Inc. v. PACCAR Fin. Corp., Wash. Ct. App. No. 70019-7 (Div. 1, May 19, 2014) (successfully defended summary judgment dismissing various tort and contract claims for lack of a duty).
  • Marriage of Wright, 179 Wn. App. 257, 319 P.3d 45 (Div. 1, 2013) (successfully defended property division and maintenance order after 30-year marriage and resisted review), rev. denied, 186 Wn.2d 1017 (2014).
  • Tan v. Le, 177 Wn.2d 649, 300 P.3d 356 (2013) (successfully obtained reversal of appellate court decision based on the First Amendment (6-1), reinstatement of a substantial jury verdict for defamation, and denial of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court), cert. denied 134 S. St. 941, 187 L. Ed. 2d 784 (2014).