Telling your Story

Mark Lindquist has won some of the most significant cases in the state.

His high-profile successes include murder cases, aviation disasters, small plane crashes, government negligence, officer-involved shootings, sex abuse, and other incidents causing wrongful death or injury.

Winning your case requires knowing your story and how to tell it to the jury and sometimes the media and public as well. John Quincy Adams, lawyer and U.S. President said, “Whoever tells the best story wins.”

Some cases need to be negotiated. Some cases need to be tried in a courtroom. Some cases need to be heard in the courtroom of public opinion. Mark excels in all three arenas.

There is nobody who can better understand and tell your story. This enhances the value of your case.

Select Clients, Superior Service

Mark Lindquist Law only accepts a limited number of cases so clients receive full support and attention.

This personalized support exists throughout the process, taking pressure off clients.

If the case isn’t right for Mark Lindquist Law, we will refer you to an attorney who is better suited.

Lawyer and Communicator

Mark has done hundreds of interviews for television, radio, and print, local and national. Properly handled, media coverage increases value and negotiation leverage for your case.

Numerous groups have asked Mark to give presentations on communicating with the media, including the Washington State Bar Association, the Pierce County Tacoma Bar Association, the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and other groups.

Mark is a sought-after public speaker and expert commentator for television and radio on significant cases and legal issues.

Sample Media Stories

Mark vigorously advocates for his clients in all possible forums. He lends his insights and experience to media commentary on a variety of cases and issues.

Dr. Phil recently had Mark and one of his clients from the Alaska Airlines door plug blowout on a show, “Fight or Flight: Boeing Under Fire.” Mark’s client described the terror when the Boeing 737 Max 9 door plug blew out at 16,000 feet and immediately de-pressurized the plane. Mark explained the lawsuit.

Mark discussed the significance of the Department of Justice investigating Boeing’s various issues with local TV in Seattle, including the Seattle Times, as well as national media.

Mark Lindquist Law recently filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines and the perpetrator of a mid-flight sexual assault. The story was covered by Newsweek, The New York Post, The Daily Mail in London, KTLA TV in Los Angeles, KIRO TV in Seattle, and numerous other outlets.

Mark also discussed this case and the general uptick in sexual assaults on planes with KOMO TV.

After two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes crashed, Mark discussed Boeing’s problems with 60 Minutes Australia, the New York Times, and other media. He successfully represented 47 victim families. Mark is still litigating for a family in the second crash of the Boeing Max 8 in Ethiopia.

Currently, Mark’s firm is representing 31 passengers from Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 where a door plug blew out of the Boeing 737 Max 9 at 16,000 feet. He filed a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines and Boeing on behalf of 22 passengers. He examined the issues with Washington, Oregon, and national media, including an AP story in the Seattle Times and other publications.

This Max 9 calamity was a harrowing experience for everyone on board. Our laws recognize trauma and distress as actionable injuries, as Mark explained on KOIN TV, KING 5 TV, FOX 13 TV, The Oregonian, and other media. Each passenger is an individual with personal injuries based on, among other factors, where they were seated, their individual personalities, and how they’re faring.

Every Friday for ten weeks Mark appeared on a KING 5 TV panel to analyze the trial regarding the death of Manny Ellis in the custody of Tacoma Police.

In addition to the panel, he did “legal expert” commentary with Farah Jordan and other journalists at KING 5, as well as KOMO, FOX 13, KIRO radio, and Good Day Seattle with Bill Wixey and Erin Mayovsky.

National and local media, including all four TV stations, radio, and weeklies, covered Mark’s successful resolution of a case against the City of Seattle for $1,860,000.00. The victim was having heart trouble. His 13-year-old son called 911. Medics delayed treatment while they waited for a law enforcement escort because the victim was mistakenly on a black list.

Mark discussed Seattle’s mistakes with the blacklist and possible fixes with KIRO radio, the Seattle Times, and other media outlets. A family member and Mark discussed the case with FOX 13 TV.

Jay Barbour was shot and paralyzed in a road rage incident after Tacoma Police returned a gun to a shooting suspect. Mark filed a $23 million dollar claim against the City of Tacoma, which was covered by Komo TV, Kiro TV, King TV, FOX 13 TV, KIRO radio, and a variety of other outlets. The Tacoma Weekly published a well-written in-depth interviewwith the victim on their cover.

The Los Angeles Times published a major story about the overlap in Mark’s careers as a trial lawyer and an author, “Crime is Often Stranger than Fiction.”

Mark gave legal commentary on Komo TV about the most recent lawsuit against the city of Seattle filed by a business that was affected by the violence and chaos of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, or CHOP.

Brandi Kruse and Mark discussed the importance of justice for victims and for the community on Kruse’s podcast, The Undivided.

Family members and Mark discussed the shooting of Kevin Peterson with KGW and KPTV, two of four television stations to cover the news conference. Kevin was shot and killed while running away from Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Family members and Mark discussed the shooting of unarmed motorist Jenoah Donald with KOIN TV, which, like the Peterson shooting, was widely covered by the media. Donald was shot and killed after a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy escalated a questionable traffic stop.

The Tacoma Weekly and other media outlets covered Mark’s efforts to secure neutral, thorough, and professional reviews of officer-involved shootings for the good of all involved.

On KING TV Mark analyzed one of multiple lawsuits pending against Seattle for the violence and chaos that erupted during CHOP.

Several media outlets, including Dori Monson, talked with Mark about the legal issues of the CHOP cases and litigation against the government.

Washington Law & Politics reporter O. Casey Carr interviewed Mark about how his two professions, trial lawyer and writer, merge and strengthen each other.

Matt Nagle at The Tacoma Weekly wrote a cover story about Mark’s transition from public servant to personal injury attorney.

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