Jeffrey has extensive experience as a trial lawyer. He focuses his practice on condemnation, financial institutions and commercial litigation. Jeffrey has represented clients in a variety of industries, including transportation, timberlands, financial services and manufacturing. He has successfully tried numerous multimillion dollar cases and has obtained favorable verdicts or settlements in some of our area’s largest eminent domain cases.
Jeffrey successfully defended a salmon processor in a four-month class action jury trial against antitrust allegations that the processor conspired with other processors and foreign importers to fix prices in the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. The class in that case sought damages in excess of $1 billion.
He continues to try cases for Sound Transit and our real estate and banking clients. Following a recent bench trial Jeffrey successfully defended a commercial bank against allegations of wrongful foreclosure. Most recently, Jeffrey obtained successful verdicts for Sound Transit in the acquisition of real property for the extension of the East Link and North Link light rail projects.
Jeffrey has also been actively involved in the American Bar Association’s efforts to provide advocacy training and assistance to Sudanese lawyers representing victims of the Darfur conflict before the International Criminal Court. Early in his career, Jeffrey was a member of the Hirabayashi Coram Nobis team.