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JOSHUA J. BEAN is a member of the law firm of Joshua J. Bean, PLLC, where his practice focusses on family law, estate planning, and civil litigation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the Washington State Association for Justice. Mr. Bean earned his B.A. degree from Whitman College and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
GIDEON D. CARON is a member of the Vancouver law firm of Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton P.S., where he concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, car crashes, trip and fall, dog bites, sexual harassment, product liability, real estate and probate disputes. Mr. Caron earned his B.S. degree from Oregon State University and his J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Caron is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
IVÁN RESENDIZ GUTIERREZ is an attorney with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP’s Litigation Department. He represents local and national clients on a variety of complex civil matters, including appeals, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, employment and labor litigation, ERISA litigation, and securities litigation. His experience includes appellate motions, merits briefing, oral argument, and petitions for writ of mandamus and petitions for review to the Oregon Supreme Court. Mr. Resendiz Gutierrez is a member of the Oregon State Bar. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Oregon and his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.
MICHAEL WISE is an attorney with Wise & Townsend, P.C., where he handles serious injury and wrongful death litigation, together with general business formation and dispute resolution. Mr. Wise is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Washington Association for Justice. He received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Oregon.December 20 - Seattle
BRANDON P. HOLT is an attorney with Ashby Law PLLC, where he practices in the area of family law. Mr. Holt received his undergraduate degree with American Military University while in service to the Army and the Macon Police Department. Shortly thereafter, he received his J.D. degree from the University of Idaho. After law school, Mr. Holt clerked for the Honorable Rich Christensen of the First Judicial District in the state of Idaho. Brandon finished clerking in late November of 2017.
DAVID J. LENCI is a senior partner with the Seattle firm of Advocates Law Group, PLLC. He began his career with the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division. He is an experienced trial attorney who has represented clients from both the public sector and the private sector in complex civil litigation for more than 30 years. Mr. Lenci has worked on various federal multi-district securities fraud, anti-trust and consumer class actions; and has pursued numerous copyright and trademark cases for participants in the entertainment industry. He teaches anti-trust law at the University of Washington School of Law. Mr. Lenci recently has defended several Asian clients involved in commercial disputes here in U.S. courts. He has served as a mediator, an arbitrator, and pro tem judge, as well as volunteering as a fee dispute arbitrator with the Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Lenci was a founder of Washington Works, a nonprofit work skills education program; and Steps Ahead, a nonprofit mentoring program for at-risk youths in Seattle high schools. He is admitted to practice in Washington, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Lenci earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from Dartmouth College; and his J.D. degree, with highest honors, from the University of Washington School of Law, where he also teaches.
HILLARY M. ROBERTS is an attorney with Tsai Law Company, PLLC, where she practices in the area of family law. Ms. Roberts received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Washington State University, and her J.D. degree from Seattle School of Law.
EMILY J. TSAI is a member of the Tsai Law Company, PLLC, in Seattle. Ms. Tsai focuses on all aspects of family law and personal injury litigation. She has handled 17 years' worth of family law matters, including all aspects of divorce and legal separation, complex division of property, mediation, arbitration, preparation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, prosecution and defense of restraining orders, and adoptions. She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Washington School of Law; and her J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Mr. Tsai is admitted in Washington and California.
SCOTT R. WEAVER is a principal at Carney Badley Spellman P.S., in Seattle, Washington, where he practices in the areas of commercial litigation, general civil litigation, real estate and business. Mr. Weaver’s litigation focus includes real estate disputes, construction disputes, landlord tenant disputes, employment disputes, bankruptcy disputes, general business disputes and collections. He is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the King County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in federal, state and bankruptcy courts in both Washington and California. Mr. Weaver earned his B.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of San Diego; and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. He also earned a certification in commercial real estate from the University of Washington.
LISH WHITSON has been a trial attorney in Seattle for more than 40 years, and is the lead attorney at Lish Whitson PLLC. In that time, he has represented individuals and businesses as both a plaintiff and a defense attorney. Mr. Whitson’s litigation practice has included motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, health care, complex personal injury, consumer class action, complex commercial, product liability, construction, employment, criminal defense and insurance law. He is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Whitson has been elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). He serves on the National Board of ABOTA and is the president-elect of the Western Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past trustee of the King County Bar Association, a past governor of the Washington State Bar Association, a past president of the University of Washington School of Law Alumni Association, and a past National Board member of the American Judicature Society. Mr. Whitson has served in the ABA House of Delegates and the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. He was the KCBA Attorney of the Year in 2000, he has been listed every year since 2000 as a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics. Mr. Whitson has also served as adjunct faculty in trial practice at the University of Washington School of Law and as a NITA faculty member locally and at the National College.