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GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Congratulations to Washington Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Real Estate/Land Use) James W. Beck (Personal Injury/Civil Rights) Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Employment & PI Litigation) Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law) Mark G. Honeywell (Mediation & Arbitration) Bradley B. Jones (Business & Environmental Litigation) Diane J. Kero (Defense Litigation) William T. Lynn (Land Use/Zoning/Permitting) … Read more GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2019 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!


Jemima McCullum elected to WSBA’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section

Congratulations to GTH Partner Jemima McCullum, who was recently elected as Council Member to the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association! “The mission of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association is to assist members in achieving the highest standards of competence, professionalism, … Read more Jemima McCullum elected to WSBA’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section


James Beck responds to Western State Hospital citations and fines

“We’re happy to see that the Department of Labor and Industries has taken action against Western State Hospital regarding the ongoing, serious and systemic unsafe work environment. Now that another agency of the state is mandating prompt changes, I can’t imagine there would be any excuse for not complying quickly.” James Beck Read More


Stephanie Bloomfield and James Beck win employment discrimination case against Walmart

After a six-day trial in the United States District Court, the jury reached a unanimous verdict on March 6, 2019, finding in favor of Plaintiff Lori Jacobs on her federal Americans with Disabilities Act claims against Walmart. The jury awarded Ms. Jacobs $1,094,620 in damages. Ms. Jacobs has longstanding disabilities due to cerebral palsy, and … Read more Stephanie Bloomfield and James Beck win employment discrimination case against Walmart


James Beck files lawsuit on behalf of three Western State Hospital nurses

Three nurses who were assaulted within a sixth month period by the same patient have filed a lawsuit against Western State Hospital. GTH Partner, James Beck was recently quoted in the Tacoma News Tribune stating, “Every employee at Western State Hospital has a right to be in a work environment where they’re not targeted based … Read more James Beck files lawsuit on behalf of three Western State Hospital nurses


Salvador Mungia Wins 2019 Goldmark Award

Every year, the Legal Foundation of Washington awards the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to an exceptional individual or organization for their extraordinary contributions to the justice system. GTH is proud to announce that Salvador Mungia is this year’s recipient of the Goldmark Award! For over 30 years Sal has been a pillar of … Read more Salvador Mungia Wins 2019 Goldmark Award


Jones and Conway successfully defend alleged permit violations

GTH partners Brad B. Jones and Dianne K. Conway recently won a dismissal of a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit filed by Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSA) against SSA Marine, Inc. and SSA Terminals, LLC for alleged permit violations at the West Sitcum Terminal in the Port of Tacoma. The federal court found that the … Read more Jones and Conway successfully defend alleged permit violations


Archer wins appeal against Puyallup

Partners Bill Lynn and Margaret Archer recently obtained a favorable decision from the Pierce County Hearing Examiner following a highly contested two-week public hearing. The Examiner denied two separate appeals filed by the City of Puyallup challenging our client’s planned development known as the Knutson Farms Industrial Park. The Examiner also approved a shoreline permit … Read more Archer wins appeal against Puyallup


James Beck secures $900,000 settlement from DSHS

The estate of a 74 year old woman who was neglected and abused while at Western State Hospital has settled with the Department of Social Services for $900,000. “She came into Western State ambulatory and left in a wheelchair after a significant fall,” attorney James Beck, who represented Struthers’ daughter Lisa K. Bowser, told The … Read more James Beck secures $900,000 settlement from DSHS


Western State Hospital Nurse Attacked by Patient

James Beck recently filed a lawsuit against Western State Hospital for $5 million for inadequately staffing shifts and placing staff in dangerous positions with violent patients. In the suit, Beck alleges that his client was the only registered nurse on duty, and was attacked by a violent patient, resulting in partially losing her ear. For … Read more Western State Hospital Nurse Attacked by Patient


Salvador Mungia becomes Chair of the Access to Justice Board

On October 1, 2018 Salvador A. Mungia became Chair of the Access to Justice Board. Sal was appointed to the ATJ Board by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2016. He devotes a large portion of his time to promote access to the civil justice system for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney … Read more Salvador Mungia becomes Chair of the Access to Justice Board


Washington Supreme Court Says Underpaid Workers are Entitled to Double Their Withheld Wages, Plus Interest

