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HWS Law Group is known for creative solutions and achieving great results for our clients throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service, which all begins by understanding the nuances of each individual case, developing a winning and efficient litigation strategy, providing early and accurate evaluations, and timely reporting all new developments to our clients. We have found these customer-first principles have enabled our firm to achieve great results for our clients, whether that is through risk-management and evaluation, alternative dispute resolution or trial.

Recent Successes

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Last week, HWS Law Group Partners Tony Scisciani and Chris Luhrs obtained a defense verdict for a client in one of the first post-pandemic, live-and-in-person jury trials in King County (Seattle) Superior Court.  The case had been pending for over 4 years, was relatively hotly contested, and had been continued multiple times due to the… Read the full article…

HWS Prevails on Motion for Summary Judgment in Negligence Case

John was successful in dismissing a case for lack of negligence as a matter of law.  Plaintiffs brought a wrongful death claim against our client.  In early January 2020, at night, in the rain, and wearing dark clothing, the deceased attempted to cross State Route 7 in Spanaway where no crosswalk existed.  Unfortunately, the deceased… Read the full article…

Alaska Supreme Court Upholds the Jury’s Finding of No Causation in a Trip and Fall Case  

Congratulations to Kelsey Shewbert who prevailed in Robert T. Baum v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc. (Alaska Sup. Ct. No. 1836-July 21, 2021).  This matter involved a customer who tripped on pallets in the middle of the store aisle and fell, tearing his rotator cuff. 

The Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Washington’s Statute of Repose in Puget Sound Energy, Inc. v. Pilchuck Contractors, Inc. 

Congratulations Brandon Smith who recently scored a big win in Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals! This decision is not only a win for our client, but a success for construction companies and insurance carriers statewide.

Miranda Russell, Of Counsel

Featured Attorney: Miranda Russell

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Ms. Russell joined HWS Law Group as Of Counsel in 2023 and brought with her almost a decade of civil litigation and corporate law experience. Her practice currently focuses on civil litigation in the areas of personal injury, property damage and real estate disputes, including construction defect, security negligence, premises liability and insurance defense litigation. She also has extensive experience handling insurance coverage matters.

Ms. Russell’s secondary practice area focuses on business and corporate law, including general outside counsel advising and contractual disputes.  She has experience in negotiating and drafting a variety of operational/business agreements and contracts and advising on and implementing human resources and personnel policies and procedures.

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