Working at Home

Lawyer 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 our office at Herrmann Law Group, life changed. For safety, everyone at HLG started working from home. I already was.

One of my carryovers from the Prosecutor’s Office is Bill Bilichek’s mantra, “Do your job.” That’s what we are doing at HLG. Serving clients, accepting clients, and carrying on, albeit remotely. As I write this, I’ve been working at home for about seven weeks.

In early March, Governor Inslee issued a stay at home order for the entire state, which stays in effect until May 4, at least. I hear we should prepare for a long haul. The order will likely be extended in May, though restrictions will be scaled back.

With no end to working remotely in sight, I wrote an article for the Tacoma Weekly, “Top Ten Tips for Working at Home.” A writer before I was a lawyer, I am used to working at home.

If you’re also working at home, I hope you find it useful as well as entertaining. If you’re not working at home, see what you are missing.

Later, I posted the article on my blog, but an updated version that went out to the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, a.k.a. lawyers. In my blog post I add an eleventh tip in the spirit of Spinal Tap.

Also on my author blog, you can read the latest updates on our Lion Air lawsuit against Boeing. You can also find Lion Air updates in the news section of this site. We are making remarkable progress on behalf of 46 victim families.

Last year we filed the first vaping lawsuit in Washington State. That case is also moving forward. Vaping has fallen off the media map, as most everything has during this Covid19 crisis, but we are continuing to sign clients who have been injured from vaping.

As always, please let me know if I can help you with anything. I continue to enjoy the transition from local safety to global safety. As I told CNN, it’s about justice, accountability, and helping people.

Meanwhile, we come together by staying apart. Call me, FaceTime me, connect on social media.

Stay safe and remember: the Renaissance followed the Bubonic Plague.