University of Vermont (B.A. 1978); Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude 1983).
Washington State Bar Association
Walla Walla County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association of Eastern Washington
Admitted to Practice Before:
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court
Outstanding Attorney, US Department of Justice Tax Division (1987)
Contributing Author: Effectively Representing Your Client Before the “New IRS,” a project of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Low Income Taxpayer Committee (ABA 2000).
Co-Author: “Steps to Reduce Tax and Penalties on Nonfilers,” Taxation for Accountants, Vol. 49, No. 6, 1992. Republished: The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Vol. 43, No. 10, July 1993.
Co-Author with Robert M. McCallum: “Representing the Nonfiler Requires a Multi-Functional Approach,” IRS Practice Alert, Vol. 6, No. 8 (Dec. 1992, Warren Gorham & Lamont).
Webster v. Barbara, 115 B.R. 900 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Mich. 1990). Fraud claims arising out stock redemption agreement.
In re: Otis & Edwards, P.C., 55 B.R. 185 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Mich. 1985). Successful defense of claim to $1.6 million bad debt deduction.
Scott Galvanizing, Inc. v. Northwest EnviroService, Inc., 102 Wn.2d 573 (1993). Claim arising under hazardous waste transport agreement for indemnification for CERCLA and MTCA damages.
Scott v. Petett, 63 Wn. App. 50, 816 P.2d 1229 (1991). Interpretation of real estate purchase agreement for sale of land ultimately found to contain wetlands.
Litigation Practice Areas:
- Commercial Litigation
- Real Estate
- Trusts and Estates
- General Civil Litigation