Rod focuses his practice primarily on high-stakes complex litigation in the state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho. He has experience in a broad array of legal disputes, including, legal malpractice, personal injury, commercial claims, stockbroker claims, construction claims, real property disputes, entity formation and contracts, and estate and trust disputes. Rod has experience as counsel in many forums, including, state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho, appellate courts, FINRA (formerly NASD) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). In addition, he has counseled and represented individuals and businesses in general business matters and transactions. When necessary, Rod has experience handling matters from pre-lawsuit planning and preparation, the commencement of a lawsuit, preparing and presenting the case at trial, and through any subsequent appeal. While there is a long list of various legal matters that Rod has successfully handled and/or favorably litigated over the years, the facts and legal theories in every case are different and, thus, it is impossible to ever predict an outcome or a particular result. Presently, Rod is only accepting a limited number of new clients. Please contact him to see if he is able to assist you.
Education and Admissions:
- J.D., 2001, University of Washington School of Law.
- B.A., 1999, magna cum laude, Washington State University.
- Intern, 2000; United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Magistrate Judge J. Kelley Arnold.
- Admitted to practice law: Washington, State and U.S. District Courts (2002, 2003); Idaho, State and U.S. District Court (2009); Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2003); Illinois, U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern District, General Bar (2019); U.S. Supreme Court (2021).
Primary Practice Areas:
Complex Litigation; Professional Negligence/Malpractice; Personal Injury; Construction Law; Commercial Litigation; Business/Corporate Law; Contract Negotiation and Drafting; and Appeals.
Recent Published Appellate Decisions:
<p”>Taylor v. Bell, 185 Wn.App. 270, 340 P.3d 951 (2014), review denied, 183 Wash.2d 1012, 352 P.3d 188 (2015). To review this decision, click here.