Employees in Washington enjoy some of the strongest wage and hour protections in the country. An employer that willfully fails to pay agreed or required (e.g., minimum wage) compensation is liable to its employee for double the unpaid amount. The same rule applies to improper payroll deductions. In Hill v. Garda CL Northwest, Inc., the … Read more Washington Supreme Court Says Underpaid Workers are Entitled to Double Their Withheld Wages, Plus Interest


Janelle Chase-Fazio authors Trial News article on Immigration and Employment Law

Janelle Chase-Fazio explains, “There is a common misconception that undocumented workers have no rights, which makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation in the workplace”. For more information, please see the full article at: Read More


Western State Hospital loses federal funding related to lack of decent patient care

As recently reported, Western State Hospital, Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital, recently lost federal funding from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Lisa Bowser, whose mother, Susan Struthers, spent over two years in WSH, suffered from numerous falls and assaults that resulted in a broken arm and hip. Struthers passed away at a … Read more Western State Hospital loses federal funding related to lack of decent patient care


A new state law on Notarial Acts becomes effective on July 1, 2018. This article summarizes the effects for Notaries Public:

A new state law on Notarial Acts becomes effective on July 1, 2018. This article summarizes the effects for Notaries Public: 1. Journals. RCW 42.45.180 requires all notary publics to maintain a journal, except for lawyers, for whom it is optional if they keep the same information in their professional practice. Each entry must contain … Read more A new state law on Notarial Acts becomes effective on July 1, 2018. This article summarizes the effects for Notaries Public:


GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Congratulations to Washington Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Real Estate/Land Use) James W. Beck (Personal Injury/Civil Rights) Joanne T. Blackburn (Defense Litigation) Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Employment & PI Litigation) Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law) Mark G. Honeywell (Mediation & Arbitration) Bradley B. Jones (Business & Environmental Litigation) Diane J. Kero (Defense Litigation) … Read more GTH is proud to announce our long list of 2018 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!


Lawsuit filed in Pierce County Superior Court by woman sexually abused as minor in state run facility

Justine Mary Rowe is suing DSHS alleging a counselor at a Lakewood, state run facility, sexually abused her as a teenager during treatment. James Beck represents vulnerable people who have been harmed by the actions of others and diligently pursues holding institutions thought to be trustworthy, accountable for their actions. Click here for futher details: … Read more Lawsuit filed in Pierce County Superior Court by woman sexually abused as minor in state run facility


Lawsuit filed in Pierce County Superior Court by woman sexually abused as minor in state run facility

Justine Mary Rowe is suing DSHS alleging a counselor at a Lakewood, state run facility, sexually abused her as a teenager during treatment. James Beck represents vulnerable people who have been harmed by the actions of others and diligently pursues holding institutions thought to be trustworthy, accountable for their actions. Click here for futher details: … Read more Lawsuit filed in Pierce County Superior Court by woman sexually abused as minor in state run facility


Clover Park School District to pay seven figures to ex-administrator who opposed sex offender transfers

The Clover Park School District is set to pay a settlement of $1.2 million to James Beck client Moureen David, an ex-administrator who lost her job for opposing the system of sexual offender transfers between schools. James Beck said, “Ms. David provided almost two decades of dedicated service to the school district, making sure that … Read more Clover Park School District to pay seven figures to ex-administrator who opposed sex offender transfers


Eric Gilman obtains class action settlement for truck drivers deprived of wages.

A court has approved a settlement in a class action alleging improper wage withholding, pursued by GTH attorney Eric Gilman. The defendant, a short haul trucking company, unlawfully deducted wages from drivers’ paychecks to pay for incidental damage to company equipment. With a motion for a finding of liability pending, the defendant agreed to repay … Read more Eric Gilman obtains class action settlement for truck drivers deprived of wages.


Spanish and English notices of employee rights from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office recently recognized the importance of bilingual notices of employment rights. The new flyers, released April 17, 2018, were designed to be posted in Washington workplaces to educate workers about their rights surrounding sexual harassment at work. Having the flyers in both English and Spanish reaches a broader group of … Read more Spanish and English notices of employee rights from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office


Kurt Hermanns, Kristina Southwell and Christal Harrison co-author the EU’s new data privacy law article

The EU went through a process of rewriting their data privacy laws between 2012 and 2016, changing them from guidelines to regulations. The new “General Data Protection Regulation”, (GDPR) is profoundly different from US cybersecurity laws. Learn more about the GDPR and how it effects US policies in the article below Read More


