Phil Johnson, Steve Smith and Danielle Marchant, all partners at JGWS, were presenters at a seminar on April 28, 2009 that was sponsored by the North Central Home Builders Association ("NCHBA"). Mr. Johnson spoke on the topic of Payment Protection in State and Local Public Works Projects. Mr. Smith presented on the topic of Construction Contracts, and Ms. Marchant spoke regarding the topic of Liens on Private Jobs. JGWS is one of the premier law firms in North Central Washington handling construction cases. JGWS currently represents owners, contractors, construction managers, developers, design professionals, and suppliers in all aspects of the construction process, as well as, conducting necessary litigation for private or public projects.
Amy Vira recently attended a day long continuing legal education course on Landlord/Tenant Law presented by the Housing Justice Fund. This course provided Ms. Vira with the current trends in this field as well as recent and pending legislative changes. If you have any tenacy issues or concerns, please contact JGWS today to schedule an appointment with Ms. Vira.
Steve Smith and Amy Vira recently successfully defended a municipal client against a claim brought by the Northwest Justice Project (NWJP). NWJP alleged that the client failed to adequately address the issue of affordable housing in the housing element of its comprehensive plan in violation of the State of Washington's Growth Management Act (Chapter 36.70A RCW). The Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board disagreed and ruled decisively in the client's favor, finding that the housing element of its comprehensive plan complied in all respects with the State Growth Management Act.
Our lawyers at JGWS are not only extremely active in the firm, but outside of work as well. A recent story written by Andy Dappen in the Wenatchee World, chronicles his ski adventures in Blewett Pass with JGDW attorney Tom Janisch. From the office to the fresh “silky” powder in the pass, this article featuring our own attorney would leave any outdoorsman drooling.
Welcome to our new site and our first blog entry! For close to 20 years we have been a strong presence in the Wenatchee Valley providing those in need, with the impeccable service they deserve. We are proud to bring you the latest news in our industry and community with this site, and look forward to being your source of information on any legal service or advice you are looking for. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you.