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 2015 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" announced that RANDALL | DANSKIN received Tier 1 rankings in the areas of 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 >>


NYT > Deal Book

AT&T Cheerleading Squad for Merger: Nearly 100 Lobbyists
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:26:07 GMT

As a multimillion-dollar donor to lawmakers, with a huge roster of lobbyists, the communications giant is ready to pursue its $85 billion bid for Time Warner.

Breakingviews: AT&T?s Bid for Time Warner Faces Fierce Political Opposition
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:49:35 GMT

The industry is already controlled by a small group of companies in an environment that gave rise to opponents like Donald J. Trump and Bernie Sanders.

NYT > Small Business

Durable Designs for Women Who Wrangle and Weld
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:49:36 GMT

Red Ants Pants, Gamine and Rosies Workwear are among a few businesses producing work clothes designed for comfort and safety for women who labor in fields that were long dominated by men.

Keeping It Local
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:00:19 GMT

, Owners, LIC Corner Cafe, Long Island City, QueensIt?s not just the commute that improves when you open a business near home. You see your children. You meet the neighbors.

NYT > Technology > Companies

Yahoo Reports Sharp Decline in Revenue From Advertising
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:33:19 GMT

Lower sales from Yahoo?s two primary moneymakers highlight the challenge facing Marissa Mayer, the chief executive.

Revenue Falls, but Profit Tops Forecast at I.B.M.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:49:49 GMT

Net income fell 17 percent to $3.2 billion, or $2.91 a share, but the technology giant has weathered well as demand drops in a slumping economy

NYT > Technology > Start-Ups

State of the Art: A Console With Quirks, for Tinkerers
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:09:53 GMT

Ouya is an economy-model game console with open-source, hackable innards and a collection of some truly great and some completely dreadful games.

NYT > Your Money

Public Sacrifice: Think Your Retirement Plan Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:22:09 GMT

Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees.

Public Sacrifice: Answers to Questions About 403(b) Plans
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:41:20 GMT

A 403(b) plan is similar to the more familiar 401(k), but it is subject to less stringent securities regulations.

Wall Street Journal > Business > Law

Embraer to Pay $205 Million to Settle Bribery Allegations
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:41 EDT

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer reached an agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities to settle an investigation into alleged bribes paid to foreign officials, paying $205 million in compensation, the SEC said.

TelexFree Founder James Merrill Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:19:19 EDT

James Merrill, who founded and then captained the meteoric rise of TelexFree before it was shut down by federal authorities, has pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges for his role in running a multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme at the company.

Wall Street Journal > Personal Finance > Retirement Planning

Why More 401(k) Plans Offer 'Brokerage Windows'
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:47:57 EDT

More 401(k) plans are providing a ?brokerage window? through which participants can buy a wide range of stocks, mutual funds and other securities. While the services expand investors? choices, they often come with extra fees that can reduce long-term returns.

How to Lobby for a Better 401(k)
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:12:26 EDT

Weekend Investor: Many workplace plans are hobbled by high fees or inadequate choices. Here?s how to tactfully advocate for improvements.


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