Salvador A. Mungia assists in new rule to reduce bias in jury selection

Salvador Mungia, one of GTH’s most experienced trial attorneys, has spent the past five years working with an ACLU-W sponsored group formulating a proposed rule change to make it more difficult for attorneys to exclude a person from serving on a jury because of their race and ethnicity. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Washington … Read more Salvador A. Mungia assists in new rule to reduce bias in jury selection


Washington State just “banned-the-box!” Attorney Steven Fawcett explains how the new law will impact Washington employers

Over 1 million Washington residents have some sort of criminal background. Many are active job seekers. For those job seekers, their criminal background can be a near-insurmountable barrier to employment. Over the past few years, numerous states and cities—including Seattle in 2013 and Spokane last November—have passed legislation prohibiting criminal history inquiries and background checks … Read more Washington State just “banned-the-box!” Attorney Steven Fawcett explains how the new law will impact Washington employers


Bill Lynn, GTH partner, interviewed by Crossing Division for a segment discussing the impacts of growth in the 253 area

Partner, Bill Lynn, was a guest on Crossing Division, a talk show dedicated to news in the 253 area. The episode titled When Cranes Come to Your Neighborhood, discusses the impact of the Growth Management Act, and how it is affecting our local community today. In the interview Bill uses his 39 years of experience … Read more Bill Lynn, GTH partner, interviewed by Crossing Division for a segment discussing the impacts of growth in the 253 area


Partner Lisa Kremer elected Trustee of Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association

We are proud to announce that partner Lisa Kremer has been elected a Trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the TPCBA, and Trustees are elected by the membership. Lisa has been chair of the TPCBA’s Community Service Recognition committee since its creation in 2014. She … Read more Partner Lisa Kremer elected Trustee of Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association


Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association honors GTH attorneys at the Lincoln Day Banquet

GTH attorneys were recognized for their community service and pro bono work at the 2018 Lincoln Day Banquet, the annual event of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA). Joe Gordon, Jr. was awarded the Individual Pro Bono Award for his advice given on prototype Washington Web Lawyer a website where low-income individuals who have a … Read more Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association honors GTH attorneys at the Lincoln Day Banquet


GTH proudly announces new Managing Partner, Margaret Archer.

Gordon Thomas Honeywell (GTH) is proud to announce that Margaret Archer is our newly elected Managing Partner. Margaret has been with the firm for 27 years and is a preeminent real estate, land use, and trial attorney.  Since 2013, Margaret has been recognized annually as one of the Top Fifty Women Lawyers by Washington Super … Read more GTH proudly announces new Managing Partner, Margaret Archer.


Salvador Mungia and Janelle Chase Fazio join ACLU-WA in class-action suit against Pierce County

GTH partner Salvador A. Mungia and associate Janelle Chase-Fazio, as cooperating attorneys with the ACLU of Washington, recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Pierce County arising out of its mistreatment of jail inmates with mental health disabilities. The suit was filed on behalf of current, and future, inmates with mental illness to force Pierce County … Read more Salvador Mungia and Janelle Chase Fazio join ACLU-WA in class-action suit against Pierce County


Gordon Thomas Honeywell welcomes new partner Travis Mahugh.

GTH is proud to welcome Travis Mahugh as a partner in the firm. As an associate, Travis has excelled in representing business owners through complex transactions, as well as digging into real estate issues and even some litigation. A Duck, Travis was at the top of his class in law school, and continues rising to … Read more Gordon Thomas Honeywell welcomes new partner Travis Mahugh.


GTH partner Valarie Zeeck explains Initiative 1433, Washington’s new paid leave law

Washington’s new paid leave law is generating a lot of questions and commentary as employers prepare to implement the law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018. Initiative 1433 will require all Washington employers to provide paid sick leave to all non-exempt employees, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers.  The law will require many employers … Read more GTH partner Valarie Zeeck explains Initiative 1433, Washington’s new paid leave law


GTH partners Salvador Mungia and James Horne present at the 2017 King County Bar Association “Ethics Workout” CLE

GTH partners Sal Mungia and Jim Horne recently presented at the King County Bar Association’s (KCBA) annual “Ethics Workout” CLE. The CLE featured current WSBA Chief Disciplinary Counsel, former Chief Disciplinary Counsel, superior court judges, and attorneys whose practices focus on representing clients in the disciplinary process. Sal, a former president of the Washington State … Read more GTH partners Salvador Mungia and James Horne present at the 2017 King County Bar Association “Ethics Workout” CLE


GTH of-Counsel Kurt Hermanns was invited to participate on a Corporate Counsel Institute Panel, WSBA, November 30, 2017, at the Washington State Convention Center.

