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Third Shooting is a Pattern

Kevin Peterson Jr was shot and killed by Clark County deputies

In 18 months Clark County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed three people unnecessarily, including an off-duty police officer. One unnecessary killing is a tragedy. Three unnecessary killings is a pattern that needs fixing. I’ve filed two wrongful death lawsuits against Clark County in two different officer-involved shootings. There are some disturbing similarities in the cases. … Continue reading Third Shooting is a Pattern

Wrongful Death in Seattle

heart monitor

On March 24, 2022, I filed a $10 million dollar claim against Seattle for the wrongful death of William Yurek. I represent Mr. Yurek’s adult daughter and the mother of his three minor children. This was a tragic and preventable death that serves as a cautionary tale. Mr. Yurek’s 13-year-old son did the important things right … Continue reading Wrongful Death in Seattle

Back to Jakarta for SJ 182

Mark Lindquist returns to Indonesia

Back to Jakarta. This could be a book title. Instead, it’s a work trip to one of my favorite places in the world. Beyond Jakarta could be another book title. Instead, it’s our itinerary. We have clients on Borneo and Bangka Islands as well as Jakarta. Working for justice sometimes requires travel. After our success … Continue reading Back to Jakarta for SJ 182

A Good Impression

Sonics Guy Kris Brannon speaks at Mark Lindquist kickoff

Kris Brannon, a.k.a. Sonics Guy, died on February 11, 2021, from a heart attack. He was a good friend, a loyal supporter, and a local treasure. My wife and daughter also adored him. I wrote this tribute for my Facebook page. “You do a pretty good impression of yourself.” This is the first line of … Continue reading A Good Impression

Suing Seattle

Sun Sets on Seattle

Never Mind Nirvana, my third published novel, was set in the music scene of Seattle. This was an era when local bands became the focus of international attention. Seattle, which had been sort of a cool secret, was suddenly famous. As Mark Arm of Mudhoney sang, “Everybody loves us. Everybody loves our town.” There was … Continue reading Suing Seattle

Working at Home

Mark Lindquist home office

After I returned from Jakarta and Tokyo in late February, I went into a 14-day quarantine because of the coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19. About the time I was ready to return to my office, life changed. One of my carryovers from the Prosecutor’s Office is Bill Bilichek’s mantra, “Do your job.” That’s what I’ve been doing. … Continue reading Working at Home

Elevate Statecraft

Lawyer Mark Lindquist on statecraft

Statecraft is one of those semi-obscure words I like. Merriam-Webster defines statecraft as “the art” of governing. We need more art in our politics. As President John F. Kennedy said, “If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place to live.” Meanwhile, I’ve … Continue reading Elevate Statecraft

Local Safety to Global Safety

Mark Lindquist and Bret Easton Ellis

One morning I woke up in Jakarta and saw my case on the front page of The New York Times next to an article about Bret Ellis, a fine writer and friend. This was both strange and satisfying. I am honored to to be meeting, learning about, and representing many of the victim families from … Continue reading Local Safety to Global Safety

Lion Air Crash

Lawyer Mark Lindquist in Jakarta

Back in the U.S. after more than a month working in Jakarta and on Bangka Island in Indonesia. In January I joined a personal injury firm. Good people, good causes. We are representing a large number of family members who lost loved ones in the Lion Air crash. My commitment to justice, accountability, and the … Continue reading Lion Air Crash

Our Community is Safer

Crime is down with Mark Lindquist as Prosecutor

Crime is down. Our neighborhoods are safer. Children are safer. Our community is safer because Mark Lindquist is our Prosecutor. Using FBI numbers on serious offenses, last year crime was up by 7% in Seattle, up by 5% in Washington, but down by 4% in Pierce County. In the nine years Lindquist has served as … Continue reading Our Community is Safer