December 2016 Bar Bulletin
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December is the time of the year when people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and I have a suggested resolution for you. How about sharing some of your hard-won knowledge and experience and raising your profile in the legal community by writing an article for the Bar Bulletin? We have article-writing opportunities every single month and you don’t even need to stick with the monthly themes if what you have to say is interesting. Intrigued by the possibility of seeing your name in print? Then send an email to our esteemed editor, Gene Barton. His email address is

Partner Pronouncements

Heath Fox has joined the Seattle office of Lewis Brisbois as a partner in its Healthcare Practice. Fox defends claims against hospitals, physicians, nurses, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare professionals.

The Dussault Law Group has become Brothers Henderson Dussault, signaling its partnership transition from founder William Dussault to Joshua Brothers and Christopher Henderson. Brothers and Henderson take full ownership of the firm and Dussault remains with the firm as of counsel. The firm’s practice focuses on disability law, elder law, estate planning and settlement planning.

Blake Marks-Dias has joined Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP as a partner. His practice emphasizes complex litigation such as employment discrimination, condemnation, contract, product liability, professional liability, and insurance bad faith claims. Marks-Dias was formerly a partner at Riddell Williams.

Elizabeth Baker has joined Socius Law Group, PLLC as a member. She was formerly with E. Baker Law Firm, LLC and is former in-house counsel with Homestreet Bank and Equity Funding, LLC. Her practice focuses on banking and financial institutions, commercial real estate lending, and commercial transactions.

Chris Wion has joined Summit Law Group PLLC as a member. He has a litigation practice handling matters such as breach of contract, fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, trade secrets, securities, and design and construction defects.

Associate Additions

Rachel Haller has become an associate with Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC. She has a practice involving life science patent matters, including patent preparation and prosecution.

Sallie Lin has joined Stoel Rives LLP as an OnRamp Fellow in its Seattle office. Lin practices real estate law. OnRamp is an international program for women returning to the legal and financial services professions.

Other Attorney Moves

Annie Allison has joined Cairncross & Hempelmann’s Intellectual Property and Technology team. Her practice focuses on intellectual property analysis and assistance to companies in all stages of development. Allison was previously with the Hughes Media Law Group.

Mary DePaolo Haddad has joined Helsell Fettermanas of counsel. She practices in the firm’s Professional Liability, Employment, and Commercial Litigation Practice groups. Her experience includes professional liability, real estate, construction, copyright and trademark, product liability, school law, employment law, and premises liability.

Michelle Gail has joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S. as an attorney in its Real Estate and Business groups. Her practice focuses on real estate and corporate transactions. She was previously an attorney with McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC and Venture Law Group.

Gregory Lutje has become of counsel with Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland in the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Finance Group. Lutje previously served as associate general counsel for General Growth Properties.

Jessica Cutler and Rob Levin have joined Washington Bike Law. Levin’s experience includes litigation; he is a bike commuter and recreational rider. Cutler is a former professional bike racer and has also worked as a bike messenger.

Daniel Radthorne has become an attorney in Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker’s Seattle office. His practice focuses on construction law, commercial litigation and government procurement.

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