Clear & logically compelling arguments do not guarantee success in legal disputes, but their absence almost ensures failure on appeal.

As a former professor of Economics and law clerk to a U.S. district court judge, I have a comparative advantage in crafting persuasive legal analyses of complex issues on behalf of businesses and individuals.  I also do contract research and writing for other attorneys.

My practice focuses on two areas:

• Appeals of civil matters directed to the Washington State Courts of Appeal, including the Washington State Supreme Court, the Washington State Court of Appeals and the 9th Circuit Court.
• Trial court briefing for cases before Washington State and Federal courts involving complex issues in commercial contracts, real estate, and trusts and estates.