On Storytelling

In cases involving serious personal injury or death, the justice system revolves around whose story connects best with the judge or jury. Storytelling is our oldest form of communicating truths and parables with one another, and to pass on wisdom from age to age. But too often trial lawyers get caught up in listing facts […]

What is Mandatory Arbitration?

Mandatory arbitration is arbitration under Washington’s Superior Court rules to allow a quicker resolution of those cases where the only thing sought is money damages of $50,000 or less. The upside is speed, but they are easier to appeal than traditional arbitration. This leads to the second upside, which is that if your opponent appeals […]

What is mediation? Attorney Matt Albrecht answers.

  Realizing again recently that the words lawyers use and assume others know are far from ordinary, and far from normal, I am undertaking to help explain some of the basic steps in lawsuits and settlement of legal disputes.  We often throw out words like arbitration, mediation, and litigation to clients who are hearing new […]

Ahrend Albrecht Lawyers Author Multiple Chapters of Employment Law Deskbook

The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) is Washington’s largest association of trial attorneys, and publishes several highly respected deskbooks.  The third edition of the WSAJ Employment Law Deskbook was published near the end of 2013.  Two separate chapters were authored by Ahrend Albrecht lawyers.  Matt Albrecht authored the chapter on using Washington’s Public Records […]

Matt Albrecht Named a 2013 Top Spokane Lawyer

We are pleased to announce Matt Albrecht has been named one of Spokane’s Top Lawyers for the fourth time.  This regional publication makes an annual selection, which considers quality of representation, experience, industry reputation, and a score of other objective criteria to identify those lawyers it believes sit at the top of Spokane’s legal field. […]

Yes the Consumer Protection Act Applies to Doctors

Doctor of Medicine

A recent case taken up on appeal answered the question of whether a medical provider can be held responsible for deceptive and entrepreneurial marketing.  An average consumer may not be aware of this, but this issue has been something of a long running legal battle by trial lawyers in Washington.  In a win for consumers […]