The decision to hire a lawyer can be difficult. Although individuals or businesses are sometimes looking for a lawyer when times are good, more often than not, an attorney is needed in stressful times. In either case, it can be difficult to decide which attorney to hire, especially if you have never hired one before. It is important to find a lawyer who is skilled and experienced, but who is also easy to work with, will listen to your concerns, and will solve your problem.
When you hire Doug to represent you, his primary goal is to find a solution to your matter in the simplest, most efficient way possible. His practice includes both transactions and litigation. Doug mediates, arbitrates, and litigates cases involving real estate, contracts, business, probate and estates, family law, banking, and construction, among others. As an arbitrator and mediator himself, Doug brings a perspective and set of skills to cases that other attorneys may not have. Doug has also won a number of significant cases in Washington’s appellate courts and the state supreme court.
Although Doug strives to find simple solutions to problems, some cases are complex. It is these complicated cases that require an attorney who can simplify the issues for both the client and the court. By writing articles and teaching seminars to community groups and other attorneys, Doug tries to practice the skills that help him make complex issues more understandable. Doug believes that if he succeeds in this goal, it results in better outcomes and happier clients.