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

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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

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

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