R | D Recognized for Volunteer Legal Work

The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) Advisory Committee and the Spokane County Bar Association Board of Trustees selected Randall | Danskin as an Exceptional Law Firm in recognition of the firm's support to the Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program during 2010, 2011 and 2012.

 

 

 

R | D Attorneys In The News

 

RANDALL | DANSKIN, P.S. is pleased to announce that Managing Principal PETER J. GRABICKI has been appointed by the Washington State Bar Association’s Board of Governors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Foundation of the State of Washington.  The Legal Foundation is responsible for management of the IOLTA trust funds for Washington state law firms.  Mr. Grabicki’s appointment is effectively immediately.

 
DOUGLAS J. SIDDOWAY has been appointed to the board of directors of Law Fund, which administers various legal assistance programs for poor and indigent people throughout Washington with funding obtained through its annual Campaign for Equal Justice. For information on this project, go to www.c4ej.org.

 


Washington Super Lawyers has named four R | D attorneys as 2014 Super Lawyers in the practice areas indicated: THOMAS W. McLANE in the practice area of Employment & Labor Law;  TROY V. NELSON in the practice area of Personal Injury General: Defense; GAIR B. PETRIE in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate; and DONALD "KIT" QUERNA in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate.  Named as a 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star is JENAE M. BALL in the practice area of Employment & Labor Law.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection process is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field. For more information, go online to www.superlawyers.com/washington.


RANDALL | DANSKIN has a preeminent client review rating from Martindale-Hubbell (4.8 out of 5)


The 2014 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" announced that RANDALL | DANSKIN received Tier 1 rankings in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation - Labor & Employment; Tax Law; and Trusts & Estates Law.

 

R | D Gives Back

SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners)

Randall | Danskin serves as pro bono general counsel for SNAP

R | D Christmas Family Adoptions

There is a magic that happens at Christmas time and Randall | Danskin is proud to share in that magic.  Since 1999, the staff at Randall | Danskin has reached out to others in need by partnering with Lutheran Community Services to buy Christmas presents for families in need. Working from wish lists provided by the families, Randall | Danskin staff and attorneys work together to shop, wrap and deliver gifts for every family member.  Examples of gifts that are bought include clothing, coats, shoes, socks, household items, tools, games, toys and grocery store gift certificates.

If you would like more information on how you can assist with this Holiday magic, please contact Lutheran Community Services at http://www.lcsnw.org/spokane.

Michael J. Bayley, Estate Planning

There are so many things to think about when planning your estate; it is difficult at times to know where to start. Here are a couple thoughts regarding how you might think about distributing your estate at the most basic level... read more >>

 

Stephanie R. Taylor, Philanthropy

All in the family: Donor advised funds help create legacy of family giving. read more >>

 

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