University of Washington, (B.A., Business Administration, 1995)
University of Washington School of Law, (J.D., with honors, 1999)
Member, Washington State Bar Association
Former Member, Washington State Bar Association Diversity Committee
Former Member, KCBA Judicial Screening Committee
Walla Walla Rotary
Admitted to Practice Before:
Federal Court, Western District of Washington
Federal Court, Eastern District of Washington
Robert’s representative work includes trials, motion practice and mediated disputes on behalf of businesses and individuals.
- Mukilteo Retirement Apartments, LLC v. Mukilteo Investors, LP, et al., Snohomish County Superior Court. Robert helped represent a tenant to enforce its rights under an option agreement. The dispute went to trial and the trial court ordered the landlord to sell the real property and awarded substantial damages to the tenant for the landlord’s wrongful delay in the sale of the facility. Published decision at 176 Wn. App. 244, 310 P.3d 814 (2013).
- Nunnery v. Evergreen Kitsap, LLC, et al., Snohomish County Superior Court. Robert defended a skilled nursing facility against claims of negligence, outrage and neglect of a vulnerable adult. Following a three week trial, the jury returned a defense verdict on all claims.
- Payne v. Canterbury House, LLC, et al., King County Superior Court. Robert defended a skilled nursing facility against claims of negligence, outrage and neglect of a vulnerable adult in a jury trial. After three weeks of trial, the Court declared a mistrial and awarded sanctions against the plaintiff.
- Brown v. Holder, Pierce County Superior Court. Robert successfully helped a partnership pursue claims against another partner for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion of partnership assets.
- New Albertson’s, Inc. v. AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., et al. Robert helped an owner resolve claims against two contractors arising from alleged faulty construction of a parking lot.
- Sunwoo v. Myall, King County Superior Court. Robert helped property owners to successfully defeat a neighbor’s claim for a prescriptive easement following a bench trial.