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Denton, Stephania Camp

Denton, Stephania Camp

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7016
dentons@lanepowell.com
Fickes, Aaron J.

Fickes, Aaron J.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7141
fickesa@lanepowell.com
Hawkes, Peter

Hawkes, Peter

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2165
hawkesp@lanepowell.com
Maynard, Jo-Ann Horn

Maynard, Jo-Ann Horn

Of Counsel
Seattle
203.689.5120
maynardj@lanepowell.com
McBride, Ryan P.

McBride, Ryan P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7962
mcbrider@lanepowell.com
Schoeggl, David M.

Schoeggl, David M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7383
schoeggld@lanepowell.com
Sondag, Thomas W.

Sondag, Thomas W.

Vice President
Portland
503.778.2111
sondagt@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Yates, Andrew G.

Yates, Andrew G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7034
yatesa@lanepowell.com

After a hard-fought trial, it is vital that representation at the next level be provided by experienced lawyers who know the battlefield. Consider: In 1950, there were 40 appellate filings per federal appellate judge; by 1990, there were 200; today, there are well over 300. The story is the same in state courts. These numbers underscore the importance of advocacy that stands out by its excellence. It is that characteristic that sets Lane Powell’s appellate lawyers apart. They focus not only on appellate procedure, but on appellate persuasion — which is one reason why the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group is highly ranked by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in its annual “Best Law Firms” rankings.

The experience of the Firm’s appellate attorneys is reflected by their involvement in significant cases that have shaped the development of law in state and federal courts.

The members of the Appellate Practice Group are known for their skill and credibility in the courts in which they appear and that, in the end, can make all of the difference.

Appellate

Denton, Stephania Camp

Denton, Stephania Camp

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7016
dentons@lanepowell.com
Fickes, Aaron J.

Fickes, Aaron J.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7141
fickesa@lanepowell.com
Hawkes, Peter

Hawkes, Peter

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2165
hawkesp@lanepowell.com
Maynard, Jo-Ann Horn

Maynard, Jo-Ann Horn

Of Counsel
Seattle
203.689.5120
maynardj@lanepowell.com
McBride, Ryan P.

McBride, Ryan P.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7962
mcbrider@lanepowell.com
Schoeggl, David M.

Schoeggl, David M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
206.223.7383
schoeggld@lanepowell.com
Sondag, Thomas W.

Sondag, Thomas W.

Vice President
Portland
503.778.2111
sondagt@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Yates, Andrew G.

Yates, Andrew G.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7034
yatesa@lanepowell.com

Appellate

Representative Transactions

The experience of the Firm’s appellate attorneys is reflected by their involvement in significant cases shaping the development of law in state and federal courts. The following recent cases illustrate the breadth of that experience:

