News & Updates

Davies Pearson 2017 Board of Directors

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce that James R. Tomlinson has been re-elected President of the firm. Benjamin R. Sligar, Christopher J. Marston, Susan L. Caulkins, and Monte Bersante have also been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. Congratulations!

Attorneys Buffington and Osborne Promoted to Shareholder

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce the promotions of Andrew R. Buffington and Trevor D. Osborne to shareholder. Mr. Buffington joined the firm in 2009 and practices in the areas of immigration and workers’ compensation. Mr. Osborne joined the firm … Read More

Attorneys Petrich and Osborne on Human Resource Speakers Panel in November

Attorneys Peter Petrich and Trevor Osborne will appear on a speakers panel for the National Business Institute’s “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now” 1-day seminar on November 2, 2016 at the Red Lion Olympia Hotel. This basics-to-intermediate … Read More

Attorney Dashiell Honored by Business Examiner’s “40 Under Forty” for 2016

Attorney Thomas Dashiell named to the South Sound Business Examiner’s “40 Under Forty” list for 2016. The Business Examiner’s “40 Under Forty program recognizes outstanding South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40. Each class of 40 … Read More

Davies Pearson Attorneys Prevail at Washington State Court of Appeals

Attorneys Monte Bersante and Rebecca Larson prevail at the Washington State Court of Appeals in a case expanding landowner liability for dog bites. Oliver v. Cook, et al., No. 47645-2, dated June 14, 2016. In a case of first impression, … Read More

Four Honored by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to Monte Bersante, Ingrid McLeod, Andrew Buffington, and Trevor Osborne who have been named to the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuter business, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas … Read More

Washington Limited Liability Company (LLC) Law Changes

All limited liability company (“LLC”) members and managers are reminded of broad Washington statute changes to the LLC laws effective January 1, 2016. The new laws apply to new LLCs (created on or after January 2016) and also to LLCs … Read More

Davies Pearson Board of Directors

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce that James R. Tomlinson has been elected President of the firm. Lamont C. Loo, Brian M. King, Benjamin R. Sligar, and Susan L. Caulkins have also been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. … Read More

Davies Pearson Attorneys Prevail at Washington State Supreme Court

Attorneys Susan Caulkins and Ingrid McLeod prevail at the Washington State Supreme Court in a case refining the analysis of a court’s authority to adjudicate will contests: In re Estate of Jepsen, No. 90874-5, dated September 24, 2015. Writing for … Read More

New Associate Attorney – Thomas L. Dashiell

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Dashiell has joined the firm as an Associate attorney. Mr. Dashiell will primarily practice in the areas of commercial litigation, general business, real property, real estate transactions, and probate. Mr. Dashiell … Read More

Six Honored by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to Monte Bersante, Sok-Khieng (So–Can) Lim, Andrew Buffington, and Trevor Osborne who have been named to the 2015 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuter business, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice … Read More

Davies Pearson Recognized as a 2015 “Top Ranked Law Firm”

Davies Pearson, P.C. is pleased to have been selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s 2015 “Top Ranked Law Firms” in the United States. The recognition appeared in Fortune magazine’s 2015 Investor’s Guide, along with online editions featured on ALM’s Law.com and … Read More

Attorney Christopher J. Marston Promoted to Shareholder

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher J. Marston to shareholder. Mr. Marston joined the firm in 2007 and practices in the areas of construction law, real estate law, and commercial litigation.

Congratulations to Our 2014 Super Lawyer and Rising Stars

Monte Bersante was named for a 3rd consecutive year to the Washington Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in personal injury in Washington. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Clarifies Law Regarding Protection of an Inherited IRA Bankruptcy

In general, a person’s retirement funds, including their funds held in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), are protected in bankruptcy proceedings. However, until recently, courts across the country reached conflicting decisions regarding whether funds held in an IRA inherited by … Read More

Attorney Susan Caulkins Promoted to Shareholder

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Caulkins to shareholder. Ms. Caulkins joined the firm in 2009 to expand her work to meet the needs of the firm’s Pierce County clients, after having been in private practice … Read More

Client Prevails on Appeal in Estate Dispute

Attorneys Brian King and Ingrid McLeod prevail on appeal in a published appellate opinion that clarifies the legal elements of undue influence: Estate of Helen Correll v. Kitsap Bank, et al., Court of Appeals of Washington State, Division II, Cause … Read More

New Associate Attorney – Michael T. Oates

Davies Pearson is pleased to announce that Michael T. Oates has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. Oates will primarily practice in the areas of motor vehicle dealerships, business, and real estate, as well as probate and estate … Read More

2013 Super Lawyer and Rising Star

Monte Bersante has been named to a 2nd consecutive year to the Washington Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in personal injury in Washington for 2013. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state … Read More

Vernon Pearson (1923-2013)

Former Davies Pearson shareholder Vernon Pearson and brother of Claude Pearson passed away February 4, 2013 at the age of 89. http://goo.gl/HC11V.

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