Mr. Hermanns’ topic for the panel discussion addressed the special legal issues facing small and medium sized businesses trying to become compliant with state, federal and international cybersecurity laws.  He addressed the importance of not becoming bewildered by dire warnings of cyber breaches and labilities, but instead incorporating cybersecurity protections within a common risk management … Read more GTH of-Counsel Kurt Hermanns was invited to participate on a Corporate Counsel Institute Panel, WSBA, November 30, 2017, at the Washington State Convention Center.


GTH of-Counsel Kurt Hermanns recently contributed an article to Pierce County Lawyer Magazine titled, “Helping Lawyers Comply with Cybersecurity Rules”.

“Law firms are subject to Washington State’s cybersecurity statute”, states GTH attorney Kurt Hermanns. Learn more about ethical obligations on lawyers from the article below.  Written by Kurt Hermanns and Amelia Whaley.    Read More


GTH Seattle Partner Mike Ricketts speaks to Super Lawyers about insurance coverage and being legally prepared

“Earthquake insurance is kind of like flood insurance: you’re not going to be required to have it—lenders will take the risk that it won’t happen in our lifetimes—but a sophisticated entity will probably have that type of policy,” Ricketts says. “Everyone is waiting for the big one and we have to be prepared, but I … Read more GTH Seattle Partner Mike Ricketts speaks to Super Lawyers about insurance coverage and being legally prepared


Dianne K. Conway settles neighbor dispute with unique solution

GTH Partner Dianne K. Conway was retained by local homeowners in July 2017 to represent them in a pending lawsuit regarding enforcement of a 2015 settlement agreement that resolved boundary line and invasion of privacy disputes with their neighbors.  The settlement agreement and resulting judgment transferred a small strip of each party’s property to the … Read more Dianne K. Conway settles neighbor dispute with unique solution


Trial attorney James Beck files suit on behalf of former Assistant Superintendent against Clover Park School District

Trial attorney James Beck has filed a suit on behalf of former Assistant Superintendent against Clover Park School District over retaliation of reporting the district’s response to sexual assualts.   Mr. Beck tells The News Tribune that “she writes them on the 30th of September, asserting that she feels like she’s being retaliated against for having spoken out and within hours, … Read more Trial attorney James Beck files suit on behalf of former Assistant Superintendent against Clover Park School District


GTH is proud to welcome new associates Kristina Southwell, Steven Fawcett and Christal Harrison to the firm.

Kristina Southwell received her J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and after clerking for the Honorable Bradley Maxa, of the WA Court of Appeals in Tacoma, Kristina is ready to focus her practice on business and employment, environmental and litigation challenges. After graduating top of his class and receiving his … Read more GTH is proud to welcome new associates Kristina Southwell, Steven Fawcett and Christal Harrison to the firm.


GTH client Shadrach White, CEO of cloudPWR, highlighted in #startupseverywhere article.

GTH is proud of Shadrach White’s efforts to promote technology startups in Tacoma. “We participate in local networking events and help promote the city as a business friendly ecosystem for technology-focused startups. For example, we participated in a youtube video series as part of this marketing effort”, said Shadrach. Excerpt from: Engine, #STARTUPSEVERYWHERE article by Monica Laufer. … Read more GTH client Shadrach White, CEO of cloudPWR, highlighted in #startupseverywhere article.


GTH partner James Beck was quoted in KOMO-TV coverage of recent Western State Hospital litigation.

This is an “ongoing problem with retaliation that the hospital has had for a long period of time,” Beck told KOMO-TV news. James Beck is an authority on Employee Rights and Discrimination, Harrassment and Retaliation. For more information, click on link below Read More


Kurt Hermanns participates in the PSBJ Thought Leader Forum Q & A discussion on Cyber Security

Cyber Security Protection   “Businesses often think they are too small – they are not Sony, Home Depot, Target – and think they’re off the radar, which is false.  We need to get to a point where companies consider cyber security the same way they do any other risk management issues…” Kurt Hermanns, GTH Attorney … Read more Kurt Hermanns participates in the PSBJ Thought Leader Forum Q & A discussion on Cyber Security


Kurt Hermanns explains best practices related to cyber security planning in Tacoma -Pierce County Bar Association, Pierce County Lawyer article.

