Civil litigation, primarily serious personal injury, wrongful death, brain & spinal cord injury, sports injury, government liability, and products liability.
Admitted to Practice In
All Washington Courts
US District Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
J.D., Gonzaga School of Law, 2006
Magna cum laude
Thomas More scholar
American Constitution Society: Chair
Gonzaga Public Interest Law Caucus: Vice-President
B.S., University of Oregon, 2000
Clay v. Seattle School District (2009)
$15 million spinal cord injury during an unsafe wrestling practice. School did not ensure that coaches were not properly trained in safety techniques, and encouraged aggressive, dangerous behaviour during practice.
Mendez v. Pacific Conference (2009)
Youth rendered C-5 quadriplegic in an unsafe obstacle course at summer camp. Cumulative settlements totaled $14.25 million.
J.T. v. Trinity Glass, Inc., (2008)
Temporary worker sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of an unsafe and unsecure wooden block used to store heavy doors in a warehouse. Case resolved for $6.5 million.
Christensen v. Foss Waterway Marina (2008)
Resident of Marina sustained injury in fall on his way home to his boat. Case resolved short of trial for $630,000.
A.O. v. (Confidential Defendants) (2008)
Products liability and medical negligence case involving a dangerous dental anesthetic. Plaintiff suffered from severe right side facial paralysis. Cumulative settlements for $1.7 million.