Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Mediation to Avoid Defense Verdict — and Subsequent Monetary Judgment

March 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Karen Kay

Over my tenure as a successful trial attorney for both plaintiff and defense, there has been one constant in every case I have tried: counsel who are unfamiliar with their client’s medical history, who have not taken time to read their client’s medical records, and who base the valuation of the case solely on their client’s representation. The effect of this is the delay of, or significant reduction of the amount of recovery for the very person these attorneys are attempting to help — their client. 

I tried another of these cases recently before a jury of 12 in Pierce...

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