Practice Areas

Litigation

The firm has a strong focus on litigation spanning all of its different practice areas. The firm’s attorneys litigate cases involving issues ranging from real estate, contracts, businesses and corporations, landlords and tenants, creditors and debtors, bankruptcy, land use, the environment, and government agencies. Carmichael Clark is constantly involved in litigating cases before state and federal courts in Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, and Island Counties, and beyond.

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 state Attorney General’s Office. Attorneys at the firm have 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 effective manner.

The firm’s lawyers are 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.

Litigation Attorneys

T. Gregory Greenan
T. Gregory Greenan
Lisa M. Keeler
Lisa M. Keeler
Bryan L. Page
Bryan L. Page

Court Cases

Litigation

Ferlin v. Chuckanut Community Forest Park District

1 Wash. App. 2d 102, 404 P.3d 90 (Wash. Ct. App. 2017)

Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit brought by taxpayers challenging a tax imposed to fund the purchase of park land in Bellingham known locally as the “Hundred Acre Wood”. The Washington Supreme Court denied to accept review.

Mojarrad v. Walden

Dkt. No. 74546-8-I, available at 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 3034 (Dec. 19, 2016)

Obtained reinstatement of breach of deed warranty claims involving a driveway that were improperly dismissed by the trial court on statute of limitations grounds.

Easement Sanctions

Obtained summary judgment granting client’s right to use entire ingress/egress easement and $40,000+ in sanctions for defendant failing to clear obstructions from easement.

Improper Venue

Obtained dismissal of case for improper venue brought by the purchaser of a car against an online car auction website.

Vulnerable Adult Protection Order

On review before the superior court, obtained dismissal of a vulnerable adult protection order case brought by the State of Washington on behalf of a husband against his wife relating to the wife’s management of the couple’s Seattle apartment complex, which the court ruled was proper.

Proceeds from Consignment Sale

Obtained a quick settlement for the entire amount client was owed in case against a RV lot that sold client’s RV on consignment without paying the sales proceeds to the client.

Tidelands "Squatters"

Successfully evicted several “squatters” living in boats from tidelands owned by the Department of Natural Resources and leased by our client, a forest management company, using an unlawful detainer action. Worked with local law enforcement, state agencies and our client to peacefully serve and enforce the evictions and to properly dispose of an abandoned derelict vessel.

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