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Bar Bulletin

Forewarned Is Forearmed: In-House Counsel Discipline after Chism v. Tri-State

By David C. Burkett
and Michael R. Caryl

The compensation of lawyers serving as in-house counsel is not a common topic and until now had escaped both of us. But Washington employers with in-house counsel and their own outside, retained counsel need to carefully consider the implications of a recent Division I decision, Chism v. Tri-State Construction, Inc.1

The Court of Appeals in Chism held that the trial court had no power to order an in-house counsel (Geoffrey Chism) to disgorge $1.1 million of total damages that had been awarded to him in his lawsuit for unpaid wages, despite the trial court’s findings that he had committed...

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