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 […]

Insurance Claim Second Opinions Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

You shouldn't be forced to cover your own damages down the road so an insurance company can make a bigger profit.

A recently settled case for one of our clients (with the help of talented co-counsel at Casey Law Offices) demonstrated the necessity of second opinions on settlement values more pointedly than any seminar or magazine article could. An injured client comes in not realizing the drunk who injured him has insurance.  His insurance company tried […]