“Litigation” is admittedly a catchall word. Everything inside a courtroom is litigation. However, what happens in court is only the tip of the spear. Before you see the inside of a courtroom we must take depositions, discovery, retain experts, identify witnesses, write briefs, and all number of actions that are necessary to even start – successfully – a trial.
You can have the smartest attorney in the world, but if they do not know how to litigate, you will loose. Litigation includes both the skill of getting a case ready and knowing the law, and the ability to persuasively present your case to a jury. Litigation is a skill set not all lawyers have. It is the ability to present any subject matter to a jury. That is our skill set. In fact, we are so adept at it both Shellie and Dan have taught litigation classes at University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law.
We do not write wills, prepare divorce paperwork, or draft contracts. We do one thing, it is everything we do: we litigate.
And, we do it very well. Dan'L Bridges and Shellie McGaughey have litigated cases in every major county in the state (King, Pierce, Snohomish, Clark, Spokane) and most of the smaller ones (Cowlitz, Yakima, Island, Grays Harbor, Whatcom, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Franklin, Benton, Skagit, Pacific).
We have a state wide reach and a state wide knowledge of litigation. Wherever your case may be, we can go there. And most likely, we already have been there.