  • Alaskaland.com v. Cross, 357 P.3d 805 (Alaska 2015) (misappropriation and copyright)
  • Duenas-Rendon v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 354 P.3d 1037 (Alaska 2015) (foreclosure)
  • Angels Alliance Grp. LLC v. Recon Trust Co., NA, 617 Fed. App’x. 704, 2015 WL 4071535 (9th Cir. 2015) (nonjudicial foreclosure)
  • Davis v. United States, 604 Fed. App’x. 565, 2015 WL 2374747 (9th Cir. 2015) (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • McCarthy Fin., Inc. v. Premera, 182 Wash. 2d 936, 347 P.3d 872 (2015) (filed-rate doctrine)
  • Payne v. Paugh, 190 Wash. App. 383, 360 P.3d 39 (Wash. Ct. App. 2015) (product liability)
  • Mitsuoka v. Fumoto Eng’g of Am., Inc., 2015 WL 5012929 (Wash. Ct. App. 2015) (wrongful termination)
  • New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. City of Clyde Hill, 187 Wash. App. 210, 349 P.3d 53, 361 P.3d 746 (2015) (municipal fine)
  • Hobbs v. Nw. Tr. Servs. Inc., 2015 WL 4400516 (Wash. Ct. App. 2015) (nonjudicial foreclosure)
  • Michaels Stores, Inc. v. RPAI Lakewood, L.L.C., 2015 WL 1036956 (Wash. Ct. App. 2015) (commercial lease)
  • Dep’t of Labor & Indus. of State v. Lyons Enters., Inc., 186 Wash. App. 518, 347 P.3d 464 (2015) (industrial insurance act’s application to franchises)
  • Institute of Cetacean Research v. Sea Shephard Conservation Soc’y, 774 F.3d 935 (9th Cir. 2014) (contempt)
  • Frazer v. Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5335478, 585 Fed. App’x. 539 (9th Cir. 2014) (bankruptcy)
  • World Class Tech. Corp. v. Ormco Corp., 769 F.3d 1120 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (claim construction in patent case)
  • Washington Fed. v. Harvey, 182 Wash. 2d 335, 340 P.3d 845 (2015) (deficiency judgment against commercial guarantor after trustee’s sale) aff’g Washington Fed. v. Gentry, 179 Wash. App. 470, 319 P.3d 805 (2014)
  • Hooker v. Nw Tr. Servs., Inc., 572 Fed. App’x. 512, 2014 U.S. App. 8850 (9th Cir. 2014) (foreclosure)
  • McCallum v. Golf Escrow Corp., 2014 WL 7143427 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (deed of trust transaction)
  • Takata v. Hartford Comprehensive Emp. Benefit Serv. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8682, 58 Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2420 (9th Cir. 2014) (ERISA suit)
  • U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. La Mothe, 2014 WL 1916786 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (judicial foreclosure)
  • Pleasant v. Regence BlueShield, 2014 WL 1286566 (Wash. Ct. App.) (health care coverage and medical policy), review denied, 335 P.3d 940 (Wash. 2014)
  • Ortega v. Nw Tr Servs., Inc., 2014 WL 646347 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (contempt order)
  • Tulip v. Serv. Corp. Int’l, 2014 WL 1977235 (Wash. Ct. App. 2014) (arbitration of state wage claims)
  • Humphrey Indus., Ltd. v. Clay St. Assocs., LLC, 176 Wash. 2d 662, 295 P.3d 231 (Wash. 2013) (dissenters’ rights act)
  • Shepler Constr., Inc. v. Leonard, 175 Wash. App. 239, 306 P.3d 239 (Wash. Ct. App. 2013) (construction defect claims)
  • In re Washington Builders Benefit Trust, 173 Wash. App. 34, 293 P.3d 1206 (2013) (breach of trust)
  • Holttum v. Ross Stores, Inc., 2013 WL 6499121 (Wash. Ct. App. 2013) (personal injury claim)
  • Evergreen Safety Council v. RSA Network, Inc., 697 F.3d 1221, 104 U.S.P.Q. 2d (BNA) 1380, Copy. L. Rep. (CCH) ¶ 30,333 (9th Cir. 2012) (copyright)
  • Alto v. City of Cannon Beach, 247 Or. App. 641, 270 P.3d 392 (Or. Ct. App. 2012) (vested property rights)
  • Monk v. Driessen, 2012 WL 4857208 (Wash. Ct. App. 2012) (attorney malpractice claim)
  • Daul v. PPM Energy, Inc., 444 Fed. App’x. 147 (9th Cir. 2011) (ERISA-governed severance plans)
  • In re Allen, 472 B.R. 559 (9th Cir. BAP 2012) (bankruptcy)
  • City of Puyallup v. Hogan, 168 Wash. App. 406, 277 P.3d 49 (2012) (condemnation apportionment)
  • Cano-Garcia v. King County, 168 Wash. App. 223, 277 P.3d 34 (2012) (worksite injury)
  • Kelly v. Ammex Tax and Duty Free Shops West, Inc., 162 Wash. App. 825, 256 P.3d 1255 (2011) (option for real estate)
  • Groh v. Mason County Forest Prods., LLC, 2011 WL 2848837 (Wash. Ct. App. 2011) (age discrimination)
  • Wedgewood at Renton, Inc. v. Westcott Holdings, Inc., 2012 WL 2087085 (Wash. Ct. App. 2012) (commercial real estate)
  • Gear Athletics LLC v. Engstrom Prop. LLC, 2011 WL 3795697 (Wash. Ct. App. 2011) (commercial real estate)
  • Szmania v. Countrywide Homes Loans, Inc., 2011 WL 441828 (Wash. Ct. App. 2011) (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA))
  • Coppinger-Martin v. Solis, 627 F.3d 745 (9th Cir. 2010) (whistleblower)
  • V&E Med. Imaging Services, Inc. v. Birgh, 2010 WL 4402333 (Wash. Ct. App. 2010) (fiduciary duty and consumer protection)
