Helmbreck v. McPhee, et al.

Case reassigned after discovery cutoff in trial strategy following unsuccessful motion for summary judgment brought by prior counsel’s office. 18-year old plaintiff claimed low back surgery and soft tissue injuries arising out of MVA at uncontrolled intersection. Plaintiff alleged our client was negligent in failing to provide a clear line of sight for drivers using abutting roadway and told us we needed to make a “significant offer” to resolve the case before trial. He asked jury for $250,000-$750,000 and the jury returned a defense for our client.

  • Three week trial

  • February 2019

  • King County

  • 18-2-02781-1 KNT

McNeill v. City of Auburn

Admitted liability motor vehicle accident involving a police officer. Plaintiff never returned to work following the accident and underwent five surgeries (both shoulders, both knees, and his right elbow). He alleged chronic pain in all areas as well as hip pain, chronic post-traumatic headaches, and depression. After a two-week trial, plaintiff’s counsel asked for $3,000,000. The jury awarded $165,000.

  • Two week trial

  • May 2017

  • King County

  • 15-2-25044-2 KNT