Helping Clients Navigate Cyber Security Laws Who is covered by Current Federal Laws? What are State Laws? A Call to Action – NIST compliant plan.   See Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Pierce County Lawyer, May/June 2017 issue attached         Read More


Congratulations to 19 GTH attorneys named as 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to announce our long list of attorneys names as 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! Congratulations to Washington Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Real Estate/Land Use)James W. Beck (Personal Injury/Civil Rights)Joanne T. Blackburn (Defence Litigation)Stephanie L. Bloomfield (Employment & PI Litigation)Donald S. Cohen (Utilities, Regulatory & Administrative Law)Mark G. … Read more Congratulations to 19 GTH attorneys named as 2017 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


GTH teams up for the Run for Equal Justice- Marathon Relay to support Volunteer Legal Services in Pierce County.

Gordon Thomas Honeywell Supports Pro Bono Legal Services! Congratulations to our three marathon relay teams who ran in the Annual 5K Tacoma City Marathon and raised over $6,300 for Volunteer Legal Services of Pierce County: Team Gordon – Eric Gilman, Timoth Parker, Saranda Ross, Reuben Schutz and Amelia Whaley. Team Thomas – Shelly Andrew, Janelle Chase-Fazio, Dianne Conway, Ryan … Read more GTH teams up for the Run for Equal Justice- Marathon Relay to support Volunteer Legal Services in Pierce County.


GTH was pleased to participate in the Legal Employers Advancing Diversity of Washington (LEAD-WA) summer associate program.

LEAD-WA fosters inclusion and diversity in the practice of law by offering opportunities to law students from traditionally underrepresented groups to work in a variety of law firm and corporate law environments in the State of Washington. LEAD-WA Mission Statement https://www.lead-wa.org/about-us   Read More


Maggie Diefenbach accepts invitation to speak at the 2017 Seattle Women in Leadership Symposium.

This year’s theme is “Be Fearless:  Influence, Innovate & Inspire.” The focus of the event is to bring together a diverse mix of women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they advance within their organizations. … Read more Maggie Diefenbach accepts invitation to speak at the 2017 Seattle Women in Leadership Symposium.


Salvador Mungia awarded at the TPCBA Lincoln Day Banquet

GTH is proud to congratulate Salvador Mungia, TPCBA Service to Diversity Award recipient at the recent Lincoln Day Banquet.   Sal works tirelessly to persuade others to consider alternate perspectives. Sal is a child of working-class, immigrant parents who were taken advantage of because they had little money or access to education. This led to … Read more Salvador Mungia awarded at the TPCBA Lincoln Day Banquet


GTH supports local Bar Associations in Pierce and King Counties.

We are looking forward to attending the King County Bar Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions Event March 30, 2017.           Read More


Salvador Mungia selected as co-recipient of the Fellows esteemed 2017 Outstanding Chair Award

Congratulations to Salvador Mungia for being selected as a co-recipient of the Fellows 2017 Outstanding State Chair Award. Sal and co-recipient, the Honorable Eileen A. Kato (Ret.) will be honored during the 61st Annual Awards Reception on Saturday, February 4, in Miami. Read More


James Beck and team receive successful verdict for former Western State Hospital administrator

Michael Quayle, former Western State Hospital Habilatative Plan Administrator was subjected to a hostile work environment and fired for reporting expired and inadequately stored meats for patients. Read More


Former Tacoma tideflats sawmill site set for redevelopment.

“The sale of this property makes way for a new, approximately 1.1 million-square-foot industrial development for warehousing and manufacturing companies to come into Tacoma, create jobs and provide tremendous opportunity,” according to Tony Kusak of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce, who was the lead broker on the deal. Kusak will represent IPT in leasing the site … Read more Former Tacoma tideflats sawmill site set for redevelopment.


GTH partner Lisa Kremer is honored for her contributions to Pierce County – Washington Women Lawyers.

The chapter has presented Lisa its “J-Fab” award, which goes to someone in the legal community who is “Just Fabulous”. Past honorees include the women Superior Court judges of Pierce County; and Pierce County’s CASA volunteers. Kremer has been an active member of the chapter since 2005 and has been president, co-president and Member of … Read more GTH partner Lisa Kremer is honored for her contributions to Pierce County – Washington Women Lawyers.


Partner Stephanie Bloomfield is featured by Super Lawyers in an article on the reasonableness of noncompete agreements in Washington.