  • Alfred E. Mann Found. for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp., 604 F.3d. 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (patent infringement)
  • Nail v. Consolidated Resources Health Care Fund I, 155 Wash. App. 227, 229 P.3d 885 (2010) (arbitration)
  • Humphrey Indus., Ltd. v. Clay Street Assocs., 170 Wash.2d 495, 242 P.3d 846 (Wash. 2010) (limited liability company act)
  • Richards ex relBrown v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 157 Wash. App. 803, 239 P.3d 602 (Wash. Ct. App. Aug. 23, 2010) (federal reverse mortgage program)
  • Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Taxi Ass’n v. Port of Seattle, 2010 WL 2283621 (Wash. Ct. App. Jun. 7, 2010) (bid protest)
  • Jolley v. Regence BlueShield, 153 Wash. App. 434, 220 P.3d 1264 (2009) (health care provider)
  • Hunter v. Home Depot, 270 FedApp’x. 654, 2008 WL 754777 (9th Cir. 2008) (employment discrimination)
  • Huntsinger v. UnumProvident, 268 Fed. App’x. 518, 2008 WL 510534 (9th Cir. 2008) (ERISA benefits)
  • Northwest Gas Ass’n v. Washington Utilities & Transp. Com’n, 141 Wash. App. 98, 168 P.3d 443 (2007) (Public Records Act)
  • Emmert v. Artisan, 497 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2007) (interstate transportation)
  • Davis v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg., 2007 WL 2039077 (Wash. Ct. App. 2007) (economic loss rule and RESPA)
  • Resident Councils of Washington v. Leavitt, 500 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 2007) (amicus curiae; nursing regulation challenge)
  • Dahlke v. Cascade Acoustics, Inc., 216 Or. App. 27, 171 P.3d 992 (2007) (successor liability)
  • Wah Chang v. PacifiCorp, 212 Or. App. 14, 157 P.3d 243 (2007) (electricity market manipulation)
  • Buck v. SeaRiver Maritime, 211 Or. App. 324, 154 P.3d 750 (2007) (Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act)
  • Hunter v. Regence BlueShield, 2006 WL 2396643 (Wash. Ct. App. 2006) (health care coverage)
  • Brown v. Brown, 206 Or. App. 239, 136 P.3d 745 (2006) (trust litigation)
  • Skidmore v. Clark, 205 Or. App. 592, 135 P.3d 367 (2006) (roadway easement dispute)
  • Schreiner v. Hulbert, 2005 WL 1473946 (9th Cir. 2005) (judicial immunity/state actor)
  • Betz v. Ganos, 196 Or. App. 5, 100 P.3d 756 (2004) (will contest)
  • Hamoui v. Ashcroft, 389 F.3d 821 (9th Cir. 2004) (immigration)
  • Kelly v. Fleetwood, 377 F.3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2004) (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act)
  • GeoExchange Sys. LLC v. Cam, 115 Wash. App. 625, 65 P.3d 11 (2003) (contractor’s lien)
  • Glaubach v. Regence BlueShield, 149 Wash. 2d 827, 74 P.3d 115 (2003) (gender discrimination)
  • Tortes v. King County, 119 Wash. App. 1, 84 P.3d 252 (2003) (personal injury)
  • Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Edwards, 538 U.S. 974, 123 S. Ct. 1781, 155 L. Ed. 2d 662 (2003) (amicus curiae; judicial review of punitive damages)
  • Longwood Village Condo. Ass’n v. Aetna Casualty, 2003 WL 22766047 (Wash. Ct. App. 2003) (insurance coverage)
  • Lund v. San Joaquin Valley Railroad, 1 Cal. Rptr. 3d 412, 71 P.3d 770 (2003) (FELA)
  • Moore Excavating v. Consol. Supply Co., 186 Or. App. 324, 63 P.3d 592 (2003) (indemnity)
  • Multicare Health System v. Dep’t of Health, 118 Wash. App. 597, 77 P.3d 363 (2003) (hospital siting)
  • Burg v. Shannon & Wilson, 110 Wash. App. 798, 43 P.3d 526 (2002) (engineering malpractice)
  • City of Seattle v. Burlington Northern RR Co., 145 Wash.2d 661, 41 P.3d 1169 (2002) (preemption of local regulations)
  • Oki v. Wells Fargo Bank, 298 F.3d 768 (9th Cir. 2002) (RICO)
  • 1519-1525 Lakeview Blvd. Condominium Ass’n v. Apartment Sales Corp., 144 Wash. 2d 570, 29 P.3d 1249 (2001) (architect malpractice)
  • Syrett v. Reisner McEwin & Assocs., 107 Wash. App. 524, 24 P.3d 1070 (2001) (marine surveyor)
  • Citizens for Natural Habitat v. City of Lakewood, 2001 WL 950827 (Wash. Ct. App. 2001) (land use)
  • Guijosa v. Wal Mart, 144 Wash. 2d 907, 32 P.3d 250 (2001) (public accommodations)
  • Hadley v. Maxwell, 144 Wash. 2d 306, 27 P.3d 600 (2001) (collateral estoppel)
  • Hill v. BCTI, 144 Wash. 2d 172, 23 P.3d 440 (2001) (employment discrimination)
  • Rhoads v. Evergreen Utilities Contractors, Inc., 105 Wash. App. 419, 20 P.3d 460 (2001) (LMRA preemption)
  • Nike, Inc. v. Northwestern Pacific, 166 Or. App. 312, 999 P.2d 1197, on rehearing, 167 Or. App. 322, 1 P.3d 1060 (2000), rev. denied, 332 Or. 137 (2001) (coverage action by insured)
  • Nielson v. Eisenhower & Carlson, 100 Wash. App. 584, 999 P.2d 42 (2000) (attorney malpractice)

Appellate

Date
10.24.2016
08.17.2016
07.11.2016
11.02.2015
08.17.2015
07.08.2015
10.22.2014
08.18.2014
07.09.2014
04.28.2014
11.01.2013
08.15.2013
07.10.2013
11.01.2012
09.21.2012
08.28.2012
07.10.2012
06.12.2012
05.29.2012
07.11.2011

Appellate

Date
06.01.2009
04.08.2008
12.12.2007
09.05.2007
08.14.2007
07.12.2006