SGB is proud to announce the following Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Adam Berger  Berger       Tom Breen  Breen  Martin Garfinkel  Garfinkel

Kathy Goater  Goater  Lindsay Halm  Halm      Kristin Houser  Houser

Jeff Robinson  Robinson    Rebecca Roe  Roe Sims Weymuller   Weymuller

Sandy Widlan  Widlan        Janet Rice  Rice    William Rutzick  Rutzick

Rising Stars

Anne Kysar  Kysar         Brit Mercer Mercer   Linda Worthington Worthington

 

Many Leaders! One Team!

 

SGB Creates New Law in Asbestos Cases

On March 3, 2014, Washington’s Court of Appeals handed down an opinion favorable to hard working people exposed to asbestos. In Farrow v. Flowserve USA, Inc., a case handled by SGB’s asbestos trial attorneys, Kristin Houser, Tom Breen and Bill Rutzick, Division I reversed a trial court’s decision that originally favored corporate defendant Flowserve. The new published case is important because it holds that so long as other corporate defendants have a similar motive when examining an adverse witness, the testimony of the witness can be used against a corporate defendant who for whatever reason did not attend the first deposition. A party wishing to use the testimony must show that those who were present at the deposition had a similar motive (e.g. to discredit the witness) as those who did not attend the deposition would have had.

There’s no question: when it comes to making good law on Washington asbestos cases, no other law firm has the track record like SGB. As the law firm with the longest tenure championing the rights of Washington victims of mesothelioma, this victory is particularly gratifying. In an era when asbestos law firms travel the globe looking for mesothelioma cases, we’re content to do what we do best: representing mesothelioma victims who live right here in Washington State – our home state.

SGB Attorneys honor Hyatt boycott rather than receive award

Washington State Labor Council’s Internet Newspaper, The Stand, commends Schroeter Goldmark & Bender attorneys Adam Berger, Kristin Houser, Rebecca Roe and William Rutzick for not attending the WSBA awards dinner to honor the Hyatt boycott.

Read the entire article
http://www.thestand.org/2013/10/attorneys-honor-hyatt-boycott-rather-than-accept-bar-awards/

WSBA Award of Merit – SGB attorneys Adam Berger, Kristin Houser, Rebecca Roe and William Rutzick

Schroeter Goldmark & Bender attorneys Adam Berger, Kristin Houser, Rebecca Roe and William Rutzick received the WSBA Award of Merit for their pro bono work representing Governor Gregoire in support of the Affordable Care Act.  Their briefing on the Healthcare Case was recognized by the Supreme Court justices in their final decision.

View the WSBA video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_4fAMsofi0&feature=youtu.be  

Gov. Gregoire called & SGB responded: Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg quotes SGB brief in the Affordable Care Act decision.

On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. SGB is honored to have participated in this historic decision by representing Washington’s Governor, Christine Gregoire, as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case.

View Governor Christine Gregoire Press Conference here.

Governor Gregoire recognizes SGB attorneys for their work writing amicus briefs on her behalf supporting the Affordable Care Act

Govenor Chris Gregoire gave a special “thank you” to the Law Firm of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender and their attorneys for their tireless efforts to defend the law. Pictured left to right: Rebecca Roe, William Rutzick, Govenor Gregoire, Adam Berger, Kristin Houser and Ann O’Neil (SGB paralegal).

Gregoire Statement on Amicus Brief
SGB Team with Gov  Gregoire