Wrongful Death in Seattle

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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

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

Halloween Bash with The Beatniks

The Beatniks play at fundraiser for Prosecutor Mark Lindquist

  The Beatniks are a local legend. They have played their brand of 60’s to 90’s rock and roll for Microsoft, the Seahawks, actor Bruce Willis, and our Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.  Lindquist is bringing The Beatniks to the Swiss Pub in Tacoma on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm. This is a Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Bash with The Beatniks

Safety and Civility

Our Community is Safer Because Mark Lindquist is Our Prosecutor

After the Tacoma City Club candidate forum, people praised Mark’s presentation. Some asked for a copy of his closing statement, which focused on the need for civility and integrity in our public dialogue. Mark doesn’t use notes when he speaks, so the text below is not 100% accurate, but it’s close and approved by Mark. Closing … Continue reading Safety and Civility

Caring and Keeping Us Safe

Our Community is Safer Because Mark Lindquist is Our Prosecutor

Our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist cares and he’s committed to keeping us safe. In the nine years Lindquist has served as our Prosecutor, felony crimes in Pierce county have gone down 18%. Misdemeanor crimes are down 29%. Using FBI numbers on serious offenses, last year crime was up by 7% in Seattle, up by 5% in … Continue reading Caring and Keeping Us Safe

Protecting Victims

Mark Lindquist Protecting Victims

by Tacoma Weekly Staff In 2017, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office consolidated its felony and misdemeanor domestic violence prosecutors and victim advocates in one central location. This consolidated unit is the first of its kind in Washington and is housed inside the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC), which partners with law enforcement and other … Continue reading Protecting Victims

Career Criminals Off Our Streets

Mark Lindquist keeps us safe

High Priority Offender Program Reduces Crime By Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, first published in The Tacoma Weekly He began his criminal career with a burglary in 2000. Before he turned 40, he racked up 16 felony convictions. Though he was versatile – stealing cars, committing identify theft and dabbling in drugs – burglary remained his crime … Continue reading Career Criminals Off Our Streets