Litigation

The litigation practice group at Morton McGoldrick believes that as attorneys we have a responsibility to help the firm’s clients solve their legal problems favorably, promptly, economically, and professionally. We attain these goals through efficient use of teamwork within our litigation practice group and collaboration with other Morton McGoldrick practice groups.

The experienced litigation attorneys at Morton McGoldrick have built a reputation in the community such that judges, arbitrators, and adversaries trust in our accurate interpretation of the facts and the law. We strive to be assertive and effective advocates with a strong history of credibility earned by many appearances before state and federal judges at the trial and appellate level as well as before local arbitrators and mediators.

Commercial

We successfully guide clients through mediation, arbitration, and complex litigation in disputes involving the contracts, licensing and distribution agreements, purchase and sale agreements, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraud, and business torts. We strive to work with clients to manage, predict, and control litigation costs and expenses, with an emphasis on pursuing all reasonable means to achieve a favorable and final resolution. Below are some examples of the commercial litigation services Morton McGoldrick provides:

  • Contracts
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Business Torts

Real Estate

Attorneys at Morton McGoldrick have extensive experience handling real estate disputes including those related to residential and commercial purchases and leases. They have handled claims related to title insurance and property boundary disputes including adverse possession and other practical location doctrines. We handle claims by and against real estate professionals relating to commissions and other obligations arising out of listing agreements. We also have experience with claims for breach of the warranties contained within Deeds used to transfer real estate. The following are some examples of the real estate litigation services we provide:

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Leases
  • Easements and Covenants

  • Adverse Possession
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Boundary Line Disputes

Personal Injury

Morton McGoldrick’s personal injury attorneys are experienced across a full range of personal injury practice areas and demonstrate commitment to those clients who have been injured as a result of the actions of others. Our team handles personal injuries resulting from automobile accidents and other accidents, as well as skillfully handling communications with insurance carriers. The firm’s efficient teamwork ensures that each case is professionally handled from the beginning and positioned for a favorable outcome, either through settlement or trial. Our attorneys have decades of trial experience which allows for the optimal preparation of your case, from consultation to trial.
Our initial consultation is always complementary and we work on a contingency basis which allows our clients to pursue a just and fair result without the constraints and concerns of advancing fees.

Our personal injury attorneys are active members of the Washington State Association for Justice, an organization and resource that provides updated information on changes in the law and the practice related to personal injury, allowing our attorneys to be proactive on even the most difficult cases.

Below are some examples of the types of personal injury cases we handle:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal and back injuries

  • Wrongful death
  • Construction-related injuries

Trust and Estate

With a combination of experienced litigators and estate planning attorneys working together to advance our clients’ interests, we are uniquely positioned to represent clients in a wide range of disputes, including will and trust contests, removal of trustees and other fiduciaries, defense and prosecution of breaches of fiduciary duties, and reformation and interpretations of ambiguous estate planning documents.

We regularly represent trustees, beneficiaries, and persons with claims against trust and estate assets, with a particular attention toward championing the decedent’s intent. It is not uncommon for us to protect a trustee from disgruntled beneficiaries, or conversely ensure that a trustee is allocating and distributing assets in a fair and just matter on behalf of our beneficiary clients.

While we advocate zealously in all litigation matters, a particular awareness, appreciation, and sensitivity to the inherent familial ties in trust and estate litigation is ever present in the minds of our attorneys and staff as we conduct our representation in these cases. We understand that there are not only legal issues involved with trust and estate litigation, but also family issues.

Below are some examples of the trust and estate litigation services Morton McGoldrick provides:

  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Removal of Trustee, Executor or Other Fiduciary

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Environmental

Our attorneys bring with them decades of experience representing clients in connection with a wide variety of environmental matters to include compliance, enforcement defense, property damage and clean-up work with governmental agencies as well as handling complicated litigation at all levels of state and federal courts (including CERCLA and MTCA Cost Recovery Actions).

Contact a Litigation Attorney to Pursue or Defend Your Case Today

Whether you are seeking to pursue your rights in Court, arbitration or mediation or to defend against a lawsuit commenced against you or your business our litigation team can help you. A litigation attorney with Morton McGoldrick can work with you to obtain a successful result as expeditiously as possible. Make sure your rights are protected and your voice is heard. Call us at (253) 655-2275 and talk to a seasoned litigator today.