When facing a non-compete, consider how reasonable it is. “Washington law is really clear on what the three elements of reasonableness are,” says Stephanie Bloomfield, a business litigation attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell in Tacoma. “Is it necessary to protect the employer’s business? Does it impose any greater restraint than is reasonably necessary to secure … Read more Partner Stephanie Bloomfield is featured by Super Lawyers in an article on the reasonableness of noncompete agreements in Washington.


Eric Gilman has been recognized as one of the “40 under Forty” by the Business Examiner Media Group

Eric Gilman describes himself as a”K-JD” lawyer, meaning that he knew early on that he wanted to be an officer of the court. His family arrived from Japan when he was two years old, so he often had occasions where he “felt different” from the other children around him. He believes that experience helped him … Read more Eric Gilman has been recognized as one of the “40 under Forty” by the Business Examiner Media Group


Congratulations to 17 Gordon Thomas Honeywell attorneys named as 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to announce our long list of attorneys named as 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Congratulations to Super Lawyers: Margaret Y. Archer (Real Estate/Land Use)James W. Beck  (Personal Injury – Plaintiff)Joanne T. Blackburn  (Construction Litigation)Stephanie Bloomfield (Business Litigation)Donald S. Cohen  (Utilities)Mark G. Honeywell (ADR)Bradley B. Jones (Environmental)Diane J. Kero … Read more Congratulations to 17 Gordon Thomas Honeywell attorneys named as 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.


James Beck wins settlement for whistleblower fired for reporting mistreatment of patients.

While working as a counselor at Western State Hospital, Michael Sekulic witnessed what he believed were acts of abuse, neglect, excessive force and cruelty against patients in the state’s largest psychiatric treatment facility. After reporting what he saw to his supervisor, Sekulic was fired. Convinced that he was unjustly terminated, he contacted GTH attorney James … Read more James Beck wins settlement for whistleblower fired for reporting mistreatment of patients.


Amanda McLean Nathan Receives 2015 Community Service Award

Congratulations to Amanda McLean Nathan for receiving the 2015 Community Service Award by the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association during the annual Lincoln Day dinner, February 5, 2016. Ms. Nathan’s commitment to helping our communities thrive is an essential part of our culture and GTH is very proud of her dedication. Read More


Ryan Espegard Wins a Victory Upholding Development rights in Snohomish County

Against strenuous opposition from Snohomish County, GTH attorney Ryan Espegard persuaded the Snohomish County Hearing Examiner that his client had a vested right to operate a marijuana production facility despite Snohomish County’s ban on such uses applicable to his client’s property. Mr. Espegard was dealing with difficult precedent and a trend against honoring development rights, … Read more Ryan Espegard Wins a Victory Upholding Development rights in Snohomish County


GTH takes great pleasure in announcing four extraordinary lawyers have been advanced to Partner!

Congratulations to Lisa Kremer, Ryan Espegard, Maggie Diefenbach and Yvonne Benson. We are also pleased to announce Travis Mahugh’s promotion to Sr. Associate. Read More


GTH attorneys Eric Gilman and Brad Jones prevail in a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit

GTH attorneys Eric Gilman and Brad Jones prevailed in a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit involving complex business, real estate, and environmental issues. A former business partner alleged that our clients made misrepresentations and breached contracts in a buyout deal, resulting in environmental cleanup liability. During the seven-day trial, Mr. Gilman and Mr. Jones persuaded the U.S. … Read more GTH attorneys Eric Gilman and Brad Jones prevail in a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit


Capitol Hill development upsurge

Jemima McCullum recently closed a $25.15 million dollar sale in Capitol Hill involving the 19th & Mercer Street Apartments, home to a Linda Derschang restaurant and the ever so popular Hello Robin Bakery & Molly Moon ice cream maven. Her client, the Mayer family, is no stranger to real estate. They have been developing single … Read more Capitol Hill development upsurge


Sal Mungia and GTH awarded Pro Bono Leadership Award by Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program

At Tacoma Pro Bono Night, October 22, 2015 the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program awarded GTH the Law Firm Pro Bono Award for the third consecutive year for our ongoing support of the Neighborhood Legal Clinic. We are proud to recognize Dan Richards, Travis Mahugh, Dianne Conway, Christopher Wall, Lisa Kremer, Shelly … Read more Sal Mungia and GTH awarded Pro Bono Leadership Award by Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association’s Volunteer Legal Services Program