The firm has a strong focus on litigation, spanning across all of its different practice areas, and representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Carmichael Clark is constantly involved in litigating cases before state and federal courts in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, and Island Counties, and beyond. The firm’s attorneys litigate cases in all areas of its practice, including cases involving real estate, contracts, businesses and corporations, landlords and tenants, creditors and debtors, bankruptcy, land use, and government agencies.
Carmichael Clark’s attorneys are tenacious advocates in and out of the courtroom. But the firm also takes great pride in its emphasis on goal-oriented, cost-effective, and value-added focus on lawsuits. The firm takes care to see that clients do not unnecessarily spend large amounts of money on legal fees and court costs.
Several of our attorneys have gained extensive courtroom experience early in their careers as prosecutors for Whatcom County, as well as other municipalities, and representing Washington in the Attorney General’s Office. Attorneys at the firm have also attended prestigious trial advocacy programs like the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). The firm’s attorneys also regularly participate as judges in the annual YMCA high school mock trial competition. Carmichael Clark’s trained and experienced legal staff give the firm the ability and resources to handle the most complex cases in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The firm’s lawyers are also regularly called on to serve as mediators and arbitrators in employment, real estate, and business disputes. The firm’s mediation and arbitration roles show the respect and excellent reputation Carmichael Clark and its attorneys have within the legal community.